Now that summer is winding down and school is set to start soon, I thought I'd do a quick recap of our summer format "borrowed" from In the Trenches.
A is for alligator, to which there wasn't any in the lake, despite the fantization of the lifeguards.
B is for blueberries, freshly picked from the fields.
C is for cicada, which emerged in the backyard.
D is for dragonfly. Big, small, red, green, blue or orange. Zipping here and there, stopping to rest.
E is for earrings in six newly pierced ears.
F is for flowers.
G is for new green grass, in the new back yard.
H is for horses, which make parties more fun.
I is for ice cream.
J is for jungle gym, in the back yard. Flips and spins, imagination takes hold.
K is for kindness.
L is for Lyme Disease carried by deer ticks picked up by Meenie in the field picking strawberries.
M is for mud pies made by Moe with her friends the lifeguards.
N is for new tires on the van.
O is for Olympics, which occupied many nights.
P is for penicillin of which there were two. Two separate illnesses, two separate doctor's visits. One type of antibiotic.
Q is for quiet days by the lake.
R is for reptile. Snakes, toads, lizards and frogs. Those are among the things we caught. Little girls with a love of things slimy.
S is for swimming. We went swimming almost every day. If we weren't at the lake, we were at grandma's new pool!
T is for toads, living under a rock.
U is for umbrellas, which were needed in New England for the better part of August.
V is for visits from friends from far away.
W is for wishes on the first star of night.
X is for xtra long vacations with dad.Seven weeks total, and despite all the sickness, we had fun.
Y is for yesterday - our back to school bash, the perfect way to end the summer.
Z is for zzzzzz. Which is what we'll probably be doing that first morning of school.
I'm kicking myself because I did leave my camera home for many of our activities this summer. I opted to enjoy the enjoy the summer without the lens. We had a great summer despite the illnesses that besieged us. The girls were great, and kept the fighting and whining to a minimum. It was great seeing them work together and play together. And it was great seeing Meenie learn to swim (and enjoy doing so) this year.