Falling for Summer

The girls playing in the Amicolola Creek, at the top of the Falls. Just a few feet beyond here, is the 729 foot plummet down!

We’ve been out of school for 5 weeks now.

FIVE weeks. Can you believe it?

In the past 5 weeks, we have really lived it up. We’ve gone kayaking in Rhode Island, tubing down the Chattahoochee River in Helen, GA, and yesterday, we hiked up to the top of Amicolola Falls, the tallest waterfall in the southeast (the 4 year-old had no trouble racing up the 425 steep steps to get there). We’ve also completed 5 weeks worth of daily swimming lessons (I don’t even have to get in the pool with my 4 year-old anymore– she can swim in the deep end herself), and have gone to the pool nearly every other day to hang out. We’ve seen a movie or two in the theater, and checked out hundreds of books from the library. We’ve had a lemonade stand and completed our daily writing prompts. We’ve been playing basketball in the driveway and badminton in the backyard. We’ve even hosted a barbecue.

Yes, we have “done” summer.

The Big Girls have art camp this week (their only week of camp this summer), and let’s just say it’s about damn time. We could use a little more structure in our lives, and I’m thankful to Camp for providing it. (The Big Girls are, too. They woke up extra early this morning to get ready!)

This week, I’m finishing the revisions to my novel (almost there…), and hoping to have a few hours of babysitting for my youngest so I can actually run! errands! alone! And make a doctor’s appointment without! taking! children! along!

Come back tomorrow for a great WHEN DO YOU WRITE post!

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