Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Old Fashioned Summer

Everyone talks about how they want their kids to have an old fashioned summer. I'm all for it. So far this summer my kids have run through the sprinkler, gone swimming at an inland lake, taken long bike rides, played in the woods, went fishing, went hiking, saw fireworks, played basketball, had bonfires, ate ice cream cones and popsicles, went to the farmer's market, and played outside just about every day.

Sunday night the kids were absolutely wild in anticipation for our upcoming road trip to Oklahoma. Fearing another broken lamp I forced them all outside while I finished up the packing.

I watched out the window as the kids raced around getting the sass out. I was pretty amused at how they entertained themselves. 

First it was a rousing game of "go, go, stop" and then they attempted a human pyramid. 

Looks like the kids are enjoying an old fashioned summer. So am I!


betty said...

Have a fun trip!! I love your green grass (remember I live in a desert, LOL :) They look like they are having fun and it does seem like a great summer for you all!


Bijoux said...

I'm interested to see what you do in Oklahoma???

Blogoratti said...

Lovely and delightful photos indeed.

Riahli said...

Love! Can't wait to hear about your trip. :) We flew to Texas to visit dear friends in the spring so no long road trips for us this year, sadness. But I am dreaming up one for next year, I hope!

Tabor said...

They are absolutely precious. If you lived next door I would be happy to kidsit and make cookies.

MamaB said...

Wave as you go through Missouri!! Hope you have a great time!!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Ain't summer great. Looks like they're having a good time. Have fun on the trip. Mine always loved the long rides for they had new reading and activity books, kid's maps, and junk food. Waited all year for that road trip junk food.

Enjoy the time.

Linda said...

Love the pyramid! Kids definitely need more outside time. Hope you have a fun trip to OK....btw, what's in OK?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We call that "summer unplugged" around here--it IS the best kind!
Cute pyramid;)

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Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
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