One of the most lovely things about summer, and being a stay at home mom, is having the luxury of time. We have all the time in the world to be.
This morning we got up around 7 (can I hear a whoot whoot for sleeping in!) and slowly got going on the day. I made waffles. Lu wanted i tream on hers. After a moments thought I decided it's no worse than syrup, come on how nutritious is that? and ice cream is a dairy product so I dished a little scoop of orange sherbet on top of hers and she was thrilled. Then we did chores, got some rooms cleaned up and some laundry done. We hunted down library books and after lunch headed down town where we enjoyed walking over to the library from the parking garage and where brother so kindly held open the door to Quiznos for two ladies who then proceeded to make the biggest fuss over what a good man he was and how sweet and thoughtful.
Once at the library we went to the kids section and found books, made puzzles, sat quietly and not so quietly. We had time for the kids to put on several puppet shows. Time enough for them to tire of it. I could have sat there forever watching the dragons and the dinosaurs beat each other up (bub's play) or the horse and the girl sing a song (Lu's). When we had finally had our fill, and watched the fish in the tank and got several drinks and stopped by the kid size potty (it's the small stuff that's the most fun right?!) we checked out and walked out of the library into the blazing TX afternoon only to behold a most amazing sight. A crane working right across the street was lowering down to pick something up. Right before our very eyes. I know, you wish you were there. We had to stop, and sit, and watch the crane come down and hook up to a pile of brinks. It then raised the brinks up 15 stories and moved them onto a platform where a very cool construction worked was waiting. We had time to watch the whole thing. In the heat, and the sun. When that amazing feat was over we walked back to the garage. Decided who got to push the buttons on the outside and on the inside of the elevator. Rode up. Found our car, buckled up and headed straight to McD for ice cream cones.
It was a great outing and I would not trade that time for anything.
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