Friday, August 25, 2017

The Sun. A Birthday. And Summer Ends.

This week was pretty cool. I'm dubbing it a week of celebrations. We celebrated a birthday. We (kind of) celebrated the sun. We "celebrated" getting ready for back to school. One is celebrating her last year of high school and one celebrating his first year of high school. I think we use the word celebrate loosely from their perspective. I do not :) I am literally celebrating these kids are FINALLY going back to school.

The week started off with a pretty big spectacular for everyone, didn't it? We did our own little make shift Eclipse party on the lawn. Which equated to ice cream and lawn chairs. We didn't have fancy glasses or travel long distances. We lucked out to be pretty close to the totality pathway. It did get fairly dim, similar to what it looks like an hour before dusk. And the temperature (aka Humidity) dropped quite a bit. I loved that!

Another reason the solar eclipse day was so special... the birthday boy. Nothing more cool than having the whole USA get excited about your day. We got excited about his day too. He got all his favorite things: food and money. We took him to the trampoline park to add to the celebration.

Midweek, we got all the school stuff to prepare for this year. Shoes, supplies, a new outfit, and a new backpack for the girl who always manages to break her backpack by December. If you have a good solid backpack brand to recommend PLEASE leave in the comments. I need an extra heavy duty one for sure!

Mid-week we had back to school night and a pool party. This was our 3rd pool party this summer, but our first that didn't get rained out. We had a clear skies and the perfect temperature to enjoy swimming.

I also took a morning to enjoy a walk on the beach solo. I have a house full of late sleepers, so I can be there and back before they are moving. Next week is going to be so very hard for them!

Opps, I forgot to mention what these pictures are all about. The sea turtle eggs are hatching all over the island and this is what it looks like when it's time. They protect them as much as they can from people and predators. They also make these long "runways" to the ocean for when they are ready to go. A nest had hatched the previous night which I was so sad to have missed. What a once in a lifetime thing to sea baby turtles make their way to the ocean!

I have all the love for this weekend because it's going to be sunshine and low humidity.
It's every Southerners dream!
 Cheers to the weekend!

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  1. Morning walks on the beach are the best! Will you still get to be in a beach town for your next move? Hope y'all have a great weekend!

  2. GAH I can't believe you have a senior and a freshman. It goes by so fast, doesn't it?

  3. Y'all definitely have a lot to celebrate! This year has flown by and it's so crazy that it's already the start of school!

  4. The eclipse seems like it was eons ago with all the flooding. I had a Jantzen backpack that lasted wonderfully in college and Benny had one as well. They seem pretty tough.