There is nothing like our first trip of the summer to the lake. For the majority of the kids in town today was the last day of school which meant that the lake would basically be ours. With that in mind we packed up and got there as soon as it opened. We found a lovely shady spot near the edge of the water and got settled. As expected we pretty much had the place to ourselves, though as the morning progressed more and more people (most of whom had ltitle littles with them) trickled in. The weather could not have been any more stellar. There was enough of a breeze that it didn't even feel like it was 92 degrees out while we were there. The water was perfectly warm and the girls barely got out once they were in. Sitting there, watching them swim and giggle and pick up right where they left off last summer, I couldn't help but think of all the summers of my childhood, so many of which centered around the water. We'd play for hours and hours and hours only stopping long enough to grab something to eat. Watching my own two do the same thing when we are at the lake makes me wish that they were growing up with it as their backyard. Thankfully, it's not that far from our house but it sure would be fabulous if it was right outside our backdoor!