Pool time gardening running through the sprinklers bicycle rides cross country road trip time on an island playing in the sand learning to boogie board the zoo fireworks picnics art in the park feeding the ducks sidewalk chalk bubbles wiffle ball games a new basketball hoop baseball games soccer time with friends popsicles ice cream washing the car sleepovers splash park trips to the city roasting marshmallows over the fire mini golf playground walks in the neighborhood barbecues with friends and family paddle boats on the river catching fireflies digging for worms swimming lessons time with my children a slowed pace sunshine on their faces laughter everyday
How did time slip by so quickly? I just spent 78 short days with my children. And, as you can see from the list above, we tried to make the most of them. Hopefully, we created some memories that will last. The things they’ll look back on once they have children of their own and say “Oh! That’s what summer is to me.” On the top of the list, I always want them to be happy. And what’s a more perfect time to find happiness than in the summer? I think we captured that this year. So, on we go to find the joy in fall. And to try and remember that even though everyone is back at school and not together all day, there’s lot of fun to be had there as well. Here’s to the end of summer and the start of a new season for us all.