We packed up the pooch and headed to the airport yesterday to pick up Catherine and Hannah (Catherine’s Chatter), our BFFs from Canada. Not sure if Catherine was more surprised to see a dog at the airport or the two tall big girls who were waiting to greet her.
Swapped big hugs, then started playing immediately. Well, immediately after a few emergency nuggets to stave off starvation:
We hit the pool right away (it is BLAZING hot here right now):
While there, we were joined by our second out-of-town visitors, the Family H with twins H2 and S2 (No More Work Than One) – awesome! We offered to get out of the pool and meet them somewhere nice for dinner, but shockingly the kiddos all wanted to swim instead:
We celebrated Canada Day with a little cake (Ro found the directions online and we just had to make it for our buddies from the north). Can you tell it’s a Canadian flag with maple leaf? I’m not sure strawberry art is my forte:
Today we didn’t just hide from the insane heat, we fled from it. All the way to nice, cool Monterey. Ahhhhh. It’s never hot at the aquarium:
The beach was oh-so-pleasant. Had I not been sweltering in 100+ temps this week I might have even called it “chilly.” Not today though, today I called it “blessedly cool.”
A little late-night swimming (I think it finally cooled down to 90). I haven’t yet heard one of these kids turn down swimming. Wonder if they’ll get tired of it? Yeah right...:
Then some popsicles and bed:
Tomorrow Catherine has agreed to accompany me purse shopping. Ha!!! Please wish poor, longsuffering Catherine luck... Oh, and I’m going to try to capture the elusive 10-open-eyes-5-smiles kid pic. Rarely seen in the wild, as evidenced by the great number of backs of heads that I captured today. I believe D2 and Catherine caught one or two, if you want to check out their blogs, No More Work Than One, and Catherine’s Chatter.