We decided to "stay home" this past weekend. Because winter will be here before we know it, we have been trying to embark on at least one big adventure every weekend, which is fun, but also means that nothing is accomplished on the home front. It is very difficult for me to get much done during the week, mainly because of work, so laundry and cleaning and errands are usually taken care of on the weekends.
Here's Anna shortly after she woke up. She's giving me her squinty eye smile.
Rich had scheduled an oil change for the van for first thing Saturday morning, which meant that (boo) I couldn't sleep in. He left shortly before 8:00 with Allie. I spent about an hour and a half cleaning the milk and juice spots off of the couches. Shortly after Rich and Allie returned home, one of Rich's sisters and a friend showed up for a quick visit.
After lunch, I decided that since it was so nice out, I would just do my run then. I also didn't want to run out of energy as the day went on. Yeah, it was pretty darn hot out there for that 4.5 mile run. But I did it.
We spent the remainder of the afternoon outside in the yard with the girls. My main goal was to wear them out. Oh, and wear them out I did!
There was a lot of swinging and climbing and sliding. I took these pictures of Emily swinging and I just love them.
I then encouraged the girls to run a few races.
Allie likes to yell, "Ready... set," and then she takes off running before yelling, "Go."
And speaking of upgrading my camera. I had placed it on top of a deck storage box while I was pushing Emily in the infant swing. (Yes, the girls are so small that they can still use that swing.) Next thing I know, I hear a thud. My camera had slid off of the box, clipped the back of a metal patio chair and landed in what's left of our grass. I believe that the lens hit the chair because the lens covered had popped off and there is a mark on the outside side of the lens.
It appears that nothing was damaged in the incident. Thank goodness. That lens costs over $300 and I really don't feel like replacing it because of my stupidity!
One last picture from Saturday. Anna.