and hello summer nights in the yard.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
well, summer is here and there is no denying it. we're not super huge fans of super hot weather, but on a warm evening, a bike ride to our favorite ice cream spot is a welcome adventure. surely you've been to glacé - the uber scrumptious ice cream venture from the one and only christopher elbow - kansas city's finest chocolatier...? grab one of their new malted waffle cones, beg them to bring back the sweet basil ice cream, sit on the patio and let the little one take some silly pics.
this is as good as ice cream and summertime gets.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
that usually lasted about 30 seconds until i remembered it was summertime and then that would be the end of that.
but even as an adult, there is something about the end of the school year that really grabs a hold of me and reminds me just how fast time flies by.
and now, all of a sudden, i have a third grader who couldn't wait for the year to end.
when she flew out the door and flashed this last-day-of-school smile at me, i couldn't help but smile back. i wanted to stop, have a look around and take it all in --- but she had places to be, friends to see and a last-day-of-school dodgeball tournament to dominate.
someone once told me that second grade is the last time they ever have that baby-faced look about them. i was so glad i could get away from work for a little while to be with her on her last day of school. she didn't miss a beat celebrating the end of an era. i on the other hand, may have taken a few extra dramatic moments to soak it all in.
and then, i had myself a customary little cry.
....for old times' sake.