08 August 2011

this is the big one to me.

In five weeks, my little baby boy, is headed off to kindergarten.

And our lives are going to change. Schedules, routines, traditions a little I think. I'm trying to not think about it a ton, really.

So to me, this has been the big summer. The last one before change. The big one.

And we are living it up. Staying up late, sleeping late. Going places, doing things, seeing people.

We made a summer list, a la Meg ( How do I love you Meg, let me count the ways....) and we've been ticking them off one by one. ( in no order really...)

Camping

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of course the afghan has to come!

Fresh-water Fishing

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You would not believe how exciting sunfish can be, haha! And determined to live! We had one jump right out of the bucket!

Fireworks

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from the best vantage point, Uncle Regis' apartment! No bugs, AC and dinner to boot.

Barnstable County Fair

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Honestly, I have no idea how families can afford to let their kids ride the midway. Holy expensive! But worth every penny (sixteen bucks!?) for the one ride we took together on this ferris wheel. I wanted them to see all the lights from the top.

Free Concerts.

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At the town wharf. Right by the ice cream shop where I worked as a teenager. Perfect.

Plus lots of visiting, campfires with s'mores, beach time, a trip or two to the movies. It's been a loaded few weeks.

( All photos by my phone or Harry's camera....insert grumble here.... Must. get. mine. fixed. soon. )

And I'm still awaiting the arrival of Countdown Calendars! I found a photo of my tiny contribution. Want to see? It's here. I'm on page 39. Just a page, but I'm thrilled. Keep an eye out, I'll be giving one away to a lucky reader when they arrive.

Do you make a summer list? Do you have must-do's for the season?

4 comments:

Cheryl Arkison said...

I've got a kindergartener this year too. And we've been trying to pack in a lot this summer! We tried camping for the first time and it was awesome! And of course, we brought quilts.

I saw the book! My LQS had it so I had to look for yours. Yeah you!

Allison said...

I couldn't view page 39 for some reason. It skipped from page 13 to 118. BUT, congrats to you!

No summer lists here... just a go-with-the-flow summer this year. Although, we did hit up the fair. Expensive, but worth it! =)

Jill said...

I have one goal this summer... I hope to have good news.
My little side projects - like coming to visit you - are just icing on the cake!

lieslmade said...

Sounds like you're having a great summer! :)

(Congrats on Countdown Calendars! How exciting!)