Let it be known that it is officially STILL SUMMER!! We are protesting the near end of the season. Today we spent some good quality time at the "secret beach". It is not really secret- but we like to think that it is our special place (it is a rare day when we must share it with others who happen to come along). So often during the summer we retreat here. There is usually a nice breeze coming off the river and the water is refreshingly cool.
The younger girls dig and dump sand, seemingly content with such a monotonous chore. We listen to the birds sing and watch the ducks float by. Short breaks are taken to munch on snacks (lots of sand in every bite).
Emma spends much of her time searching for shells. She has taken to "collecting" things. I dutifully save each tiny little thing that she deems worthy of saving (not really). She organizes and catagorizes them, looking carefully at the qualities of each shell. Often times making up stories about the creatures that once lived inside. Such a deep thinker.
Yes indeed, for two more weeks (until school starts) it is still summer. The girls and I intend soak up every minute left. We will swim, we will nap, we will eat watermelon for dinner, we will play and play and...