My work contract runs through July 1, and I still had one day that I was required to take off. I decided that today was the day, which was nice after a weekend out of town.
I spent the early part of the morning unpacking, doing laundry, and catching up on chores before running to the grocery. After a quick but stressful lunch, I decided to take the kids to the splash park in town to tackle another item on our Summer Bucket List.
Eli made a new friend and played ball while Ellie worked up her courage to get in. Before long they were both having the time of their lives. It was a far cry from the last time we came two years ago when Ellie was three months old, and Eli was too scared to get anywhere near the water. I really think next year when they are three and six will be the perfect year.
Out of nowhere a stupid rain storm popped up. At first it was a little drizzle, so I let them play. It wasn't long before it cleared off for all of five minutes before a stupid monsoon had us heading for the van. Ha!
It was such a wonderful afternoon with the best memories, ya'll. The day had started out so rough with tempers flaring and exhaustion from the weekend taking a toll, but we made the decision to stick it out and turn it around.
I am so glad we did, because this smile says it all. I am enjoying these kiddos so much this summer!