We had a great long weekend at the Lily Pad for Memorial Day. The weather was beautiful and we made a first beach trip of the summer. Although the water was freezing and I wouldn't stick my big toe in, the kids were happy as clams (no pun intended) to be swimming! We had a impromptu neighborhood cookout which turned into a full out dance party. Cameron complained his neck was sore the next day and I attributed it to his headbanging along with other questionable dance moves. We got a lot accomplished in the yard, planted some more vegetables, did some landscaping and lined the front garden with pink and white impatients. It was so nice to have a break from back to back sports games, and it is amazing how much we are able to check off our to do list when not running all over kingdom come, driving to a marathon of activities.
It was great to have Jim home one extra day, and I took the girls to a dance recital, at the studio where I taught until I had them. They sat quietly entertained through the full production mesmerized by the costumes, music and moves. I am so excited to think of them dancing up on that stage in the coming years. As a ballet instructor myself, I so long to have daughters that share my passion for the art. We finished off the weekend with another cookout and an early bedtime for the kids. Now I'm just hoping that that summer weather returns real soon!!