For the first time, this summer we had a child with the summer let down...you know, what happens when one goes from structured school days with lots to do and playmates at arms reach to.....hangin' out at home with mom.
The Pumpkin did swimming lessons
and even made some new friends
I tried harder than ever to put down what I was doing to get down on the floor with my son and just BE with him.
For the first time. this summer we had 2 kids. They've been getting to know each other....isn't that so crazy???
For the first time, instead of complaining about the heat, I coped. That's a big deal for this girl. I mean do you REMEMBER this summer???? Do you remember what the thermostat read????!!!! I cant tell you how I did it, I don't really recall....I don't even want to talk about it.
We listened to this a ton....I even kept it in the car and listened to it by myself.
Its the 3rd installment in his Wingfeather Saga Series.....this is one well rounded dude! Have you ever seen him in concert? mmm mmm mmm. He's special!!!
My friend Missy and I expanded our garden, watered it, and watched it grow
My sister helped us can some of the beautiful tomatoes we picked last week.....Oh dear, I'm finding that I could do this kind of stuff forever
Bill and I also watched our sweet pea grow...she'll be 6 months old next week.
So here's to you, good summer. We embraced you and accepted you for what you are.
A time to slow down and get back to some basic stuff like hanging out in the long back yard shadows of cool evenings
sitting in the grass watching the kids tumble around
and leaving the oven of a kitchen, eating dinner on the front porch, and chatting with the neighbors doing the same
Next week I'll have a kindergartner on my hands. I'd better not be in too much of a hurry for this season to end.