I have to admit that I didn't enjoy last Summer as much as I would have liked. We were still trying to figure out Olivia's health issues, I was still apprehensive about going places with an often unhappy baby, not to mention flat-out fearful of trying to manage three kids on my own in public, none of us were sleeping well so we were all a bit grumpy (to say the least), and let's face it, I was still a post-hormonal blubbering mess most days (keeping it real, folks!). But now that the health issues are gone, I'm blessed with a much happier and easier-to-manage baby, now that I've gained enough confidence to easily and comfortably juggle all three kids outside of the house on my own, and now that life is just generally more peaceful and calm - I'm really looking forward to an entire Summer with all three little ones. I have tons of plans for fun at-home activities and crafts, traveling to a few places, visiting family and friends, continuing to build upon what the kids learned in school this past year, and balancing it all out with quiet (heh!) and relaxing days as well.
And more than anything, I am simply soaking it all up, reveling in the here and now, and enjoying this beautiful season of life.