We had a very busy day. We spent the afternoon in Olympia having BBQ and sprinkler fun with anonymoushubby's family. Cousin H was there, of course, so the three girls made for great entertainment. After visiting the goats, driving the little jeeps, having lunch, running around in sprinklers and having hose fights, we headed back up to my folks' place for more tasty BBQ and fireworks. widgetsworld has been waiting for a year for the fireworks to come back. She was a little concerned about how loud they were, but loved watching them and waiting for the "pink" ones. This was sprocketsspace's first time to actually be able to track what was going on and she totally loved the fireworks. Every time she saw one, she'd giggle and clap along with saying either "oooooh" or "woooow". It was very fun.
After all of the excitement of Saturday, we took it pretty easy on Sunday. We had a trip to the library, but otherwise we just hung out and dealt with cranky, clingy and generally out of sorts toddlers (or maybe that was the parents). It was nice to have a quiet day before the week day schedule started all over again!
In other news, anonymoushubby had a long weekend. It was nice to have him around and he even got to go to one of widgetsworld's swimming classes. He was dutifully impressed by everything she did and she was thrilled to have him there.
I was able to have a great visit with Susanna, who I used to work with at Good Sam. I haven't seen her in months so it was nice to be able to catch up and get all of the gossip. I really do miss all those lab folks. Hopefully, we'll get to do that again soon.
The weather has been so nice that we've been having park visits and lots of water fun (sprinklers and pools!). We set up the sprinkler in our back yard for awhile the other day. widgetsworld spent most of her time running away from the water and splashing in puddles while sprocketsspace ran into the water. I must admit, though, that I'm glad that the weather has cooled down for a few days and I'm really hoping for a little rain to water down the pollen!
We'll be heading out to Alder lake this week to celebrate my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday, Pas!). I guess it's a lot different than it was the last time I was there... of course, that was probably 25 years ago. Anyway, there should be lots for the kids kids to do there and I hear that widgetsworld might have her first fishing lesson.
And, hopefully, Lucy will recover from the trauma of fireworks.