Today, was Merrill’s day off.
Oh, how we love those kind of days!!
We spent the morning and early afternoon doing yard work.
Then we went up to Merrill’s parents to take a much deserved dip in the pool.
(It was the hottest day of the year, thus far.)
We rescued a dragonfly..
Went diving for sunken treasures.
Wished the cherries would ripen faster!
Laughed, a lot.
It was quite fun to watch Merrill and the girls play different games. He helped Lynn master treading water. He was the shark in their game and he feasted on Ashley’s guts for a while, while she screamed (that is what she does best!). Peyton and I played. I helped her get comfortable with her back float. She got comfortable enough to jump into the pool, whether or not someone was there, ready, and waiting to catch her. :O
I also read while Peyton snoozed, and all of the splashing, laughter, and screaming, were the perfect soundtrack for me to also doze off to.
We had a fun day and even managed to live through a wasp sting. I just hope that Ashley doesn’t remember all of that too clearly. It might make for more poolside scream fests.
P.S. Did I mention that we are ALL sporting some sun-kissed skin? Well, we are, and I love it!