(a little blurry because it was shot while I was inside and our glass door was closed and the kids were on the other side but I couldn't miss the chance to capture the giggling that was going on as Ryan was tickling Jessi while she was painting - priceless).
Yesterday we took a great walk to a nearby school and I ran around the track (wishing I was wearing sandals like the Tarahumara) while the kids played nearby. My brand-spanking new, cushiony running shoes make my feet ache! We also brought our painting supplies out in front of the house and painted for close to 2 hours (YES we did! Even ME!)
I dropped the researching and opted to not buy a single drop of paint and use what I have - what a concept!
I forgot I had bought the water mixable oils at the beginning of the year so it was a nice little surprise to open the tabletop easel and get a nice little surprise). The kids had the best time using the camera and catching each of us in action as well as their painting in progress.
Then we met up with some friends for some play time and got the hubbies to meet up with us for dinner.
Today the three of us have been in sync - it's great when the planets align like this.
We are all in CLEANING mode because the lovely Sabrina is coming to clean today (we ADORE Sabrina and could talk to her for hours). So the kids are figuring out what they want to donate, where to put the things that have been cluttering up their spaces for way too long, and sometime today we'll figure out a way to go for a walk and make it to the pool.
And then we have to pack because tomorrow we're off to Hershey, PA for a weekend away (Mike and the kids have been waiting to watch chocolate being made for months. And me? I will be avoiding the rollercoasters.)