May 29, 2011
Memorial Day Weekend - Day 3!
The Staycation is going well! Beach today...
If the kids would put half as much effort into helping me as they did digging this hole, I'd be on easy street!
Here's Finn happily digging before we decided to surprise-bury him...
In true "bad parent" fashion, we buried him up to his neck and said "bye, don't let the ghost crabs eat your face tonight, we'll be back in the morning"...
After realizing we were kidding, we got this smile.
It didn't stop there, after dumping off the beach gear, we headed to the Y to their outdoor pool, more low cost fun!
Eureka, I think he's got it! One thing I make sure of is that my kids know how to swim. Not only is an essential life skill in a family that loves to kayak and canoe, it makes my life a whole lot easier. Finn's a little rough still, but he's getting it, and they have been in swimming lessons for a year now. Loch needs to be swimming more than once a week, since he has expressed an interest in joining the swim team here. Lots of work to do!
Cheap "staycation" dining tonight in the backyard. Along with brats, I made up a quick potato salad and on a whim threw in some extra snow peas, it turned out really good, the peas seemed to fit well.
We are now finishing up the evening by burning some of the debris collected after the storm.
It's now 7:15 pm and they are still doing something involving water out there, as I just saw a kid run by the back door soaking wet LOL, no doubt they will collapse into a heap pretty soon! One more day of this.... :)
coming back to amend the post with a follow up - apparently they aren't done yet, since they tore through the house with a bag of marshmallows... went outside to take a photo and from the looks of their faces they will fall out any time after the sugar rush LOL...