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May 28, 2013

Though my last few posts might lead you to believe otherwise, our house is not a house of horrors.  Lots of good things are happening too!

For instance, Alistair has his follow-up visit with the orthopedic specialist two weeks ago – I am relieved to say that he is now walking properly 80% of the time.  The doctor was so encouraged by the progress that he’s given Alistair the summer off from brace-wearing.  He thinks that he will continue to walk properly without them, and eventually walk properly 100% of the time.

(We do have another appointment in late August, and if things have reverted back to the braces he shall go)

We went to a family cookout a couple of weekends ago, and the boys had their first hammock encounter.

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We are looking into adding one to our own backyard.

Alistair’s school had their annual Memorial Day Concert on Friday, from which

This past Saturday’s weather was dreadful – mid-FORTIES, rainy and windy.  It was so awful that Carolyn and I skipped “Sheepfest” (aka the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival) for the first time in four years.  Instead we had brunch and hit the mall – we called it “Shopfest”.  I had forgotten how lovely it is to go to the mall with no children and only the vaguest shopping list.

Sunday’s weather was so-so, perfect errand-running weather, and that’s what we did.

But Monday?  Oh, Monday.

Monday was Memorial Day, and a no-work, no-school holiday.  We didn’t move the car at all.

I went on a run (this is my third week doing Couch to 5k Week 3, and I am determined that it be my last), and that was about the extent of my ambition.

We hit the backyard about 1:30, and stayed out there until about 5:30.

There was basketball, there was sand and water play (we finally dragged Alistair’s sand/water table out of retirement), there was sliding, there was running through the sprinkler, there was human-log-rolling, there was golf, there was a general soaking-up of the sunshine.  There were hot dogs, and chips, and smores.

It was delightful.

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