Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's Almost Here!

It's hard to believe summer is almost here. In two days my kids will walk out of their classrooms and I'll inevitably have tears in my eyes watching them say goodbye to their teachers and friends. They will be so excited for summer, the later nights and sleeping in, walks in the woods to the lake, endless water play, trying to reach the leaves as they swing up in the air, feeling their toes in the sand, letting the sun kiss their cheeks and turn their hair a lighter shade of blonde. I will be sad to watch them leave their room knowing they are growing up so quickly right in front of me, getting smarter and a tad bit sassier by the minute.  I want this summer to be different.
I want to ENJOY every minute I have with them. Even though I know now it will be crazy and busy, I want to spend every minute living life and enjoying every minute. Take in every giggle, every smile and love every minute of my precious time with them. I'm not going to sweat the small stuff, I'm not going to let frustration take over when things don't go quite as I planned.

I'm going to let the sand touch my toes, let the sun kiss my checks all the while I'm going to watch my 3 beautiful babes grow before my eyes,  I will lay with them in the grass as we watch the clouds go by, read a book under the trees as we listen to the birds sing us a sweet song, let the water touch our toes as we throw pepples in the water, let them spray me with the garden hose, stay up late and look at the stars,

sleep in the tent and tell each other stories and not worry about the sandy feet and sticky marshmallow hands touching me as we drift off to sleep, go to the library, the park, and the swimming pool, bake cookies for the neighbors, get messy with paint, blow bubbles,
go fishing, plant a garden, pick strawberries, make jam, go on a nature hunt, look at bugs, dig for worms, smell the flowers, paint rocks,

have a water gun fight, go for a bike ride, jump in the lake, visit the marsh, feed the ducks,

 climb in trees, build forts and ENJOY every minute!

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