Friday, June 18, 2010

When Summer Finally Comes

Summer has come to our house.

Today we put on our shorts, went outside and reveled in the sunshine.

Books were read, painting was done, and best of all, homemade orange julius' were enjoyed by all.  We watered plants, imagined we were horses, fought dragons, and flew like Superman all around the yard.  For a little while we watched the bugs busily crawling around, and inspected the strawberry plants.  There is some fruit growing which has the promise of stained fingers and smiling mouths.

The sky has that intensity about it that draws even the most determined hermit out to bask in its light.  The blue of the sky is overpowering and the sun could warm even the coldest heart today. 

We all smell of sunscreen now, and have blue painted sticky fingers.  Our minds are full of stories of blundering ducks and house moving elephants.

When Keith wakes from his nap he will get to go with his grandmother to his cousin's house.  I expect him to come home very worn out, and very full of stories and laughter and a contented soul.  While he is gone, Jeffrey Faye and I will enjoy a quiet evening of homemade pizza and lemonade eaten on the back porch. 

This is what summer is about.  Popsicles, sprinklers, fruit, and hours spent under the sun.  And the best part is I get to experience it all over again!  Every day I am thankful I can stay home with my kids.  I know an office would break my heart while memories yet to be made beckon me.  I cannot wait to fill this whole summer with exceptional moments and days packed to the brim with activities.

10 comments:

Emmy said...

And you always say I am a good Mom, you are an amazing mom. What a wonderful day and what a wonderful attitude.

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

I love those simple Summer activities w/the kids. I could just do w/o the 2 wks of triple digit heat we are dealing with!

Oh my heck Faye is your little Mini-me!!!! TOO CUTE!!!!

Gina said...

Homemade Orange Juliuses? Hook up the recipe, sister!

Familia Morales said...

Aww. You're such a good mom. Enjoy the summer with your little ones.

Noodle said...

I can't wait for you to be just up the street frommy moms... Then the kids can rop and play together =)

FabuLeslie said...

Amen sister! I agree wholeheartedly. What an idyllic summer day for you. My summer vacation/road trip is as delightful. Hoooooray Summer!!!

Sue said...

I was always thankful I could stay at home, too. I would have hated leaving my kids with someone else. Who could love them as well as I?

How do you make your orange julius recipe?

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/06/jingles-june-follower-award-week-2.html

it has been a long time without visiting,
Happy Saturday!

Amy Caroline said...

I have tried to work off and on over the years but always end up home. It is where I belong. The last time I tried to work I found myself sitting there actually crying because it was the first time I had not been there to tuck my little boy into bed.

Yeah, I quit the next day.

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

That book in the last picture, "But no elephants!" is one of my most favorite childhood books. It calls to mind the constant fact that sometimes what we are most fulfilled and helped by is what we are consciously shutting out. I love it!