welcoming summer

I have really welcomed this summer with open arms.  After all the storms, tornado sirens, harsh rain, hail & general absurdity relating to nasty weather, I was thrilled with the prospect of warm, sunny days.

I celebrated by putting the girls in the pool together for the first time, thoroughly cleaning the entire swing set, fixing up the swings to make them a little safer, and relaxing outside each day before the heat index crept too high.

To keep things interesting, I also welcomed a bee sting smack dab in the middle of the arch of my foot, nine mosquito bites on my legs and a slightly sun-burnt scalp.

Our garden has gone from this:

To producing veggies like this:

And this:


I have been given the opportunity to do this:


And discover sweet little things like this guy:


I adore summer and cannot wait for all the fun we’re going to have!  Here are some of the things we’re planning:

*drive-in movie with the girls (first time for all of us!)
*swimming in a larger pool with the girls (I won’t be going since I can’t rock a swimsuit yet)
*going to a fair or carnival

What are you planning for summer?

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8 thoughts on “welcoming summer

  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention welcoming summer « Pinkknotes -- Topsy.com

  2. Love it! Enjoy the moments! And find something you can handle to go in the pool with the girls. You will be the one missing out if you don’t. Wanna come and swim in our pool? It’s fenced in and really warm.

  3. Sweetie, I can tell you that you belong in a pool with the girls. . .no matter what you think you look good in. Memories are made, children grow, and we still aren;t ‘perfect.’ Let it go and enjoy. Just enjoy!!

  4. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  5. I just saw your tweet about your accomplishment. Well done and congratulations!

    I think there is an ordinance against watching your kids in the pool from the sidelines; by all means go in the water! As for the porch, pouring a new concrete slab is much cheaper than stone, but also consider building a low deck of redwood or teak.

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