Saturday, August 31, 2013

An August Update

Hi there! I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. We've been super busy in the Garcia household, especially since I went back to work(school) on August 13th. I feel like this summer went by entirely too fast. I needed more time with my sweet Be. She however, was not fazed by the transition whatsoever. She asked for Titi and Brielle about 10 times a day this summer, so I knew she was anxious to get back and play, play, play all day with her little bestie. We spent the remainder of our summer going to the park, beach, pool, hanging with dear friends, enjoying a visit from "Papa Doug" and also my Brazilian Sis and Ella's cousins, and lastly celebrating my nephew Grayson's 7th Birthday. Here are some rather candid and not so great pics to illustrate!!

We have so many amazing parks right near our house. This particular park has a great water feature that comes on every 1.5 hours during the summer. Ella can't get enough!

After we play in the water, it's time to play in the sand. The perfect combo, right? 

 We went to the beach at least once a week this summer. We sure do love the beach!

Pool time @ Gigi's!

My dear friend Shannon(on the left) celebrated a very special birthday this year. What better way to celebrate then with dinner, drinks, and a beautiful fire out on the patio. Pure perfection. Love these ladies! Thank you Candy for the perfect evening!

My Dad came to visit for the weekend, and Ella and Papa Doug had a blast together. It did take Ell a little while to warm up to her Papa, but once she figured out he wasn't going anywhere, my Dad had a little shadow following his every move. It was so nice to have this time with my Dad. It doesn't happen  as much as I would like. Love you Dad and we loved having you "home"!

Petco is the best, isn't it?! 

Here is Ell with her Brazilian cousins Melanie and Stephanie. She was so happy to have them back for a visit, but it wasn't long enough! Hoping to have the girls back very soon or Jose and I might just have to jump on a plane and visit for the World Cup next summer!!

We also celebrated my nephew Grayson's birthday. He had a pool party at my Mom and Cortie's with all of his buddies. It was so adorable watching Ella in the mix with everyone. 
When did she become such a big girl?

Happy Birthday Gray!! We love you.

Then, it was back to reality! If you follow me on Insta, you've already seen these, but good lord could my child be any more excited to leave me for the day! Here she is on her first day with Cor. So excited and full of love. And below is illustrating how sad she gets on the way in the morning! Yeah right! She can't get out of the car fast enough. I wouldn't have it any other way. We are so lucky to have Ella back with her Grandparents and Cori for the school year. So lucky!

And that's a wrap! So long Summer of 2013. You were SO good to us!

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p.s. I huge thanks to Vic for my fab blog makeover! It's amazing, and so are you!


  1. I love reading you blog and watching your little one grow so fast...she is beautiful just like her mom. Please tell Candy I said hi and send my love. San Marcos will always be my home and feel blessed I had the opportunity to be a part of an amazing school. It holds a special place in my heart. love you guys and miss you

  2. Looks like a fun summer!! I can't believe it's ending! Love your blog design!!

  3. Vacation is already feeling like so long ago... but the lingering HEAT of summer is killing me lately! I'm ready for some fall and more importantly some pumpkin spice lattes. LOVE the new blog design all of these pictures of Ella is her bikini! Can't wait to see you girls sometime soon. xo