August was a rough month for our family for several reasons but as you can see from these snapshots, we made the best of it by spending lots of time together.
1. Caroline cannot get enough berries.  Heaven help you if she sees you with a container meant for another purpose.
2. The back porch at my Dad’s house – one of the places where I feel most at home.
3. Andrew blowing bubbles.  Reality – I have to blow them 99% of the time so he can chase and pop them :)
4. Caroline models my shirt after work one day.
5. Another happy place of mine.  Kids in bed, good book to read, and a warm chocolate chip cookie.
6. My buddy loves to read.
7. One of my favorite views in the world – the top of Caroline’s head as I push her in the stroller.
8. We are so thankful for the end of the horrible heat wave and have been making up for lost time at the park nearly every evening.
9. Our patio umbrella was backordered all summer long but finally arrived.  The timing worked out pretty well since it’s finally bearable to sit outside in the evenings.
10. Our garden beds are getting ready to burst with all the produce that is growing.  Nothing like a ripe homegrown tomato!
11.  I made a baby shower cake for a sweet friend of mine.  So excited for her little man to arrive.
12. Lately Caroline is growing so quickly, I’ve taken to breathing in her baby blankets to bring me back to those snuggly newborn days.
13. Andrew LOVES eating outside.
14. I finally decided to see what The Hunger Games is all about.  I’m currently into the third book.  Definitely entertaining reads!
15. Our girl has become a major book lover herself.  Current favorite: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
16. Caroline clocked me with her sippy cup.  Ouch.
17. I can’t get over how grown up this girl looks in PJ pants.
18. Choosing shoes to wear for a night out – apparently a major life decision.
19. This girl wants nothing more than to play play play when we get home from school/work, and I love it.
20. Ben’s birthday was last week and I was pretty excited about this fun gift wrap for his presents (thanks, Paper Source).