You know the saying "The days are long but the years are short"?  That's how this summer seems to feel.  The days have felt long but it seems to be going by in the blink of an eye.

I have been so very busy with all things City Kid and with Parker out of school it's been somewhat of a juggling act keeping her entertained and getting work done.  So we've been spending a lot of afternoons at the pool and I try to get work done in the mornings, and then at night and on the weekends.  Therefore, I kind of feel like I'm constantly working which makes the days seem really long.  I don't want to wish the summer away but I'll be glad when school starts and I'll have a full 6 hours of Parker in school so that I can have a real work day again and then be able to have my weekends and nights to enjoy with my family.

I had a few craft fairs this summer and those are now behind me...The Wedgwood Art Festival was super fun.  Well they're all fun but the Wedgwood one is particularly fun because it's so local, right in my neighborhood actually.  So I always see a ton of Parker's classmates, neighbors, etc...I've also done it a few times now so I'm getting to know the other vendors which is nice.  I was really excited to be able to put to use my new signage that I had Stephanie Corfee design for me.  It's my cute little skater girl on a skate board!  How cool is it?!

The weather has been amazing so we've  been squeezing in evening walks at the lake and enjoying Seattle in all her glory...summers here really are amazing.  We took a weekend trip to Crystal Mountain and got in some good hikes and even saw a whole heard of elk pass right through the front yard of the cabin we were staying in...it was pretty cool.  We still have our annual trip to Cannon Beach ahead and then summer will pretty much be over.  So when it's all said and done and I think about all that...yes it feels like it's going by in the blink of an eye.

And yes...that is a mermaid tail that Parker is wearing in that top picture.  She and one of her friends at school are very into mermaids and somehow they found this online.  So we got it for her for her birthday and she loves swimming around in that thing!  

Check back in the next few days for a fun surprise!

Happy Tuesday!