When I think of childhood and summertime, today seems quintessential.
Seems to me today only needed dragging sticks along while ambling on the railroad tracks.
Our day was begun outside... painting and running.
Mostly at the same time.
And we turned things over to investigate the Things That Live Under.
We employed a couple of plastic cups for some classic fun.
And a couple more to check out air pressure and blast offs.
We dropped paint in a few bubble dishes
and created master pieces.
And played in and around the pool.
Came back inside to rest by the tellie when it was realized that staying up very late and waking up very early (being too alive and excited for anything else) was a bit much for even the most enthusiastic.
Some of us were introduced to the art of spinning (a big hit, that)
One of us learned to climb our favorite neighborhood climbing tree All By Herself.
And one of us caught tiny fish while most of us enjoyed the trying.
We enjoyed the playground
and wide open spaces
and even got to play in a warm summer's rain.
Eventually, regretfully, it was time to say goodbye to Cousins,
but they left us with Birthday Presents to console us.