Cannonball anyone?! (I wish I could make this photo collage bigger, but when I do it spills over…)
Nick is as adept at the cannonball as anyone I know, and he had a chance to become a human pool bomb more than once this weekend when my in-laws swooped in to help us out. It was a rather last-minute plan that turned out beautifully and redeemed a lost chance at a visit from the weekend before. I realized, too late, that the same day I’d agreed to do an all-day author visit in Spiritwood, N.D., the kids would be out of school. All I could do was imagine, with dread, the chaos that might ensue in my absence, until Troy’s parents asked if they could try a visit again (the last one was thwarted due to weather). So they came just in time to restore order and take the youngest two, plus a cousin they’d brought along as a surprise, to the pool. They had a poolside room and the boys hung out there for two days straight, working out all their boy energy, sleeping well in the evening, and having a chance to connect once again. From all accounts, it was a success and everyone delighted in the chance at relationship renewal.
There was just enough time for reprieve in between splashing sessions:
Friday night offered a chance for us to join them for a little KFC, and on Saturday, the adults hooked up for a nice lunch out. Afterward, the females in our bunch, four in all, headed to our favorite little dainty pastry and coffee shoppe for an extra special treat. I think the cake I consumed was raspberry almond torte. A lemon bar and caramel pecan bar also were inhaled.
On Wednesday, I’ll share more about the author visit, which took place at an old-fashioned (but currently still used) school house. Suffice it to say here, it was a wonderful day of sharing my book about North Dakota with the K-6 students who gathered to take part in Discover North Dakota Day!
Q4U: What made the biggest splash in your weekend?