Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer - Week 3...

I don't know quite how Mother Nature does it, but I really think she makes the summer days go by much faster than any other time of the year...

Day #15 of summer... Another gorgeous day, so we headed to the pool for the day since we already had swim lessons scheduled for that afternoon.  I really can't believe how much progress Georgia has made in just a few short weeks.  She's so much more confident in the pool and more often than not, asks to not wear her swimmies so she can practice diving down.





Day #16 of summer... Wednesday was predicted to be brutally hot, so we headed off to the local splash park with our neighbors (and half of the state!).  It was so hot that I found myself under the fountains a few times!













Day #17 of summer...  Georgia and I spent the morning running errands around town, including hitting up the library for some books.





I had to run into work for a quick meeting, so Georgia came with me and was easily bribed with some iPad time while Mommy talked with some colleagues.  

Nick made a shocking discovery when he uncovered the grill to start making dinner later that night... a baby frog!  Georgia immediately declared him/her to be "Baby Flower."  The original "Flower" hung out on our deck for most of last summer before an unfortunate lawn mower incident.  Georgia recognized that this one was quite smaller than our friend from last year, so she's under the assumption that original "Flower" must have had some babies!





Nick grilled up some delicious shrimp packets that evening for dinner and we were shocked to learn that Georgia LOVED herself some shrimp (I had previously made our allergist test her for shellfish since giving her new foods always makes me nervous!).  Georgia and I had grabbed all the ingredients during a morning grocery run and she was a great helper putting the packets together with me so that Daddy could grill them up when he got home.



Check out that face!

Day #18 of summer...  Back to the pool for a morning play date.  We also bumped into lots of neighbors taking advantage of another beautiful day, so Georgia had lots of playmates at the pool all morning long.  We love our neighborhood.



Practicing her swimming in the deeper end of the kiddie pool

She really is determined to master the whole swimming thing this summer!










Georgia and I were both beat from a full week of activities, so we headed home in the afternoon for naps.  G crashed for a few hours while I dozed on the couch during an afternoon thunderstorm.

The real reason for the naps is that we knew it was going to be a late night.  Since the 4th of July fireworks were rained out, they were rescheduled for that Friday evening.  Nick got home from work and we turned right around to head to Gaithersburg to find a great viewing spot.  I had a hunch I knew a great spot, but I wasn't 100% confident we'd have a great view.  I had even less confidence when we showed up and no one else was there.  But, when the first firework was launched, we were amazed at our view!



Patiently waiting for the fireworks







We were rewarded with the best view of the fireworks!  It was like a private show.

Day #19 of summer... Georgia and Nick were off to the pool for swim lessons while I headed to our local hospital for a tour of their labor/delivery unit.  Since I safely made it to 32 weeks, I am now able to deliver at our local hospital vs having to travel 40 minutes away to the larger hospital.  The new hospital is gorgeous.  It was like visiting a resort!

As I left the tour, I hit some traffic...





Nick and Georgia capped off their day together with a Daddy/Daughter dinner date!

Day #20 of summer... I finally remembered to capture my Week #34 photo with a special helper who wanted to be in the picture too this week!





Nick was off golfing in the AM, so Georgia and I were super lazy and enjoyed a quiet Sunday morning.  Georgia has been asking lots of questions about our summer schedule and is totally perplexed by the fact that she doesn't have to go to school this summer (typically she's still gone a few days/week during past summers).  So, we sat down and made a kindergarten countdown calendar!










In the afternoon, we were off to a family picnic event with a bunch of other families from her daycare/preschool.  Since their graduation picnic was cancelled due to predicted bad weather, one of the Moms organized a summer picnic to get all the kids/families back together.  G had a blast running around with all of her school friends.  Luckily, many of them will be in kindergarten with her in the fall!









Day #21 of summer... I had a morning appointment with my high risk specialist so Georgia stayed home with Nick while I ran in to get checked.  When I got home, we all trekked up to our local 7-11 for a free small slurpee!





Nick headed into work and Georgia and I headed over to Rio to check out "The Secret Life of Pets."  

Good thing we got there early to get decent seats...





After the movie, we did our usual Rio routine... trains and carousel!










Nick met us for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant and I wanted one thing only... a virgin pina colada!  AMAZING!!





We ended up staying a good 10 minutes after we paid our bill because Georgia was so engrossed by the guacamole making process at the next table.  If she doesn't end up a teacher, I wouldn't be surprised to see her as a chef one day!  She loves baking/cooking...





After we left the restaurant, Georgia convinced Nick that he had to take her on the train and carousel too!  






Who is that big girl?!?





I might need a summer vacation from our summer vacation!  It seems like there is never a dull moment.




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