As I have mentioned too many times to count, I LOVE SUMMER. I love that I don't have to spend 1/2 an hour layering on clothes, I love the sound of the cicadas in the evening, I love the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies at the farmer's market every week, I love taking my girls to the pool and watching their glee every.single.time they jump in, I love the cool breeze we get from living near the lake and how the sound of that breeze whispers in the trees.
This week Ms. Julie was on vacation so I had an entire week to fill up. It makes for a very long week since Kate has completely stopped napping and Lucy is down to 60 minutes max. It also meant a dearth of blog posts as I never had any downtime and was so exhausted at night that I went straight to bed.
Anyway, here's the catchup for last week's adventures.
On Sunday we drove to the 'burbs to visit with Ed, Dolores and Sister Vianney, Len's 2nd cousins. We had a good time catching up and listening to Ed play the accordian.
I loved watching the faces Lucy made as she inspected herself in her new mirror.
I'm not sure I want to admit this last thing we did....Len was SHOCKED when I told him where we had gone because I *might* have said that I would NEVER, EVER go after we went there many years ago with our nephews. I really have no idea what came over me but we ended up at Up-Chuck E Cheese. It was just as nightmarish as I remember with sticky bathroom floors, too many blinky lights and loud sounds and really bad pizza. Alas, the girls had a good time on the rides.
Ms. Julie returns this week and I suspect that as happy as the girls will be to see her, it will be me who dances with joy as she comes in the door.