usually at this time of year i am sad that school is starting. i feel like summer went too fast and that we didn’t do all we wanted to do, relax as much as we wanted… you know what i mean?
but this year is different. not because i am so excited for my kids to get back to school 2 days a week (although i am excited to get back to some sort of routine), but because i feel full. i feel like we got all we wanted out of summer. i feel like we didn’t waste a bit, unless we wanted to, and then we lazed and napped and veg’ed as much as we wanted.
this summer was awesome. possibly the best yet. we stayed home for the most part, other than a quick trip to santa barbara, a weekend away for sean and i, and then our wonderful week at bass lake. the worst thing about this summer is that i’ll have to compare next summer to it!
when we wrote our summer list, we just shouted out all the fun things we could think of.
and then summer started.
and i felt like we had to get something done everyday. that was actually a good thing. rather than working all day while the kids entertained themselves, we (really, i) chose something off the list and fit that into our day.
from left to right, top to bottom:
throw rocks in the creek — surf (silas) — get ice cream
family bike ride — play with shaving cream — go to a museum (sb’s natural history)
go to the pool — aquarium (bonus!) — make root beer floats
surf (gracie) — get sno cones (with cousins!) — hike madonna mountain
circus (bonus!) — camp in back yard (twice!) — go on a picnic
get (more) ice cream — go to the fair — go mutton bustin’ (silas getting prepped)
gracie climbing on her sheep for mutton bustin’ — silas riding the fastest sheep ever — going to the drive-in
tomatoes from our veggie garden — surfing (lily) — skiing at bass lake (as close as silas got!)
kayaking at bass lake — view from my parents’ house at the lake — lily knee boarding
so what didn’t we do?
hike bishop’s peak, go camping, have a garage sale, go to the tide pools, write letters to friends, and hike montana de oro.
not bad, if i do say so myself! although i am really bummed we never went camping…