Despite the fact that Connor technically has 2 more weeks of school before summer vacation (or if you ask him, 6 1/2 days of learning), it felt like summer today. The boys stayed up late last night. They slept in woke up promptly at 7:00 a.m. just like always. Logan, Cami, and I were in and out of HEB by 9:00 a.m. By 12:15 we were at the pool, armed with a picnic lunch and plenty of pool toys and sunscreen. I planned on staying at the pool for quite awhile, but Camryn just didn’t get the memo about taking a nap in her stroller today, so I headed back home at 1:30 with a very cranky, very tired baby. Derek and the boys stayed a couple more hours, and when they arrived home, the boys wasted no time and played for hours in the backyard. We had hamburgers and corn on the cob for dinner and ice cream for dessert. It really was the perfect summer day. I can judge the quality of a summer day by how my boys smell at the end of it. Do they smell like wet puppies? Check. It was a good day.
Warning: Picture overload.
This next group of pictures probably deserves its own post, but every time I think about doing that, I never get around to posting them. That would explain why I have about 20 blog drafts, just waiting to be finished and published. Chances are I will never get around to finishing them.
Connor and Camryn have a sweet, special little bond. They love each other so much, and Connor is so incredibly sweet to his baby sister. She has brought out a side in him that I had not really seen before. We were playing in the backyard earlier today, and I asked Connor to keep an eye on Cami while I ran inside for just a minute. When I got back outside, I saw this.
And they did this. Camryn tackled Connor over and over and over again, and both of them laughed with delight every single time.
He is such a good big brother. He loves her, and I pray that they always have a special bond just like they do right now.
Don’t tell Derek (oh wait, he reads this blog), but it’s moments like this, it’s days like today that make me want to have more babies. I mean, just look at them! Our life is so rich and so full. I am blessed.