Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer-The Most Wonderful Time of the Year









I absolutely love spring and summer. One of my most favorite sounds is waking up to birds chirping outside the window. That's when you know it's warming up outside.
We are absolutely enjoying our summer. We've had 3 summer kids parties at our house to celebrate this time of year.
In February we asked the children if they wanted to take a family vacation this year or put a play area in the yard. Lauren and Micaela had to think for a little bit and then announced they'd go with the play area, even though it was a hard decision for them. We bought a "spring free" trampoline, a sandbox, and play structure. We've already had lots of fun on the new equipment. AJ and I enjoyed an outing together to go haul the sand. The sandbox is only 7' hexagon, but it took almost 2 yards of sand. I rented a Home Depot pick up truck, switched AJ's car seat out, and headed for a trip out West to a quarry to pick up some play sand for our new sandbox. After I made it back to the house and started shoveling out the back of the truck, I realized how much sand 2 yards really is. We did all of this while the girls played at a friends house. I'm kind of crazy and very independent and extremely impatient when it comes to projects....in case none of you knew that about me. My mother thought I was insane to put AJ in a Home Depot truck and go get sand by myself. It all worked and was a fun little project. He and I had fun playing while we shoveled the sand.
I also bought a 12', 30" pool from Target. The kids have had so much fun in this. It's enough water they can really swim and have been out there everyday. It has made me excited for when we get our in-ground pool. Dream on......one day!?
Summertime is the best time of the year......swimming, snowcones, running on the grass barefoot, BBQ's, picnic lunches, parades, fireworks, beautiful flowers. We love it at our house!!!

3 comments:

Hilarie said...

How fun! I wish we had the good Utah weather! We have a new swing set and 'blow-up' pool in our backyard as well - but it is too hot for the kids to go outside! :(

Your kids are getting so big! They are darling!

The Westcott's said...

Looks like so much fun! Your home looks like it's the happening place! Happy summer!

grams said said...

What a darling family. The kids are getting so big.