I'm still here and I haven't abandoned blogging. I'm just enjoying the long, lazy days of summer and frankly I haven't turned on the computer much at all in the last week.
The grandparents bought the kids an above ground swimming pool. It's 15 feet in diameter and 4 feet deep. We are loving it. They had offered to buy the kids a membership at an area public pool, but the kids said they would rather have a pool in the back yard. Between the new pool, the trampoline, and the porch swing, we are outside most of the day and going through sunscreen by the gallon. I've been making the girls wear hats when they are outside and they don't seem to mind too much.
At my house today, the clothesline has a row of dripping, grass covered beach towels on it, I need to wash the sticky Popsicle drippings off the porch, and the girls have been trying to sell lemonade to an empty neighborhood. We have some jalapeno peppers ready to pick and I'm going to make homemade salsa this afternoon. Just an average summer day.
I wish I had a laptop so I could take it out on the back porch with my iced tea in the evenings, but I don't. I'll still be around this summer though so don't worry. :)