Well, it’s 8:34 on Sunday evening. Our first weekend of summer is coming to a golden evening close.
Friday I worked hard while the kids were at school to get the house clean (“Why did you do that?” Wyatt asked, “you know it’s not going to last.” “I wanted my house to be clean one.last.time.” I sighed).
When the kids came home we went through their back packs to pick out the work to be saved, and the garbage to be thrown away. And then they put their empty backpacks away for the summer.
Soon after that I sent the kids down the street where a neighbor was having her annual “School’s Out” ice cream party.
They spent the rest of the afternoon in and out of the house, playing with the neighbor kids, and generally having a good ol’ time.
Friday evening we set up a movie on the deck. With bowls of popcorn and boxes of movie candy, we watched “The Sandlot” and then let the kids sleep out on the trampoline.
Saturday morning we got up and worked in the yard. We cleaned and weeded and organized bikes. We got a good deal accomplished!
Then we let the kids play and goof off until late afternoon when I took them all (plus Braydon) up to the pool for our first swim. They were so excited about that!
Saturday night we put the kiddos to bed so Wyatt and I could go out on a date.
And Sunday was a typical Sabbath – HC meetings, and GD lessons and getting everyone’s hair combed at once. (It only happens once a week).
Sunday evening Leslee and Jason came over and we made tin-foil dinners in the back yard. Leslee has worked hard to perfect her tin-foil dinner skills, and it was YUM! And the kids were happy to have cousins to play with.
It was really a nice relaxing non-hurried, non-agenda’d weekend.