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CitySonnet. Goodbye August: August 31, 2019

I’ll miss summer afternoons and evenings the most. There’s something lovely about the days staying light till late evening: the warmth, the afternoon glow, and spontaneous strolls. This is our first summer since Ellis’ birth that we’ve had many playdates and outings. Sure we’re still overly vigilant about germs, but she is

When I became a new mom, someone told me to enjoy summers with your kids, because time passes quickly. Parents get to spend about 18 summers with kids before they go to college or embark on other adventures.

It’s hard to savor this time when you’re exhausted from raising kids, yet I understand how I’ll miss being in this season of life with them. The best is that they still love to cuddle, take bunch of silly selfies with you, and tag along everywhere you go.

Summertime is always the best of what might be.
                                      – Charles Bowden

Summer picnic
Summer dance recital
Fun times with friends

Thanks Citysonnet for this August challenge!

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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trio

This photo challenge is from Dutch goes the Photo!

The picture below covered a store window that was in the middle of remodeling. I took the photo hoping to share it on my blog one day; its message is encouraging and picture cheerful. That one day was two days later. Yay!

And of course, my kids and I make a trio. In our homeschooling journey, we spend a lot of time together doing this and that. 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Through Glass

I take a lot of pictures through glass when we visit museums and other fun places with my kids. Their glasses are kept so pristine that sometimes it feels like an invisible barrier.

I hope you enjoy the pictures!

This frog is not a rock statue…as I first thought. He was still as a rock though with his eyes closed.

An ant carrying a leaf double/ triple its size at the California Academy of Sciences.

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Baby hippo and mommy at the San Diego Zoo.

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Swimming penguin at the San Diego Zoo’s “Africa Rocks” exhibit

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Ellis screaming “whaaaaa” while brother lifts her up for this photo opp at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

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Cee’s Photo Challenge: Circles and Curves in Black &White

Something fun about buckets and pails. When my kids find an empty, round vessel around, they can’t resist: they have to at least try to sit in it, stand in it, squeeze into it, or put it on their heads.

The other day my kids helped me wash vegetables; when they were done, the rinsing bowl went missing. As you can see in the picture below, Ellis said she was a robot and started chasing her brother. Both took turns.

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While I was washing something, Ellis decided to stand inside the pail.

Heavy duty rubber bucket at grandpa’s farm. These buckets are so versatile to use but too clunky for storage.