Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Wishes

We have been settling in nicely into our summer un-routine.  Things are just starting to relax and we are fulfilling many of the wishes on our summer bucket lists.  I said to the girls, "we can do whatever you want today... and we have to get groceries."  Their first wish was to go to the park.  Okie dokie.  Coming right up.  

My baby is getting pretty big for the baby swing.  This almost-four and six year old summer pretty much rocks. Everyone has a little more stamina, reason and logic are showing up more often, and naps were traded in for late nights and morning sleep ins.  Not having to get up and go has always been my most favorite part of summer vacation and now you throw in two girls who have figured out that they don't have to get up at 6:30am, that life still continues on if they sleep till nine...  well that is as near perfection as it gets.  

Wish number two... the library.  The children's section of our public library got a makeover this year. I remember the library manager being quoted saying, "readers are made on the laps of their parents"  as the reason for the investment into the children's area.  And even in this world of iPads, Pods and Phones, my girls still get excited over books and going to the library.  The whole library heard Callie's excitement over finding a Mo Willems piggy book that we hadn't read before.  I kept having to say shhhh.  It's a library.

Their third and final wish before we had to hit the grocery store was to go shopping for "things kids want not what grown-ups want".  And since mom was in a saying yes kinda mood, the girls hauled home a new gigantic frisbee, snorkel, bike horn, bike basket, monkey bar gloves, floaty tubes for the beach and to top it all off... candies from the knob turning vending machines in the lobby of the Bargain Shop!  Both girls thought they hit the summer jackpot.

 It's fun for mom to have saying yes kinda days too.

We also went to the beach this week.  Going to the beach is always on the top of our summer bucket list... weather permitting of course.  On this day we tolerated the wind, occasionally turning our backs to the sand blowing in our faces, making the best of what we got for beach-worthy weather this week.

Callie decided this summer that she is only going to wear a bathing suit if she is in the water.  As soon as she's out of the water the suit comes off.  I hold the towel as a makeshift phone booth as our supergirl does her quick clothing change.  Oh, and I have to mention that she does this change three to four times while we are at the beach.  Yes, reason and logic are showing up more often this summer, just not in the clothing department.  I might as well tell you that she also won't wear a tank top.  Graphic tees only for this sister.

Backyard snacks, story and coloring hour can also be checked off our list.  And what's left on this infamous summer bucket list you ask?  I don't know.  I never actually wrote a list.  I'm just making it up as we go along! Ha.  
What's on your summer bucket list?

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