Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer's unoficially over :(

I've been counting down the days until school starts for the past week. Tomorrow, the day will finally come. I'm excited for the kids because they miss their friends and both do well at school that it's not really a dreadful day for them. I will also finally be able to get some work done.

As clock ticks down the hours and minutes, I realize I will miss them and not miss them at the same time, which is kind of a weird feeling. First day of school to me always feels like the summer is over and we need to start getting ready for winter (which reminds me that I need to book skiing lessons tomorrow).

So, as a tribute to Summer 2012, I thought I'd share with you my most memorable moments:
  • Camping in July: First setting up the tent in rain, then baking in 45 degrees Celsius. Hiding out in visitors center to cool off. My kids making another 16km bike trail and their chocolate ice cream. Perfect camping trip.
  • Swimming lessons - kiddies finally made it to level 6: so proud of them
  • Having our campfire in the back yard
  • Enjoying coffee with my hubby on the patio
  • picking about 50 tomatoes in my backyard, peeling them and cooking for sauce to be used in the future
  • Our trip to New York - probably the highlight of the summer
  • My daughter's soccer games and the dive she took to save the ball. What an awesome team they had!
  • My son's soccer development practices - what a great coach! The man was simply born to be a coach!
  • The kids devotion to their Karate. I can't believe they remember all those moves.
  • Kids sleeping in until 10 or 11 in the morning. How many times in our lives do we get to do that?
The passing of this summer reminds me of how quickly time goes by. Another year, another grade, a new season (soon), yet I remember when I was my kids age so vividly. It seems like yesterday. So, even at a time when I'm looking forward to a quiet home and a schedule, it saddens me that they're growing up. They'll never be this age again and how much I enjoy having my loud munchkins (if the older one saw this post he'd say I'm embarrassing him).

So, if school starts for your kids tomorrow like for mine, take the time to remember your summer, because no matter how small or how big your adventures were, I'm sure you won't have the same one next year. Perhaps it will be better, perhaps worse, but definitely not the same.

What will you remember most from your summer?


Shelly said...

My daughter tore her miniscus this summer while at work. I revealed the cover to my novel, Secondhand Shoes. My second grandson turned one. And I totally forgot my brother's birthday.

Hugs and chocolate,

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No kids, and since it's really hot here, it still feels like summer. I do remember days of sleeping until noon though. Can't do it anymore. (Sucks to grow up!) said...

It looks and sounds like you have a wonderfully full life.

No kids or family here either. Summer kind of blends into the rest of the year for me, though it's my favorite season.


Lynda R Young said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant summer! I'm heading into warmer weather now here in Oz.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Sounds like you had a great summer.

I'll remember my son turning 13 this summer - and the wet camping trip we took that week - and the lovely meal we had to celebrate. Unfortunately a lot of my memories are rain-related, so I'll stop typing now in case I start to sound too British! :-)