Friday, July 31, 2009

Best Day of Summer

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.








5 comments:

LeAnn said...

Hey, it looks like Max could really use a bib about now....(I'm embarrassed that it's taking me this stinkin' long to get them made but the good news is that I'm about half way there :)

Suzy said...

It looks like you had an amazing day...both the kids and adults!!!

Stephanie said...

That looks like fun! I miss the red dirt.

Shelli said...

So so so SOOO much fun! I wish we could do it again tomorrow! I found some almost new ones for sale for only $6000! :)


http://stgeorge.craigslist.org/boa/1294603255.html

Shane Ellis said...

I love jet skiing. Glad you guys had fun.