I think I feel like this at the end of every summer. At least the last two, anyway. We’ve been in a heat wave of sorts with temps in the high 20’s and low 30’s. It’s great for harvest as the crops are turning fast which means they’ll be ready to be combined faster. But, back to my first point – I feel that I’m ready for summer to be over. I love living in Alberta where we get 4 defined seasons…even if some seasons don’t last long. I’m ready for fall, boots, sweaters, the leaves to fall off the trees, for harvest to really get going – it’s my favorite time of year. But for now? We’ll enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer, and say goodbye to the summer of 2013.
Other than our trip to BC, we didn’t really get out much this summer. We managed to make it to the lake twice, two weekends in a row, as it were. Unfortunately the trip to the lake is about a 3.5 hour round-trip, we wish it was closer, but we’re lucky enough to be able to get out and get away. It was hard for me to fully enjoy myself at the lake this year with the baby who will not nap. He dozed off for a few minutes on the boat, but that’s about it. He did nap in the car seat on the way home both times, but it makes for a reeeeeeally long day. Next summer should be better in that regard, he’ll almost be 2 – eek!
To keep cool at home we’ve spent some time in the pool on our deck. Ethan really loves the water and enjoys splashing around!
It’s been so much fun for me to see Ethan growing up this summer and to see him bonding with Braden and playing. Braden loves to show Ethan how to do things and takes really good care of his baby brother – always looking out for him.
I’m looking forward to making lots more memories over many more summers with these amazing boys that God has blessed me with! Goodbye summer, hello fall!