Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Playtime

Our summers here in New England are often much too short. This past May I was getting really excited because it seemed like summer arrived earlier than usual, but as things go here, the warm sunny days have turned into a long stretch of weather with clouds, rain and, below average temps in the 60's. Thank goodness for a little break we had this past Saturday. My daughter Kate hosted a going away party for a friend moving to Italy.
They had a great time taking over the back deck and yard. It's so refreshing to see them outside playing on the tire swing, creating an extension on the old slip and slide, and just being kids. Yesterday the rain and cold returned again, but I took advantage of it and gave myself the permission to stay home and relax a bit. We still have a week and half until school is out (make up days to ice storm and snow day cancellations.) I am looking forward to the end of school, the welcomed arrival of more hot summer days filled with outside play, swimming, walks on the beach, and picnics.

3 comments:

Gloria said...

Caryn,
Have a wondeful birtdhay and enjoy every minute of it.....Gloria

lori vliegen said...

it looks like this fun group had a great time! and how nice to have a friend moving to italy....maybe you should all go over for a visit! :)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Caryn Lynn! Are you a June Birthday girl too! Happy Birthday! And ahhh... to be a teen again! They look like they had a blast! Thanks for coming to visit! Wishing you tons of hot summer days of relaxation!

Hugs,
Lisa :)