I hope you folks have all been having an awesome summer? We’ve got two weeks of summertime left, and then my big girl is off to full time school. She’s entering Grade One, which for her means that for the first time she’ll be going all day every day. A big step for a little kid. In the meantime we are in seize the summer mode, enjoying park time, picnics and crafts.
Here on the blog this week is all about recapping some of the fun things we did this summer. Almost two month’s ago now we started out on what my eldest daughter has dubbed the Summer of Awesome. We started the season off with a bang, spending the first official day of summer at Blue Mountain. We followed that up with a trip to Canada’s Wonderland, and little bit after that we spent the day at African Lion Safari. All of which was thanks to the blog. I will admit it was a pretty amazing way to kick off the summer school break, no wonder the kid is calling it the Summer of Awesome.
Of course my six year old daughter loves all of the little things, and gets every bit as excited about an afternoon spent creating art together, or a picnic at the riverside park a mere ten minute walk from our house as she does about elaborate road trips. For example, a little while back I confiscated her Lite Brite (she refused to clean it up and finding wee pegs all over the place was starting to drive me stark raving mad). This afternoon she asked me, in her six year old voice, the one that screams oh-my-goodness-the-entire-world-is-so-unbearably-exciting, “Mom, can we do something Really Really Special? Can we play with my Lite Brite? That can be part of our Summer of Awesome!!”
I love her enthusiasm, her genuine and intense excitement. Her pure JOY. I am thankful that my blogging has given us the opportunity to do some fantastic things this summer. I love that we’ve had the chance to have so many great experiences, but I love even more that my girl is still every bit as happy to share a rainy day colouring on the front room floor, or a sunny day playing in the backyard sandbox, as she is to go on a vacation adventure and climb a mountain. Every day is full of wonder for her. And I am so happy to be here to look through her eyes and share it. Summer of Awesome indeed.
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