Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Swimming, S'mores and a Sunday Drive
Between complaining about the wicked heat and having my kids home alllll day, I just want to say I love summer. Now that it is August, I've got to soak up the last remaining days of summer before fall hits and school and carpools take over my life. Best three things of summer? Swimming, S'mores and Sunday drives.
Swimming: My kids took swimming lessons this summer and believe it or not, I love the days we go to swimming lessons. My kids have improved a lot this summer and it's fun to see them finally confident in the water. It's really the only time I go outside during the day--but I like being outside sitting in the shade.
I also like picking up lunch and a big diet coke on the way home. Usually going to the pool is my favorite thing to do in the summer but it hasn't happened that much this year due to the bambino.
S'mores: I love taking the kids up the canyon to roast dogs and have s'mores. I've gone on record before saying that our mountains are the most beautiful place in the world and I'm sticking to that. I especially love going up the canyon in the summer.
Sunday drives: Most Sunday evenings, we go on a drive in Sam's jeep with the top off. When Sam bought the jeep, I wasn't happy. I wanted him to get a conservative sedan. I hate driving the stick--because it doesn't free me up to eat or talk on the phone while a drive--and I hate my hair blowing around in the car. But the last few Sundays, I've changed my mind.
I love going on drives in the evening with the cool air and the tunes up. Sam has satellite radio and we get some awesome 80s and 90s music. It does feel a little sacrilegious to have "I wanna sex you up" playing as all six of us drive around town. Yes, we have all four kids across the back seat. Please don't call the authorities.
Last Sunday, we saw this vanity plate and neither of us could figure out what it stood for:
It is a little hard to see in the picture. It says "FLTRN" with a hot pink stick figure girl in front of it. Any ideas? Sam's best guess was "full time RN" I don't think so. (It was a man driving.) Speaking of vanity plates, my favorite is already taken by some other mom at my school. It says "4 2 MNY". Perfect for me.
That's it folks! I love Summer.