After a difficult week at work, I was giddy with relief when Friday arrived. The office was closed for the 4th of July holiday and I got to play all day!
I took the kids to MarieBette Bakery and Café for breakfast:
We spent a leisurely hour at the bookstore:
I handed the kids off to their dad and met up with my friend for lunch and a trip to the nursery like we used to do all the time before life got too busy. It was just like old times…
When I got home that afternoon, I found my son delirious with joy. The last parts he needed for the computer he was building had arrived:
The moment of truth…
It’s nice to have your own personal cheerleader…
We took the kids to see Inside Out. My husband and I were fully expecting to fall asleep half way through, like we usually do whenever we watch the formulaic entertainment churned out for kids these days.
“Nudge us if we start snoring too loudly during the movie,” my husband instructed the kids.
There was no need to wake us up – Inside Out was great. Every single one of us, from the oldest to youngest loved this smart, moving, and entertaining movie.
After a little internet research, my husband came upon a cure for the relentless itch of poison ivy.
Yes, I am now slathering my skin with constipation medicine. At least it’s “Fresh Mint” flavored.
We had a barbecue with old friends to celebrate the 4th of July…
Another cookout with friends and the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final!
After watching the electrifying game, we made an abortive attempt to set off a few celebratory fireworks in the rain…
But who needs fireworks anyway with the dazzling finish delivered by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team?
It was a wonderful, wonderful weekend!