Monday, June 15, 2009

home, now


Alexi and Abbott spent the weekend at Camp Colman with their Y Guides group. Despite fatigue, they both enjoyed the camp and its activities, and their time together and with their group. One on one time can be a real gift. I feel I got to know Cal in a whole new way over the weekend. I learned, for instance, that he really, really wants his own kitty. For his birthday. Or Christmas. Or whenever. At a park yesterday we encountered a fountain; he asked "is this where wishes are made?" and after I gave him a penny, promptly wished for a kitty of his own. (We have one cat, Cinnamon; her brother Piper died last summer.) The kinds of questions he asked continuously throughout the weekend made me remember wondering about those very same kinds of things when I was a kid.

Today, our first Monday of summer vacation, will probably involve multiple loads of laundry, a couple of errands in the neighborhood, and who knows what else? The not knowing is the beautiful thing about summer.

I hope your week's off to a great start, friends. xoxo

12 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Your're right: that is the beautiful thing about summer. It has an air of foot loose and fancy free.

pve design said...

Guess when the cat's away, the mice will play!
I feel a "cat on a hot tin roof" coming on....this summer!

MrsMama said...

That camp looks like a little boy's dream come true!

Jane Flanagan said...

This is the perfect summer post. It makes me wish for nothing more than a kitten too.

Frau said...

One more week for us and its summer, just wish mother nature would catch on. I hope santa brings a kitty. Love the care free summers enjoy!

KPiep said...

That looks like the greatest weekend ever! The facilities look a lot like the campgrounds that we went to for years and years for church camp.

And my eldest is lobbying for a rabbit....and just this weekend she met the woman who sold me mine when I started showing them through 4-H and the ARBA. Jainey sweetly smiled at us, and told Gillian to come see her when she was ready!

Joyce said...

The weekend sounded like fun for both boys.
Working out of a home office and watching my employer's girls grow up I loved watching or hearing about the one on one times. I think they are so important as kids grow up. Now I get to see/hear about the one on one time from a college and HS ages.

When is Cal's bday? I will keep my fingers cross he will get his wish! xoxo

Anna said...

have a great first day of summer. i hope you get more great days of getting to know your boys even better this summer. and many more wishing fountains!

Ina in Alaska said...

Looked like non-stop fun!

Debi said...

Hey Lecia--My dad (your uncle) told me that you had a blog and it is absolutely breathtaking. I also started a blog back in September, if you are interested in checking it out e-mail me and I'll send you the blogsite address. It's much more intimate than your site, but I thought you might enjoy it. Much love to you and your family--your cousin, Debi

Debbie said...

lecia i just love reading all of your posts...i finally bought a camera, your hubby recommended it to me:) now i have to learn how to use it!!!

Francesca said...

IS the fountain going to grant his wish?