May 16, 2011

The Magic Season

Sunday - this weekend was great but I want to focus on Sunday - started as an ordinary, somewhat rainy Spring day and ended magically.

Like I said, it started ordinary. Owen woke up way too early, Beth got up with him kindly letting me sleep, the kids came in and tackled me at 8:30 then hauled me out of bed and made me breakfast and coffee (kids being able to make breakfast for you? Awesome.) and then we played Star Wars for a couple of hours. We eventually made it out of the house, tackled Target (shorts, socks, shoes, Star Wars bandaids) and the beer store then had lunch. After lunch, the sky turned blue, Beth took the kids to the playground, I hit the store for ingredients for Beth's favorite dinner (fettuccine alfredo), then I mowed the grass. Again, not magical. Wait for it.

Beth rolled home with the kids around three which is precisely when I finished the lawn. The sky remained blue and the kids wanted to run through the sprinkler in the backyard. I complied, set it up then Beth emerged with a plate of cold watermelon. We sat, warm and wet, eating watermelon, grass stuck to the soles of our feet, watermelon juice rolling down our chins. It was, finally, summer. It couldn't have been mistaken for any other season or the whims of a fickle weather god. Summer had arrived. At last. And it was - I don't use this word lightly - magic.

Posted by Chris at May 16, 2011 6:42 AM

Sounds wonderful! I'm quite jealous since it is currently 43 and raining here in lovely Buffalo. But I did get to play with our puppy all weekend, so that's some consolation. :)

Posted by: Elizabeth at May 16, 2011 7:24 AM

We had......RAIN all weekend. No magic here. In fact, it's supposed to rain all weekend! Bah!
Glad you and Beth and the kids had a good one!

Posted by: Maribeth at May 16, 2011 7:57 AM

Summer? What's that? Our temp between Friday and Sunday dropped from mid 80's to mid 60's - accompanied by rain of course.

Please pass a little of your wonderful weather our way.

Posted by: Ann Elizabeth Adams at May 16, 2011 8:50 AM

Sounds like a very nice (magical) Sunday

Posted by: cassie-b at May 16, 2011 9:29 AM

Perfect! I had the same thought, driving down the road with my best friend in the passenger seat, windows down, music up...magic. :)

Posted by: Heather at May 16, 2011 10:47 AM

I absolutely love magic. Sounds like a perfectly magical moment.

Posted by: Mindy at May 16, 2011 1:56 PM

sound positively marvelous. now please send some our way.....we had snow this morning.

Posted by: kali at May 16, 2011 3:05 PM

That sounds really great, glad you guys were able to have that moment. Here, the PNW, Sunday was pretty much a washout. Although I did get a sunburn Saturday mowing the yard. Go figure.

Posted by: Dianna at May 16, 2011 6:28 PM

Sigh. You know what I noticed about that post? That you are allowed to buy beer on Sundays! Not down here in GA or SC! So sad.

Posted by: chalica at May 16, 2011 8:20 PM

Freezing cold (well, like 40*) and rain here too. You must have stolen all the summer form the rest of us!

Posted by: Debra at May 17, 2011 7:22 AM