Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Clowning Around

We had a fantastic and busy weekend.

Friday morning the girls and I hurried the technician servicing our air condition along so that we could catch the 10:30 am ferry from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson. We made it just in the nick of time and the Hoos waved us off from his office window (his office has a sweet view of Bridgeport Harbor and the Harbor Yard baseball stadium - too bad it is in Bridgeport). It was warm on the shores - but gorgeous on the water. LP enjoyed spotting jellyfish thanks to a recent infestation and AK loved following her sister around as they watched older kids play the arcade games so conveniently provided on the back deck of the boat.

We arrived in Pt. Jeff at 11:45 and were greeted by my parents. I helped them shuttle the girls to their car and then jumped back on to the same ferry to make the 12pm return trip to start my mini-vacation. I took advantage of the quiet time and got a manicure and a pedicure, did some grocery shopping and enjoyed dinner out with the Hoos.

After running errands Saturday morning we met the girls and my parents in Stamford to see the Big Apple Circus. It was their first circus and knowing how they weren't too keen on loud noises, we were a bit concerned as to how they would react - but the girls LOVED it. They were both transfixed and extremely well behaved.

Sunday the whole house slept until 8:15. Everyone was well-rested and happy when we packed up to got to a co-worker's house to enjoy her fabulous pool. The girls had looked forward to swimming all week - to the point that AK would chant "Julie's house! Julie's house! Pool!" on a daily basis. Too bad my colleague's name is Judy and the BBQ party was on Sunday...

AK continues to be fiercely independent insisting "I DO IT! I DO IT!" when I tried to catch her as she jumped into the pool. She is two. Don't they spend the first couple weeks of swimming lessons trying to get kids in to the pool? Isn't jumping a major accomplishment?

LP is not quite as brave as her little sister. She likes to be safe and secure and surrounded by grown-ups. She is one smart cookie.

All-in-all a great weekend that balanced relaxation, requirements and adventures.

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