a week's worth of odds + ends

10:53 AM

^ sleepy head ^
^ these mini whole wheat choc chip muffins are my weakness ^
^ this kid is totally obsessed with fountains these days!! ^

This week was a bit rough for Birdie and I as we seemed to have caught a nasty cold. She was congested and feverish Sunday through Tuesday and then Tuesday I woke up feeling rotten so there was a lot of eucalyptus diffusing going on and piles of tissues all around. I finally feel like I'm on the mend which thank heavens because I sure do want to enjoy this long weekend. My in-laws are due to arrive shortly which means I'm running around and tidying up the place. It's the first time they get to see it so needless to say papa bear and I are pretty excited!! Plus - free babysitting!!!! We've been day dreaming of a date night and finally, finally getting to see Boyhood all this week so... Germs be gone!!
It's sort of sad to realize that with the closing of this weekend summer will officially be over. Of course this move made it all go by much too fast but I can't say I'm terribly upset as right around the corner begins my favorite season of all time. I'm just praying for cooler weather so I can get to wear all the fun things I've been stocking up for autumn! 
Next time I post it will be September 1! It's been a decade long tradition in Russia that kids start school every year on September one and so my mind inevitably turns to the smell of freshly painted desks, squeaky clean chalkboards just waiting for that first line of white and the feeling of pride that comes from a "first day of school" outfit. My backpack was always my favorite. I remember one summer, I must have been in third or fourth grade, we had just returned from vacation in Spain where my cousins and I all purchased this darling navy blue backpack with a teddy bear print. All summer long I would take peeks at it in my wardrobe anxiously anticipating the day I could fill it with notebooks and wear it to school. Ahhh... the days of "back to school." I sure do miss them!!

Wishing you a fantastic labor day weekend!!


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  1. I still associate the beginning of September with school too! New school clothes, fresh new notebooks to fill. Wonderful.

    Sorry you guys have been feeling out of sorts! Hoping you all feel 100% again by the time your family arrives!

  2. I just love your blog so much. Your words, your pictures, your bright + happy heart. It's all so good. xoxo

    1. Aww!! This put the biggest smile on my face! Love you right back darling! xoxo


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