It is the end of August, Nathan is back in school, so even though it was 104 degrees here not 4 days ago, I guess 'summer' is coming to an end. Here's a little more of what we've been up to this summer:
At the end of July we had Nathan's parents in town for a couple of days. We loved having them here, but I think I speak for all 3 of us when I say, it wasn't long enough. We hope they come back soon!
Since they arrived shortly after Norah's birthday, they came baring gifts. A cute baby doll in a stroller. Norah loved it! Well... she loved the stroller. She immediately took the baby doll out and put her beloved 'Piggy' in, and declared it "Piggy's Stroller." (Let's hope she's not so dismissive with another baby due to arrive here any day.) She's been loving pushing Piggy in that stroller ever since.
In early August we headed back to Utah for one last visit before I reached my 'no fly' status, and so we could see L & B before their little one arrived and they leave the country. Check out these two 'babies in waiting:'
(It should be noted with great enthusiasm that baby Ethan Thomas Miller arrived last Thursday! Congratulations Bret & Laura!)
We've been lucky to travel to Utah a lot this year, so Norah is very familiar with going there and what is there. She is obsessed with this yellow construction hat at my parent's house, and the very first thing she does every time we go there is find this hat and put it on.
Nathan's grandparents have a cabin up Provo Canyon, just down the river from Sundance resort. Both Nathan's mom and Nathan spent many summers up at the cabin growing up, and Nathan's grandparents, now in their nineties, still spend every summer there. It is a special place, and is where we blessed Norah two summers ago. It is one of our favorite places to visit in the summer, and we are always glad when our trips to Utah can include a visit to Wildwood.
We loved capping off our summer with a trip to see friends and family. We were lucky to get to see many good friends:
And to spend great quality time with family.
We had a great time!
The rest of our summer has been filled with various activites. One of which is Norah's newest obsession, jumping: