Thursday, July 14, 2011


Olivia woke up at 5:30 am this morning.

Zach was up by 6:30 am, cranky and irritated by the fact that he had to "GO TO SWIM LESSONS AGAIN?!" 

Allie, the resident morning person who is always up at the crack of dawn, slept in. 

We all ate cereal while we watched the rain.  Then, at approximately 8:00 am, we went to swim lessons. 

The kids participated in their first ever swim lessons in the rain.

Zach was not happy about it and made sure to let his teachers know. 

Olivia and I, both in pants and sweatshirts, stayed dry under one of the huge poolside umbrellas where she was content to flirt with a grandpa who had brought his four grandkids to swim lessons. 

It was 65-degrees and windy.  Allie emerged from the pool with blue lips.

I forgot to pack after-swim-lesson-snacks. 

We went to McDonald's for hot chocolate (and a non-fat, skim vanilla latte for mom) and cookies while Olivia snoozed away in her carseat as the rain continued to pour. 

The McDonald's had a Redbox.  We rented a movie.  We are now watching the movie.  Olivia is rolling all around the living room floor.  It is still raining.

Next week it is supposed to be in the 90's with a heat index of over 100.  Yikes. 

I guess you know you are a true Minnesotan when hot chocolate after swim lessons in the middle of July seems normal compared to an impending week-long heat wave.

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