Friday, June 5, 2009


I’m gearing up for summer. I admit, I am not quite ready for spring to end. I feel like I just pulled out my flip-flops and I could handle at least 3 more weeks of pink peonies on my dining room table but what can you do? Summer vacation is quickly approaching. I am not ready. I have piles of work to do and I need to find Henry’s swimsuit (I think it may still be in the suitcase from our last vacation). But that will happen in the next few days, it all comes together in the end, right?

Yesterday I asked Henry “Do you know what mountains are?”
“No.” He said, “Wait, they are big hills, right Mama?”
“So big,” I said, “that there is snow on the top. So big that it makes your brakes smoke when you drive down them. So big that you have to ride a train to get to the top.” I said with a smile.
“Are we going to ride a train?” He asked.
“Uh-huh. We sure are.” I said.
“A real train? I have never done that before Mama. It will be a new imperience.”
“You mean EXperience baby.”
“Yes,” he said “EXperience. I like new experiences. I just like new interesting stuff that I am curious about.”
I love that.
To help with the spring to summer transition we have been busy enjoying some of our favorite parts of summer like sun tea, picnics, staying up later, planting geraniums, running through the sprinkler, riding in the car with our arms out the window, wearing flowers in our hair, eating fresh basil, walking bare foot in the yard, and homemade ice cream. This weekend I am thinking strawberry ice cream with pink sprinkles. I love this idea for kiddos.


Anonymous said...

Where are you going for your vacation?

Tracy C.

Laura said...

We are headed to Brighton Colorado. Pretty close to your neck of the woods. Any suggestions on good places for 3 year old boys? :)

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm sure you'll have so much fun. There are a lot of great things to do, but my main recommendation is to get up to the mountains, and it sounds like you're planning that. We're heading up tomorrow for our first "hike" of the season (as much as a three year old can be expected to hike). We're going to "Lair O' the Bear" park, which was recommended to us last year as a good place to take kids. It's not very far up, the trails are short, and they have a wading area blocked off in the creek so you don't have to worry about currents. Then again, we went in August last year, and I suspect the water is higher in the spring. Should be fun anyway. Although we have had a lot of rain lately, so it also promises to be muddy. But there are so many other places to go. What train ride are you taking?