Monday afternoon was the typical summer afternoon. Hot and a little humid. After the baby went down for her nap, Ree & I headed outside for an afternoon of relaxing. I set up a "tent" for her and I pulled up the picnic blanket next to her to read and sip iced tea. Except for the most part I found myself laying down with my eyes closed feeling the warm sun wash over me. I did take a few pictures of looking up at the beautiful sky.
To me, this is the essence of summer. Relaxing on a blanket in the backyard during the hottest part of the day. Listening to the bird songs, the cars in the distance, the little one trying to "rest" but really running in and out of the tent playing her games.
This first week of summer has been full. There has been Vacation Bible Camp for the 4 year old in the mornings. Afternoons full of being outside or working on her flower book project. Dinner has been cold things so I don't have to turn on the oven. Relaxed days full of life and learning. Just the way it should be!
Writing along with the Write ALM prompts (even if I am a little behind!)