Saturday, May 29, 2010

Classic Summer Day

I have deemed it Summer in Austin. I will be spending exactly four hours with students this week, and the rest of my time at week will be spent packing up my classroom in preparations for its use during summer school, grading tests and projects, and doing routine end-of-the-year activities. Vacation is so close that I can taste it. I get giddy at the thought of reading my book during Lydia's naptime, taking some of the reins in the kitchen (gasp!) while Robin and I switch out roles, and I become Lydia's primary caretaker and the one who clocks more hours at home.

This weekend, we are embracing summer. Robin took his bike out this morning, and Lydia and I went for a breakfast taco date. We ran errands, and Lydia took two champion naps. We didn't really eat on a schedule and did fun things as they came to mind.

What came to mind, you ask? We busted out the sprinkler!!! (There's a video at the bottom of the post.)

We played in the wading pool! (Click on this first photo to enlarge it and see Lydia's great facial expression!)

And I got what I have been dreaming of for AGES...


We wrapped up our day having dinner with the Luthers and their birthing group friends at what is possibly the most child-friendly, parent-friendly place in Austin. What a fantastic summer Saturday!


  1. When I come to Austin, Lydia and I are going to play in the sprinkler and the wading pool. These posts are adorable...I mean...adorable. I can hardly wait until June 29.

    Grandma Nette

  2. I'll take one little girl, please! Must. do. pigtails.

    She looks like such a curious and outgoing little girl!

  3. AWESOME pictures. I love her little faces and that suit is ADORABLE.