Months 9 through 16 have been a blur around here. And I’ve been seriously slack-a-lackin in the blog department. I’ve literally had “blog Jason’s monthly photos” written on my to-do list every month to no avail. We’ve had birthdays, and vacations, and house sales, and moves, and a new school year, and more. Enough crazy to fill up my daily schedule without room for much else, especially documenting.
I finally sat down this weekend to pull some of my favorite photos from the past seven months!
Where should I start?
Jason has officially gone from “baby” to “toddler” as we celebrated his “First Fiesta” back in April (separate blog post to come!).
We took a mini vacation up the road to Sanibel Island with friends this July. As hard as it sometimes is to enjoy slathering sunscreen all over an antsy-pantsy toddler and dragging that one year old to the beach (while remaining on full-time lifeguard duty so no one drowns) and going out to early bird style dinner every night so no one gets cranky, it.was.SO.worth.it. Really, it was! We had an amazing time with our friends and made memories to last a lifetime.
We unfortunately experienced “baby’s first stitches” at the end of August when Jason mysteriously sliced open the heel of his foot while playing in the back yard. We spent the next 4 hours that afternoon at our local pediatric urgent care getting him patched up! He was a tough little trooper through the whole ordeal and has the scar to prove it.
What else? We started PreK-1 this year in Miss Kasi’s class! And are now eating at toddler tables and taking naps on floor mats like a big boy. Jason absolutely adores his school and I can’t say enough positive about how much the ‘busy toddler/preschool/working parents’ type of lifestyle just works for us. We are all so happy.
We sold our beloved first home the first week of September and waved goodbye to the one place that has held so many of our cherished moments and memories over the past nine years. Talk about bittersweet.
We also experienced “baby’s first hurricane” when we had to evacuate to Grandma and Papa’s house (alongside some of our cousins) in September as category 4 Hurricane Irma made landfall and a direct hit in Naples. We were so fortunate not to be majorly impacted by the storm, other than the typical nuisances of hard-to-find gas, no cable for a week or so, and Jason being out of school for 12 days. I hate to admit this publicly, but we never even lost power for more than a few hours at our house!
There was also Easter, and Mother’s and Father’s Day, and 4th of July, and lots of visits with family and friends all mixed in between these last few months. And I can’t believe how fast every day, every week, every month flies by. Someone please make it all slow down! xoxo.