Friday, June 17, 2011

Feels Like Summer

Summer may not officially start until next week, but it already feels like summer to me. This past week has been FULL of fun summer activities, like the following.

1. Tigers game! I love going to baseball games and had a blast at my first game of the season. Plus, check out how great these seats are! And bonus, the Tigers won.

2. Olde time baseball! (aka historic baseball) at Greenfield Village. This is one my favorite summer activities. Baseball played with 1860 rules? Love it. I bought a season pass so expect more historic baseball game posts this summer.

3. New Kids on the Block/Back Street Boys concert. Where do I even begin?? The concert could NOT have been more fun. I'm so glad I got to go with my sisters. I lost my voice almost completely from singing and screaming but wow, couldn't have been more fun. I honestly don't even know what else to say about it. One of the most fun nights of my life to date though, that much I can say for sure. (And if case you were wondering, Jordan and I did fall in love, so be looking for your "save the date!")

4. My friend Sarah and I helped a turtle in need today. I took today off so I could recover from the concert, and Sarah had a half day today, so we met up in the afternoon for a nice long bike ride. On our ride, while going through a more rural area, we spotted a turtle who was struggling to get up on the sidewalk. Look at his little arm, reaching up!

We then spent 15 minutes worrying about him and wondering where he was going anyway. Eventually I carried him over to a little pond which he charged full speed into. When he didn't come out of the water for a long time (yes, we were watching and waiting - we got very invested in this turtle) Sarah worried that he was drowning and that we had assisted in his suicide attempt.

Neither of us knows anything about turtles but I assured her that since many turtles live in or near water, they must be able to hold their breaths or something. We stood on the raised train tracks watching it for a long time, though we were briefly distracted by tadpoles.

At that point I said to Sarah, "we're a real life Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn." To put Sarah's mind at ease about the turtle, I grabbed a piece of broken train track wood and lifted the turtle out of the muck to make sure he was still alive. He was and we went on with our ride.

I just wrote four paragraphs about seeing a turtle today.

5. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has begun! Sarah and I went tonight with her brother David, and loved it. We were especially amused by the Detroit Party Marching Band (pictured). When the Ann Arbor summer festival starts, summer starts.

6. On our way back to the car, we spotted the SURE sign of summer: fireflies (not pictured). Fireflies are so magical.

Summer! Summer!!!Summer!!!!!

Sorry, that was "Summer Elizabeth" - she comes out a few months of the year and it's hard for me to control her.

Has your summer started yet?


Angela said...

Yeah, our summer is in full swing. I have a hard time enjoying it though.
I see the walls for most of it and only go out at night when the temps drop down to the 90s.

Elizabeth Downie said...

I suppose for those of you living in hot places, winter must be the time you rejoice! But the opposite is true here!!! :)

Heather said...

NKOTBSB OR BUST! It was the most fun ever!

Heather said...

That is a lot of fun things to do so far. Avacado is out of school so summer has started in our house. We've gone out on bro in laws boat about 5 times and mikeys jet ski (sweet!) Even scrappy sue went on the jet ski and loved it. We started putting up the pool and are going garaging this morning, that means summer to me! Whoot whoot! Fun times ahead too!

Sara said...

Yeah summer!! I'm home for a stretch here. Would love to meet up! If you're going to an old timey baseball game, let me know! :)

Anonymous said...

So fun! I LOVE summer! I think it is so much more appreciated in states where it is cold and gross for many months of the year! I've been in summer mode for about a month already (yikes) and will be until I start my placement in August. I'm moving to AZ in a month though, so i'm trying to soak up the beautiful new england summer weather while i can before hot, hot, hot!

The Tame Lion said...

Yeah! Summer! :)
Wow! Cool activities! I wish I could do that too.....

Katherine said...

Summer really is the The highlight of my almost-summer so far has been, of course, NKOTBSB with my hermanas!!!! It was the best night ever!!!! ;) I spent a pleasant afternoon at Meijer Gardens a few weeks ago, too, which felt very summery, and have been riding my bike some. I also went to a bbq at some friends' place a couple of weeks ago, which I love! AND got to go to Ann Arbor's Summer Fest - that always spells summer to me!

{jaclyn} said...

haha, 'summer elizabeth'. i can relate! for those of us who live in the northern states summer always seems like a dream! i can't believe it's already here. my schedule is booked up for the summer and blogging has definitely been taking a back seat as a result. happy days!

Limequat said...

I love stories about people helping animals! Hooray! We've started getting tomatoes at the farmer's market. That's how I know it's summer. YAY!