Summer Check-In

It’s mid summer and I am equal parts blissed out and worn out.  It never goes quite like I imagined it; there are not long afternoons where we sit around looking at each other, swinging lazily in the hammocks and wondering what to do.  There are fewer sleepovers and no spontaneous road trips because our schedule is like one of those toy baby bottles that just seems to fill itself up when you shake it a bit, you have no idea how.

Here’s the condensed version of the past few weeks, which feel like they’ve gone by as quickly as this blog post.  Together and/or collectively, the family has…

Visited the oddest looking puffins ever:

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Dug fancy holes:

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Got this guy glasses:

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Told this guy no.

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Almost ate this little pet my sister sent over in a head of lettuce:

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Had one day with five minutes of down time:

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Wallowed in the ocean:

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Wallowed in the sand:

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Wallowed in a gravel lot:

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Bought a floppy hat:

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Killed the ZomBoss:

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Killed the ZomBoss some more:

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Found Waldo:

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Forgot to shower:

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Invented a cookie recipe:

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Wrote down said cookie recipe, you’re welcome:

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Got wet:

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Got arrested:

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Perfected our poolside look:

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Went on a hike:

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Didn’t fall:

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And climbed anything that would stand still long enough for us to climb it:

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How can I tell summer I don’t ever want it to end when I know it’s summer that has ground me down to a little nub?

WHAT’S COOKIN’ 2NITE:
Grilled fish tacos
Black beans
Rice
Lemon asparagus
Nanaimo ice cream bars

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