Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Slow down, summer!

Ah, can't believe I'm about to turn the calendar to the month of August. Although we're in the midst of a big heat wave and summer seems to have just begun, it's time to start thinking about the new school year. Registration isn't far off and the store shelves are filled with glue sticks and pencils. There are always so many things I want to accomplish each summer that don't seem to happen. However, this year has been warmer than past years and provided great weather for many fun days at the pool. Hopefully, the cool down will come as school begins since the schools don't have air conditioning. That makes it hard for kids to concentrate and makes it miserable for the teachers who have to do their jobs in the heat and deal with a classroom of sweltering, cranky kids. Besides our pool days, we squeezed in a short trip that included an amusement park, berry picking, some festivals, the drive-in movie theatre, movie in the park, some baseball games, fishing, VBS, camps for the kids, camp-out in the back yard and the splash pad. Some more fun is in store in the coming days. I'm not quite ready for the countdown, but then again I never am.