Yep--a slightly bedraggled but two-fisted, Coka-Cola lovin' Mama survived the day yesterday
Ya know...it didn't end with the dog eating the kids' lunch.
After watching them try to make a 'trampoline' with the couch cushions, I thought it might be fun to go to lake. After all, it was 93 degrees.
So I loaded them up and took them out of our comfortably air conditioned house (which I was sooo grateful for).
This was my first mistake.
My second mistake was deciding to check out the beach portion of 'da dake.' We normally use the boat launch because it's accessible but maybe...just maybe the beach would be open. The gate was open and there was some yellow tape across it but it just said 'wet paint.'
So...obeying the letter of the law (it didn't actually SAY we couldn't use the beach--it just warned us about the paint, which was already dry), we headed down to the sandy area.
And the kids loved it!
For five minutes.
And then the you-can't-have-any-fun-because-I-take-my-job-so-seriously park ranger drove up and yelled at us to leave. Yes. He yelled. "I can't have you down there with no lifeguard, especially with all those kids!" Yep...the kids were up to their ankles which must be seriously dangerous.
The kids were all disappointed so I told them I would take them over to the boat launch. They had fun but it is rocky which hurts their little piggie toes. It was certainly not like the lovely sand which we could see only about 200 tantalizing yards from us. Oh...and we could also see the family who came AFTER us who went swimming. Barney Fife never made an appearance to kick them out, however.
Finally, the inevitable happened...Zoey and Kate slipped on the rocks and sat down in the water, much to their dismay. They had to ride home soaking wet and stinking like fish. But...I saved the day with a stop at McDon*ald's for some ice cream. ahhhhh....
"My wailing has become somewhat fake, but I'm not quite ready to give it up."
So, I had two Cokes and a hot fudge sundae yesterday. A bit of a sugar overload, wouldn't you say?
And then, my sweet Ryan sent me a text saying that he failed his PT run again. He is bummed. He is having trouble breathing and there is some suspicion that he has developed asthma from his bout of pneumonia a few months ago. He is supposed to get it checked out tomorrow. If he has asthma, it is an automatic medical discharge. If he doesn't have asthma, he gets one more chance next week to pass the run.
It is comforting to leave his future in God's hands--knowing that God will direct his steps and lead him where He needs Ryan to be.
Since it was so hot, we went back home to enjoy our A/C.
meant I was able to do a lot of this...
And then I finished out the day by noticing this...
Can you guess what it is?
Hint #1: the photo is of a window in our kitchen.
Hint#2: the window is low to the ground
Hint#3: it's near Jake's chair
And the answered revealed???
SOMEONE licked the window and that is a tongue print.
Today we are off to Chloe's field day and I'm thankful that it is NOT going to be 93 degrees!