I’m beginning our weekend with Thursday afternoon. Veronica wanted to share her current favorite movie, My Neighbor Totoro, with her cousins. Michael may have been a little nervous. Donovan was not picking his nose, I checked.
Meanwhile, Jacinta was being very cute for the camera.
Sunday night we went to dinner at Deb and Clint’s. Veronica ran around the backyard a bit, picking up rocks. I bet you didn’t know that kids don’t need expensive toys. They just need rocks or boxes or pans – unless you want them to play with any of these household objects. Then they want the expensive toys.
The refrigerator magnet animals became her new best friends and accompanied her as she roamed the yard.
Reading a book with Tori and Hailey.
Monday was the Memorial Day feast and swim extravaganza at my parents’ house.
There was a lot of swimming!
Even Jacinta joined in, though she was a little unhappy at first. I’m sure the fact that Ri Ri had just licked her face had nothing to do with her expression.
Jacinta and Omi.
Starting to get tired.
Veronica was a little chilly. How that is possible in Arizona on Memorial Day, I don’t know.
And how could it be a fun afternoon without a romp on the trampoline? Not every trampoline comes with a human net!
Taking a rest. Jumping is hard work!
Back up and running!
Countdown to the final bounce!
There was also a crazy 17-person game of Telephone Pictionary (my phrases of choice are usually not as long as the examples at the link). Any game involving drawing, little kids, and adults who have imbibed alcohol must be fun, right?
It was a great end to a great weekend.
And not forgetting the reason for all of this fun: if you get a chance, check out the photos that The Pioneer Woman posted here. She did five separate posts, take a look and just try not to cry.