Friday, February 21, 2014

Better late than never


Summer has apparently been running on Mormon standard time. But thankfully the days are finally staying consistently warm, the cicadas are playing their familiar summer tune, we are sleeping with windows open and for the first time the kids were dying to get wet. Not just tolerate the water, but welcome it with open arms. It's amazing how hot 87 degrees can feel, I had sweat trickling down my forehead as I cooked over the hot stove and with no air conditioning it was a sticky sleepless night. But I didn't mind too much, I was born for days like this.  I'm starting to appreciate the rain more, it means I don't have to water the garden and it's a good excuse to not have to go running or do laundry. I especially love falling asleep to a good rainstorm. But this right here is the good stuff. And please take a moment to admire my tomatoes in the background. It's a good thing Jayden threw a football through one of those glass tiles so that my magic beanstalk could have a place to grow. Man, my thumb sure is green.







I really wanted to pack up the kids and take them to the beach as soon as they walked in the door from school but Jayden had a rugby game that evening. Considering that the cold weather forced me to spend 8/9 of the past games watching from the front seat of the car as the boys scavanged through the seats looking for stale fruit snacks, I didn't mind the chance to watch that cute boy play out in the sunshine. Jason met us after work and I must say, I really like having that guy around more often, fatherhood looks good on him.









5 comments:

Ali said...

Love all your photos always Jamie, but particularly love the first photo in this post. How you caught that lump of water when there's no such thing as a lump of water - unless it's frozen! - I dont know. Wishing you a great weekend, Ali

Janessa said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're finally getting to enjoy some summer! Hot and sweaty never felt so good, right? Is it killing you to have the kids back in school though? All those beaches are calling and you can't run and answer the call! It looks like you're finding lots of great outdoor entertainment though. Glad Jason gets to enjoy so much of it with you too! Great pics, as always!

Jodee said...

I think I may want to re-think our November trip for February... This is about the time where I am overly sick of the cold and rain here in Seattle. I NEED some sunshine!!!! I will just pretend I am sitting in the sun with you watching rugby or picking tomatoes and hanging laundry... ahhh, so dreamy...

Michelle Y. said...

It looks like you guys have had a great summer. Have fun with Melissa! I'm so jealous! BTW, I started printing my blog with blog2print and it is sooo easy. I printed out 2 years in less than an hour. I don't think I can ever print with blurb again. You will have to check it out.

Chelsea said...

Perfect summer pics!

You crack me up-- love the stale fruit snack visual. And hooray for more Daddy time! Jeremy is out of town almost every other week these days and I'm kinda starting to miss the guy! ;)