"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." ~ Henry James
Right up there with:
There's lots of words that I like......
|Kevy and the Sun.|
Everything is more fun on vacation. Even bathtime:
Especially, when three of one's four children fall off the dock and into the lake over the course of one's Vacation.
This one fell off right here:
I'm convinced the maker of lifejackets is a Mama. That handy dandy neck handle is perfect for reaching down and scooping up a floundering child who has stepped right off of the wharf.
|I was literally 6 inches away from her....|
Ransom was standing on the wharf one minute and was floating in the lake the next.
It was eventful. Eventful and Hairy.
For the Bookers, Vacation = Eventful and Hairy.
But, also.....THIS. Vacation = this, too.
Cribbage and coffee.
Canoeing the lake on brave explorations.
Finding bullfrogs and crayfish.
Perfecting the fly fishing cast.
I gained five pounds in nine days. No joke.
It wasn't pretty.
|Red Onion Pizza. Our favorite pizza place in the whole wide world.|
My idea of Bliss is getting up before everyone else to read and have a cup of coffee, big family breakfast, and then sitting on the wharf - soaking up the sun - for hours. Then, maybe a trip into town for some ice cream, a boat ride maybe, and then back to camp for the evening to watch the sunset and have a bonfire. Slow and easy. All together. Staying at camp for an entire day at least once or twice.
Kaden would follow right along with this idea of a dreamy vacay. Jesse wants action, adventure, and treats - very little time in the boat; Ransom wants treats; and London wants to go anywhere or do anything that involves never allowing her Mama to sit for a second and anything that involves causing massive messes or major amounts of heart palpitations.
We did it all, and we took turns keeping London alive.
Lots of fishing - but maybe not as much as Kev and Kaden would have wanted.
Lots of treats - but never as many as ANY of the kids would have loved. (Candy store 4 times!)
Cozy times at camp - with naptimes being sacred for the Mama - who napped on the dock at the same time.
It was lovely.
It was fun, and it was crazy.
We came home more tired, but more filled up, with everyone happy.
I really like the alive part.