We have two ponds at our place and it is all very casual around here when we swim. Little Sarah usually wears whatever she has on when she wants to dip her feet in the water. But my friend Kathy handed her down an adorable bathing suit from her daughter. I took these pictures the first time she wore it (or any bathing suit). When I put it on her, she said she wanted it off. She didn’t like it. But I couldn’t stand how cute she was so I said no.
I went out grocery shopping at 7:30 this morning, because we were out of milk. I took Seth with me so he could help. He likes to put things in the cart for me. We got some fruit; a cantaloupe, pineapple, organic grapes, and strawberries. When I got home I made a big (fiestaware) fruit bowl. We’ve been snacking on the yummy fruit all day and I know Rich will appreciate it, too. He’s been on a very strict health kick lately. He runs or bikes every day and doesn’t eat much meat, mostly salad. I’m proud of him, but glad that I have lots of children to cook for in the meantime. Rich wants to run a marathon. When his alarm goes off at 4:30 I just roll over and go back to sleep.
We currently all have the sniffles and sneezes.
I stayed up late-late last night to watch ladies gymnastics (I’ve loved gymnastics for years!)….the balance beam and floor event finals were on. I was happy that the Chinese won the top beam spots; they are my favorite beam workers and their routines were breathtaking. Floor is fun to watch but not as fun as it used to be when the girls could take a step back after a tumbling run. Now that they have to stick the landings on FOUR passes it makes so much more room for error and distracts from the beauty and difficulty of the routines.
Grace and I took naps this afternoon–outside. I was in the hammock and she was on the ground next to me on her sleeping bag. Oh how relaxing that was. (Seth, Sarah, and Seth were napping in the house with Jacob listening for them in case they woke up).
Ethan made cookies.
I made a macaroni salad and there are ribs in the oven for dinner.
How has your day been going?