Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I love seasons.
I love how the change from one to another is so gradual and yet often seems so sudden.
I love making the most of the unique experiences each season offers: colorful, crunchy, falling leaves in the crisp fall, snowflakes and hot chocolate and bundling up in the winter, puddles and rainbow and new growing things in the spring.
With today being June 1st, and Memorial Day bringing in the 'unofficial' start to summer, I have decided to intentionally put a little bit of summer into every day - starting today! Even the smallest things build great memories, sometimes even better memories than the big stuff.
Daydreaming of the summer ahead, I can see us picking fresh corn and tomatoes from our gardens, setting up the sprinkler in the backyard, eating outside under our big shade tree, playing with sparklers on July 4th, and putting lightening bugs in a jar past sunset. Ahead on our calendar we have summer Vacation Bible School, the Library summer reading program, and a summer trip to Grandma's. Summer time is also full of opportunities for all kinds of water play, crafts, and science & nature experiments.
I can't wait to get started!
What activities and experiences speak 'summer' to you? What are some of your favorite summer childhood memories and traditions?