I know that Memorial Day is considered the "unofficial" start of summer, and that the summer solstice, marking the actual beginning of summer, is a couple of weeks away. But none of that matters. The way you can tell that summer has officially begun is Jack starting to play t-ball! Last week, he had his first two games. Few things are as nostalgia invoking or apple pie-y as watching two teams of little kids play baseball. It is adorable and hilarious, and pretty much defines summertime. This is Jack's first year playing, and even if he never plays again, every kid should play summer t-ball at least once. He is still getting the hang of the game, but he enjoys it. He is also one of the oldest kids on the team. I am relieved for him to finally be involved in something where he isn't the youngest! So far, his strengths seem to be making piles of dirt on third base, hugging his friends from the opposing team, and throwing his mitt onto the roof of the dugout. He is having fun and learning, though, so that's what's important!
Another better-than-a-calendar sign that it's summer is the fact that we have already been to the cabin twice! Last year, I'm pretty sure we didn't make it out at all since Addie was just a newborn. We had so much fun both times! The first trip to the cabin, we swam, rode the pedal boat, and got to see Auntie Erica. The second time, Aunt Jane took the kids for rides on the ski boat, (Addie's first boat ride!) Aunt Elaine started to refresh the kids memories on how to swim, and we went tubing! (Harry for the first time. Jack had been once before. Addie stayed safely on land!) We've already had a lot of summer fun, and it's just the first week of June! Looking forward to lots more fun!!!
****Also, the winner of the yarn was April! I will get your prize in the mail sometime this week! Congrats!!!***