Thursday, May 30, 2013

Beginning Signs of Summer....In Pictures...


It's hard to believe Charlie has already had 3 weeks of summer vacation,  while Andrew is still plugging away in school.  The last three weeks have been filled with different preschool summer camps in the mornings, so it hasn't really felt like summer vacation yet.  Charlie has managed to catch 2 colds in that time frame {not a single sniffle all winter} and was really out of sorts today.  He went to bed at 6:30 tonight and I stayed with him and rubbed his back until he fell asleep, something I haven't done in ages.  I love watching him drift off to sleep and I'm tempted to do it more often, but I know how  quickly it turns into a bad habit.  My little Biscuit... he has really missed two of his very best friends from school the last couple weeks, making this last round of summer camp just a tad less fun.  He is very sociable by nature, so much so, that  I sometimes take for granted how easily he can join a new group and make friends. It seems like the last couple weeks he couldn't quite find his stride.  He was still happy as can be to go, but I know in his little heart he didn't feel completely at home there.  I'm looking forward to a week of just the two of us next week, no commitments, just time together to have fun, be silly, and play.

The last few weeks have also brought cookouts, ice cream, sundresses, bike rides, farmer's market visits, swim team, T ball, water guns, and mosquitoes {groan} back into our weekly routine.  All so welcome {except the bug bites}.  I love the smell of summer and sunshine on my children's skin at the end of each day.  I'm looking forward to the weeks ahead and more time together.  I really want to strive to put aside our array of electronics and screens this summer, keep cooking super simple, let the housework take a back seat, and just focus on having fun together and making memories.     

Here is a collection of snapshots from the last few weeks...

PS.  The Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta appetizer {pictured above} from Ina is the bomb.  Make it soon.  Possibly my new go-to summer appetizer! I jotted down the recipe for my favorite Trader Joe's cashier the other day as he was scanning the ingredients for me to make it again. 

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  1. Yum! I just looked up the Crostini with Whipped Feta and am going to make it this weekend!

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  2. Looks like summer is really kicking off for you guys ! Have a wonderful weekend

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  3. Looks like you have been having so much fun! Totally making the Crostini. Whatever you are wearing with that cake - it looks adorable. Couldn't tell if it was a top or dress. Oh - I love when ice cream places add the faces to the ice cream. Cute touch!

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  4. Great pics Tessa! Sounds like summer is on a roll! Random question - I don't have an instagram acct. but I saw on one of your pics you had these cute red espadrille shoes - think it was with an anthro dress. Do you mind me asking where you got the shoes....they were so cute!

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    1. hi fran! thanks! yes, the shoes are actually a dark orange color. when i got them i planned to send them back b/c they weren't quite the color i expected, but it turns out i have more orange in my wardrobe than i thought! :) the brand is "rebels" and i ordered them online from zappos.

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    2. Thanks Tessa!! They are too cute! I just ordered them in black! :)

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  5. When I look at your pictures (especially the ones around your village), I always feel so patriotic! I love your quaint, family friendly world. Any plans to visit Franklin soon? Need an excuse? ;) xoxo!

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  6. Tessa, totally off topic, but could you please tell me the paint color of your dining room hutch? I'm having a dresser painted and have been looking for the perfect grey and I'm going crazy : )

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    1. I think it is Fieldstone (or Flagstone) Gray from Martha Stewart. I listed the color in my dining room post if you click back. I believe the link is under the HOME tab up top. Good luck!

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  7. Thankyou so so much!! I'll check out the link!

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