Goodbye Summer? (Part 1)

Wow! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve last updated my blog. So much has happened, and yet everything is still the same. Once Braden started walking…everything in our world shifted. I am not sure I really ever have a moment to sit down. Which is why by the time he’s in bed for the night, all I want to do is sit down and relax with a glass of wine. All of a sudden summer has ended and I realized I’ve let too much time pass without any updates. I know it’s such a mere 6 weeks, but Braden changes so much every day – and my mind is forgetting so much every day. Let’s see if I can start where I left off…


This summer has been a blast! Braden started in a swimming school he really loves. It’s been so fun to see him grow as a swimmer. Just last week his teacher mentioned how she thinks he’s going to be really good swimmer. He’s already started swimming from the step, and able to guide his feet to the bottom of the step to pull himself up if he happens to fall under water. I am so proud of him.

His dad, my sister and I took him to Disneyland – oh my gosh. It is just as exhausting as it was to take him when he was 6 months old. He definitely appreciated it a little bit more, but I think when we take him during Christmas time he’s going to be ridiculously excited to see Mickey. He loves watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse every morning. He only gets about 15 minutes of TV time so I can wake up, then we’re off and raring to go. But for those 15 minutes, he LOVES it…and of course his stuff Mickey Mouse. It’s really cute to watch how much he loves him.

His dad and I took him on his first boat ride! I wasn’t sure how he was going to be. He gets very scared and nervous really quickly…but thank goodness he LOVED it. We were down in San Diego, and we took the ferry boat from Coronado over to Downtown SD. It was about a 15 minute boat ride – long enough to enjoy, but short enough just incase of any scared meltdowns :). He had his excited smile on his face the whole entire time. It warmed my heart to see him enjoy it so much. I cannot wait until we get to take him on a real boat ride to Catalina! Maybe next summer.

We’ve had some beach days, play days, lazy days, pool days, and busy days. Splash pads, malls, merry-go-rounds, swings, trains, ferris wheels, boats, pools and slides filled our Summer days. As we say goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall (although it’s the biggest heatwave of the year right now, so Fall doesn’t seem anywhere in sight), I am so looking forward to the Holidays. Is it too early to start putting together Braden’s costumer??

…to be continued…
I love you my pumpkin little!!!
your mama xoxo

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Goodbye Summer? (Part 1)

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