We have most definitely been experiencing later nights as we approach the middle of Summer! This year, I've given the kids a little more freedom to just explore outside. They are a older now and gone are the days when I need to be right there every minute. This week they've gone on their own adventures in our yard and have really gotten back to the basics. I love these types of lazy weeks when it isn't really necessary for me to plan out an agenda. We don't "have" to be anywhere, no rushing out the door or packing lunches - unless we are heading to the beach! Instead, it's slowing down a bit and outside is waiting!
As an added bonus, they seem to be getting along nicely - no, not always but more. Less fights, more discovery and time to just be kids! This week, they asked me to tie a piece of twine between two trees, they hung a sheet and tied the corners with twine to some sticks to use as anchors. Instant tent = endless hours of fun and two proud girls (not to mention the two proud pups!)
These are the days I hope they always remember.
I know I will!