What a weekend

Two things as preface...
  1. It's been hot. Really hot. Kiddie pool hot in April. 92Β° today. And,
  2. for the girls, it's already been a crazy week. It was spring break at pre-school and they've been gallivanting all over town. Legoland, Sea World (more than once), Quail Botanical Gardens, etc... they've been busy and have gotten so tired!
So this weekend we stayed busy. Yesterday we hit the outlet mall at the Viejas Indian Reservation with Marc (my co-worker and carpool buddy), MinΓ©, and their daughter, Isobel.

They may take more pictures of Isobel than we do of Melanie and Jenna! They were kind enough to take some shots of the girls playing under one of the waterfalls at the mall.

Later in the day, they came over, as did Jon, Jody, Evan, and Abby for some quality time in the kiddie pools, dinner, and dessert.

After such a big day yesterday, it was hard to rally this morning. But we did. And the girls joined me in my weekly pilgrimage to North County. The girls played in the park...

... while I played soccer.

(I"m the one in middle, in yellow, barely moving.)

Did I mention it was hot? 92Β°?!?! Rather than playing halves, we played quarters for the extra water breaks. It was so hot that after nap (Jenna's as Melanie didn't take one - she played with her Leap Frog computer) we decided to head down to the beach. But not just any beach... DOG BEACH! I had been promising Emma a trip down there for a few weeks now and it was fun to go and run around with all the other dogs. And even better, it was so much cooler on the water!

Jenna LOVED the water; as did Emma, to a point; and Melanie built sand castles. There was a "big dog" meeting -- twenty or so great danes, mastiffs, greyhounds, and other large breeds. They came up to Jenna to sniff her and had to bend down to do so!

Now the girls are tucked in with the fan running in their room. I'm going to grab a beer and plop down on the couch and watch some bad television. They have school tomorrow and Melanie is very excited because her teacher, Deborah, is back from vacation. I'm going back to my day job where I can relax. ;-)

Good night!
"What a weekend" was posted Sunday, April 27, 2008