Sunday, May 22, 2016

21 | 52

Summer has a habit of sneaking up on me, but it really was a shock to look at the calendar and count a mere 2 and 1/2 weeks until our school break.  Less for the high schooler.  There is still such a chill in the weather that confuses my sense of time, but the other night felt like pure summer.  The kids played outside with their own made up games and the air was filled with laughter.  That is, of course, the way one likes to think of summer.  With 5 kids at home, it isn't always so.

Some preparations have been made:  new swings, hammock, sand toys, hula hoops, shade umbrella, bubbles and craft supplies are all ready to go.  We'll pick up a few new chapter books, and try to stock the house with food and toilet paper and soap and laundry detergent.  But I sense a shift.  Most of the kids can now read on their own, make their own beds, help with many a chore...I feel like some summer traditions will end and new ones be able to begin...and I am looking forward to it.  Cautiously.

Project 52


Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Wow that really isn't long to go! It sounds like you're all set, now all we need is a bit more sunshine and a bit less rain!!

Kathy said...

I can see you like the "light" too.......I purposely waited an extra hour to take the kids to the park when the light was so pretty...something for the kids (park) something for me (pretty light with them at the park)...lovely outdoor pics. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

Jennifer said...

Lovely light and beautiful shots. Your summer starts a bit sooner than ours. We must wait until the end of June. Enjoy the last few weeks!