Summer is wrapping up, isn't it? The end of August is slowly sneaking up on me, and I'm just grateful for these years before back to school, when summer will last as long as the weather does. We've still got time for swimming and bike rides and adventures outside. And thank goodness, because I really don't know what we're going to do with ourselves when it's too cold to venture outside!
With two little girls, you wonder as you set out to remote sunflower fields if it's going to be worth it. The time in the car, porta potties for the potty trainee, missing bedtime, a forecast of possible rain, and what if they don't enjoy it? Annie was a good sport last year, but she was way more interested in the barnyard animals than she was in the flowers.
But we're finding that all of that is just part of the experience. We are doing it for them, after all. For all of us, really. Emma was a good sport, a little buddy along for the ride. And I must say it was much more fun to carry her in my arms this year than to be 8 months pregnant like I was last year! And Annie? She wanted to drive every tractor and run through the rows and rows of towering sunflowers. She got ridiculously dirty, and had to go to the bathroom at the least convenient time, but she had so much fun, making us laugh with her big, almost-three-year-old personality and imagination.
Gas, price of admission- it was absolutely worth it to slow down and roam around the fields of flowers with just our favorite people. Especially because the blooms won't last- and neither will these short years before our girls are grown!