I may not be with the majority in saying this, but, I am really freaking glad summer is almost over! It’s my least favorite season and other than maybe teachers who get the summer off, I don’t understand why people like it so much! In Houston it’s miserably hot and humid. If I park at Target, by the time I get my cart inside I already have beads of sweat rolling down my back and that is NOT an exaggeration! Going to the pool is an option, however I am not a “lay out by the pool” kind of girl when it comes to this Texas heat! Furthermore do we women really like wearing swim suits?! I mean, let’s be real ladies! From trying them on, to having to shave and wax, all so we can then cover it up with an over priced cover up and hat! If I had my way I would hibernate in the summer and you guys can just text me when it’s time for boots, and pumpkin-spiced everything.
That being said, this summer was my first with a toddler. I didn’t want my dislike for summer to affect my daughter Camilla from having a good one so my husband Cameron and I did our best to give her fun things to do. A trip to the Houston Zoo and another to Wet-n-Wild Splash Town. Numerous, toddler birthday parties, and trips to the pool, and local splash pads. Baby-girl had a blast! And you know what, I learned to enjoy little things about summer because now I was seeing it through her eyes. Her seeing a real elephant for the first time, made me see the elephant again for the first time. It’s funny how that works. Here’s a recap of one of my favorite times as a mom so far and that’s when we took Cami to the beach for the first time. Seeing and feeling the sand and the waves through her eyes was amazing. This also was a trip where I embraced my new “mom-bod” and wore a swim suit for the first time since having Cami 15 months ago!
Now that summer is almost over, school has started and so has football. I can say that summer with a toddler was a more enjoyable one than I have had in the past. I am looking forward to getting her in swim lessons next summer and continuing more adventures with her.