Tell me what it is you want to do with your one wild and precious life? -mary oliver

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Lovin

I was listening to Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" and "Summer Wind" this morning. (Can I say how much I love Pandora Music!!!)  While we aren't flying on a jet plane, and a summer breeze may flow by in the twilight hours,  the blue skies and billowy clouds were calling for a mid-morning outdoor celebration.  So, we obliged with a bike ride to the park, which was perfect.  Minus the sidewalk construction and the humidity which hit fast and hard.  But, we pressed on, amidst the trickling sweat beads and sunscreen dripping in our eyes.

  I looked over and there was Austin, swinging from one bar to the other, like he had monkey genes.  I remember when he couldn't hang from one bar. 

Addy was enjoying her own climbing adventures, but kept coming back to the tire swing.

Sarah had to join her whenever she was on the swing.
The sisters make the perfect summer frame.

My heart would go pitter patter, whenever Sarah would "step" her foot into the open air to "pretend" like she was going to jump.  She's like that, you know.  Let's see how freaked out my mama can get.

 We topped off the day with outdoor dining for dinner.

Addy taught Sarah the fistbump handshake with a pizzaz ending.
Sometimes she'll be very demonstrative in telling you her opinion, in her toddler language.  I may not understand, but I know she means business!
A day isn't complete without some outdoor playset time, and capturing these simple moments of love.

Then, Andy took the kids on a walk around the neighborhood, and I stayed behind with my comforts.
Yes, I know what they say about Diet Coke, but some vices are hard to give up.  There's nothing like a good book and a drink, outside while the sun is saying goodnight.

 Having fun in the summer.  It doesn't get much better.

What's your perfect summer song?

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, Frank Sinatra's hard to beat! Sadly, Darya's been into ABBA lately, lol!

    Looks like a perfect summer day! I love all the pics that you share of your kiddos. Oh, and I won't even tell you how much Diet Coke we drink ;-) Enjoy it!