Summer vacation is full on. Constant activity and noise, and all three children. Together. All the time.
Any time spent with just one child is a bonus. One on one time is important, and very hard to engineer over the summer, so I grab any opportunity.
While my eldest was away at residential camp, the younger two went to Lego Camp.
Lego Camp was awesome! Both kids enjoyed it immensely and my daughter can’t wait for next year when she gets to go for the full day. But, this year she could only do half days, which left us with three hours each day to spend together.
We had lunch, went swimming, chilled out in the garden and went to the park.
We enjoyed a lovely hour playing and enjoying the sunshine. The park was so quiet, it felt like we had the place to ourselves.
It’s such a beautiful setting, and being able to sit back and enjoy watching my daughter play with the bonus of an amazing view is a rather lovely way to spend time.
I’m going to miss our time, just the two of us, once she starts Kindergarten next week, so I’ll take any opportunity for moments like this one.
Having fun with my children over summer vacation is my absolute priority. The blog comes very much second (or fifth, or fiftieth) on my list. BUT, last summer I missed keeping a photo journal of our activities. It’s such a wonderful thing to look back on, and it is the reason I started writing this blog in the first place. These ‘Snapshots’ posts are a way for me to record the moments, but not feel obliged to write War and Peace. Capture the days as they happen. No SEO, no pinnable images, no stress. Just keeping those moments from running away.