Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Summer Solstice


Here we go...Summer. Long lazy days...reading at the beach..making sand castles..
ice cream...the garden..weeding..harvesting..watching the bunnies nap in the shade
on a sultry afternoon...trying to stay cool by playing in the shady spots in the yard..splashing at the water park..story times..movie times..crafts and science at the library.. lying in the sand..play dates and Camp Katie Days...free movies and concerts at the municipal park..
picnics..Sandy Hook..Italian Ices...fireflies..butterflies..the Community Garden plot..
canoeing at the lake..blueberries...ice cream sandwiches...PtPleasant..friends on
Summer vacation...swimming..washing sand out of your hair after a long day at the beach...Popsicles..
The Boardwalk..doing nothing because it's just too hot..the County Fair...slip n' slides...Corn on the Cob..iced coffee..napping on a quilt in the shade...the Splash Park...the Hammock...flip flops..
neighborhood bar-b-ques...hula hoops..fresh Jersey peaches from the farm around the corner..
fireworks...sprinklers...blackberries...surf fishing ...jump rope...flowers...camping...figs...sea shells.....s'mores...frisbees...did I mention doing nothing at all?
I hope your summer is filled with all of this and more, and I hope it stops raining long enough
for us to do any of this.It only stopped briefly here today, and this is how Princess filled the time..

Splashing in a rain puddle with the little boy next door. (add that to the list)

((hugs)) KateinNJ

10 comments:

Wendy Hawksley said...

Ahhh. You definitely covered summer but, for me, the description also includes Cape Cod. :) Mmm, how I miss New England summers.

Enjoy your lovely Mid-Atlantic summer!!!

Freakmom said...

Love me a good mud puddle!!

sarah said...

Fabulous! You almost make me wish for summer here! Almost ;-)

You guys really know how to have FUN.

Tara said...

All good stuff.... but the catch is, it has to STOP raining. I'm getting discouraged over here.

Princess looks like she is having fun with her little friend :)

Gottfredsen said...

Great ideas, hope it stops raining long enough for you to enjoy all of it.

Toni said...

we are in a rain cycle too, I figure at least I don;t have to turn on the ac and can save some on the utility bills.But it would be nice to warm up the pool enough to use it:-)

Love your list, summer is the best.

I have a couple of puddle jumpers to, who can resist them.

Cher Mere said...

I love your description of summer. That could be the test of the children's book. :)

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all for taking the time to leave a comment.
They make my day..now to visit my blog roll..and to add all the new people I have been visiting, but haven't added yet...I am so behind.

8)(8 said...

Ami would love to join them in the puddle play.

Theresa said...

Looks like fun. Glad we get to do some of those things with you and Princess!

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