This Summer the heat has been different. A sticky humid heat, rather then a burning dry heat. Humidity only relieved through the wonderful Summer storms. With rain bucketing down in great sheets. My dog urgently racing around anxious from the sound of thunder. As the children and I sing

I hear thunder, I hear thunder, 
hark don’t you, hark don’t you
pitter patter raindrops, pitter patter raindrops
I’m wet through, so are you

After the downpour – or sometimes during – my big boy and I check for flood areas. Our new home has a few spots where in a heavy rain we can end up with quite the pool of water. He thinks this is a great adventure!

This Summer we have spent many a morning outside until lunchtime. At a park, river or garden. Playing, just playing, exploring and picnicking. Wherever there are sticks my boy is happy. And my daughter has a brilliant war cry for their games!

Other mornings have been spent in our garden. Weeding, paving, tidying. While the children check for strawberries and tomatoes. Soon I think we will get chickens. We have an egg basket ready!

And my little babe wants to join in the fun. My lad picks him up and takes him along to play. My daughter happily makes him laugh. My babe crawls to their games and they build him cubby houses.

These are special days.

Warmly, Kelly

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  • Reply Kim February 9, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Ah, you have me dreaming of summer. Your days sound wonderful, even the humid heat. Love your nature table.

  • Reply Bekka Joy February 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

    It’s been a funny Summer here too… we haven’t had the quilt off our bed… and had the fire on at night on several occasions… Or we’d have the a/c going at night only to be woken in the early morning and it’s under 10’C again!
    Love this post… those crocheted suns are amazingly coloured! And love hearing about your gorgeous kiddies as they grow! x

  • Reply We Do Waldorf February 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Beautiful words Kelly! We’ve been enjoying our summer very much this year – a much milder season than in any recent years I can recall. I love your wood etched fairy door and trees, by the way! Did you make these yourself? They’re stunning.

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