Our semi-annualish "Jimmy Weekend" just concluded. As you may recall, this is a weekend where the kids and I scram and let Jimmy have some time to himself at home. It's kind of like his version of going hunting or fishing for a weekend. We stayed at Le Chateau de Buxtoronio again (aka: Grandpa and Nana's house.) Saturday morning started with a soak in the hot tub, followed by pancakes, eggs, and bacon for breakfast.
My dad's birthday was earlier in the week, so I made a small version of his favorite German Chocolate cake and we all sang "Happy Birthday" to him. Next year will be the big 6-0 for him!
Even with the chilly temps, the kids got a twister ride in. Full disclosure: this picture is just for show since I forgot to take one of the actual ride. I would have been freezing in just a t-shirt!
After lunch, Nana came with us to go swimming at Lifetime. We get a couple of guest passes each month and this is the first time we've actually used it.
Both kids love swimming, but Parker REALLY loves it. He is getting more adventurous with each visit. He enjoys the water slides and I am working on teaching him to swim independently. Right now, I have him jump from the edge in about 5' depth, and let him paddle and kick towards me for as long as he can stay up. He can usually do this for 5-10 seconds before reaching me or needing some help to stay afloat. He is getting more comfortable with each visit.
We went to our friends' moving party Saturday evening. Esme hadn't had a really nap and was pretty crabby, but we made it through. We grabbed a quick breakfast Sunday morning and headed off to church to meet back up with dad. He was able to relax and enjoy some time alone at home, which is good for all of us.