Aug 13, 2013 a nut shell

I say this every year, and I will say it is summer already over?  I realize that the blog has taken the back seat over the past few months so this is my attempt to catch you up on what we have been up to lately.  Graham is definitely on the go now and really enjoys new adventures so we packed as much as we could into our summer days.  In May we took a short trip to Calera to the Dixie Railroad Museum for their train safety day.  It was hot, but we were with our friends Ivey, Thomas and Elaine May and a good time was had by all. 

Our friends the Davis' invited us to join them at their lake house for Memorial Day weekend and of course we couldn't pass up the opportunity.  It was the perfect weekend until G took a spill on the concrete and busted his lip.  Thankfully he recovered quickly, and we got to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

The zoo was almost a weekly destination for us.  So many of our friends have zoo passes and were kind enough to let us tag along.  We are so fortunate to have such a nice zoo so close.

 In July we took our first trip to the dentist.  Our good friend Dr. Flynt Purvis is a pediatric dentist, and he is amazing.  If you have children and live in Birmingham go check them out...Vestavia Pediatric Dentistry. Graham got a horse and a toothbrush...not necessarily for good behavior.

I've blogged about Mr. Mac before, but we have been back several times this summer and it is always a great time.  Graham is always at the front!

One morning while I was getting ready Graham was watching TV in the bedroom, and I thought to he is being very quiet and content.  So I peek in on him and he is in the process of painting the carpet and himself with purple nail polish.

I quickly googled stain removing techniques and proceeded to try just about every one I could find....hairspray, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, Spot Shot, ammonia and hot water.....  Thankfully it hadn't had time to dry so I was able to get most of it out.  Fun times!

The kid loves water so we started off in the back yard with a mop bucket and a measuring cup...which he loved....

But his daddy felt like he needed an upgrade and came home with this one afternoon.  We play in the pool at least 2-3 times a week.

 Splash pad at the Zoo with I mentioned...he loves water.

A few days were just too hot to play outside so we built a fort in the living room.

More pool time...

4th of July isn't complete without a trip to Camden.  Unfortunately is rained most of the weekend, but we did manage to squeeze in some time outside in between storms.

Summer trim...not thrilled with that days activity.


Water baby....

First Krisy Kreme (chocolate covered creme filled)

Our cousin, Lee Chapman, is off to Auburn this year, and we celebrated with a dinner at Vestavia Country Club.

This past weekend my sister came home (she lives in DC) so we took a trip to Auburn to spend time with her and the rest of my family.

Again I can't believe summer is coming to an end, but I am beyond thankful for all of the fun memories.

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