I spent the better part of August dreading the kids going back to school. I hate following a schedule, and routines and the driving non stop. What was I thinking? Back to School is the best thing that happens to moms. It is delightful having my big kids gone and occupied for a good portion of the day. Preschool starts in a few weeks and then my life will really be complete! There is a bit of crispness in the air...Fall is coming. Bring on the cute clothes..jeans, sweaters, boots!
But before we dive into Fall, I do want to document our summer with a "best of" list. Without further ado:
Best Vacation (and only vacation): Sun Valley with the kids (and the Ex):
Best Weekly Activity: Seven Peaks. I tried to take my kids every Wednesday afternoon. Food is half price after five..so cheap, we couldn't afford to NOT eat dinner there. The Diet Coke on tap is delicious. I have only good things to say about the place. Last year I thought it was totally nasty. This year, my friend Susan and I decided it was nice. I doubt the place has changed one bit..we just lowered our standards...a lot.
Best lessons: Swimming lessons at Swim Kids. They are the best out there, people. Not cheap but really good private lessons. I am a fan.
Best Treat: Red Mango Frozen Yogurt. Golden Spoon is dead to me.
Best Shindig at my house: Bridal shower for one of my old YW, Megan:
Best Purchase: A new bike! I call it my Barbie bike. It is so girlie and I totally love it. I hate this photo because I look like I have some dead animal around my neck.
Best Value: Ice Cream at Thanksgiving Point. I think it is 25 cents for a cone. I am a sucker for their chocolate malts:
Best Boy Heaven: Cub Country: Yes, that is dirt all over Luke's face. The four hours I was up there chaperoning was the longest day of my life.
Best Educational Activity: Taking Luke and Sammie to watch my dad in Court (he is a Federal Magistrate judge:
Best Warnerpalooza get together: Fourth of July Weekend and being the Patriotic Pirates in the East Millcreek Parade:
Best Shopping Find: These pink kicks at Nordstrom Rack. I am addicted to pink right now.
Best Song: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen (I don't care how bad you hate it..it is catchy and happy and I love it.
Best Time Suck: Swim Team for Luke: Practice every day for an hour and three hour swim meets every week about did me in. But he liked it so it was worth it:
Best Cousin Activity: Playing in Grandma's "river"
Best After Church Activity: Temple Square with the kiddos
Best Mama-Son activity: BYU season opener in Provo with Luke:
Okay, now bring on Fall!