Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Woohoo! My first post of the year and we we're only a little more than half-way through it! ;)

Well, I was looking through some old photos and thought I'd come out of the woodwork to do a little update post. Some spectacular things have happened this year (namely, baby Loden!), but it's been a pretty hard year, too (namely, because new baby!). We're still wrestling with routines and desperately trying to find a new rhythm as a family of four, but Loden is growing and a little more predictable, so thankfully, there's a little light shining through now. 

We haven't left Austin since early October of last year (nearly 10 months ago!) when we jaunted to New York, and I think we're all itching like crazy to get out of town. While we're still working on passports for Loden, we decided to put off a big trip until the fall, and that's made for a pretty low-key (i.e. boring) summer. I can't count the times Avienne has asked to go to France or New York, wondered if we're going to take a plane soon or run off to a vacation destination like so many of her friends have recently. We are indeed kindred, travel-loving spirits, and we just can't seem to shake the craving to get out of town. Soon!

Until then, we're making the most of air conditioned spaces with lots of indoor shenanigans, including plentiful thigh squishes for our favorite baby, frequent coffee/cocoa stops and pulling out ALL the toys and ALL the books. Plus, an occasional splash pad/pool pit stop thrown in there for good measure. And, here's it all in photos:

Future architect? 

 Cute coffee dates.

Managed to have a picnic without melting first.

Legos, crafting, dress-up - all in a summer day's work.

Exercise, check! Air condition, check!

Intense reading moment. 

Coffee shop hangs, part deux.

 Pool hangs.

Occasionally escaping for a little mama r&r (i.e. a worry-free meal with adults!).

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