number twenty three: only problem was that it was too short

A little bit of sun goes a long way…this past weekend was beautiful here in Victoria. Sunny and close to 20 degrees, although in my front yard it got up to 25 degrees, and I was actually complaining it was too hot. Could have been the black yoga pants I was wearing.

Friday night we had a games night with the kids, something we’ve been trying to do more often. It started a bit rough with Amy screaming and being exiled to her room for a few minutes, but she apparently took a deep breath while she was up there (so she told me) and came down a new girl. The rest of the night went fairly smoothly.

Saturday morning we had swimming, and then the kids and I met friends from school at the bike part near the SPCA. We had a short visit there, and then we headed back to Bamfield Park for a play in the playground. We must have spent close to two hours there, and the four kids got along great while D and I lay on the grass and did nothing but relax and watch them. It is so fun to see a group of kids getting along so well.

Sunday morning the four of them got together again at our place as D and I headed to a free brunch at the Victoria Golf Club (one of the benefits of being part of the school PAC — it was a promotion for a coupon book). Amy was not home for the whole time, but the other three, especially the two boys, played together for over three hours. At one point they (the two boys) had the “Frozen” soundtrack blaring in Elliot’s room and they were both singing along to it.

I managed to get some gardening in on Sunday afternoon, Greg mowed the lawn on Saturday so I didn’t have to do it, and I hung my laundry outside for the first time this year. Then late Sunday afternoon Greg and I sat in the hot front yard and had a drink, watching the cars go by.

And now I’m back to work, which does not make me happy, but I’m going to hold on to the weekend. It was the best one I’ve had in a very long time.