Friday, May 28, 2010

Frolics

Today was Laura's last day of school, no joke. It seems early, but they go back on August 10. In keeping with tradition, we were waiting at the bus stop armed with squirt guns and water balloons. I thought Normal Neighbor started this, but apparently it's a thing around here, because before Laura's bus arrived, I could hear the kids on another route around the corner getting off their bus, and I could hear them shrieking and laughing as they got squirted.

Hank had a huge super-soaker, but he never pulled the trigger. He's like one of those soldiers who got through the entire Great War without ever using a single bullet.

Last night my cousin Scott and his family came through on their way to the mountain house and crashed at our place. They walked in and said, "Are we gonna get to be in your blog?" Hell to the yes. They weren't here long enough for me to take a picture, but here is Scott's wife Stephanie, at Christmas in Florida.

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That's a cosmo I had just handed her. She is one of my favorite people in the world. Blog, meet Stephanie.

This morning they were gone before we even got up. But she left a note:
Sorry the children were so loud this morning. If I were a bear I would have eaten them.
Best note ever. I don't know how the men in my family find such quality women, but somehow they do.

As I write this Matt is watching the final moments of the Celtics game. But we got a wild hare and are heading up to the mountain house ourselves. The kids are both asleep, but we're going to transfer their limp bodies to the car and get up there late. We felt the need to go tubing tomorrow. Make hay while the sun shines and all that. I learned that in the Little House books.

Bon weekend my friends!

14 comments:

A Day That is Dessert said...

Sounds like a great choice for the weekend! Enjoy.

Beth said...

Have fun! We're off to Portland, OR to see my brother in law and his family. Short but fun trip.

I couldn't tell if you were being literal about the "wild hare."

Frau said...

Love it everyone wants in on the blog! Have a wonderful time up in the mountains!

Amy said...

Oh man. I am jealous on so many levels. Hope y'all have fun! I know you will. Give Steph a hug from me.

I always thought it was "wild hair" till I read this post. You're such a life-changer.

Mad Woman said...

Dang you guys finish school early! I love the water gun idea..how cool! We don't finish school til December here. I'm so jealous that you have summer holidays now..and tubing! YAY!

Maggie said...

Wish wish wish I was up in the mountains going down the river on a tube!!!! Yall have fun. Love ya

Fantastic Forrest said...

Tubing? TUBING?! How is this possible, when it is 50 degrees outside?

Oh, wait; I remember. You live in a nice warm place.

SO JEALOUS. Have fun, you quality woman! Love the water reception on the last day of school tradition. May have to do that too - in mid-June, when my little chickens get done.

Viki said...

What a fun tradition when school lets out. I would have loved to have squirted my son LOL. Have a great time.

Michele said...

Have a super weekend.

Keely said...

*waves frantically* Hi Stephanie!!!

The Messy Mom said...

That is such a crazy school schedule, but if I had to choose I would rather get out early and go back early because you are always ready for summer and even a little excited to go back (you get to see all your friends and wear your new school clothes and stuff) so early is better than later.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Follow always the wild hare.

Stephanie said...

Becky, y'all are the best. I'm so glad you both got a wild hare because we loved visiting with you. Good times! I want to go back now.

Sara said...

Dang it I forgot about the super soaking! Today was our last day of school, too.

Regarding the 'wild hare,' since it is always said here 'wild hair up your @$$,' maybe it's a regional thing... http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2007_10/012363.php

Either way, I think it's a great excuse to go tubing. hee!