If you take out me mowing hte lawn that was pretty much what the day was about, play and enjoying being together as a family.
We kicked off the morning with breakfast with our friend Michelle and her two kids Nate and Audrey. It was Michelle’s birthday today and to celebrate we had a nice breakfast together. Three little ones under 5 is an interesting combination. I sat across from Nate and next to Michelle who sat across from Allison who sat next to Eva and Eva across from Audrey. So we had the two under 2 at the end of the table in booster seats playing with a puzzle. Town Restaurant is known for having puzzles on the tables and at various times there are people working on them. They also have some little kid ones for families to play with. Nate had his own puzzle and we put it together, together. Breakfast was very good and the kids were good, Eva got a little loud and cranky so I took her outside a few times and walked her around and talked with her. She finally settled a bit and breakfast continued. When all was said and done we were well fed, enjoyed the company of our friends and got out of the house for a bit.
Got home from breakfast and started mowing the lawn. My brother-in-law and I are splitting the summer mowing duties, he did the 1st half and I have the second. It has been a while since I’ve mowed the lawn. It felt good actually. Nice to be outside. I saw a beautiful dragonfly and wished that I had my camera. I mowed the back yard first so that Allison and Eva could go play in Eva’s Sand/Water Table. I gave her my 4 Tonka replica trucks to play with in the sand. They were a “special gift” from American Express. Actually probably the best one of those promotions I ever participated in. When I finished mowing I grabbed my camera and joined Allison and Eva. We played in the back yard for a while, blowing bubbles (I have to get some better bubble solution, I went cheap and it shows, so frustrating) and playing in the sand table. I caught these additional shots while playing.
Then it was time for naps, Eva took one and I went to read The Last Olympian but ended up falling asleep. When I woke up I finished the book, I really liked it, loved the whole series actually.
We decided that we weren’t going to stay inside on such a nice day so we headed to the Town Pool to cool off. Our town has a public pool with a large deep pool upstairs and a small baby pool downstairs. We went to the baby pool and Eva made some new friends. A couple of older boys. She’s a charmer. We spent a couple hours at the pool and then headed home for dinner and bed.
Eva has discovered the Paddington Bear that I got her while I was in London. She calls him “Tad-ing-Bear”. So tonight I read her the 50th anniversary Paddington Book, twice. And Allison read it to her once. When she finds something she likes she’s got to have a ton of it. I’m in trouble when she is into clothes.
There will be no SocialSpark Saturday today. But if you are part of the “I’m Not A Famous Blogger” Crew you can sign up and participate in the SocialSpark CPC Campaign that I am running for The Ultimate IZEAFest Prize Pack Contest!
Here is an example of one of the Ad units. As I am the sponsor of this contest and this ad campaign I’m also disclosing that I am participating in it to see how things go.