~Camping out in the backyard.
~Going for boat rides on the Puget Sound.
~Learning to hate a life jacket : )
~An afternoon nap on the water. Too bad I forgot the camera the day each kid took his/her first solo inner tube ride behind the boat.
~Going to the zoo with friends.
(newborn baby tigers. They weighed the same as Nora the day we happened to be there).
~Watching cheesy animal shows that made Ezra bust a gut.
~Learning to love a dog.
~Getting babysat by a dog (mommy's been reading too many Carl books to the kids!).
~Swimming in the backyard plastic pool.
~Celebrating a 23rd birthday.
~Waving good bye to an Uncle who drove away for his first year of college.
~Celebrating a Special Grandma's birthday.
~Going to Northwest Trek to see local wildlife.
~And, sadly, summer is also about ills and spills. This spill involved splitting her chin on a deck chair. 2 stitches. Grandma is removing them in this picture.
And that is what summer is! What it isn't is over yet. A week and a half yet before my favorite season of all begins!