For Labor Day yesterday after our mini photo shoot celebrating Benjamin's "Out As Long As In" Day, we went to our friend's house for a cookout. Two of our other friends from my mom's group were there as well and we all had a great time! The other two boys are just turning one and our little hostess turned one a couple of months ago. Benjamin was a big fan of Miss B's toys, especially this fancy one with the dangling ball. It was fun chatting with everyone while we played with the babies and the food was yummy! I'm thinking we should have stayed long enough for more Oreo cookie ice cream cake, though.
As we always do at the end of any mommy/baby get together we took a photo with our babies. (Next time we should do one with the dads too). On the way home I was thinking about how neat this will be and already is to look back on. Mine and Benjamin's first event with a lot of our friends was the St. Patrick's Day party we went to when he was just four months old and shortly after that was our group trip to Zoo Atlanta. All too soon and before we know it our kids will be too big for us to hold in group photos.
And they definitely won't be crying because we sat them in some grass. No, definitely not. But, seriously, cutest ever! These cry faces slay me.
Labor Day is when we say goodbye to Summer and look forward to Autumn. This Summer in Atlanta hasn't been what I expected. Most of the time it felt as though we were living in the Pacific Northwest, only along with the rain was heat and humidity. Ugh. We spent way too many days cooped up inside which was a real bummer. Autumn is by far my favorite season here in Georgia and I couldn't be more excited that it's just around the corner. I can't wait for the cooler weather and gorgeous landscapes. I'm already working up a get out and do list for my family!
I noticed a definite theme when I went to put together Benjamin's Fall Wishlist (or let's face it, my wishlist for Benjamin). I am loving black, white, and grey staples with mint and yellow accents. You'll also notice a lot of geometric shapes [Mainly, triangles. Obsessed.] and bold graphics. Seriously, gimme! Please.
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