I love summer.I really really really love summer. Some people complain about the heat. I don’t mind it. It is a small price to pay for the freedom from so many responsibilities. It is a small price to pay for a lower pace and more time to relax. A small price to pay to have my kids home.
I am still slightly in denial that summer is ending, so this is not yet my regular end of summer weepy post. Right now I am just reflecting on this summer and thinking about all the things I loved about it.
I loved swimming. The pool is a place where I find it so easy just to PLAY with my kids. No other distractions, it is easy just to make up games, and laugh and play.
I loved swim team. Both for myself with my super fun neighbors, and for my kids. I started the summer with only two kids who could swim, and I am ending the summer with 4 swimmers. I love seeing the joy that swim team brought all of my kids, but especially Zac. Zac worked so hard this summer, and he saw it pay off. I saw a new kid emerge as he gained so much confidence in himself. I feel emotional every time I think about how proud he was of himself, and he so deserved to be.
Our littlest guy did NOT love swimming, but he found some ways to enjoy the water. 🙂I loved watching the kids play tennis. Swimming is my happy place, but watching them enjoy tennis reminds me of my husband, and he is my happiest place.I loved getting to take a last minute vacation with my favorite circus. When Kai got the all clear from the doctor we got in the car for a few days of pure fun.
This is backtracking a bit, but I loved celebrating the 4th of July with our family in the mountains. We had such a fun time getting ready for the bike parade, and Hannah and Drew took home medals. We had a wonderful day with lots of good food, sparklers, water balloons, and fireworks. I loved our week of vacation bible school, also in the mountains. I loved fun times with cousins.