Summer is definitely coming to a close. Next week is the last full week of summer vacation for my kids before school starts. It always makes me a little sad to see the kids return to school. Don’t get me wrong, I could use the alone time. But, summer has this special magic. Something about the lazy mornings, laid-back schedule, bathing suit tan lines on my kids and dinner at 7 o’clock because the sun is still up.
Summer means sand in the car, flip flops on the feet and sleepovers.
Marco polo in the pool, boogie boarding at the beach and sand castles lining the shore.
Popsicles, ice cream cones and root beer floats.
Barbecues, picnics and impromptu dinner parties with friends.
Sundresses, shorts and t-shirts stained from slushies.
Tomatoes in the garden, corn on the cob and smiles dripping with watermelon juice.
Steak on the grill, chicken on the grill… what doesn’t taste good on the grill?
And of course, a Berry-Rhubarb Crisp with Pistachios.
Sweet summer strawberries, blueberries bursting with juice, sour stalks of rhubarb.
A warm summer hug wrapped in a bowl.