well, let's see now. it's official! school's out! summer's here! we've done some lake-swimming, strawberry-picking (and then strawberry + peach shortcake eating of course), and you know... the usual. parker is thrilled to have his siblings around most of the day now. said siblings are thrilled to be done with school, and, well, we find a new normal. a vacation normal. you know? it's an adjustment, but a good one. we are down at the jersey shore spending some quality time with cousins and family. i think this summer's going to be a good one. with beaches and lakes and sun and berries and crickets and naps and sunscreen and tank tops and flip flops and most importantly, more mack and mancos pizza.
funny story. one of those 'kids say the darndest things' moments. while strawberry picking, lindsey comes up to me (standing by the man who runs the farm--that's important) exclaiming how william keeps throwing back all the good strawberries she's picking and saying that they're not perfect and how she filled a container and he threw back like all of them and OMG SO MUCH WASTE. awkward. thanks lindsey!