I have to be honest with all of you.
I’m not drinking coffee right now and it’s not Friday morning.
It’s Friday afternoon, I just had a chicken salad sandwich and I’m drinking ice water.
Clara is napping, Eli is playing with Lisa, the sitter, I just gave Noah a haircut (outside) and made him take a shower, he’s now on a computer and Anna is playing at her friends house (she just painted her toes in the coolest colors, she has an amazing sense of fashion.)
I’m supposed to be working. I’m going to, in just a second, I’m just taking a break from my work computer to sit at my play computer, which I haven’t opened since the weekend.
But we’ve played.
Just not on computers.
Brian and I took these four amazing kids to the local zoo last Friday. The best part for me was watching Anna and Noah enjoy watching Eli as he discovered the zoo. It was amazing, so much fun. They fill me with endless pride and joy.
It’s stifling hot outside. When you step outside, you actually can’t breathe, it feels like you’re walking into a hot washcloth. Ugh, it’s so gross. We’ve been trying to ignore the heat and still head outside, even just to play in our little pool, but today? Oh man. It’s just too hot. So, it’s an inside day. An inside day in July saddens me but it’s also pretty nice.
Anna and Noah start their “bible boot camp” next week, it’s two weeks long and they attend in the evening. They’re pretty excited, it’s their third year doing it. For the Catholics out there, it’s a pretty cool program, this actually takes the place of going to CCD every week through the school year. They spend two weeks studying pretty intensely but in a fun, summer atmosphere.
Noah also begins football camp next week. He is so excited.
I can’t believe my sweet, sensitive guy wants to play football. (I love it, I really do.)
I’ve been dreaming of faraway places lately. Of sand and beautiful sights and delicious food and fruity drinks and no alarm clocks while lying on white linens.
I’m pretty content where I’m currently at but sometimes dreaming of such things feels really nice, too.
I hope you guys are enjoying your summers. I hope you’re eating s’mores (with Reese’s Peanut Cups) and going out for ice cream and sitting out at night looking at the sky once you put the kids to bed. If you haven’t, you should. It’s pretty nice out there.
Happy Friday, friends.