Because some of you asked about it...here's where we are:
I could not be more delighted.
The very best time of year is just days away.
Last night we got a headstart. I took the kids swimming and then they read books while I made a simple dinner. It was nearly eight when we sat down to eat. I was so happy standing there in my kitchen looking at my wet-haired, rosy children.
I am very good at summertime mothering.
Even my children can tell. Last night Savannah must have kissed me ten times before she went to bed. She couldn't help herself. I think I have been away far too long.
"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon...the two most beautiful words in the English language."