While the rest of the continent was experiencing an oppressive heat wave, Vancouver remained cool and rainy all throughout June and into early July. Finally, though, summer has arrived. My children are soaking up every minute. I think summer was made for kids, with its spray parks and wading pools and no school to get in the way. I loved summer when I was a child. The long evenings are perfect for spending at the park, or taking a walk through your neighbourhood. Or maybe, if you’re really lucky, your parents will round everyone up to go out for ice cream after dinner.
(I make my own ice cream – my kids are rarely lucky. Although they do get ample supplies of fresh homemade ice cream, so it’s not like it’s all bad for them.)
This past weekend was gorgeous here in Vancouver, with true summer weather making its debut at long last. Here’s what our first foray into a good stretch of warm weather looked like for my family.
Scenes From a Summer Weekend
The farm where my egg buying group gets its eggs
After this weekend our vitamin D levels are higher, the skin on our hands is a little bit browner, and the fans have all been dug out of storage. We’ve been eating out of our garden, and drinking water from the hose. For now, we’re soaking up every minute of the season we can get our hands on, and hoping it’s here to stay for a while.
What about you – what did your weekend look like?