Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller
Sunday, May 26, 2013
First Splash of Summer
This has been a gloriously beautiful weekend, particularly pleasant
coming on the heels of a stifling week in which our upstairs AC broke -
just in time for the Francos to bunk with us for a week between their
moves. Since Friday, the windows have been open, the sun shining, and
frankly I wasn't sure a trip to the pool would be a good call. Clare and
Isabella, however, would not be deterred, and as I was the only adult
standing in the line of defense (Tim was on a one-day trip, Luis and
Deanna were dealing with the movers), I caved. And it was terrific!
an initial "Brrr!" from the kids, they were off and swimming, diving
and sliding for the better part of an hour and a half. Best of all,
though: Laura was more than happy to hang in the baby pool with me.
Turns out our militant dictator of a toddler has a very cautious side as
well. I suspect she will open up soon, and like last summer I will be
hauling her up the stairs to the slide dozens of times a day, but I will
enjoy the mellow visits while they last.
This trip to
the pool culminated a remarkably fun week of having the Francos live
with us. (Well, probably more fun for us since we didn't have to deal
with the hassles of coordinating a move and cleaning a new-to-them
house.) The kids were in sync the entire week, playing endless hours of
Legos, American Girl and more, all in between the routine of school and
work. Friday night found the four of them in a movie-and-sleepover night
in the basement while we grownups enjoyed the glories of the back deck,
wine and beautiful weather. This basement thing has really grown on me.
course, endless amounts of fun and company can be a bit exhausting.
Last night, after Tim and I finished our dinner on the deck, I knew it
was time to find Danny and send him off to bed. We had noticed it was
very quiet in the house, but I assumed he was playing Legos in the
basement. Instead, I finally found him snuggled in the guest bed, as
sound asleep as we have ever seen him: