“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James
Summer is one of the blessings that came with moving closer to family. Although I am not a fan of the heat and high humidity, I am a fan of pool time with family. Graham loves pool time at Nana’s. Our neighborhood pool is wonderful and is very family friendly.
The kids live 25 minutes away, but every once in awhile they come south for a sleepover. We love those times, and so do they,
We get to enjoy big and small moments in their lives like first crawls and giggle moments. Movie time and snacks just before bedtime finish off the day. ‘
Morning comes early with little one. Pancakes and Disney and playing with Daddy’s toys from when he was a boy.
Matchbox, Playmobile, pirates and spaceships. They all mix together for wonderful playtime imaginings.
It reminds me of one of my favorite children’s books, The Napping House by Audrey Wood and illustrated by her husband – Don Wood.
“And on that granny / there is a child / a dreaming child / on a snoring granny / on a cozy bed / in a napping house, / where everyone is sleeping.”