Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What Is Summer?

If you are a kid in our family, summer is...

  • Sleeping in every morning if you want to
  • Having a longer list of chores
  • Learning different tasks around the house
  • Reading for an hour every day to earn Wii and TV time
  • Spending very limited time on the Wii and TV
  • Eating popsicles at 9:00 in the morning
  • Helping Mommy bake a gluten free chocolate cake at 9:00 at night
  • Spending lots of time playing with the cats
  • Building blanket forts
  • Eating popsicles at lunchtime
  • Going to the pool...lots!
  • Meeting friends at the park
  • Spending hours drawing and writing stories at the little table in the living room
  • Morning swim team (Snapper) and afternoon swim lessons (Pepper)
  • Eating tomatoes and green beans fresh from the garden in the back yard
  • Riding the tire swing while the sprinklers are going
  • Riding bikes
  • Drawing with chalk in the driveway
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Writing letters and drawing pictures to mail to cousins in California and Washington
  • Writing letters and drawing pictures to mail to new sisters in Arkansas
  • Eating popsicles at 3:00 in the afternoon
  • Snacking on chilled watermelon all day
  • Talking on the phone with the new sisters in the evening
  • Doing crafts--friendship bracelets (Snapper) and paper/scissors/glue creations (Pepper)
  • Making playdough
  • Playing dress-up
  • Building with blocks and Legos
  • Having adventures with stuffed animals and dolls and plastic soldiers and dinosaurs
  • Spending hours reading Childcraft volumes and exploring the atlas
  • Eating popsicles. Lots of popsicles.
  • Staying up really late some nights, just because we don't have to get up early in the morning
  • Eating ice cream for dinner. Yes, we did that on Saturday! Nothing else...just ice cream.
  • Enjoying concentrated family time in the peace and quiet of our lovely home.
God is good. This mommy loves summer and having the kiddos home!


Stef said...

Sounds delightful! I think I'm loving the break from school as much as my kids are :)

Amy said...

Was on a weekend with my husband recently and decided that when we have grandchildren someday, there will be an "ice cream for dinner" day at our house once in awhile.

Really enjoy your blog. Looking forward to hearing more about the new additions.

Amy said...

Was recently on a weekend away with my husband and decided that when (if) we have grandchildren someday, there WILL be an "ice cream for dinner" once in awhile. Wish I had done it for my kids.

Love your blog, such a sweet family! Can't wait to hear all about the new additions.