This picture (Brian) cracks me up.
It's representative of our day. After trying since February to find a good day and time to bring the kids up to see where Allan is at college - today finally worked. One week before he comes home for the summer. Greg left us the reliable vehicle and we headed up after Sunday School.
It was fun for the kids to see Allan's room, and how close he is to the campus. We walked over to the University Center and had lunch at the all you can eat buffet. The kids were in their glory. Slushies, pizza, soda, cake, more pizza, cinnamon pizza and fruit. I had a salad and a made to order quesadilla.
From there we walked to the park. Allan brought us along a river walk and we ended up at a play structure much like the Imagination Station. A maze of levels and entries, perfect for playing tag. When I walked in, it was my four kids plus at least a dozen others.
Random kid: Who is IT?
Another random kid: Brian's IT.
First Random kid: AAAAAAAAAaa! He's FAST!!!
And they took off running.
We made it home about 7:00. I ended up having to pull over to get a high calorie coffee to get me home.
Less than an hour at home, the dog ran away. Again.
I refuse to chase him. He just runs further. And he's fast.
Some guy from around the block eventually caught him, using his dog as a lure.
I won't be consoling kids to sleep tonight anyway.
Greg is on his way home from Chicago after working another round the clock shift.
I have several ballooning posts to share. Soon.
Another full week on deck.