2018 Life Logs, Day 194—Free Friday . . . the 13th
Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Weather: Sunny and Beautiful; High 77, Low 58 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

Week 3 of Camp Oma ended on a relaxed, but happy note, despite it being Friday the 13th. There are no swim lessons on Friday, so we are calling it Free Friday. When I arrived at the Goldstones this morning, I asked Sam and Jonah what they would like to do today. Sam wanted me to text Cole and Leo’s mother to see if they could play this afternoon. Ollie wanted to go biking on the bike path. As it turned out, Cole and Leo could come over to play in the afternoon, so we opted for that and will go biking on the bike path at a later time. Cole and Leo requested that we break out the Slip ‘n Slide for an afternoon of water fun and Sam and Ollie agreed that would be fun. Once plans for the afternoon were set, Sam and Ollie did their daily chores. Afterwards, Sam read while Ollie played next door with Joey. During lunch we made a great discovery while baking Sam’s make-your-own pizza. He had drizzled shredded cheese on the pan around his little pizzas. When I went to wash the pan, I scraped off the baked cheese and tasted it. Amazing. It tasted exactly like Cheese-Its. I had Sam taste it, and he agreed. He then bribed Ollie to try it, and he agreed. So, we did some experiments in baking grated Monterey Jack cheese and both boys enjoyed the results. Then it was time to get the Slip ‘n Slide ready for the arrival of Cole and Leo. When they arrived, the boys had a great afternoon of water play.

Jonah had his last day of sports camp today and he was sad to see the week end. He loved the camp and I think Heather is contemplating signing him up for another week this summer. The camp focused on tennis, basketball, and soccer, and Jonah loved all three. But more than that, I think he enjoyed making new friends. But next week he will spend time with his cousins, Ziggy and Coco, and give swim lessons a try. When Heather got home with Jonah, she invited me to stay for dinner. I gladly accepted, but had to leave to run a few errands first. When I returned, I talked with Heather about plans for next week when Justin and family are here. Jed leaves tomorrow for a week in England, so naturally Heather is feeling stretched to the limit with work and family commitments with Jed out of town. I assured her that we’ll plan the week to help her, rather than impose additional burden. We’ll probably eat meals together, but I will do the planning and shopping for that. Hopefully she will be able to relax and enjoy time with her brother and family. They arrive on Monday evening and I can’t wait to see them!

2018 Life Logs, Day 193—Lovely Weather