It was a week of cousin fun, adventures, chlorine and music. Yes, it’s officially summertime.
Lesson #1: There’s nothing like lunch straight from the Farmer’s Market. (You know, to chase your church donuts.)
Lesson #2: When the kids keep begging for more fresh fruit, it’s worth asking why. Because their new ant collection probably doesn’t need the fresh organic pluots you just spent a pretty penny on.
Lesson #3: I consider not cleaning the house in the morning before we head out a strategic security measure. If someone decides to break in, they’ll think someone else beat them to it.
Lesson #4: There’s a lot more to Stanford than a hospital and sports fields. (Who knew? Well, probably the people who actually got in—like my sister-in-law.)
Lesson #5: If you’re choosing between a mini-golf place with soaker boats and a place without, go for the one without. Especially if one of your kiddos doesn’t meet the height requirements and needs a chauffeur. And especially, especially if that kid’s older cousins show no mercy with the soaker button.
Lesson #6: Big can sleep until 8am. All it takes is a day of playing chase around the Stanford campus, a swim lesson, a movie night in SF, a day of mini golf and an evening concert in the park. (Who says summer’s relaxing?)
Lesson #7: It’s crazy to run into one of your best childhood friends who you haven’t seen in years at a kids’ amusement park. It’s even crazier to realize that your son is about the age you were when you met her.
Lesson #8: It’s best not to make a grand announcement to everyone that you’re letting your little brother win to make him feel better. That is if you actually want him to feel better.
Lesson #9: It’s time to fire my stylist. When I came out in my new uber-hip pants—dressed for a big night out—Big asked why I was wearing long underwear.
Lesson #10: The earth’s rotation isn’t the only reason summer days are so gosh darn long.
Time to rest up for another week of excitement. I hope you’re enjoying summer, but still learning a thing or two along the way!
Oh, I wish we had a farmers market near our house!
I forget how lucky we are!
I love that Big thought you were wearing long underwear. I had the opposite happen. The other evening Scott came home and said “You look really nice, so dressed up.” I was wearing pajamas (albeit matching ones for a change)! Made me reflect a bit on what I must be wearing on the average day…
Wow, I need some of those PJs. Too funny!
Uncle B says
Yeah, sounds like a crazy week. I can’t wait to show you all our garden, that is a small famers market at the end of the summer!
You know we’re looking forward to it. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it…
Jodie Hoffman says
first – congrats to your sister-in-law!!!!
also – yes on the long day comment – holy cow – it’s been 3 days and I’m exhausted!!!!! Score one for year-round school! Finn’s back in in less than 4 weeks…
Amy, Using Our Words says
Ha, I guess I should have been more clear. My sister-in-law and parents-in-law all went there, but graduated awhile back. She just showed us around while they were visiting. 🙂
Enjoy the next few weeks and can’t wait to see you all soon!