Monday, September 01, 2008

Bringing summer to a close

Labor Day weekend brings to mind the transition between summer and fall. Even though we often enjoy several more weeks of warm weather (if we're lucky), the pools shut down and fall activities begin. So this weekend, we closed up summer shop: watched some football (THANK YOU, Time Warner!), played in the water, and did some end-of-season clearance shopping. (What? Isn't that how YOU end the seasons?)

As for the water activity, we took a fellow-mommy-blogger's recommendation and went to a fountain park that we've never visited before. And we took along Katy's BFF and her family. Katy could've stayed for hours, and my new favorite thing to do is have a picnic lunch. Nothing fancy, I'm talking about peanut butter sandwiches, but it's so nice, because you're out having fun and you get a meal out of the way at the same time.

We're also planning to cheat a little bit and get some extra summer by going on vacation in September, like we did last year. That is, of course, if Hurricane Hannah doesn't throw a wrench in our plans. I hope not, though, because we've been reading library books about the beach for weeks. (Of course, our vacation is a minor concern when we're talking about hurricanes - I certainly pray that people's homes and lives are protected as well.)

While we're talking about a change in seasons, I've noticed another change in the past few weeks related to my daughter. I'm hoping it's just that she's know... 2. But oh my gosh, she's so disagreeable and defiant! I feel like she spends her entire day trying to get away with stuff she shouldn't. In some ways, I feel sad that my sweet baby girl seems to be no more. But it also amazes me how she is figuring some things out on her own. For example, we've been giving David tylenol drops for teething here and there, and Katy thinks this looks like great fun, so she wants some medicine, too. So she arches her back and whines really loud and says, "My teef hurt, Mommy! I crying! I nee meh-sin, too!" Little stinker. She's not evil, right? Just 2??


Pam said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I know what you mean about two year olds becomming, let's say, "challenging". Jack has gone from sweet boy to tazmanian devil! My friend who has a 3-year old says it gets worse before it gets better, so we need to grin & bear it.
PS: I have given you an award on my blog! Come and get it....

Erin said...

Oh twos. Oh. MY SYMPATHIES TO YOU. But twos are also really, REEEally funny. So there's that.

Hope that hurricane doesn't crash your vacation!

bluedaisy said...

Hello! I linked to your blog through Midwest Mom (who I linked to through a friend of mine Florida Ink) a while ago and have been, what do they call it blog-land? Lurking? Well, anyway, my older son turned 2 in June and he too has embraced his "two-ness". Some days, he is as sweet as pie and then other days, well, not so much. So I just wanted to empathize and say that I think it's a bit of a rollercoaster ride but there are lots of fun times to make up for the moodiness! Take care!

Kate said...

Glad you had fun at the park-- but the photos make it look like maybe the waterfalls were turned off and the rest was on "low"? Not really a bad thing-- especially for Katy's first visit.

See you Thursday--maybe!