Saturday, July 7, 2018

our summer so far

I always love when I get a little extra free time- out of work for the summer and more laid back and slow days with the girls- because as soon as I get a minute to breathe I come back to this little space. I miss documenting here and would love to carve out time during the hectic parts of life (the days of school and work and after-school activities) to write more often.

We have been having a great summer so far with incredible weather. We have been checking off fun, summery things from our bucket list and I am just so excited to keep checking them off. We only get what I consider "nice weather" (warm/hot and sunny) from the middle/end of June until the end of August so I always try my best to make sure that we are making the most of our summers. We kicked off this summer with strawberry picking, a day at the zoo, trips to the library and Barnes and Noble to stock up for summer reading, spending lots of time at the pool and with family, spending time at the beach, eating ice cream and cooking out, and getting some crazy amazing news from my sister (more on this later!).

Speaking of crazy news, though, the day I took the girls to the zoo Nicole started saying that her foot hurt. I saw some blisters and red bumps, but I just thought it was all from her shoes and didn't think too much of it. By the time we got home she couldn't even walk and her foot was swollen and she had a weird rash all over her legs. The urgent care I rushed her to that evening gave me the wrong diagnosis (and never even did any sort of testing!) so I brought her to doctor's partner in the morning where she was correctly diagnosed with HSP. We are taking her to weekly checks right now and then eventually will go to monthly and then yearly checks because this could affect the kidneys. Scary, but thankfully her case has been pretty mild compared to what it could have been and we are hoping it stays that way!


Some pictures from our summer so far.

Last day of school celebration strawberry picking Last day of school celebration strawberry picking Last day of school celebration strawberry picking Last day of school celebration strawberry picking Last day of school celebration strawberry picking Last day of school celebration strawberry picking Last day of school celebration strawberry picking A little summer shopping, Barnes and nobles and Starbucks for a treat Dexter’s bday party and carnival with Raine and Sev. Dexter’s bday party and carnival with Raine and Sev. Afternoon fun with family Afternoon fun with family Afternoon fun with family Family Cousins over, chaos with skylar running away and then a trip to the movies to see incredibes 2 Backyard summer sky Zoo day! Zoo day! Zoo day! Zoo day Zoo day Day at the pool Ice cream and night swimming Fourth of July! Fourth of July! Ocean beach Ocean beach Ocean beach Masons 7th bday

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