So my recap of this weekend's events isn't nearly as funny as seeing Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers on SNL, but I'll recap nonetheless.
If you read my post from last night, you know we had a short lived adventure at Salvation Army on Saturday morning. Nothing like trying to find some amazing bargains with a three year old who could care less about the diamonds in the rough in the furniture section. She'd prefer to pull all 4576 books off the shelf in search of the Berenstain Bears.
Saturday afternoon was spent driving twenty minutes North to the only bookstore in the area that still had copies of Glenn Beck's new masterpiece, Glenn Beck's Common Sense. We searched high and low for this book, hoping to surprise T for Father's Day. We managed to snag a copy, only to have Natalie announce "Daddy, we got you the Glenn BACK book!" as T came downstairs on Sunday morning. So much for surprises! (Aside: This book is selling out everywhere. If you believe that we need less big government and more personal responsibility, a return to what our Founding Fathers hoped for our nation, this is a must-read!)
Here are the girls all decked out in their swimsuits on Saturday afternoon. After several years on the waiting list, we finally got membership to the community pool that is literally a block or two down the street from us. This counts as our "vacation" this year, as T cashed out one of his weeks so we could buy in. I figured we'd spend an awful lot more on a real vacation, and we can go to the pool every day for the rest of the summer if we want!
Natalie started doing her happy dance, she was so excited about the pool. It also usually involves hopping and arm pumps, but I guess she didn't want to knock her sister over (for once).
Outside the pool gate. Her first comment after seeing the high dive?
"Can I go on that?" ??!!! An interesting question for a girl who didn't even want to get off the pool steps. I'm not quite sure how her reasoning is on that one....
Once she got over her initial displeasure over the water's frigid temps, Michaela Byrd fell in love with the pool. It was really really hard to keep her out of the baby pool when we had a "thunder watch" for 10 minutes.
Miss High Dive in the baby pool. Notice the careful placement of her head. She was not about getting her face in the water. I think swimming lessons are in order. It was hard to try to work with her in the big pool while holding a baby at the same time.
Last, but not least, we had a special dinner for T last night. His favorite dinner, chicken casserole, and strawberry short cake. I'm not a gourmet or anything, but I thought they turned out cute. Natalie and Michaela Byrd were over the moon for the Cool Whip and chocolate.
It's the start of a new week. Who knows what it will hold. With little ones, I try to take things one day at a time. Today was the first day of our church's Vacation Bible School, which is one of the largest in Virginia. We have hundreds of children from across the area come to meet friends, make crafts, play, and learn. I'm sure I'll have some good stories by the week's end!