We did a few chores, played with Mirah, fed her, gave her a nap, and just hung out together. It was really nice not having anywhere to go, or to have anything to do. Betsy gave us a call around 11. She was at the Orem Target with the boys and wanted to know if she could come over. Nick is out of town working, and Betsy and the boys were keeping busy in his absence. We hung out together on the lawn in the shade under a big tree at the complex and talked about the weeks events. Betsy told us all about her business trip earlier that week, about Nick’s plans while in LA, and about the boys being sick while she was away. We chatted about how our diet is going, about how big Mirah is getting and played with lady bugs that we found in the grass. One landed on my arm, then I showed Mirah, then Asher let it crawl from me onto him, then to Betsy…it was super cute.
We decided to go to Jason’s Deli for lunch. We got huge salads and the kids had grilled cheese and pasta. It really hit the spot. We are always really excited to find a new place with great salads. The kids did great, but they were all getting tired. We parted ways and after a quick stop at Costco, where Mirah fell asleep in my arms, we headed home.
After the kids had their naps, we met up again at the Riverwoods splash pad.
We got Mirah all dressed in her swim cloths.
We shopped around a little, then made our way over to our apartment for dinner. We grilled up some burgers and had a little picnic with the kids. It was a little tough getting them all fed, and keeping them all in the safe zone but we were a one on one defense, so we handled it just fine.
It was after dinner when I had my moment in the grass. Mirah and the boys were a ways down the lawn, and Karl was trying to head them back to our picnic before they escaped into the dangerous parking lot.
It was a great day. Karl’s dad mentioned that our lives seemed a little less adventurous these days. Maybe so. Still, I love slow and easy days like this. I mentioned to Betsy while we sat and watched the kids run around at the splash pad, that I had been waiting a long time for the day that I would have my very own kid to bring to a splash pad. Yes, I have a dream of one day seeing the Pyramids along the nile, and less than a year ago we watched the suset on a tropic isle. Today, was a dream day, and a dream come true. Here is to more lazy Saturdays to come.