It’s that time again…
When it’s suddenly the beginning of August and I feel like summer has just started but somehow the stores have their back to school gear out which makes me almost long for fall.
In particular, I’m most excited for:
+ Slightly cooler weather. OK, I say this reluctantly because the PNW has gorgeous, perfect summer weather. But if I’m being honest with myself, I prefer the fall temperatures here.
+ A good rainy morning.
+ Our routine. Summer feels so chaotic and a little bit stressful because each week seems different. Part of me thrives in this, but part of me cannot wait for the school year routine.
+ Extracurricular activities. This year I plan on signing Clara (and maybe Isabelle) up for quite a few different activities. TBD on what they are… suggestions welcome!
+ School! (For both girls!) Isabelle will be at school this year, too, as soon as she turns 2.5 years old, and I’m already so excited for some toddler-free time. What will I do for these 4 (maybe 8?!) extra hours a week?! NO ONE KNOWS but it will be fantastic.
Don’t misunderstand me, though, we have a lot of plans this summer still and I am in no rush for this season to end… but there is definitely some good stuff to come!
This is what put me in a fall state-of-mind: I was at Fred Meyer with both girls the other day (a recipe for disaster, as they somehow manage to load up my cart with whatever they can reach every time I turn my head for just a moment), and found quite a few goodies for my girls.
Per usual, I bought them each a new outfit, because I simply cannot walk through a section of kids clothes without buying them something. Girl mom problems, I guess. (It’s a good thing I don’t go shopping more often!) But what I really loved were the lunch goodies. There were so many water bottles and insulated lunchboxes and basically all of the things in so many cute patterns. Clara eats lunch at her preschool, so I just had to grab a few items for her. I decided not to give her the items yet (even though she of course saw them in the cart), and I think she’s going to be thrilled to receive a new lunchbox and water bottle for a back-to-school gift in September!
I was excited to learn that Fred Meyer has a “Support Your School” program, in which the customer’s school district earns $1 from Fred Meyer and $1 from each participating brand (including Under Armour and GE!) when they buy Back To School clothes and shoes. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer! I happily supported this cause by buying the girls an outfit (or two…).
I’m hosting a giveaway on Instagram to win a $100 Fred Meyer Gift Card, so be sure to check that out!
I would like to leave you with this photo, because this is what happens when I ask my kids to show me their backpacks… this is not what I had in mind, exactly, with that request.
This post was sponsored by Fred Meyer, but all opinions are, of course, my own!
Are you ready for fall and a new school year?!