Summer is over.

August 21, 2018

It’s 7:59 pm and I have all four children freshly bathed and tucked in bed. I think that’s the first time they have been in bed that early all summer long. And this is the first time in a long time that I have written a post in real time. I miss sharing my thoughts on a daily basis here. Maybe with school starting I can get back into a better habit. Many photos still need to be shared from the rest of our summer adventures, so stay tuned for that.

At the beginning of the summer, we made a bucket list of the things we wanted to do. I knew with a brand new baby our summer would be different, but in many ways, its been my favorite yet. I’ve also learned that I don’t like have strict structure as for what each day brings. The organized part of me always things I want to have a specific type of activity for each day like water wednesday or make it monday. But I’ve accepted the fact that I’m just not that structured. Aside from lunch around 12 and naps/quiet time after that until about 3, I like taking each day as it comes. We had lots of big events throughout the summer, but apart from those, we spent a lot of days playing in the yard, reading books, or playing with neighbors or cousins.

I’m enjoying these summers of littles when they are satisfied with simple things.

Our Summer 2018 included:

  • Oregon
  • 4th of July
  • Eli’s blessing
  • Mom’s birthday
  • Swimming lessons from Miss Liz
  • Lagoon
  • Read Anne of Green Gables
  • Ice cream for dinner
  • sleepover in big bed
  • King Camp
  • Playset redo
  • grow corn
  • Swimming pool
  • story time
  • celebrate 10 year family birthday
  • memorize Living Christ- still working on it
  • Feed ducks
  • go to the beach
  • no tv
  • tin foil dinners- Labor day weekend
  • climb Ensign Peak – need to do this still!

We’re happy, exhausted, and ready for school tomorrow. Can’t believe summer is over!

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