Lazy Summer Days

It is finally starting to feel like summer here in our little patch of the Pacific Northwest!  After a quick breakfast we donned warm weather attire – shorts and tanks for the boys and a cute skirt and spaghetti strap top for me, loaded the car with sand toys and a picnic lunch, and headed to our favorite park.  We did some of this:

Rockin' the swings!

ate a somewhat nutritious lunch, and then the boys entertained themselves feeding imaginary Martians plates of woodchips and sand.  You know, a typical day at the park.  Oh and we made a new friend.

His name tag said "Sparky" but the boys renamed him "Sparkler"

After a couple of hours in the sun we packed up and headed home for more outside play.  We busted out the water table, slip and slide, crazy-wavy-armed-sprinkler-guy and our small sandbox that we have converted into a wading pool.  Popsicle were consumed by all.  And I got a nice picture of our dog Dexter lounging next to a dump truck.  Pretty nice day all around.

Dexter and dump truck.

Right before bedtime the boys treated Husband and I to a show.  There are variations on this nighttime show but they usually consist of the boys in pajamas jumping around on their beds to musical toys and a reading light conveniently converted into a spotlight.  Tonight, with a bit of flair, Cody pulled out a fist full of paper streamers he had carefully collected from some 4th of July fireworks, and proceeded to gleefully toss them into the air.  Teeth were brushed, stories were read and it is now time for a beer and some mindless TV.

Tonight’s reads: 

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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