Sorry folks, if given the choice between blogging or a 20 minute catnap while Yo Gabba Gabba is on, the catnap wins. Every time. It's been a busy summer, and I'm pretty sure I'm more worn out than my girls are by the end of the day. I've been fortunate enough to be very Fancy over the last few weeks, so blogging (and cleaning my house...there, I said it) has assumed a very low rank on my list of priorities. But I've missed writing, so I'm making it a priority this evening. Take that, housekeeping! So here's what we've been up to:
Beach time. Duh. And lots of it. You can tell by the blonde in our hair and the freckles on our faces that we've been spending plenty of time in the sea, surf, and sand. All three Psimas girls are making great progress in the Ryan Psimas Pschool of Psurfing...I can even catch my own waves now! I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks, and I love that my daughters are watching me be adventurous and try something new. Not nearly as much as I love cheering for them from the shore though!
Speaking of old dogs, I celebrated a birthday a couple of weeks ago. It's only a big one in the sense that it's my last year in this particular age bracket when it comes to races. I like to think of it as my senior year, and I'm hoping to go out with a bang. I've been training for the Rock n Roll half marathon, which is a race I swore up and down I never wanted to do. But beast mode has taken over, and I'm hoping all this hard work (and abstinence from alcohol on Friday nights before long, hot Saturday runs) pays off with a great race. I'm pleased with how I started off my next trip around the sun:
We also celebrated America's birthday in grand Psimas fashion. We followed a great beach day with a nap:
...a bike ride to the oceanfront:
...and some fireworks:
My bestest bud came to visit a few days after that, and while we started her visit with a glorious beach day, the rest of the week's weather was crap and we resorted to having lots of indoor fun. Like going to the movies:
Little nugget is still too tiny for movie theater seats. The last night of Dayna's visit, we went out for dinner and drinks with my VB friend Ali. I will tell you that this night was epic, and why I didn't have someone take a photo of this perfect evening is something I'll live to regret for the rest of my life. Maybe that's a little dramatic, but to have my worlds collide in such a fashion was magnificent, and I only hope we can do it again sooner rather than later. I sleep well at night knowing I have excellent taste in friends.
This week has been a blank canvas, and we've been making up our fun as we go along. I let Brynn choose our activity yesterday, and she decided we should take a bike ride to a park. With temps in the mid 90s, I packed up lots of water and we rode to the park with the most shade. We had the park all to ourselves for almost two hours, and we enjoyed every minute of it:
After riding home, we ate some lunch, ran a couple of errands, and waited for the call from Ali saying come on over for a swim. While we were waiting, the girls were playing nicely with legos, so I took the opportunity to put my feet up and close my eyes for a tick. I was soon joined by Brynn, who wanted some snuggle time with Mommy. After maybe 15 minutes, I woke up to this:
My 5 year old, asleep on my chest. Heaven!!! We finished up the day with some fun in the pool and on bikes, scooters, and Power Wheels jeeps with the Smith girls. I must have worn Brynn and Camryn out so much yesterday that they had no fight left in them today...they've gotten along better than they have in months, and it's been so fun to watch and listen to them play. So while we've been anything but lazy this summer, I'm trying my best to keep the pace slow and breathe in these little blondes the best I can. And if my next Project 52 post is another three weeks condensed into one, so be it!