Somehow, the last week slipped away from me.
We participated in our usual activities: work, school, sleep, eat, walk, color, read.
But we also enjoyed some play time over the holiday weekend.
We went to my cousin David's twin daughters' third birthday party (whew! that was a mouthful!) at the Children's Museum of Houston. It really was wonderful. All of the kids had a great time, and the parents seemed to enjoy themselves too!
We enjoyed an early Labor Day dinner at the Lake with family. There were twenty-three of us altogether. It was an extravaganza to be sure, but it was a great time. Olive spent most of the afternoon following the other six kids around. We already knew that she is in love with Hayden and Elise (my cousin David's twin daughters), but she also loved my cousin Dan's four kids (Lydia, Micah, Noah and Josiah). Olive was the youngest of the bunch, but she kept up!
We also took Olive in the pool to test out some of her new swimming skills (and decide whether to enroll her in another group of lessons). We swam both at the Lake on Sunday and at a church pool in Houston on Monday. (The First Methodist Houston Noah's Ark & Pool is super cute. It isn't exactly next door to us, but it was worth the drive - and the price of admission.) Olive enjoyed the water fun and is definitely developing some water safety skills. Next set of lessons? Yes. Please!
The rest of our weekend and holiday we filled with chores (boo!) and simple relaxation (woo hoo!).
(And, yes, one day soon I will get my camera back out and snap a few photos. I feel a little light on images lately.)