Summer is barely here yet (actually it's not 'officially' here yet, is it?) and we are already busy having fun in the sun. I haven't quite closed out our homeschool year but we've already taken an extended break. All our friends are out of public school, the weather is perfect and I've decided we ought to enjoy it! We'll be doing some school throughout the summer, in order to retain what has been learned this past year, but it will definitely be a lighter load than the actual school year.
In the past week alone we:
. . . were invited to swim at a church member's house with friends . . .
. . . went blueberry picking at the farm up the road . . .
. . . chased each other around the yard with the hose . . .
. . . pulled out the slip-n-slide for some backyard cooling off . . .
. . . went to a Lowe's kids event, then met up with family for a trip to a local museum . . .
. . . and those are just the events I photographed! We also joined a Bible study at church (the kids enjoy time with their friends while we meet), made it to the local library story/craft time and had our weekly meeting with the group of camp counselors we mentor. And Jonah had his end-of-season t-ball party and we went swimming at the lake yesterday afternoon, before having dinner with Sam's folks.
No wonder I'm tired. Summer hasn't even truly started and we're running fast, determined to wring some serious fun out of this year!
I've found a new freedom with our kids at the ages they are...Henry is 7, Jonah is 5 and Bridget is 2 (almost 3). For some time we've been limited by young ones who were nursing or not quite walking or needing long afternoon naps. There are still necessary naps, but we can be much more flexible with them. The kids all are able to handle staying up later and they all love being on the go most of the time.
Sum-mer, sum-mer, summer-time...Summertime!
Time to sit back and unwind.
Time to have some fun in the sun! :)