Friday, August 21, 2009

Summer



One of my major goals this summer was to be home every morning so Andrew could take his morning nap. Because, let's face it folks, napping is at the top of my goals list. Now, John may have had a different goal--like making sure Becca got more comfortable with the idea of swimming. But, not me. I went back to my fanatical, "Do NOT mess with the nap schedule" mindset. I learned it from my mom. If it meant I had to leave the house before 11 a.m. I was not doing it. And so the summer unfolded. Rapidly. Before I know what has happened everything is about Back to School and Beware of Quickly Spreading Pandemics. The baby is walking. The pre-schooler is completely potty-trained. The baby is sleeping through the night (oh please Lord don't smite me because I put it in print.) The pre-schooler can finally ride her tricycle.
We've colored every My Little Pony coloring page in existence on the Web. We've played with every toy in the house. We've discovered the joy of sharpening colored pencils. We've left the lid off of the sandbox through a few too many rain showers. We've found and captured and tortured every toad within a 2 block radius. We've travelled. We've gone to the creek. We've gone fishing. We've had swim lessons and gymnastics class. We've had visitors. We've eaten fresh peach pie. We've had picnics and gone to playgrounds. We've done the summer reading program at the library. We've gone to the pool and the gym. And, most importantly, most importantly, we've napped.

11 comments:

Bevo said...

We Martin girls treasure our precious sleep.

Beautiful photos of your family - I miss you all!

sa_grammy said...

Best of all you all have taught me the value of naps.

Jen said...

Love the recap!

Angela said...

My summer is a blur right now! After reading your post, I don't feel like we did that much. But it is late and my mind feels like mush.
I love the nap schedule too. Hard to be flexible around the morning nap.

sgtsharp said...

Beautiful Pics! Hay! Us Sharps like our naps Too! I really learned how to nap in the Marines.
Say was one of the pics taken in Pine City by crosslake?
We had a great summer cool days & nights going to try & where shorts all winter, except snowblowing if we get any snow this winter

Katie said...

Jim--Yes, that is Cross Lake in the background. You're good!

Natalie said...

Naps are like religion in my home! Naps=happy mom!

Great pics. Glad you had a great summer! For sure, you accomplished more than I would have had I not moved. I was much less motivated than you!

The Quinn Report said...

I'm scared! We're thinking of getting rid of Salem's naps so she'll start going to bed earlier! Oh my GOD, NO.....; I LOVE those 2 hours a day where I should be getting stuff done, but find myself sitting in front of the computer checking on my peeps!

Katie said...

Noel, GAH!!!!! I can't fathom the thought of giving up naps. Can you try still having the nap, but waking her up an hour and a half into it? And then at bedtime, letting her read in bed for a while?

Lost in Space said...

Danger, Will Robinson!

sgtsharp said...

hey its Tuesday how about a update