Summertime. I love summer. I love the long, lazy days. No schedules (mostly). No real daily commitments. Spending lots of time outside. With the kids. Family picnics. Lounging in the shade reading a good book. Or in the nice, cool, air-conditioned house. :) Aaahhh, summer.
Here are a few SOOC shots that represent summer to me ...
Taking the kids to the zoos to see all the cool animals.
Hoping to catch a glimpse of the polar bears IN the water while we are in the tunnel.
Playing at the pool.
Sparklers and fireworks.
Watching all the beautiful flowers bloom.
But my absolute favorite part of summer ...
Raising Monarch butterflies!
We raised 4 butterflies a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the process. Then last year we successfully raised 34 butterflies! It was wonderful watching the transformation from a tiny little caterpillar to a gorgeous butterfly. It was such a great reminder of God's handiwork.
So far this year we have raised 5 butterflies ... 3 males and 2 females. And we currently have one hungry caterpillar munching away. We are hoping to find more caterpillars soon since this is the beginning of the "prime time" to find them.
You might think I'm a bit obsessed with the whole Monarch butterfly thing ... and you might be right! :) I LOVE raising them. And I love that we have an ongoing science experiment in our home all summer long. The kids have learned so much from this.
Anyway, I'll be posting my summer edits on Thursday, so I hope you'll stop back. If you'd like to see more great summer SOOC photos, head over to Jill's.
Make it a wonderful week!