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May 31, 2011
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It’s officially summer vacation around here. The kiddo’s last day of school was last week, so we’ve been living it easy the past few days: sleeping in, staying on our pajamas until lunchtime and all that good stuff.

The first few days were a little rough – the kiddo really loved school and the structure it gave to his days. It’s been better lately, but I think we still need to add a little structure to the days.

The end of last week wasn’t great weather-wise – it was cold and rainy – but Memorial Day turned out to be glorious. It was 85 and sunny, though rather windy as well.

We figured it would be a good day to break out the new sprinkler the kiddos got from the Easter Bunny.

They had a great time.

They also refused to face the camera for the first 10 or so shots. So I figured I’d just take what they gave me.

At first the kidlet wasn’t quite sure what to think of the sprinkler. But as she got more comfortable, she got closer and closer. Until she was doing things like this.

The kiddo, on the other hand, had a blast running round and around and through it.

The kidlet also liked to try and drink from it. She wasn’t very successful, but that didn’t stop her.

I think the sprinkler will see a lot of use this summer, as will the new “aquatic center” in town (ie, fancy swimming pool). You’ll find us hanging out in the toddler splash pool as the kiddo won’t take swimming lessons for another year.

This is really the first time since I was 14 that I haven’t had to work during the summer. I know, being a stay-at-home mom is still “work” to some, but it doesn’t feel like it. It’s actually kind of nice to be able to sleep in some, enjoy the nice weather with the kiddos and do fun things with them. There are plenty of county parks we can explore, programs to enjoy at the Library, projects to work on, walks to take, and maybe some high school baseball games to watch. There’s also the county fair in July, which is always a big hit. This year we can go every day, instead of just the two or three we could usually get to when we lived in our old city. Mmm… I can almost taste the homemade ice cream!

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