Hope it was a good one! Aaron had his round of golf while I sat at the pool with the kids reading a book chatting with Amanda and enjoyed the coffee she brought me. I'll skip over the bit where Lily had a meltdown and delightful older lady shot me dirty looks and resorted to passive aggressively yelling "shut up!" while she was sunbathing (she was on her stomach with her head down, but it was clear what she was saying). It was actually pretty funny in its absurdity. I just hope I can remember what it is like to have a three year old melting down in public when I am eighty. Or maybe when I am eighty I will feel like I deserve some peaceful sunbathing on a Sunday afternoon.
We had Vacation Bible School or Summer Camp as my kids like to call it. It is a highlight of the year for Tyler who talks about it for months afterwards and anticipates the fun as soon as the weather gets warm. He is only five but he remembers the last three camps he went to, can tell me what classrooms they were in and the fun things he did when he was there. This was Lily's first year of VBS and she was decidedly less excited about it that her brother. The first day she she very reluctantly stayed with her group and the second morning when she asked what we were doing that day she was horrified to hear she had to go to summer camp again.
By the end of the second day she and another three year old in her group had managed to get two 6th graders to adopt them and carry them piggy back style from one activity to the next. When their high school aged leader came in on Wednesday with braids Lily insisted she, too, have braids and by Friday she was crying and heartbroken that summer camp was over.
It feels like now summer is officially here! We'll be spending all the time we can at the pool or local children's museums and maybe just maybe I'll even remember my camera!