August 2018 iPhonetography

August was full of all our favorite summer things: trips to the pool, to play in the fountains, and lots of visits from friends!  In a 10 day span, we had three of our favorite DC friends come and stay with us, which was such a treat.  I lived in DC for 11 years before moving to Philadelphia, and we miss our DC friends so much.  Weekend visits are the best!

We took advantage of some extra helping adult hands for lots of trips to the pool, including Brielle’s first swim.  Philadelphia has over 70 totally free public pools, and we’re fortunate enough to live in walking distance to three.  I love that my kids will grow up spending their summers splashing around the neighborhood public pools!

We’re a little sad to see the carefree summer come to a close, but bring on the fall weather!  My 3.5 mile walk to work has been VERY sweaty lately, and I’m ready for those cooler temperatures!

As usual, here’s a roundup in pictures of how we spent the past month. Many of these come from my private Instagram account, but you can follow along on my public account here.

1)  Ryan’s favorite activity: reading! We have a serious bookworm on our hands.
2)  Brielle turned 4 months old.  Smiling, talking, laughing, and sleeping like a champ — I keep waiting for the dreaded four month sleep regression to show up.
3)  Ryan loves to tell us that his best friend is Milkshake the cat. These two make quite the team.
4)  Bathtime supervisor reporting for duty.
5)  The happiest little face to greet me in the mornings.
6)  Playing in the fountains at Dilworth Park.
7)  Followed by a delicious rainbow popsicle from Big Gay Ice Cream.
8)  We both played hooky for a day from work and preschool to go swimming.
9)  Brielle’s first swim! The (very) cold water didn’t even phase her.
10) Sous Chef Ryan, whipping up a batch of tahini blondies.
11) Big brother on bottle feeding duty.
12) Ryan’s first preschool play — he was “the sun” in The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
13) Doing what I love the most: holding a sleeping baby.
14) Our weekend morning routine: Ryan plays with magformers and Brielle watches.
15) What a weird kiddo — doesn’t touch his pizza, but immediately eats all the veggies.
16) Happy little Briellie-bean!

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