As I do these things I hear the music of my three oldest children as they each take their turn with their new piano teacher. Nanny McPhee plays in the background with no audience. Heath is laughing as his transformers battle upstairs and Laney is taking her last nap of the day.
This is my life. I. Love. it. This is our summer. I have enjoyed it.
I have mixed emotions about school starting soon. I will have 4 kids in elementary school (Ya' shoulda' seen the shopping cart of supplies and the receipt that followed after. YIKES!). And no, I didn't go on the tax free weekend. Don't ask why, otherwise it'll be some HUGE loooong spiel about hormonal mommies fighting over the last cabbage patch doll on the shelves just before Christmas. Ok, not really. I have complexes, I know. I just don't like crowds. :) Instead we will be spending our last Saturday before school with the kids at "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the VBC Playhouse! This will be much better than pushing through crowds just to save a few bucks.
It has been a successful summer in many ways. And now we have school in 6 more days. In some ways I look forward to having more time to do other things that I need to without much interruption, but I am not looking forward to early mornings, after school activities and homework. Who says when you become an adult you never have homework again? Wish I would have taken math more seriously. This year just might kill me! How sad is that!?! But as I reflect on the summer that we have had, I ask myself, "What does summer mean to me?"
And here it is. This is what summer means to me...
Kids playing barefoot in the sun, drying off from their long days swim with cousins.
Enjoying what comes from the garden and working while reminiscing on childhood memories and funny stories. It is just a shame that we don't have a front porch to do it on.
Celebrating the birth of our country with yummy southern food and fireworks!
Lazy days on my dad's front porch watching nature do its thing. Dreaming of my future macro lens and all the possibilities! *hint, hint dearest*
Figuring out how many licks to the tootsie roll! :)
Blueberry Picking with friends and freezing enough to last us the winter.Too bad we missed the strawberries again this year.
Time together playing, laughing and making memories! I am so going to miss them. The memories we have made, our blissful lazy days and the joys of my kids at home. 6 am is waaay too early.