Archive for July, 2012


July 27, 2012

Dear Roman,

Summer has been flying by! It feels like the nice weather and vacation just started and yet when I sit down ready to write about your adventures I realize how much has gone on in such a short period. Summers in Seattle really start on July 4th for our family because that’s when the sun comes out  and the fun begins. This summer hasn’t disappointed.

Our good friends drove up from Portland for the 4th of July. We had so much fun hanging with dear friends around our neighborhood. First you got to participate in the local 4th of July parade riding on your scooter. That evening you were able to stay up until past 10pm to watch the fireworks show from our deck. You were amazed by it all! The next few days were spent at the beach, parks, bike riding, playing in the yard with your buddy Nicholas. On a couple occasions we actually heard you say, “this is the best day ever!” You really were having the time of your life.

Next we took a road trip to Seabrook and met  Mimi, Pop, Izzie Dog, Lindsay, Rob and Alec. We spent the days bike riding, swimming and playing on the beach. You and Alec played for hours digging and creating masterpieces in the sand. Every night you collapsed into bed from complete exhaustion from the day of fun. It was a great trip!

Once we returned home we settled into a routine. You started taking outdoor soccer and weekly swim lessons. Each week there are outdoor playdates with friends. Every Tuesday morning we walk down to a concert at the park. There’s afternoons at the farmers market, walks up to the new frozen yogurt shop and tons of playing in the yard.

This weekend you took off for your first ever camping trip with Dad. I hear you’re having the time of your life. Can’t wait to get the details when you return home.

I’ve always loved summertime as a kid. The sunshine, warm weather, swimming pools, long days. As I watch you and your sister this summer I can’t help but be reminded of my childhood. I’m so aware that everything you do at this point on you will likely recall as an adult. I hope this summer is full of lasting memories for you because really that’s what’s it’s all about.