Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy

We like summer. It is fun. Yesterday, our morning went like this: Dieter wanted three cereals, all in separate bowls, all dry. This is Kashi Mighty Bites, Cheerios, and Apple-Cinnamon Cheerios. Can you guess which one he finished first?
After breakfast, it was out to the front porch to try the sidewalk paint activity. It was a huge hit, and here is what I found: I loved being outdoors with my boys.

Rainer did more freestanding by the lavendar bush.
He likes to take the dried blossoms and smell them and wrinkle his nose. We call them "crunchy flowers."
Dieter tried wrinkling his nose too. After the painting we had orange pops outdoors, very summery, then it was bathtime, lunch, and naps. I'm changing Dieter over to a rest time instead of a nap and it's working so well. It makes bedtime easier because he's tireder.

Today we're celebrating the Summer Solstice, one day early. Faith's dance concert is on the 21st, Saturday, which is our anniversary, so everything is pushed up one day. We'll celebrate our anniversary on Friday. Monday is my birthday (the 23rd). And apparently, traditional Midsummer celebrations take place on the 24th. But that's too much all compacted together. We'll celebrate Midsummer on our own midsummer, around July 19th.

Whew, that's a lot, isn't it? Happy Solstice to you!

12 comments:

amy t sharp said...

yeah for all the good things! have a great long weekend!

Carrie said...

Wish I was there. Sounds SOOO relaxing! Enjoy!

ames said...

Wow, what a celebration-filled weekend! Have a good one ;)

I make the same face as Rainer when I smell lavender. Unlike my mother, I just never really liked it much.

Jessica said...

It looks like you have many, many celebrations this weekend! It's a great time of the year for celebrations, isn't it? Happy day-early solstice!

Julie said...

Looks like you are enjoying some fun activities with the boys... I'm looking forward to school ending for my kids next week! Happy Anniversary to you!

Ahfat said...

Happy anniversary! Happy birthday! What a weekend full of celebration! Oh and Rainer looked so cute! :)

Elfin Goddess said...

Hey Mary Beth! Happy Aniversary and Happy Birthday in advance. Its my dad's birthday on the 23rd too and my husband and I are travelling to where my parents live. They're pretty excited to have us over!! Have a great weekend!
PS: Im gonna try the paints with my 2 1/2 yr old nephew. He is extremely fond of colouring and drawing "stars" and "rain"!!!

periwinkle said...

Happy anniversary, birthday and solstice, Rainer's face is a picture - so cute
Lisa x

Gift of Green said...

Meat pie recipe. Meat pie recipe. Meat pie recipe. Oh, I'm sorry! Did I just type that out loud? :)

I will email you some pics of our last outdoor painting session. Isn't it fun!

And happpy happy to you!!!

Amy said...

oh so glad you tried the paint! Wasn't it just so easy! Have fun with all of your celebrating!

Courtney said...

Happy Solstice and Anniversary. We were married on June 21st - our summer solstice! It was always so much fun that way. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelli said...

R needs some little popori (I cant spell sorry) anyway little bags to smell when he is indoors.