Friday really did come just in time... I needed family time, and a slow dinner, laughter, and breathing room between me and a schedule.
Time to do any random thing that came in to our heads. Evening sunlight time.
Maria was puzzled about all that sunlight during dinner: "Why are we having dinner, if it's still morning?"
Some day we are going to make something with those bamboo poles, but until then, Max and Alex find no end of amusing activities to try out.
After dinner, and the Bamboo Olympics, we went on an evening walk and bike ride. Geoff, Max, and Maria rode. Alex, William, and I walked. And talked. Ideas and plans, observations... all the good stuff came out. We even made it to Maria's Park
Before dinner, and follow the leader at Maria's Park, we were already having fun...
Can you see something is up her sleeve?
Maria what's got you grinning?
Maria, what makes you wiggle?
And out comes Pepper.
Yes, Friday came just in time. Nothing was on the schedule. We had no place to get to, no deadline to meet. I grilled, and we ate more corn on the cob. Geoff could get home before dark. And it's not as though any of our worries or concerns were gone, but we granted ourselves a long overdue respite.
And now, Saturday morning, the day already looks fuller than a month's worth of Saturdays, but I am oh-so much better prepared.
Bring it on!