The river is the place to be on these hot, hot afternoons - the shaded cool water trickling over the rocks provides a welcome retreat.
The kids find amazing ways to entertain themselves - exploring - inventing games - creating worlds. It's so wonderful to watch.
Evan and I cool down with the kids, then while they are involved in their explorations we find moments to explore our work plans and new ideas. Being out in the fresh air, with just the sounds of the river, the birds, and children's chatter is such a conducive space for creative thinking, new ideas and fresh perspectives.