Summer is coming to an end (*sniff, sniff*) and pretty soon the girls will be back in school (more *sniff, sniff*), so we've been trying to take in all the wonders of this time (although technically it's always "summer" in Miami).. I took some time off work to be with the girls and we thoroughly enjoyed each other's company...
So, as expected we've enjoyed some "water" time.. pool and beach included..
Olivia really got into the Olympics and pretended to be a synchronized swimmer every time she got in a pool.. Here's a picture of one of her pirouettes... She really has been enjoying her tennis camp and has gotten quite good at swinging and hitting the ball...(daddy is super proud!)
We visited the "Young at Art Museum" (YAA) a couple of times..(this really deserves a post of its own, but I'm too lazy to write it now)... The girls really enjoyed spending time doing arts and crafts and visiting the wonderful exhibits the museum has to offer... (for local folks: The YAA is a great place for kids and the family membership is totally awesome!)
Here's Oli and her friend Melissa enjoying a day at the YAA...
Olivia showing off her "shadow puppet" (also made at the YAA).
Here's Gaby posing next to the fish tank at the Rainforest Cafe (we didn't eat there, because I really think their food sucks!)... We visited the fish tank when we went shopping at Sawgrass.. She really likes fish and water...
I also took Gaby to the beach (while Olivia was at camp).. and although the weather was rather cloudy that day, she really enjoyed building sand castles and playing with the waves.. The water was unbelievably quite and warm.. we loved it!
..and of course we ate out (TONS!)... diet anyone? LOL...
here's a picture of a scrumptiously delicious Pistachio Cheesecake (@ Russo's Coal Fired Pizza).. one of the many desserts we ate...
I swear after this summer I have to go on an olympic diet (no pun indented.. ha ha!)..but this cake was GOOD!!!
...and I HAD to sneak in a picture of our adorable niece Isabella, who's already 6 weeks old!! Look at those cheeks!!! Ahhh!! Can't wait to hold her... (4 more months!)
...and last but not least.. we've got all school supplies ready for the BIG day... The kids will be starting school on August 20th and in case you're wondering.. yes.. I am an EMOTIONAL WRECK and still can't believe Olivia will be starting Kindergarten in just a week! Ahh! I promise I WILL CRY that day and you WILL read about it...;)
So.. here's to a fun last week of summer.. It's back to the grind for me tomorrow but the kids still get to enjoy the "summery" stuff for another week!
And I'm sad the Olympics are over.. they were fun while they lasted!...right??
i always liked to imagine i was a synchronized swimmer when i was little....who am i kidding...i still do!
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