Saturday, May 29, 2010
Whew! The kids are in bed, asleep, I think. Jill has spent the afternoon and evening with her brother and friends, and is due in about midnight. We're mostly packed for an early departure for Oregon in the morning. I'm having trouble remembering all we did today. I know we had breakfast together and then selected books and toys and games from our supply to take with us to the beach cabin. It looks like we'll have to plan on quite a bit of indoor time. The weather promises to be cold and wet much of the time. The high today was 53, and it rained all morning. I know Irene and I did spend time this morning and again this afternoon in the play house. She loves that place and could spend all of her time there, but after an hour or so I'm needing a change of venue. We spent more time out there this afternoon, and Isaac joined us. He and I played a game while Irene "cooked". Isaac also helped care for the "baby" It's funny how you create an activity based on an experience, and then it becomes a standard. Last June we visited the Seattle aquarium and the waterfront. Then we recreated the scene on the kitchen floor. Irene especially remembers the attendants wearing rubber gloves and feeding the sea animals. We recreated the scene again this year, including aquarium, ferry boats, Totem Pole Park, and the train. We discovered it was fun to make it, but once set up, we quickly lost interest. Is that a common truism? We had an early dinner and then settled in front of the TV to watch a Sounders match. Seattle played the Denver Rapids in Colorado. Jill and the kids passed the team in the airport yesterday as the team were arriving in Denver and they were departing. They boarded the same Alaska Airlines plane the team had flown in on. Kinda' funny, that coincidence. Anyway, the Sounders lost again. Boo hoo. After that it was time to pick up toys and have baths before bedtime. Now I'm just plain tuckered out.