Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day In the Pool

First of all, Happy Father's Day to all dads (including those dads whose children are four-legged or feathered).

It was cloudy and cool when we finally got up around 10ish. I made Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes for breakfast as we watched the remaining Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes we started last night. I briefly called Mom. I was hoping Dad-Bill was at home, but he was at sea, and Mom was dealing with my oldest nephew Skylar. Lauren had more luck with getting her dad on her cell phone while I did the dishes.

The clouds were picking up as we headed to Dad-Bruce's house. He invited us over for a small family Father's Day party, like their Mother's Day party but mostly outdoors. And for once, it was small. It turned out to just be Dad, Jodie, Jodie's Aunt Colleen, some relatives of hers, Jessa, her boyfriend Bobby, Khai, and later Rose. Lauren and I chatted with Dad, Jodie, Colleen, and her relatives until Khai's dad Craig dropped him off. It was spitting off and on as we hit the pool, but it was mostly just chilly.

The pool was in the 70s - not freezing, but not that comfortable either, unless you're an excited three-year-old who loves the water. We played with his plastic trucks and an orange wind-up fish. Jessa, Bobby, and Lauren joined us on the side of the pool later; it was too cold for them to go all the way in. Jess and Bobby splashed Khai, much to his delight. In between, I took Lauren inside to show her the changes since the last time she visited.

We had dinner around 5PM, which is also when Rose finally arrived. Dinner was hamburgers, hot dogs, mild and hot sausage, cucumber salad, regular green tossed salad, macaroni salad, and deviled eggs. There were a Lime Cake made by Colleen and my Key Lime Mousse Pie for dessert. The older adults watched the US Open. Everyone else watched Team Umizoomi, The Fairly Oddparents, and Spongebob Squarepants on Nickelodeon. Everyone ate tons and really enjoyed it.

The sky was just getting darker. It just had to wait to burst until we were walking home. We ducked beneath the train bridge on West Clinton Avenue to wait out the weather. When we got in, I went right in the shower. The sun came out shortly after we got home. It looks like clouds may be building again. We'll see what happens.

Whatever happens, our only real plans for tomorrow is to get laundry done. We'll see what else we're up for.

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