Have I mentioned how summer is my favorite? I try hard to reserve all my weather-related complaints for the winter months and bite my tongue in the summer whenever I start to voice my annoyance at the humidity or mosquitoes (I often fail because they are no joke here in Northern Virginia).
There's no shortage of things to do when the weather is warm. Even the rain isn't so bad when you can jump in puddles and play in the mud. We spend a lot of time adventuring in our backyard, digging for creatures and jumping on the trampoline. I really love how the kids bring about experiences that I would never had had otherwise (hello, giant grub!). This Eastern box turtle showed up in our garage one day and we kept her for a few days, learning all about turtle habits and habitats, before setting her free again.
It's fun to imagine what childhood characteristics these guys might carry with them into the rest of their lives. Like my eldest's love for nature and my youngest's propensity to do everything sooner than his brother did.
I'm also so excited to practice some underwater photography this summer. These were so fun to take at our local Fairfax County RECenter pool.
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