|Who needs soccer when you have a soda flat?|
My ultimate goal was to keep one last summer for our family so that we can do whatever we want to do, whenever we want to do it. One last summer without the organized activities that come with strict schedules and Saturdays dedicated to Soccer games or T-ball tournaments. One last summer for impromptu camping trips, day hikes and farmer's markets. One last summer of pure fun.
|Some good old fashioned fun in the backyard|
(making little brother do all the work)
Just as I wished, my summer has been full of last minute decisions to take trips to the mountains for hiking and horseback riding. We have spent multiple nights in our friends' cabin, where we enjoyed hamburgers and lemonade under the crystal blue Colorado skies. We have had no schedule. We have filled our children's lives with parades, rodeos, ponies, parks, BBQ's and nature. They have spent so much time in the dirt that the bathtub looks like a sandbox every evening after bath time. Thing 1 learned to ride a bike and Thing 2 discovered his love of ants. We planted a garden and have eaten pea pods out of it while warming ourselves in the sun, throwing the stick for Red Dog and admiring at our newly planted flowers. We have been "organized activity" free, just as I planned, and I have never been more exhausted in my entire freaking life.
|Thing 1, Blizzard and I in the Rooptop Rodeo Parade.|
|Yes, this seriously happened.|
As I type this, my overstimulated children are simultaneously screaming from the rooms that I separated them into, trying to destroy
What have I learned from this
I bought my tickets this morning and I can't WAIT to meet you crazy broads! Watch out New York City!
Peace, Love and a Good Night's Sleep,
What's that? You want to see the boots?