I honestly feel like we're "doing it right" this year. Swimming lessons, but not every day. Camps and classes, but not too many. Playdates, but only a couple of times a week. The swimming pool, library, children's museum, and movie theater whenever we feel like it. Ice cream cones and popsicles, a little more often than usual. And now…now we're on vacation.
As it turns out, it was a good thing we followed through on our tradition of cooling off with a Dairy Queen treat on the first day the temperature reached 90 degrees, because a couple of weeks ago we drove by Dairy Queen (we had been waiting to go again until the temperature reached 100 degrees) and the building had been torn apart for renovations.
It was also a good thing we followed through on part two of the Dairy Queen tradition - staging a family carwash - because if we hadn't, I wouldn't have these adorable pictures of Will and Hallie (not) washing my car.
They did a terrible job - Will scrubbed the entire vehicle but managed to remove absolutely no dirt, while Hallie focused all of her energy on one two-inch square of tire - but I couldn't have cared less because they
What a wonderful way to kick off the summer season!