Today was a great day. The kind of day I want to put in my back pocket and dust off on a day where nothing goes right. It started off with a mother's breakfast at school. I spent 30 minutes hanging out with Lucy, while she tried to hide her proud little grin as I sat next to her at the table and ogled over her eating blueberries. Then I headed upstairs.
Annie's class had a performance slated for 9am, and I didn't want to be late. We did a quick art project (covering pens with clay, and then baking them- very cool) and then the fun began. The kids played a cocoon game, and then sang an "I Love You" song to all of the moms. Then, the real fun started. Annie has talked about her "Vivaldi" dance at school for some time, but to see it in action is the epitome of cuteness. Each kid was assigned a part- there were a couple of adorable, (and patient! The CD player broke mid-performance) seeds that later transform into flowers. There were 2 suns that danced around the seeds, some whistling birds, a fierce rain cloud and lots of ribbons of rain. My little imp- she was a sunshine, and took the part very seriously. She was right on cue, and very intent with her rays of sunshine. Nevermind that she got into a tiff with the other sun, for the most part, she was very sunny. Seriously.
After all of this, the teachers presented us with books they have put together throughout the year. It's got dictations, stories, photographs and questions answered by the kids. It is, without a doubt, the coolest gift I have ever received.
After school, a friend invited us to their swanky swim club for the afternoon. This place was ridiculous- and oh so much fun. We had salads by the pool, and let the kids splash in the baby pool. Then, we enticed them to go down the water slide- which we did again, and again, and again. Suddenly realizing we were going to sit in traffic, we decided to stay for dinner. I took the kids to the ladies locker room, and we thoroughly abused the privileges of all of the free toiletries before making our way to the snack bar. The kids sat on barstools, in front of a glass window overlooking the basketball court. They cheered for each basket, and thoroughly enjoyed their dinner. I sat one table back, eating a crab cake salad and enjoying the company of a girlfriend. I dodged the traffic coming home by circumventing through town, and carried 2 little sleepy (and clean!) kids into bed. This day was a definite keeper.