I started this post a couple days ago:
In no particular order:
* Keeping up with the laundry.
*Actually cooking dinner.
*Not having to rush out the door in the morning.
*Having time to notice Christian's eyelashes when he's looking down at an art project.
*Having time to notice how Victoria moves her little fingers under a hand dryer at a restaurant.
*Lunching with a friend.
*MOA right when it opens and getting a first row parking.
*Staying up as late as I want with Mark.
*Swimming at Liv's until bedtime.
*Reading a magazine on the beach.
*Planning vacations and getaways.
*Watching the kids' faces at the zoo.
*Having time to organize whatever I want.
*Cuddled on the couch immediately after waking, with my three year old, watching a movie of his choice. Top faves right now are Polar Express and Scooby Doo & the Lake Monster
*Watching my kids learn how to do something new - Victoria has learned how to do the monkey bars and jump rope both in the past two weeks and Christian can ride a big boy bike AND use the brakes.
*Having so many open days ahead of us, there's no pressure to jam things in each day. Even though, I continue to jam things in every day.
But this morning I realized my ulitimate #1 thing to do in the summer is:
Being the first people at the beach at 8:30 in the morning on the hottest day of the summer.
It was absolute bliss.