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Has Summer Arrived? Their Happy Smiles Say 'Yes'!

The weather these past two weeks have been ridiculous — & by that I mean, hot. Who knew summer would arrive so early — technically I believe we are still in Spring, but the thermometer tells otherwise.

While I am not a fan of the heat and sun, my kids take a different take on it. For them it means daylight much longer, lots of time at the playground and popsicles.  We get to break out of our dinnertime routine and have more fun.

The past few weeks we have done just that. Instead of their ‘quiet time’ before bed, we go out to the playground for 2 hours after dinner. They run out their sillies, get a chocolate treat for desert and enjoy the extra sunlight.

So far, the not-quite-yet summer has been a good one:


  • So, Tired. 1 of 6
    So, Tired.
    After the crazy month we have had, not even make up and a breeze can make me look human.
    Photo credit: Accustomed Chaos
  • Bean Riding a Bike! 2 of 6
    Bean Riding a Bike!
    Bean has had a rough month too and here she is a week after her surgery and RIDING A BIKE (kind of). She was so excited, as you can tell by her smile.
    Photo credit: Accustomed Chaos
  • “The Elders” – Best Friends 3 of 6
    "The Elders" - Best Friends
    Inseparable best friends. You can see the chocolate left on their face after they enjoyed a summer popcicle.
    Photo credit: Accustomed Chaos
  • My Lovelies 4 of 6
    My Lovelies
    My hearts. They have been enjoying going to the playground after dinner and just before bed lately.
    Photo credit: Accustomed Chaos
  • Big Brother Teaches Littlest Sister to Ride 5 of 6
    Big Brother Teaches Littlest Sister to Ride
    Proof I am a lucky mom - my kids are amazingly supportive of one another.
    Photo credit: Accustomed Chaos
  • Dinner Picnic & Costumes 6 of 6
    Dinner Picnic & Costumes
    Great weather yesterday brought my kids outside for dinner (gluten free pizza) -- complete with costumes.
    Photo credit: Accustomed Chaos

I am excited to find what the summer-summer brings to us. With the kids at an age where they will enjoy certain things more (like the ZOO!), I am hoping we will find the time and energy to have ourselves a great summer.

::Do you and your family have anything big and fun planned for the summer?::

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