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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Enjoying the Sweet Summertime

Yes, I know it's been awhile...we've been really enjoying the summer. I guess I took a much longer break than I realized!

We spent some time in South Carolina...

enjoyed a day at the park here in our own town for a fantastic 4th of July celebration!

Continue to eat WAY too much ice cream - is there such a thing as way too much ice cream? I think not!

AND...look who's growing so fast I can hardly believe my eyes!

She's got quite the little personality too. She's so incredibly sweet and mild tempered and her brothers are just smitten with her.

Anyway, we've been living it up, having fun and just thoroughly enjoying the summer. Been spending lots of time at the swimming pool

Lying around in the backyard...

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to kick off our shoes, spread a blanket on the grass and pull out the books - after a lovely hour or so spent at the library picking them out and doing puppet shows in the kids area of course!

We just started Nicholas today.

It's about a French schoolboy and all of his mischevious adventures...so far so good.

Of course, what is an afternoon spent reading in the yard without a little Beatrix Potter?

One of my guys is off playing with his friends, so he didn't join us this afternoon. You've got to take advantage of this time when they're young because all too soon, they want to be playing Star Wars with their friends and sitting on a blanket in the backyard is not quite their favorite activity any more. He and his friends would rather pretend that our blanket is the enemy ship and come after us with their light sabers than sit quietly with us - haha! However, I still have 3 who like to read with me so I won't cry too much - not yet anyway!

And when all is quiet and naps are being taken, I come here

or here

or here.
They're perfect spots in the evening too with a candle burning, watching the kids chase lightning bugs through the yard. Oh...the summer is such a heavenly season. I love the way everything just slows down for awhile and I especially love the long days.

Take some time to enjoy the summer today and I will be back (sooner this time) to show you some fun little projects I have been working on. Have a great day!

xo and God Bless,



Lorrie said...

What wonderful summer activities - and your children are beautiful!

Seawashed said...

You like to spend summer like I do. Even though my children are age 20~14, we still lay out the blankets in the backyard, read, dip our toes in the kiddie pool or sprinkler, and giggle together. Homeschooling my kids for 15 yrs I think instill a delight in them to do simple things together. My boys of course did the Star Wars thing too!

I have a cowgirl hat like yours that I will be wearing to the beach this weekend. They are great aren't they? Your sweet baby girl is growing up so fast.

Oh, and I love, love, love your new blog look. ox

Anne Marie said...

your kids have gotten so big!!! wow!

i like your header pictures sooo much! very unique Kathleen -

so good to stop by here!
btw: I have a new button in case you don't like the 'chick' one :)

Anne Marie

Vivre Le Jour said...

Beautiful precious family! Enjoy them!

Rachel said...

Glad you are back, and that you've been having such fun while you've been "away". :-)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my...she is lovely(they all are,so are you) but boy has she gotten big!!!! Enjoy her!

Merana Leigh said...

I know you've been enjoying this summer tremendously & can't wait to see just how tan you actually are! But I miss you...and we're only down the street from each other! Love you girl ~ Merana

savvycityfarmer said...

aahhh ... thre boys and a girl ... they are so darling ...

love love love the header
did I mention I love it?