Monday, June 4, 2012

Slip Slidin' Away

I wish the title of this post was about some water fun that involved sliding, but alas instead it is about the fleetingness of summer. Of course, there has been fun in the water too, and strawberry picking, and grilling, and chasing lightening bugs in the dark, but it just all feels like it is going so fast. Too fast.
I remember when summer seemed like an endless stretch of time that lollygagged out in front of you, and fall was merely a distant point on the horizon. But now with two kids, a husband who's research schedule goes into high gear in the summertime, and a house and lawn that need extra tending in months with good weather, I feel like I spend my days grasping around trying to get my bearings while my eye is fixed firmly to a telescope. Needless to say, I have a nasty case of vertigo most days.

Let me take this evening to try to cover at least one of the iconic summer moments we have already experienced -

We went strawberry picking.

On the Wednesday before Wiggle's last day of school, we piled into the car, even though the forecast threatened rain, and drove an hour straight west to a bare bones strawberry farm. The weather held out, the location was absolutely charming, and the strawberries were delicious. Wiggle's favorite food right now is strawberries, so he was in hog heaven. I think we all were a little.
Heading into the fields
Showing Daddy a specimen
Giving Buster a snack break
No leaf went unturned
This kid knows how to channel Norman Rockwell
Pure joy
Picking strawberries is serious business
Two of my favorite guys
Looking satisfied with the haul
The haul
A long overdue family photo

That's all for now. In order to keep the slipping at bay, I have to try to balance my time between living these moments and recording them, and right now I'm going to choose to rest up to live some more of them tomorrow.                                                                                                               


  1. You've captured it again, Ali! What a wonderful post. And I LOVE the pics!

  2. What beautiful pictures, especially the family photo.