It never ceases to amaze that the kids wake up at the same time--or earlier--whenever they stay up late. Lucia's been sleeping till 8 or 8:30 each morning, except for today, when she and Greta both got up at 7:30 despite the late bedtime last night. Sigh.
We had a fun, relaxing day today. We hung out around the house this morning and went for a hike down to the creek. L&G had fun wading through the water and exploring.
After lunch, L&G made various soups and stews and brews with leaves and berries. Greta was making an elaborate dish of "overcooked lettuce." We drove into town for ice cream and a few groceries later in the afternoon, then went to McNamara Dairy Farm to buy some maple syrup from their farm shop. Greta was captivated by the cows; Lucia couldn't get past the farm smell.
We rounded out our day back at the pond. I'd picked up another inflatable raft/boat thing at Dollar General, so both girls could be out on one at the same time, and it was a ton of fun. I love zipping through the pond with our rope. I was inspired to do some graceful boat-dancing with the rope, swooshing over and around, with spins and footwork. At one point, I looked over, and Lucia was ROLLING HER EYES at me. But both girls immediately did their own dances when they got into the boats themselves.
Tomorrow's the Fourth. L&G are super excited. Having candy thrown to them at the parade is a highlight of their summer.