We're finally in full summer mode now that the rain has stopped. It's lovely to be woken up in the morning by the sun filtering through the curtain rather than by the persistent sound of rain. In the evening, we like to sit in the garden while Lily chases fireflies. In between playdates, Lily has been reading up a storm. She finished Inkheart in three days and proclaimed it the best book she's read so far. She and I are reading Ernst Gombrich's A Little History of the World to each other. We are also giving ourselves art lessons. I learned how to work with oil pastel for the first time today. At her request, I am also giving her French lessons, which involves a lot of singing. Today, she also started her camp at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, learning to be an urban farmer.