LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON | Books on a blanket in the backyard while waiting for Chris to come home from work. Kids finding that happy medium between checking out the books and running in circles through the grass.
LATER FRIDAY EVENING | Chris and I had our first bike-riding date. We rode our bikes across town for dinner at a Chinese restaurant. Felt super thankful that we live in a bike-friendly town and for awesome weather. Can't wait to do it again.
SATURDAY MORNING | Playing inside. Shopping with Ken.
SATURDAY MORNING | Playing outside. Cars + jewelry.
SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON | Taking photos at a friend's party.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON | The arrival of Grandma. The constant chatter from both kids telling her all their favorite stories they've been saving up since her last visit. I swear it starts the minute she arrives and doesn't stop until she packs up her things to head to her next destination. Lately they've punctuated her visits with serious disappointment when she has to go home. It's never long enough.
SATURDAY EARLY EVENING | Hello Sleeping Beauty. I think she might end up liking costumes just as much as Simon.
SATURDAY EARLY EVENING | Waiting on the BBQ and finally moving chairs and a small table out to the front of the house.
On Sunday I took just a couple photos, but here's what I want to remember: special breakfast pancakes with Gary & Susan, Chris' BBQ attempt #2 for summer 2011, swimming with Simon at the pool and wearing my goggles and having so much fun diving for toys with him, our hodge-podge dinner in the backyard (grilled cheese, leftover Chinese, nachos, etc), watching Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules as our Sunday night movie and loving how much we all enjoyed it, root beer floats, Chris and Simon jumping on the small trampolines, feeling so totally at home.