this was taken on the last day of school... after school was let out. my daughter called me upstairs and asked me to take this picture of her. do you think she is trying to tell me something? this is how she wants her summer to look perhaps? let me just say... that is ok by me. i am so ready for the lazy days of summer. even though it means having my children full time and perhaps not as much time to rest for mama, i am ready. oh how i have missed my kids this year. i know the transition back to this home centered world will be a little rocky at first... the adjustment to a new kind of routine, and then a very large adjustment to a new person in the family! before that happens i will try to hold onto and treasure these last fews weeks with my two children before they become three. i will watch them sleep, and play. i will see what they are eating and doing and thinking. i will read to them for long stretches on the couch under the fan. we will eat outside and swim at the pool. we will take trips to the ice cream store and eat popcicles we make ourselves. we will watch movies and go to the drive-in. we will just enjoy the time to be together and know how lucky we are to have this.. when most children are in camp or daycare all summer. i feel blessed to have this time with my little ones while i can still call them little.
|dancing in the rain with a friend|
|a growing reminder of the need to slow down|