It’s August. August people! Where has summer gone? And while we’re talking about things disappearing, that baby of mine? A baby no more. Ruby is full blown toddler. She walks with conviction. She eats her weight in watermelon. And she’s wearing pigtails– pigtails I tell you! They make her look like a teenager….. and they’re maybe the cutest things I have ever witnessed in person before. And while I wish at times I could go back to when she was a roly-poly ball ‘o baby, I love watching her grow a little bit more each day into the person she will become.
My adjustment from full-time worker-woman to at-home-blogger-mom is coming along. I am so very grateful for every night I am able to rock Rubes to sleep and sing her “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” or have a late night chat with Jon over Diet Coke and under moonlight. I do get a bit lonely during the day at times, but that is to be expected, I suppose. I’m still figuring out this new part of myself. Early morning runs and trips to Trader Joe’s are always a welcomed occurrence.
There is always a project– always– for us Staggs. We are sooooo close to being done with the duplex remodel. All of us are excited to get the new renters in, get our nights and weekends back, and get on to the next diy. So many plans!
Fall will be here before we know it. Crisp air and apples and a little girl (wahhhhh!) well on her way to running. And in the meantime, I’m soaking up every moment of my Ruby’s second summer by frequenting Hokulia (have you been? It’s maybe the best snowcone I’ve ever had) and passing out from cuteness every time I see her in her swimsuit. You can follow more of our adventures on Instagram.
How are you spending this summer?