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During the dark winter months I always think I love summer. But what I really love is spring and fall. Those are the seasons you can actually leave your house. Two kids in the summer is just about as difficult as two kids in the winter.
But Saturday. Saturday it was so cool. Right around 80 degrees, overcast with a nice breeze.
Olivia needed to run. That girl was going crazy inside, and Adam was gone all day golfing so we hadn't managed to get outside. We let her play on the playground and I chatted it up with the Ax Man on a blanket under a tree.
I got jealous of Adam and Olivia's fun, as I usually do, so I abandoned my post and Axel and I walked over to the playground where Olivia was attempting to do the monkey bars. As I watched her play, music from a near by event (so near we were practically attending) floated over to us. It was a jazzy instrumental version of "Til There Was You". It was one of those moments you are happy just to be. You don't want to be anywhere else.
So naturally I made Adam take a picture. I'm a blogging work in progress.
Soon Olivia was running again. That girl, she is beautiful. Her little body is just so perfect. I can see all the muscles when she moves, and she's thin but not frail looking at all. I'm pretty sure she's buff enough to knock out a kindergartener.
We walked while Olivia ran around three baseball fields. "Keep running!" we would say.
After our fun walk/run, Olivia didn't want to leave the park. Not in a throwing a fit kind of way, but in a "I want to hug the parking lot" kind of way.
We got her in the car with the promise of "ice cream", which was really a Hawaiian shaved ice, but same thing when you're two.
We shared a half gallon of shaved ice, I swear it was that big, and got home around 9pm. Oops, like an hour past everyone's bed time!
But you know what? They went right to sleep.