Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Summer Snapshots

I blinked and summer was over.  The days are getting shorter, school is back in session, Joey's back at work, and summer is over (although I'll take the sunny weather we western Washingtonians are enjoying).  Even though I wish it had lingered longer, this summer will go down as one of the best ever.  We played, we swam, we travelled, we ate, we drank, we celebrated, we enjoyed life.  And rather than say a thousand words, I'll share some pictures of our epic summer 2012.

She's cute. 
Baby A, enjoying some ricotta at Musette in Vancouver, BC

Riding bikes in Stanley Park

The girls in a chariot.  M loved it, A was not so certain.

Sun Yat Sen's Gardens.  My husband wishes he was Chinese.


Chinatown Night market.  We love self-portraits.

Joey is such an urban dad.

One of many, many pool days.  Did I mention we have solar heating?  Did I mention Joey installed it?

New nephew, William MacQueen Brooks.  He's a big guy.

The spread at my belated 30th birthday celebration.

Jaron (in the background) is really excited that Paddy is now a kid and not a baby.

Empty bottles, bug spray, and sunscreen: all signs of a great party.

The entertainment at Aurelia's 2nd birthday.  'Cause every second birthday needs a flame thrower, right?

Kid A and some of her crew.

And really, this is just a glimpse of the fun and frivolity.  I love fall, it's my favorite season.  But I am so sad to say goodbye to such a fantastic summer.

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