Weekend Shenanigans

Hello, August! I am not quite sure where the last month went to be honest. One minute we were starting gymnastics and celebrating the 4th, and now I realize that this is Zoe’s last week at home before returning to school. It is bittersweet for me.

I have so much enjoyed all the extra time I have had with her over the last year and a half at home. But I also feel like I will be able to manage my time better when she starts back. Work when she is at school, and then she can have my undivided attention when I pick her up. We haven’t been apart for more than a few hours this entire time, so it is going to be quite the adjustment for her. I am sure I will cry like a baby in the parking lot (or more likely the hallway) after dropping her off that first day.

She has one more gymnastics and dance class for the summer sessions this week. I want to take her to get new sneakers. We want to go to the library and get a new stack of books. We have open house Friday to meet her teacher, and my Godmother is coming down from Pennsylvania at the end of the week, so we will get to see her. Full steam ahead!

On Friday afternoon, my sister left work early and came over for a sleepover! Zoe has been talking about a sleepover with my sister forever, and she was SO excited about it. Tracy brought over a cookie decorating kit from American Cookie Company, fun things for us to each make a necklace and bracelet with, patches for tshirts, and a whole 80’s themed photo booth. Chris ordered pizzas from Ironstone and we watched Frozen 2 and had a dance party before bed. It was SO much fun!!! I enjoyed myself just as much as Zoe.

Saturday we played a few rounds of Cootie and colored. A massive thunderstorm rolled in just as I was going to let Zoe play in the sprinkler, so she played in our garden tub for an hour instead. We curled up after and watched some movies together, and I made manicotti that I picked up from Aldi for dinner.

Sunday morning we colored, took a walk, played just dance and grabbed a few things from Publix. In the afternoon I blew the pool up and we played for a little less than a hour before another thunderstorm rolled through. It has been rare this summer to have a day without some form of rain here!

We played a game of giant tic tac toe while we waited for the rain to go away.

Zoe got back in the pool, and I finished The Dating Dare in a chair next to her. It felt so much nicer outside after the storm rolled through, it was brutal earlier in the day.

And just like that the weekend was over. I am excited to soak in every last moment this week before the school year starts. Hopefully I can come up with a few fun things for Zoe to make it extra special. She is both excited and nervous to go back. I know she is ready to see her friends, but she keeps talking about how she is going to miss me so much during the day. Sweet girl.

Linking up with Tanya. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 2, 2021 at 9:29 am

    The sleepover looks like a blast. I hope you all had the BEST time! You deserve it. I’m sure this time with Zoe has been so special! I suppose that was a positive over this past year.

  • Reply laura August 2, 2021 at 11:05 am

    That sleepover looks like stuff from a magazine – so jealous. So many fun things going on! So many plans to squeeze in one week – which is super cool the week before school starts. We’re sort of doing the same thing – manicotti is so delicious and now you have me craving pasta!!

  • Reply Kristin August 2, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Aw, going back to school will be so good for you both! We’ve been reading a preschool book every night to get Wells ready lol. But I’m so glad Zoe will get to see all of her friends again. I’m looking forward to a routine again just because then I’ll be forced to manage my time better 🙂

  • Reply Lauren August 2, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    It’s been BRUTAL hot here too. Like – today is the first day in a week we haven’t crossed 100.

  • Reply Biana August 2, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    It is totally bittersweet having them return to school, but the extra time you’re going to have to focus is going to be amazing! Sounds like a really great weekend!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Aw, Zoe going back to school sounds like it will be a bit rough for both of you – at least at first! I’m sure she’ll adjust quick though and have fun being with friends again. Zoe’s sleepover with your sister sounds like a blast, and I’d have had fun too!!


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