We are, I think, ready for cool weather. Yes. It has been a long summer here in Texas.
This week, cooler temperature in the mornings feels awesome. It is sweater weather for my household members especially for darling daughter. She easily gets allergies since her respiratory treatment last year. My dear husband and I are watching closely that now because we don’t want to go through that situation again.
As for the cooler weather, I need to get those long sleeves clothes, pants, sweaters, and jackets out again. Good thing they still fit. DD need new ones, though. She’s getting taller. She needs a new pair of boots because her old ones were already outgrown and the out sole was completely worn out. Her jackets still fit same with the sweaters.
It was a very pleasant morning today. The temperature this morning was in the 70s so I decided to spent some time enjoying it on the front porch. My dear husband came out of the house from the garage and checked the yard. He said the grass needs mowing. He didn’t want to wait for the coming weekend to mow because those grass stalks will two feet tall by then.
“Good idea,” I told him. “Also, the feeder needs a platform so the birds can at least perch on to peck on the seeds. I saw a small bird earlier having a hard time bending its head to get some seeds in there,” I added.
“It’s a cheap bird feeder from Home Depot and the maker I guess didn’t think about it,” he said.
So he got a piece of wood and trimmed it to a size where the bird feeder could be glued with more space for the birds to perch. Hearing the noise in the garage, my curious darling daughter came out. When she learned about the plan, she volunteered to help. She helped gluing the bird feeder onto the square wood. After an hour, they refilled the feeder and hung back to the tree. Teamwork makes it work. 🙂
I was just watching my loves while they work–savoring the happiness in simple things.
Another thing so fun about Summer Break is that you get to celebrate summer birthday parties in the swimming pool! Like two months ago, darling daughter was invited to her classmate M’s pool birthday party.
M’s birthday party was held at her grandparents’ place. The porch was decorated with unicorn stuff and pastel colors. There was a unicorn-themed birthday cake, and the cupcakes were so adorable. The host were grilling so there were hamburgers and hotdogs, too.
It was a very pleasant day. The children had a blast swimming, playing in the pool, and jumping into the water. Blowing the candles and cake time is always exciting. Everybody enjoyed a slice of cake and a piece of cupcake.
After another half hour we packed up and headed home. We had a great time at M’s pool birthday party. That’s what is nice about having a swimming pool. You get to hold kiddie parties and some summer celebrations.
When do you start shopping for school supplies? We do our shopping a week before Meet the Teacher day. I think that’s usually the time when stores put there very competitive pricing out for consumers to get advantage of.
I also do online shopping for school supplies. There was one time a store offered free shipping on a minimum order. I browsed that store and found some wide-ruled composition notebooks for cheap, crayons, colored pencils, and plastic folders. I added some office supplies for my husband to meet the minimum price set for free shipping. In this super hot summer in Texas, going out to shop is not quite exciting for me. I would rather do online shopping in the comfort of my home.
So I finished all of my school supplies shopping. I always make sure darling daughter’s school supplies for the new school year is complete before meeting her new teacher. If there is something needed for later, it will be easy.
It was a great birthday party for my dear friend A’s daughter this afternoon. She officially has a tween. 🙂 Kacy is friends with my darling daughter. They are buddies.
This year’s birthday party of Kacy, darling daughter wasn’t able to attend because she is currently vacationing at her grandparents’. It was a hard decision for DD but she already had it planned. “Kacy will understand”, she said.