We spent most of today at home. In the morning I packed for NH--a big job, since we're going for ten days--and the girls played with various things around the house. We had lunch, and then I had to do a little work so I let them have some iPad time. Then we went to the pool. The water was pretty cold, but they had a lot of fun playing with stuff in the little pool. A pre-K friend of Greta's was there, and they played together the whole time; Lucia was immersed in her own game of turning into a mermaid and back to a human again as she swam through a waterfall portal.
We went home, got Andrew, and went to an early dinner at Ariyoshi, the girls' first time having sushi. It was a success. Both girls ate several kinds of roll, and of course some gyoza. Nice to be able to add this to our dining-out repertoire.
Thursday night was one of my favorite nights of the summer--opening night of the Morrow Church Turnover Sale. I've gone every year we've lived in Maplewood, and it's always so much fun. I didn't go too crazy this time, but I got some new puzzles for NH, some mugs, some crafting materials, a couple of books, and--my favorite find--a huge bag of fabric scraps from someone who was clearly adept at sewing costumes for dance recitals. The bag is full of large scraps of sequined fabric, satin, and all kinds of sparkly stuff. L&G are going to love playing around with it. I'm saving it for a rainy summer day.
We finished off June by driving to NH this morning. It was a long drive, but we made it, and then it promptly began to rain. L&G occupied themselves by playing with the old books here and working on a puzzle. We went grocery shopping for the week and began to settle in. We're all excited to have so many days here!