It has been unseasonably cool this summer. It is usually at least 90 degrees from June until October. In summers past, we have gone to the playground from 8:00am – 10:00am and then had to spend the rest of the day inside because it was so hot. This summer it has hardly been 90 degrees at all! I don’t know if it is because of all the rain that we got throughout June or if this is just how it is this summer. I can definitely say that there has never been a week of 70 degree weather in August! I have had all of the house windows open today and that never happens. Today was so cool that we couldn’t go to the pool. I wanted to take the kids to the playground, but they wanted to stay home…so we did. We spent the morning in the drive way having a picnic and riding bikes. The kids also ran the loop through the circle drive way and up the road. they like for me to cheer them on as they race. “Go, Violet, Go! Go, Dash, Go!” They like to pretend that we are the Incredibles. (Wilson’s nick name is “Dash”)
I brought out my good camera and they took turns taking pictures with it. Wilson took a lot of still life pictures of blueberries and bananas while Faith took more action shots of Miller and Wilson running away. We really had fun together.
Then we went inside to paint. Faith had a bucket of shells from the beach and she wanted to paint them. She painted most of them pink, but there were other colors mixed in as well. Wilson and Miller painted too. They painted paper and their hands.
Once again, I am trying to enjoy my time at home with the kids. We had fun again today. Of course by about 2:30pm I was tired and getting cranky. I had already worked and played for six hours. I guess that is my max. Luckily, Elliot invited them over to his house to play for the afternoon. This made me realize that them going to school will be a good thing. We can have fun together from 1:00pm until bedtime around 8:00pm. That is still a full seven hours together! I will still have many, many hours of fun in the afternoons while enjoying some quiet time either by myself or with Miller in the mornings. Things will be just fine!