My step son has been grown and out of the house for quite some time. Once a year we play host to our god children and remember the lifestyle of parenting. We had the first part of our week at the beach. Lots of long walks, some hiking and goofing around on the boardwalk. I love the quiet times for art and funny walking on the beach. Today we are expecting hoooooot weather on our mountain so the kids are helping with keeping animals cool, watering gardens and doing some harvesting. My god daughter and I will be making a tea blend to send home to mom and there may be a knitting lesson later. The older godson can't wait to go jump in that river at the temperature zenith. This has been such a fun week! We are staying as busy as possible so we don't think about it ending soon.