Do you remember what summer was like when you were a kid? When school would end, you'd look at this enormous expanse of free time ahead of you, rejoicing. Then, the middle of July would hit, and you'd be bored stiff; even playing in the sprinklers didn't sound fun. But August began and with it, the back-to-school sales and you knew your hours were limited before you had to spend everyday indoors again.
Summer feels different as an adult, particularly as a parent. But as summer is winding down this year, I definitely feel the pinch to fit in all the fun we can before school starts. Especially since this year Isaiah starts first grade, and all-day school. Well, I feel like it's okay that school will start in a couple of weeks because we've had our "best day of summer." Yesterday we rented some jet skis and went to Sand Hollow Reservoir with Adam's sister, Shelli, her husband, Ben, and their kids. Saying we had a good time doesn't begin to describe what an experience we had. The sun was shining, but not too brightly, the water was warm, there was a nice breeze, we had a great beach, and a handful of hours to play and play and play. Both Isaiah and Katie told me, at various points in the day, that it was the best day of their life. It was pretty great, I have to say.