Memorous

I like it when kids make up words - when they bust out something new that allows them convey their ideas more precisely than they otherwise could with the linguistic odds and ends that life has given them so far.

So when Matt claimed that he was feeling memorous at the end of his kindergarten year, I marveled at this little dude making meaning for himself in the world and tucked the term away for future use.

And man oh man, has it got some utility. It's August, and today was our last vacation day together. The school year starts tomorrow for me and next week for him, so I'm reflecting on the goodness that Summer 2017 brought us, from that last day of kindergarten right up to today. Hanging on to these moments and feeling memorous, for sure.

 Last day of kindergarten

Last day of kindergarten

 Hanging out with The Southern Frenchie crew when The Great Food Truck Race rolled into town

Hanging out with The Southern Frenchie crew when The Great Food Truck Race rolled into town

 Yep, Dr. Matt has never used a landline phone

Yep, Dr. Matt has never used a landline phone

 Pick your path and climb, kid!

Pick your path and climb, kid!

 McWane Center. Always.

McWane Center. Always.

 So proud of his new hydration pack

So proud of his new hydration pack

 Blueberry Day at Leavelle Farms

Blueberry Day at Leavelle Farms

 Lounging at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

Lounging at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

 Flinging rocks into the Tennessee River. As one does.

Flinging rocks into the Tennessee River. As one does.

 Hopscotching around the airport. As one does.

Hopscotching around the airport. As one does.

 Fireworks from our super-secret perch

Fireworks from our super-secret perch

 Waffle. Dog.

Waffle. Dog.

 Fierce fowl at Big Spring Park

Fierce fowl at Big Spring Park

 Ernest & Hadley has become a new favorite spot

Ernest & Hadley has become a new favorite spot

 Peach Park - the tradition continues

Peach Park - the tradition continues

 Floating around at Lake Lurleen

Floating around at Lake Lurleen

 Pretty sure he's eating equal parts sand and snack 

Pretty sure he's eating equal parts sand and snack 

 Painting Bob the Knight in Franklin, TN

Painting Bob the Knight in Franklin, TN

 Posing for a tintype at Pepper Place Market

Posing for a tintype at Pepper Place Market

 Fruity Pebbles in a chocolate cone at Big Spoon Creamery

Fruity Pebbles in a chocolate cone at Big Spoon Creamery