I'm not going to try to write much about what we've been doing this summer, but I'll post some pictures. Little Man and Gracie are growing so much, and sometimes I can't believe how far we've come. Here's a little review of our summer so far:
This technically happened before summer, but a precious friend visited from NC to meet Little Man and Gracie. We love you, sweet friend!
This was the first day of summer, so of course the Popsicle Tree bloomed. It always blooms on the first day of summer, and it always seems to happen right after the children go to bed.
Of course, you have to eat the Popsicles right away, in your pajamas. Do you have a Popsicle Tree? If not, they're very easy to cultivate. (But very difficult to explain to a four year old with limited English. Though to some extent, Popsicles seem to be a universal language.)
Picking peaches. This is definitely one experience where a picture is worth a thousand words.
A day at Busch Gardens. None of the children had ever been there, so this was a very fun "first" for everyone.
I'm learning a new skill this summer:
Jim took some vacation time, and we were able to go camping.
Isn't this a funny picture? I think he messed up her sand castle. He's saying, "Who, Me?"
Yet another first; the first S'more! (I think it was a hit.)
This was my favorite "catch"; an enormous bullfrog!
Unfortunately, our camping trip was cut short by 6 hours of torrential rain. Still, all in all I think the trip was a success. Even the rain didn't dampen everyone's spirits.
Hard to believe it's not even August yet! Who knows what adventures may be waiting for us before the end of summer. By the way, does anyone have any fun ideas about what might bloom on a "First Day of Fall" tree? Pumpkin pie, maybe?
By the way, I really did start this post at 6:15 this morning. But I just had to come and finish it up at 10:00. I'm glad I have a few weeks before school starts to hammer out this new schedule. But I'm also glad it's July and that it's a slow, rainy Monday morning. :)