Saturday, June 26, 2010

Suddenly Summer

Today was one of those days when it really felt like summer vacation -- and not just because the calendar says it is the middle of June, but because our attitude says so. We're busy finding our groove and trying to beat the heat. We don't have air-conditioning and with a week of temperatures in the mid-nineties, it has been a challenge to keep myself the kids from being too cranky. Lucky for us, we live within just a few miles of some gorgeous swimming holes, which is where we spent a few hours today ignoring the heat. Unfortunately I remembered my camera but forgot the memory card. The heat will make you think you're losing your mind like that. So you'll just have to picture two giddy boys and their mama frolicking in the ice-cold river. And trust me, it was all that and more!

Once home again the kids and I engineered this awesome pirate/space ship by hanging all the sheets, blankets and towels from the clothesline.

Sami dragged his sleeping bag out there, declaring that he was going to sleep under the stars. Then the two kids spent a few hours lounging out there with books while I tried to figure out what to do with a staggering amount of laundry that had somehow spontaneously generated in my laundry room and which I now could not dare to hang on the clothesline. At bedtime tonight Sami lasted about three and a half minutes out there before throwing open the back door and indignantly telling us that the rabbits were making too much noise. Then he went upstairs, dragging his sleeping bag behind him, and climbed into bed with his brother.

Also in some weird twist of events, Oliver has taken a sudden liking to a basket of Little People that has been sitting in the corner of his room. I just don't even know what to say about it, really. Oliver has never much been one to play with toys and suddenly I find him zooming cars back and forth. 

And, as if all that weren't enough to make this a really great summer vacation kind of day? Just look at the broccoli we had for dinner tonight:


  1. What's not to love about ALL of that!? :-) Sounds like summer's off to a great start.

  2. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Fabulous day!! Well, except for the heat, which makes us very cranky too.

  3. Wonderful! The playing! The broccoli (making me very jealous as I think about our "plastic" broccoli we have in the fridge. Oh yum I love broccoli, cooked in a HIGH oven with oil, goes all crispy seaweedish :) Even if I were to dip it in chocolate I doubt my Egg would go near it *sigh*.