|I took this leaning out the car window.|
Kol Dmama Dka" ("still small voice") inside me, and my husband, guiding us towards living our values. Or maybe we are insane. Hell, I can't imagine what difference it makes though. After a quick stop at Starbucks, and a brief review of how much money we'd have left if we actually bought two houses in two months (not much), we started the day by looking at a little cottage 4 miles outside of town.
hiked. My kids are rockstars. Pun intended. ROCK STARS. Sure, there was a fair amount of kvetching; yes, we stopped 27 times to have a snack; and no, I do not want to play "I spy" ever again thank you very much, but - they did it. Uphill. Downhill. Over a bridge. Pick up a stick every so often to swing at your sibling.
I told Adina her new nickname was "strong legged Adina;" she grinned from ear to ear. On Sunday morning when Caleb woke up, I told him I thought he'd grown - at least an inch - from all the good exercise and fresh air. He beamed; and asked if we could go hiking again right then & there. Ha! Bye, bye television addicts.
We spent Sunday morning doing laundry (me), mowing the lawn (Larry), and cleaning up the kids' rooms (group project). Then we all went to watch Caleb play soccer. Ended the weekend hanging out with lovely new friends' on the deck of their beautiful home staring at a most spectacular view. Drank good wine; ate delicious grilled tuna, brussel sprouts, and chocolate cake. And the kids behaved.