Monday, September 15, 2014

Adios, summer! (plus a $200 giveaway)

This is a sponsored post by Dr. Smith's, but as always all opinions in this post are my own. 

This weekend our Houston weather was in the 70s and low 80s. We spent much of the weekend outside, watching my kiddos and the neighbor kiddos play in the culdesac.  When any of the kids asked to go inside, I could hear my husband and one of the other husbands quickly reply, "Nope, we're enjoying the nice weather for a change."

So with that, my fall candles are lit as I type this post.  Oh, who am I kidding? I'm been lighting fall candles for a few weeks now just willing fall to be here anyway I could.  Now that we've actually had a little taste of more fall-like weather, I feel like I can officially say goodbye to summer. 

The sweetest thing about this summer was who I got to spend this summer with --- my family! It was our first summer as a family of four.  It was so much fun to have Hadley be a part of our travels this summer.  To be honest, I was a little nervous about her, but turns out there was nothing to worry about.  Love her chill, little, go-with-the-flow attitude.  She is such a happy baby girl.

Preston blew us away this summer --- I mean he just grew up so much over the past few months.  Riding his bike all over the culdesac and to the nearby creek for our daily turtle watching.  Swimming without floaties.  Sliding down pool slides.  Jumping off the diving board and swimming to the side all alone! 

Hadley started taking steps on her own, learned to love the water, started eating us out of the house, and learned to wave!

We went to Watersound, Florida with sweet friends, and, even though we didn't think it was possible, we loved it even more than last year!  We traveled to Hunt, Texas with some super special families from our Sunday School class! I saw my fair share of scorpions while in Hunt.  If you really know me, then you know how absolutely terrified I am of scorpions!   All in all, I still hate those suckers, but I will must admit that this trip may have been a tad therapeutic for my phobia.  I think they call it flooding in psychology.  :)

photo credit :: Darris Hartman

Both trips, I traveled with my Dr. Smith's diaper rash treatments.  The first trip, I took my trusty ol' ointment like I do on every trip we take --- especially during the summer when it's hot and we spend a lot of time in the pool.  That is always a recipe for diaper rash in my kiddos. Dr. Smith's sent me a nice little surprise just before our last trip, though, and I got to try out their new spray while traveling.  I'm a huge fan of anything Dr. Smith's related, but I personally love how easy the spray is to use, especially on a squirmy 11 month old!  Seriously, it's a breeze to use. Thank you, Dr. Smith's for your amazing products, and for all the years you've helped me change diapers.

Dr. Smith's is giving away some prize packs for a few lucky winners.  First place will receive a $200 Visa gift card AND a Dr. Smith's Prize Pack.  And three runners up will receive Dr. Smith's Prize Packs.  Enter below to win. The giveaway will end on Sunday, September 21st at midnight.  Good luck!

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Kristy said...

Looks like a fabulous summer, my dear! I can't believe P is swimming on his own. :D And H is the cutest. That picture in the floaty is by far the best.

Breonna said...

oooh i need fall candles. i've been preemptively buying long sleeved shirts but i totally forgot about candles. :)
lovely summer wrap up.

Katharine @ SouthernBourbonMountains said...

THOSE BEACH PICTURES!!! I'm picture obsessed and the one of the two of them in the sand is AMAAAAAAAZING!