How is it July is well underway and I feel like summer has only just begun? One vacation down, one more to look forward to! I am still searching for that sense of lazy days of summer, but so far my days have felt more like this:
i am getting pretty good with the chinese yo-yo
Enough time as passed for Cowgirl's seedling to grown into 3 full green beans:
And while I run around tending to all of our various projects, Cowgirl is busy being the social butterfly.
impressing a new friend with her soda gargling skills (she spilled more than she drank; he was smitten)
It seems like summer is a juggling act between play and more play; lots of gatherings with family and friends to keep us on the move and then the usual list of unexpected events (a flat tire, a sick dog, a broken air conditioner - all in one week!) Often the end of the day finds me feeling spent, but in the way Cowgirl exhausts herself: from packing in all the sunshiny goodness.
And always, there is time to unwind in our favorite way - Spa Night! The big tub, soothing jets, new bubble bath and splashes of icy cold water refresh even the most exhausted among us.
this is a game that could go on for hours: sitting by the faucet and repeatedly splashing cold water into her face, squealing with delight and thrashing all around. the joy is infectious!
(I know - how much longer will she let me get away with bathtub shots? Sigh ... the fleeting joys of a mama and her camera!)
Check out more images of summer here: Unravelling Together (My latest diptych contribution is up!) And later today, Cowgirl will select the winner of our latest painting, Celebration Elephant. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, along with a sneak peak of the next piece we will be giving away.
How does your summer look so far? Is it lazy or crazy or a bit of both?