Thursday, August 28, 2008

Theme Thursday - So Long Sweet Summer...

This spider web is the sign that Fall is almost upon us and Winter is just around the corner. What you can't tell by this photo is that the little spider in the middle of the shot is about the size of a dime, he had created this amazing web right outside our livingroom window! They appear every late Summer to late Fall, making webs everywhere. I can't tell you how many webs we've walked into from their overnight work regime.

Ugh, I admit, I really do hate them.

With that said, I thought I would give you a instant replay of the Summer and all it's glory. (Or should I say, my missed - and not missed - opportunities to post adventures.) through a series of snapshots, diptychs and 3-up collages [that is inspired by the photos at Six One Way created by Vintage Chica and Blue Yonder - 2 blogs I enjoy visiting].

As fun as Summer was, we had our share of challenges too. Harrison decided that he didn't want to take naps anymore (many battles lost, but the war isn't over yet.)

He also decided that he was done with that high chair (good - he was too big) and the Jr. chair (bad - he's too small for the regular chair and REFUSES booster seats).

Potty training came to a screeching halt. We're still working on it. He's starting to really notice when he has to potty - but he doesn't want to sit on the potty. College is a little ways off so we still have time!

We started playing games together, Candy Land and Cherry Ho.

When we stay around the house, we play music, read books and, well, make messes.

We tried to get out to a few places - the "dinosaur museum", Disneyland, the Aquarium, the beach. you name it. (Although we missed quite a few places.)

After the Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits, Harrison wanted to head the local library to get books and a movie about dinosaurs. That led to a book about space and astronauts, which led us to building a rocket out of paper towel tubes and papermache. I love that Harrison ASKS to go to the library!

At camp he made binoculars out of toliet paper tubes and at Vacation bible School he made gak (slime). He watched Star Wars Episode V for the first time with his Daddy and acted out freezing Han Solo with the gak for several days (only we don't have Han Solo so CP3O had to step up to the call of duty). Luckily the guy I dig knows the Star Wars series pretty well and skipped any scary and dark parts.

He also took over big Brother's scooter and the other day we even went and got a new, better fitting bike helmet.

The most bitter-sweet moment of the summer was my annual pass for Disneyland expiring. What a blessing it has been to get in our car and go to Disneyland on a whim! We have so many wonderful memories. I know the next time we go, he will be potty-trained and tall enough to ride on Star Tours. After all, he's a "big-boy" now.

Where does the time go?

So long sweet summer
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays

So long sweet summer

I fell into you

Now you're gracefully falling away...

~ Dashboard Confessional

Go see more moments of Summer at the Land of K.A.


Stacy said...

Thanks for giving us your long lost photos from summer. I love the diptychs and triptychs. :) You two kept pretty busy over the summer and had a lot of fun it would seem! That's too bad about your pass expiring, but sounds like you put it to good use.

Bunny said...

You had a busy busy summer. I love your combinations of twos and threes, they really tell your summer story.

Jenny said... makes me miss summer so badly. : ( The good thing is we live in So Cal and we get summer almost year round. Who are we kidding, September isn't cold at all! Summer should be from May to beginning of November. Because Halloween is always blazing hot!

Jaime said...

I love your first shot; I always have a difficult time capturing the beauty of webs.

Your wee man is absolutely adorable!

carrie said...

I'm so tired from reading your post! :-) But a good summer, indeed. A few nights ago J. came home and pulled me outside to see this spider web - it was at least 4 ft. wide and the spider in the middle of it was the BIGGEST spider I've ever seen. I do like when we get a little rain and those all get washed away a bit...