Our Summer of Awesome 2017 is in full swing. So far we've been to the pool several times, splashed in the fountains, visited a local food festival and went to a Glow party. It's no wonder Timmy crashed last night at 6:30 in his Daddy's arms, the little guy was nonstop motion all weekend!
Saturday morning Scott researched local events and decided that we
should spend the afternoon at a local food festival. I was shocked
because I am typically the one who locates and plans the family
adventures. I was delighted that he went to the effort to plan our
afternoon and was excited to spend time strolling through the food
vendors. Robby enjoyed spinning all of the vendors wheels, gathering
bagfuls of swag and spending all of his food tickets on fried chicken.
Timmy amused himself by pointing out and barking at every dog he saw,
which equated to him barking pretty much nonstop for two hours. I'm sure
we were quite the sight!
Although I was tired on Saturday, I
knew that agreeing to chaperone Robby and his friend at the Glow Party
would instantly elevate me to hero status. I wasn't wrong; he was elated
to call and invite his friend to the Glow party on Saturday night. It
definitely wasn't my favorite way to spend a Saturday night, but seeing
Robby so happy with his friends made my night. In case you don't have
tweens in your house, our local trampoline park turns off the lights,
turns on black lights and brings in a DJ every Friday and Saturday night
for a special "Glow Party" jump. The event is extremely popular with
the late elementary and middle school students. Sitting in the parent
gallery, peering out over the trampolines, I realized an interesting
tidbit. Under the iridescent glow of black lights, I'm pretty sure you
could see the prepubescent hormones in the air. (Incidentally, the
facility also started to assume a unique odor as the night progressed
and the participants became sweatier.)
Sunday was Father's Day,
so we tried to make the day all about Scott. He is a wonderful Daddy
and we wanted to make him feel both special and appreciated. Robby
began the morning by making and presenting eggs with toast. To his
credit, he did a fantastic job. (He must have a great teacher in the
kitchen.) We spent the majority of our day at the pool, splashing and
playing in the warm water. By the time we came home, we were famished
and tired. Timmy was so tired he fell asleep eating his dinner.
Today the weather will again be hot which will inevitably lead us to
the pool. I'm going to try to get most of my work done in the morning so
that I don't have to stress while splashing. Although we're only a few
days in, this summer is already living up to its title.