Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Dry Run

Even though Saturday we were all together as a family, Monday morning I offered Chuck some alone time. A friend and I planned to hike with our kids, and since she was going husband-free, I thought I would too. Plus, it was good practice for the 25 days this summer where I will have two (TWO!--my life is hard) boys with me all day.

So off we went to Great Falls, well, we and about a million others. Only one of the five kids (cough, cough, OLLIE) struggled hiking but the others did great, giving the two moms nice time to chat. When our friends had to leave, we ventured to the overlook and then back to get popsicles. It was a pretty good morning.

In the afternoon, we invited two families over for dinner and let the kids play in the sprinklers. Hooray for Monday holidays!

P.S. What did we do Saturday? Checked out another trailer, of course! But I really think these are maybe not for us. At least, this one wasn't. At least, it wasn't right now. Then we went to a park that was way too big and didn't allow for any lazy parenting. Then we hung out and enjoyed a lovely evening.

P.P.S. And of course I am happy for a Monday holiday. I am also super happy for those who gave so much for me to take it all for granted, not the least of whom is my own dad.


  1. looks like some awesome fun - for parents and kids alike. perfect!

  2. looks pretty good to me too!!!!

  3. How fun! Brave of you guys :) good work.

  4. Such a fun holiday! We had so much fun with you guys. Thanks again for the invite!

  5. Ahahahaha! I love the stoic faces post-hike from our kids. Hilarious!!!!!! And the one on your back porch steps. So adorable. So perfect for a beginning-of-summer-kids-outdoors pic!