Thursday was our last official day of school so to celebrate we headed to the pool to meet my friend Ashley and her kids. Sterling is finally learning how to swim on his own and I couldn't be prouder!
A few Summer favorites that I have been using/wearing lately. The kids are obsessed with the doughnut float (which took me forever to blow up). I am wearing the cover-up I mentioned last week. It is seriously so soft I sleep in it too sometimes, I am tempted to order another color! Hayden Reis Beach Totes are the best because they have so many pockets to store things and they are super easy to wipe down and clean. Sterling insisted we needed the skull and cross bone bag for this summer:) I have to admit I kind of love it too.
I love this sweet picture of the kids. Frances is always so enamoured with Sterling.
Saturday we had our first neighborhood parade and kid's party. The older kid's decorated their bikes and Sterling was so proud of his.
Frances was over all the heat at this point. If you are looking for jean shorts I recently bought this Frame Denim pair I am wearing and I really like the fit and the fact that they are not quite as short as some other ones I have tried.
That afternoon we headed out with some good friends on their boat. I made some finger sandwiches for the ride. I always use the Peperidge Farms thin white bread for finger sandwiches.
BLT - Bibb Lettuce + Bacon + Tomato + Mayo + salt and pepper
Pimento Cheese - Pimento Cheese + Mayo
Cucumber- Mix 1 8oz softened cream cheese with 2-3 tablespoons chopped dill, juice from one lemon and salt and pepper + thinly sliced English cucumber
It was such a beautiful afternoon. The kids helping to drive the boat ( well Frances was intent on eating her fruit roll up).
Two of my favorite girls, Lindsey and Erin.
Wine with a view.
Matt's boufaunt was in full effect from all the wind.
Sunday everyone slept in late post boat ride and I got up early and cooked banana pancakes and bacon to surprise the kids. They always want pancakes! Sterling and Rodney were not so patiently waiting.
Sunday afternoon we stopped by the Spoletto event at Marion Square. The kids of course wanted cotton candy. It was bigger than their heads:0
There were so many cool art booths but we really fell in love with Mike Rocher's Photographs. Sterling really loved this one photo so we bought him a print of it for his bedroom that we are currently working on updating.
Ended the day with Shrimp + Succotash + Skillet Cobbler.
I did cherries and blueberries instead of peaches this time and it was delicious. This is one of my favorite cobbler recipes because it is so easy and always tastes amazing.
I also wanted to share my tiered dress I showed Friday was just reduced and is now 40% off!!
Size down as it runs on the large side, I am wearing an XS. It also comes in hot pink, such a great versatile dress.
Here's to a great week.