Thankfully, the weather was beautiful and hot this weekend. We had planned a barbecue with the kids (we’re the only ones in the home now as everyone else is enjoying the coast) on Saturday and when it didn’t rain, we decided to go swimming first.
Being away while they were at the coast, I realized how much they had learned in the water. Cherise is no longer afraid of the deep, CC can swim underwater and is doing really good with the crawl and Jordan, well, Jordan is as fearless of the deep as always! That is one kid to keep an eye on! He would run half-way up the hill and dash into the lake at full speed, stopping only when he’d slip and land face first in the water, only to spit the water out and start all over again!
It was relaxing and enjoyable as the water was still relatively warm, despite the rain and cooler nights we’ve had. I was sore from working out a couple days in a row (yeh, I got that unfit on my little trip, heh) so swimming was a good thing.
Charlotte has this funny stunt she pulls where she put the arm floats on her ankles and then tries to swim! More than anything, she gets a good laugh. Jo calls it ‘101 ways to drown’, adding Jordan’s death dives and CC’s attempts to pull either of us under water.
We did have the barbecue and even managed to pull off s’mores which was a first for Jordan and Cherise. Jo got to try his hand at the bbq while I worked in the kitchen which was a whole new experience, heh! All in all, lots of fun with the kids.
On Sunday, I just didn’t feel like getting up at 8:30 to make pancakes for us. It is tradition, I know, but I just didn’t feel like it. Jo went to get Jordan some cereal and keep them at bay for another 30 min or so. Turns out, I fell asleep again and woke up an hour later to a wonderful surprise. Jo had dug out the cookbook and read up on pancakes (hey, Joy, I think we have another cookbook reader to join our club, ha) and proceeded to make them for the kids which they promptly brought up to me in bed! I thought it was all so sweet!