Can I tell you how thrilled I am that summer is here? It's a little bittersweet, since it marks one year since I've been back at work. It is hard to believe that this time last year we were sleeping in and snuggling our newborn baby girl and spending every waking moment soaking up the sun. It was such a blessing to get to spend maternity leave at the pool with my girls and I'm going to have to sneak in lots of sunny weekends if this summer plans to compete.
I love having a three-day weekend and we took full advantage of our time together. We spent all day Saturday, Sunday and today at my parents' pool. We grilled out, packed picnic lunches, bought floats, applied sunscreen, watched puppy dogs make laps and remembered how to swim. It took Ella all three days to gain a little confidence and begin to swim around the pool again. It took Sophie about three minutes to decide she wasn't afraid of the water at all. She fell in once, went under a lot, scrubbed her knees on the sidewalk several times and didn't cry at all that I can remember.
Today was the cherry on top of an already lovely weekend. We were surrounded by our favorite people and ate TONS of yummy food. My girls were not ready to leave when the time came and they are both freshly bathed and fast asleep.
Summer is exhausting