Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Perfect Summer Day

A Perfect Summer Day

We started our day by baking the most delicious muffins with raspberries and blueberries picked at Grandma Inese and Grandpa Don's house. Find the recipe here. They are divine!

Next we did some swimming. Dana has turned into such a bathing beauty. She loves her floaties, but she also loves to copy Auntie Alyx and Auntie Liz by laying on an air mattress "sunbathing." She looks like a miniature teenager.

Last year Nora learned to swim. This summer she is perfecting swimming under water. She can go the entire length of the pool in one breath, and is working on not plugging her nose under water. Here she is doing her favorite pool entry: Cannonball! Grandpa moved the cabana this year and made a dock so the kids can jump in. I will try to post a photo of the revamped cabana as it is really cute.

After much swimming, we spent some time picking more berries and eating them fresh. We barbecued with Grandma and Grandpa and after dinner, the girls hung out in the sand. Grandma and Grandpa have been busy building a new path out of concrete and these cool forms that make the concrete look like stones. Again, will post a photo later. Anyhow, here Nora is pretending to build a path out of sand. I just think it is a nice juxtaposition, with Nora in her tutu and Dana in her dress pretending they are 49ers.

This is what summer should be: lounging in the pool, picking berries, grilling, playing.

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