a pretty cool life.: What I did on my summer vacation

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What I did on my summer vacation


Thanks again to everyone who checked in to see if I fell off the face of the Earth or gave up blogging or went to jail.  I'm not sure in what capacity I'll be back, but I'm back. 

And now for the (very brief) recap.

I'll start with the biggest, most exciting news:

I'm now the mama of 3.  And of a little girl! 

We're over the moon, to say the least.

My days have been spent just like that picture...snuggling the newest love in our life.


The lint in my dryer just got a whole lot pinker.


But really, a huge chunk of my time away was doing nothing more than enjoying these little guys alone.  Just soaking up our final days and moments as just the three of us. 


I finished Big Brother's quilt.  I'd say I'll share how I made the blocks and the pattern soon, but let's not get crazy here


Yes, he's eating a popsicle on the potty. 

When you've gotta go, you've gotta go.

And then there's Little Brother.  Who very much wants to be Big Brother. 

There is nothing in this world quite like a 2 year old boy. 

So loveable.  And, yet, absolutely exhausting. 

This child loves nothing more than to test me right down to my last nerve.  And most days, we get to that point before breakfast is on the table. 


Our little seedlings turned to a full-fledged garden. 


And if you're looking for a zucchini the size of your arm, I'm your girl.   


When I left off, I had just received a huge, happy box of gingham.  It turned into a huge, happy pile of buntings, which I'm very happy and grateful to say sold quickly.  :)


And now, this pretty little thing is testing her lungs, so I best be going. 

xoxo

40 comments:

  1. awwww, i love it! she's SO tiny and beautiful! Look at that black hair! aren't girls just SO fun...and different? right down to the sounds of their cries! So happy for you and now like is ever more pretty cool, huh? ;)
    xoxo, cat

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  2. Congratulations, Cheryl, and good for you for taking the summer to enjoy the little things. LOVE the potty pic :)

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  3. what a dark head of hair! can't wait to hear more!

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  4. Wow! What a lovely life and photos. :) My two year old girl is the same as your boy, so much different than my older daughter.

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  5. Congratulations! I wondered if everything was alright with you, and this is very happy news! Just continue to snuggle away with that little sweetie!

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  6. :) happy for you
    I too have a 6 year old soon, and a 2 year old baby boy (sooooooo exaushting) - and think about another baby - I will being waiting for the details of your experience with 3 children.
    All the best from a fan in Portugal

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  7. That's wonderful news! I'm glad that you are back and that you had such an amazing summer! :) Nothing like a new addition!

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  8. Congratulations to you. So many times I constructed an email to you and then thought, gosh we don't know each other-she'll think I'm a stalker. But I was just thinking about you and hoping you were okay. Of course I knew you had a little one coming, so I was hoping everything was ok!! :) I'm more than happy now to see you had an amazing summer--what good memories. Enjoy the fun. :)

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  9. She's so tiny! congratulations!

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  10. Happy happy...love all the pics! Keep smiling mama :)

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  11. *gasp* Congratulations! Get some rest, Mama. You need/deserve it.

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  12. Congratulations! Seeing your tiny little babe makes me realize what's in store for me in the near future. Eek! (I've been in denial)\

    I've thought about you often this summer, wondering how things were going. I'm glad to hear that all is well!!

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  13. Soooooo exciting!!! Congrats!!! LOVE all that hair of hers !!!!! I will live vicariously through you and your pink lint ;) So glad all is well!!!

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS!

    I hear ya about the 2 yr old boy thing.

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  15. Cheryl,
    congrats on your newest addition to your family. She is just as precious as can be. So glad to hear that you took time off to just enjoy being a mom. There really is nothing quite like it and i wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
    Oh my word, that zucchini is HUGE! I have a great chocolate zucchini bread recipe if you would like. It tastes delicious. with a zucchin that big you probably could make five or six loaves and freeze them.
    Glad you are doing well. We'll take your posts whenever you have time.

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  16. Congratulations!
    I enjoyed your photos ~ your little girl has so much black hair!, so sweet.. =)

    Im glad all is well with your family! =)

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  17. Congratulations! So happy for you!

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  18. Congrats! I recently had a boy. Enjoy the time with your baby girl. She's very cute.

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  19. Awww so precious-from one Mommy with a girly and 2 boys to another-Congrats!!!! Mine are in reverse order though-Girly first and then two boys!! Glad you are back-have missed all your amazing crafts and tips!

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  20. Oh, what wonderful news! I'm so excited you have that sweet little girl. Word to the wise, wash all that pink separate from the blues...I learned that one the hard way. Congratulations, again!

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  21. Congratulations! Sounds like you have 3 very good reasons to be away!!

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  22. CUTE!! Congratulations!! xo

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  23. Ah, congratulations! I've got the same arrangement of children and it's just brill - enjoy every moment
    Emily x

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  24. oh congratulations! i love that first pic. seeing you with your sweet little bundle just gave me my first twinge for another little bundle of my own.

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  25. Congrats! Love the gingham bunting and her cute little pants!

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  26. Sounds devine well all except the 2 yr old stuff. But my son is 2 as well so I can relate :) Seems like life is good...enjoy!!

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  27. :) congratulations on your new sweet little girl!

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  28. Congratulations! She is beautiful! And that pic on the potty is just darling.

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  29. Congratulations on your little pink bundle!!!! Nice to have you back! Lovely pictures, btw:)

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  30. You looked like you had an amazing summer! Such a sweet baby girl! Love the pink, the popsicle on the potty and that you took the summer off to just love on your sweet babies:) Welcome to fall:)

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  31. i am over the moon excited for you!!! love love love this post. so sweet, cheryl.

    have fun folding those pink itty bitty clothes. take care, my friend!

    xo
    kellie

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  32. Oh sweet baby girls are the best! ;) Congratulations to you and your family!

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  33. She's beautiful!
    Congratulations!

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  34. Oh happiness! Congratulations!

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  35. congrats girl! looks like you're putting your priorities in the right order. :)

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  36. So glad you're back! We've missed you.

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

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  37. Cheryl, your summer was definitely better than mine :-). This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I am so glad I did that. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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