Monkey Girl and the Ice Cream Man Cometh

It was hard to believe that today was nearly the end of January; it was so warm and sunny. We had a really good day today. It started off with Ellie’s swimming lessons this morning. She is really amazing. Just over three week ago she hated getting her face wet while taking a bath. Now she swims really well (in fact I think she’s the best in her class), and even puts her head under the water.

On the way home we stopped so that I could get a haircut and the girls did some grocery shopping. We each did our own thing for lunch, and then I helped Sarah take a nap. Or was it the other way? In any case Sarah and I both slept for about 2 hours. Shortly after waking up, we hear the Ice Cream Man coming by in this truck.

That prompted us to get the girls outside. We went for walk (and Ellie rode her bicycle) up to the playground near the community center (that is the one with the swings). While there each girl experienced a first. Sarah went climbed up and went down a slide by herself, and Ellie, otherwise known as Monkey Girl, went across all of the monkey bars all by herself. (Note these are the one that I can do and even my feet don’t touch the ground).

When we got back, Ellie and Sarah played outside with the neighbors while I went shopping to by the ingredients for a dinner that Ellie and Fern saw on Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals yesterday. Fern had invited Chuck and Joy over dinner. Fern made Rachel’s The T2: Turkey Chili-Topped Turkey Chili Burgers with Red Pepper Slaw and Funky Fries, and it was amazing. I ate way too much.

What a fabulous day, it was more like a late spring day then the middle of winter. The house is now quiet as the girls are all asleep. What peaceful end. Good Night.

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