…the summerishness of giving the dog a bath outside. and seeing that it didn’t take long before lainey realized all it took was a pointed finger and something that sounded a teeny bit like “stay!” to keep latte in her ‘tub’.
(and, while we generally pride ourselves on having the appropriate dog shampoo, we were out and had to revert to non-peta-approved dish detergent.)
…which perhaps might be the reason she ditched.
…and today i very much liked capturing the second she abandons all the fun we’re having outside for a better offer…daddy’s car rolling in from work.
you see, this face…this smile and beaming eyes? it happens every day. it’s just today, i *clicked* it right when it happened.
…and that makes me happy.
…and so did swimming in the dark tonight, under this little sliver of a moon and far-off clouds that electrifyingly flickered now and then from a distant thunderstorm. and smiling listening to squeals from our little getting a swimming lesson from her daddy.
summer is here.
wishing you orange popsicle stains on your driveway…just like ours.
oh, why not make this fun?
how’s about a give-away?
from sweet childhood summer memories of climbing trees to reading-a-book-in-a-hammock plans for this summer.
give me five loves of summer…past (hello…otter pops and my old purple jelly shoes), present or future…and i’ll pick two and send you a mini pack of custom-designed (by moi’) printed linen summer stationery. you’ll likey.
1. her runnin’ around in nothin’ but a diaper.
2. night swims
3. having to move a pile of bikes from behind my car every time i go somewhere. okay, i curse. but secretly, i love the fact that the neighborhood kids choose our house to hang out.
4. sprinklers. i love sprinklers.
5. the summer perfume of cut grass and barbecue smoke, chlorinated pools and hot cement. and baby skin that smells like outside play at the end of the day. yeah, i love that too.
(and a very worthy honorable mention going out to summer corn-on-the-cob, seedless watermelon, memories of hanging clothes out to dry at my grandma’s, and the apache cabin i spent four summers in at camp catch-a-rainbow).
it’s late…time for bed…and it’s thundering peacefully…another evening summer serenade. sigh.
…enjoying the summer things. ~k