Lupines near Strokkur geyser.

Lupines near Strokkur geyser.

School’s out for summer! A wrapped up his last day of Kindergarten a little over a week ago, and it’s going to be a busy couple of months. Iceland has a lot of working parents, so they have a ton of summer day camps and programs for kids. I was fairly frustrated a couple months ago as I couldn’t find anything suitable for A’s age. We’re going on three weeks of R&R in July, but we still needed care for June and August. So we went ahead and hired a nanny for a month. And it’s working out really well.

A friend at Embassy London suggested that many of the interns aren’t in a hurry to go home and that it might be a fun opportunity for them. So we spoke to a couple, and even though schedules weren’t initially lining up, one recommended her sister who is a college student in the States. We chatted via email, got our job descriptions sorted out, and picked her up at the airport at the beginning of June.

Thankfully, everything’s going really well! She’s really patient and down to earth, and she and A get along nicely. It’s such a relief! The irony is that suddenly I’m finding all kinds of camps for A, so I guess it was meant to be. And he can still do some fun things in August without us having to stay home with him.

In the meantime, summer is looking great on Iceland! The lawns and fields are covered with buttercups and lupine. And the dandelions are just starting to pop fuzz. We drove around the Golden Circle on Saturday, and there were baby animals everywhere. So here’re a few more of my favorite recent photos of Iceland in summer.

Calves at Efstidalur farm hotel.

Calves at Efstidalur farm hotel.

Rainbow over Gullfoss waterfall.

Rainbow over Gullfoss waterfall.

Foal near Strokkur geyser.

Foal near Strokkur geyser.

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