we went and it was awesome. the pictures really speak for themselves. couldn’t have asked for a better outing all around. more pictures are here (just scroll to the bottom of the page to see the new ones of our canoeing adventure).
oh, and a video of zelda rowing the boat with her driftwood oar and singing. sorry for the vertical video, but it was the best i could do without rocking the boat.
we’re back! it’s still summer in most of the country for at least the remainder of august, but here summer is winding down in earnest. it rained yesterday and the forecast certainly suggests more to come. as we start to wind down our summer and get ready for the rainy season where the temps are still nice, but there’s lots of rain and lots of mud, oh and puddles, which we will stomp to our hearts content, i wanted to recap our summer. it’s been a great one. we’ve done all those quintessential summer activities and stayed oh so busy. i’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself and from what i can tell zelda and zach have too. here’s what’s made our world go ’round this summer:
bicycling for everyone!
the garden. i’ve never been so in love with my yard and garden. taking the time to get to know it and what’s planted in it a little more this year has really payed off. also, zelda has quite the interest in plants. she can identify a few and it makes this mama so proud. and if you need anything watered, she’s your gal. just a great garden helper.
summer adventures. we’ve camped, mama’s been mountain biking, papa’s been fishing, we’ve been on road trips, seen friends and enjoyed the farmers’ markets.
of course, zelda makes our world go round like no other, in fact she’s the center of it most days. what treat to watch her grow and change this summer. she’s is chatting up a storm, using more and more complex concepts and really asserting her independence. i love hearing her earnest “thanks” and her enthusiasm about her birthday next month, which she knows is in september and will tell you at every opportunity.