Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Love

There's something about Summer that brings out the child in all of us (OK, so I grew up in the tropics where it's summer all year round). No matter how old you are, we all look forward to it.  The anticipation for the holidays, the longer daylight hours, the relax in schedules, etc, etc.  As a parent, I think we re-live a bit of that magic too.

No matter what it is, there are some things about the Summer that are quintessential. 

What is it about the Summer that you love or remember?  Here's our list and what we enjoy doing and hope to do:

  • sunset/ dusk walks
  • moonlight walks and flashlights
  • picnics
  • summer fruit and juice running down little arms and fruit mustaches
  • little tan legs with tan lines around the bum.
  • late night bed times and story hours
  • popsicles in fruit and crazy flavors
  • nighttime zoo
  • full moon and grunion runs (we have yet to get out to see them)
  • hot weather, cool treats.
  • watermelon jello
  • ice cream
  • running in undies and hoses spraying 
  • listening to birds
  • camping and tents
  • watching stars
  • music concerts and summer park events
  • trolley rides and fireworks
  • sand, sand, sand!
  • swim lessons and dance classes
  • drive in movies 
  • BBQ's and shandys
  • family visits and holiday travel
  • national and state parks
  • little sweaty bodies sleeping in undies. 
  • giggles and laughter
  • spontaneous dance performances (ok this one is all year round)
  • pies and tarts
  • tomatoes, tomatoes... and LOTS more tomatoes.
  • Sunflowers
  • ceiling fans and cold showers
  • fireflies and mosquitoes (I'm sad we don't have the first and happy we don't have the second). 
  • thunderstorms and lightning (ok yeah, I really miss this, my children have no idea what rain is)
  • pressing flowers and leaves
  • ice tea and falooda
  • bread and butter (and honey)
  • hugs, love and family fun

We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer.  Please leave a comment and let us know how you enjoy your summer with or without kids.

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  1. I love homemade popsicles in Summer!
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!
    Hope to see you again this week.


  2. Such a sweet post. Made me feel thankful for all the goodness of summer. Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! I featured your post today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/07/eco-kids-tuesday.html


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