The Daily Dime / / August 2017

First things first.  Last month's edition of The Daily Dime was a total bust.  I was on vacay in Florida and though I had full intentions of documenting one of our days there (or travel days), it just didn't happen!  But I'm back and {hopefully} better than ever?! 😜   I kid.  In reality, I'm scrambling to write this post because tomorrow is both my students' and own kiddos' first day of school and I need to get to bed ASAP.

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Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - my last day of summer!
 Brantley is 5 years + 1 month.
Holden is 3 years + almost 4 months old.
Rhett is 8 months old.
All photos were taken with my iPhone 6.

7:12am.  Rhett is awake.  I gave him a bottle in his crib, while I quickly and quietly got myself ready for the day.  Quite the change from the beginning of summer when I was getting up early and going for morning walks. 😉   I almost didn't include this picture because it's so grainy, but this was the first time ever I caught him standing in his crib so I had to!

An hour and a half later and we were in the van and headed to a local coffee shop to meet my friend, Erica.  I still can't believe I drive a minivan.  Most days, I feel like I'm still 22...until I climb into my van!!  But I do love it and its sliding doors, cup holders, and all. the. space. #minisFTW

This local coffee shop is only about eight minutes from our house and the cutest ever.  They have the best breakfast food, but my favorites are the breakfast burritos and homemade poptarts! The boys had already eaten breakfast at home, but I bribed them with a pastry for a photo.  #givingawaymysecrets

Back at home around 11am and playing a game of Hi Ho Cherry-O.  I actually hate this game and always have.  Even as a kid.  I prefer our recent game purchase. #waymorecompetitive #takessomeskill
(Shortly after this, Brantley got in trouble for kicking Rhett in the mouth...on purpose.  Boys.😩)

Around 1pm.  All three boys are down for naps.  Yes, Brantley still naps on a fairly regular basis!  We let him skip naps on weekends/special occasions and he takes "short naps" (an hour) when he does nap, but I'm going to stretch these "short naps" as long as physically possible!  Anyway, because it was my last day of freedom, I decided to lay down myself.  I should have written Rhett's 8-month blog post that is still not posted, but I just really didn't feel like it that day...or any day since!

The boys were all awake at 3:30 and I gave airplane rides for awhile.  I'm going to cheat here and post one photo of each boy (and call it one photo) because they are way too cute!

We had post-nap plans to celebrate our final day of summer by getting shaved ice with Vanessa and her crew.  Since our husbands were both busy with work commitments, shaved ice turned into dinner and drinks at a local bar and grill, The Blue Moose.  Our waiter most certainly thought we were crazy for dining with six kids five and under!  (Not pictures are the babies!)

Back at home and prepping for the next day, which happened to be Rhett's first day at his new daycare.  Only four more months of washing bottles - the end is near! 🙌🙌

Rhett went down for bed around 7pm and since the weather was gorgeous, I agreed to a quick game of Home Run Derby before bed.

8pm.  I love my kids, but I also love bedtime.  Scratch that, I hate bedtime.  I love what comes after bedtime - being able to sit and do next to nothing (aka scroll social media), usually with the Royals on in the background.  I'm pretty sure there were a few tears that night about having to go back to work the next day, but once that first tear fell, a kid yelled for something from upstairs and I quickly remembered that going back to work isn't so bad after all.

9:59pm.  The end of the day and the end of summer 2017.  It was a good one and though I look forward to another school year, I look forward to next summer with my boys even more!  Only 9.5 months to go!!

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  1. I hope you have a great school year. I go back for meetings and PD next week and then school starts the following week. I have so many mixed emotions right now. I feel you about the tears!

  2. I think it must be something about the 8 month. I haven't motivated myself to do Lincoln's. 9 months it is! maybe..

  3. Soak it all up!! I hope yesterday went well minus the rainstorm you got trapped in.