A Fitting End to Summer


Today is the kid’s last day of summer.


While admittedly it hasn’t been the best summer between some crazy weather, damaged property, the Hubs being sick for a solid 4 weeks and some other craziness, it’s still been summer. And I love nothing more than summer.  I love leaving the house at 5 am and it being light out. I love getting home at 6:15 am and having hours of time before I have to get the kids anywhere. I love the laid back nature of camp for the kids. I love picking the kids up at 4 pm and feeling like we have all the time in the world until bed. I love time spent in friend’s pools, local lakes and walking in our creek. I love dinner on the deck and grilling just about everything. I love weekends with nothing to except go explore and swim and soak up the sun.  I just flat out love summer and I’m not at all happy that it’s over.

Scorch starts school tomorrow and the Bean starts on Thursday so today was our last hurrah.  The Hubs had to work, but the kids and I set off on an adventure. We drove to a near by gorge and went for a hike. While it wasn’t warm enough to swim, I brought the kid’s water shoes and just let them walk in the water as long as they wanted. I’m normally a “hurry up and get going” person- we’re always trying to arrive somewhere but today I threw that out the window and we just meandered. I let the kids set the pace and trail and went with it. And we had a ball!


After our hike we went out to lunch at the kid’s favorite place. The food was as good as it gets, the kids got along and I didn’t have to mop up a single mess. Another successful outing!   We all go home happy and full and tired.

And then a hour later, Bean started puking and hasn’t stopped for longer then 30 minutes in the past 4 hours.

Seriously, after the summer we had, I wouldn’t have expected any other ending!


About Heather

I am the lucky mom to two kids. Scorch is my baseball obsessed 9 year old son and Bean is my crazy, loving 7 year old little girl. I'm happily married to the Hubs. We live in the middle of nowhere with two cats and one certifiably crazy dog.

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