The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fun in the Sun

So how's your summer going?

Swimmingly I hope.

We have been busy, although it doesn't seem like we stray very far from home and we are always exhausted by the time we get back, even if it's just to play in the back yard.  The heat will do that to ya, ya know.

We have had play dates with friends, both old and new.

Found a new park in the middle of suburbia, with a pool and a little bit of wilderness.

Saw some cactus in bloom and identified some wildflowers, had a blast throwing rocks into the raging river and dipped our toes into an ice cold stream.  I had never really noticed how delicate and papery thin the flowers are on a cacti.

Had fun making "dinosaur skeletons" out of rocks and twigs.

Went to the zoo and saw some "real" dinosaurs and bones.

Rescued a gopher from the window well.  I think the time to put covers on the window wells is long past.  We have now rescued no fewer than three critters from its depths, a snake, a gopher and a baby skunk!

Fed some ducks, chased a chicken, "drove" a tractor.

We have even taken the time to stop and smell the roses.

And welcomed the rest that comes at the end of the day.

So, what have you been doing all summer?


Anonymous said...

sweet! Fun to reminisce by-gone memories through your current sweet times. Have so many good memories of summer time adventures when my kids were little. Have to be more intentional to make sweet memories with the kids out of the nest :)
Blessings, from Aunt Leila

Laura said...

ok, that trapped gopher is soo cute. I probably would have tried to keep it as a pet and been scratched to death. Good thing it happened to you...sounds like you've got lots of experience freeing critters!

Your summer looks like it's been packed full of fun stuff so far. Love that you have a place where kids can dig up dino bones. They must think that's too cool.

I've been working so far, but luckily I've had good weather on my days off. I'm pretty low-key in the summer.

Diane said...

Great pictures! Lots of beach and pool time here. :O)

the domestic fringe said...

Sounds like you're having a perfect kind of summer. My kids are in History Camp this week, but before that it was all running after tennis balls, playing in the park, swimming in the city pool, and staying up too late. I love summer!

Sara said...

How fun! And what great pictures! You have such a gift for photography!! We have been to a children's farm, swimming, and have had a couple of playdates. We have not made it to the zoo because we are now in our second week of triple digit temperatures. So, lately we've been playing inside A LOT!! I need to start doing some craft projects! :-)