Happy 4th of July!

We welcomed the first week in July with a still-under-the-weather MiniM.E.  While we had days that seemed like she was getting better, the fever hung on all week and she just wasn't herself.  Not to mention the weather was iffy and while we made plans for outdoor activities, we ended up canceling the outside activities Monday and Tuesday (even though the weather ended up being beautiful!!) and Wednesday we had another inside day while MiniM.E. recovered.  

Thursday we finally made it out to the Peerless Pool, but MiniM.E. still wasn't herself and after only 20 minutes of playing in the pool and seeming to have a great time, she proceeded to cuddle on my lap in the shallow water and fall asleep for an hour while her friends enjoyed the water.  

Fortunately, she seemed to be on the mend on the 4th-- good thing, since we had a day full of two barbecues!

At the first there was a pool and we had a great time swimming:

At the second, there were a 3 and 5 year old kids (and a baby) and MiniM.E. had a great time following the older kids around, picking vegetables from the garden, running with them, playing in the sandbox and riding bikes.  In fact, MiniM.E. was so into playing with the older kids, that Bob and I had a nice break where we could just sit back and relax for a few hours and talk with our friends (who also used to live in Dresden when we lived there).  I was so into relaxing that I forgot to take photos... next time.

Saturday we spent the morning as a family at the Peerless Pool.  Surprisingly it wasn't busy, even though it was a holiday weekend.  Even though we would have liked to spend the day, we only made it until noon.  An improvement over the previous Peerless Pool visit with the nap though! Maybe next time we'll make it to 1!!

Saturday evening we left for NH, and here we are!  We'll be here enjoying the pool (complete with new toddler slide!), hot tub, kiddie pool and trampoline until Thursday.

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