The weeks leading up to vacation were busy as well. General summertime busyness including lots of friends and cousins here, eating, staying up very late at night, eating, playing outside, and eating some more. In the midst of all that I found a bit of time to use my film camera, but still haven't developed my roll. Procrastination. It gets me every time.
The girls and I had time out for lunch and a movie while the boys were doing their usual fishing with their dad.
They found these super cute little faux eye glasses. They wore them a LOT at first, even slept in them, but now, not so much. As it goes.
Time has been spent watching movies, those sappy little tv romances that I find I love to watch. They're like mini-novels to find a quick escape in.
There have been beautiful late-summer sunsets, full of pink and gold and purple.
Little love letters are written almost daily and there has been no shortage of little girl kisses. These girls are permanently attached at my hip lately and I'm perfectly okay with that.
Basketball has been practiced for several weeks, all leading up to last week's first game of the season. I love that they gather together for a word of prayer before the game begins and that the coaches care about more than just the competition of the game. There is good stuff going on in that group of guys.
I had lunch with my mom at Olive Garden. It was my first visit there in probably seven or eight years. I have to say it was delicious! I enjoyed the Zuppa Toscana soup so much that I came home and made a copycat version that totally lived up to the restaurant version. Delicious.
The girls and I also got to see The Wizard of Oz performed at our local theater. I cannot say just how fantastic it was. Amazing. Electrifying. Wonderful. Colorful. Perfect.
The girls even got to meet and greet some of the actors. They especially loved the performances of the witches: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda, the Good Witch of the North. I wonder if you can tell just how Emma was glowing. I mean, I thought the kid was going to spaz out from the excitement. She is dying to be an actress now and is begging to sign up for an audition at the playhouse soon. We'll just have to see....
So, although I've not really been here at this little, neglected blog of mine, lots of life has been lived this summer and I've pretty much kicked back and took it all in. Good days, these.