I'm sad to see the summer come to an end. It was a time of tremendous productivity with my new book, and lots of ordinary magic with the kids. There are things that I will particularly miss:
This lovely stove, with Anya's artwork above it:
My pantry (I do so love pantries):
Sam's moon painting:
Walks along the breakwater:
Sam's rediscovery of sketching:
Anya discovering a love of reading while snacking:
And, of course, there's the tub. I might just miss the tub most of all:
But, although I am not looking forward to a rushed pace when the school year starts, there are reasons that it's good to be back:
It's so interesting seeing how lush things have gotten since I left in late May. On my morning walk, I went past sunflowers taller than me! (I adore sunflowers).
Oh, and we have a sitter coming over tonight! First time in about 3 months.
The kids were getting antsy toward the end of our time in Maine. It is time for them to get back to their regular school year routines.
And, although I hope to keep the craziness at bay during the semester, I think it's time for me to be around more people in my daily life than I was over the summer.
We did bring some things back from Maine. The kids are still doing lots of art, and we plan trips to the library soon. And they've already requested pancakes for dinner:
What will you miss from summer? What do you look forward to as fall approaches?