I started the day off with the ward's Relief Society birthday brunch. Good friends, good food, good time.
Then I came home and practiced my piano for about an hour, then vegged with the kids and hubby for just a little bit.
Next we took the kids and the dog to the park. There aren't many things that make me smile more than watching my boys running around with a happy dog. We took Ally (the dog) swimming for the first time in her life. She's half lab, so she ought to like it, but she seemed a bit apprehensive about it. Bruce chucked her in a few times, but she just swam back out. When two ducks swam up by us, she really looked tempted to jump in after them, but she couldn't quite talk herself into it.
Another highlight was when all five of the kids were swinging in a big row and Bruce was running a straight line under / in front / behind them - gauntlet style. (Did that make sense to anyone?) We were all laughing our heads off. It was just fun.
Then Lydia accidentally stumbled across a geocache thing. We signed our names and put it back. We built a fire and ran races. I just love watching little boys running! Clayton was found eating a s'more, though we didn't bring any food with us. I think he found it under a picnic table. Eeewww!
Lastly, inspired by Lydia's find, we looked up the coordinates for another geocache and for the first time set out to find one. However by the time we got there, it was getting dark, and we didn't find it. We'll try it again in the daylight.
Now we are sitting around watching TV. Does life get any better than this?
It's funny, but I spend a lot of time plotting my "get aways" from the kids, but to be perfectly honest, my very favorite times ever are when we all play together. I just love hanging out with my bunch!
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