Wednesday, June 15, 2011

like dandelion seeds

I can tell we're settling into summer because the days are just floating by so quickly. Like dandelion seeds...these summer days are so magical.   We've got some upcoming camps and basketball events that make the next three weeks a bit busy, but these past few days have been just what I love about summer....unhurried.  Here's a peek at what we've been doing to kick off the summer:

~I've been cleaning the house and summerizing it with shells....
~Finally have finished up the last of the report cards and sent them off to our umbrella group which keeps all of our paperwork for home schooling.  The kids all had great school years and we survived Chemistry and Physical Science...whoo hoo!
~Jammer finished up baseball in the midst of a heat wave....temps over 100 at the ball fields.  whew
~We've been enjoying meals outside on the deck.....I feel like I get an extra room added to my house each spring/summer as we spend so much time out on the deck.
~Taking time to just play and create and let our imaginations go free.
~Totally devouring our new read aloud....such suspense!
~Lunching and shopping with my mom and finding my new summer purse for a super crazy price! 
~Watering our plants....almost daily
{Marveling at how fast these plants are filling out...the above picture was taken on May 23, 2011, the one below was taken today (June 15th) Wow!}
~Keeping track of the gifts along the way! 
I hope your days are magical ones...enjoy the special blessings of this season!  They go by faster than dandelion seeds on a breeze! 

17 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

I really like this post! Isn't summer great? The peeks of your deck, plants and flowers are beautiful!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I'm so glad your summer is going so beautifully! It seems your days are filled just right and have a lovely balance to them. I hope your next few weeks of busyness still have plenty of time to relax. Take care!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Those plans grow like crazy, huh? I'm proud of you for surviving that science curriculum. My mind freezes up at the thought of it! Enjoy these fleeting days.

no spring chicken said...

Love the new purse and the gorgeous plants and the imagination stationed on the tupperware!!

We are still waiting for summer to really find us. Not a day had reached 80 degrees! I'm not complaining now that we've finally enjoyed spring...

Blessings, Debbie

Tracy said...

LOVE, love, love your summer purse!! Those leather flowers...*swoon*... This dreamy summer days post really speaks to our souls just now... I love this time. Happy Summer Days to you & yours ((HUGS))

Kristyn Knits said...

It looks like summer is treating you just wonderfully! Wishing I was there to see your sea shells, shop, and get a great summer purse with adorable flowers!! Summer officially starts this afternoon for us...looking forward to settling in just like you did! xoxo

christinelaennec said...

What a beautiful post! It sounds like you accomplished a lot and are reaping the rewards of some time to be creative. I look forward to the summer holidays: two weeks to go yet for us.

Larissa said...

this is wonderful! I just wrote a post about how quickly the days are flying by but I didn't think of such a clever title - you have a gift with words! I have planted no annuals this year(other than veggies)so i will appreciate how beautifully lush yours are growing. love your new purse and that you record your blessings on sheets of paper. Enjoy these special summer days!

From All Stitched Up said...

Sounds like you've been enjoyng the some what"lazy days" of summer. I have as well.

Gigi said...

Great summer post, and isn't it so true that summer feels slow and easy but it goes so fast -- something of a paradox, I guess. And I love the dandelion analogy -- perfect!
Keep on enjoying your summer with those littles and I'm wishing you all lots of homemade ice cream, fireflies, and swims in icy cold streams ;).
Blessings,
G

Gloria said...

The summer is flying by already! Your plants and summer decorating are beautiful. I just LOVE your purse..it is SO pretty!

Happy summer days to you!

xoxo...Gloria

Plain and Joyful Living said...

So much fun!
I love the picture of the lego guys on the cereal container:)
Warm wishes, Tonya

Andi said...

Sounds like a wonderful summer,so far. Your posts always make me stop and appreciate every small moment that much more than I already do!
BTW I am loving your new summer purse-drool. Keep on having more amazing days!

Ellen said...

Looks like you're busy. We have the Winged Watchman on our bookshelf - I suppose I should pull it out & read aloud too. Our schooling is still plugging along (at a much slower pace).

Ruth said...

I love summer. It is busy and flies by but there are so many carefree and fun moments to enjoy. Glad to hear you are enjoying yours. Love your new purse. So cute.

Ruth

Imene said...

Lovely glimpse into your summer. I love this season too, just the slow rhythm of it's days makes me so happy!

Heather said...

I love seeing how your summer is going, and it looks beautiful. Enjoy each moment.