Life After Windbird, Day 136: The Second Day of Christmas
Date: Monday, December 26, 2016
Weather: Bright and Sunny; High Temp 45, Low 42 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA

I had an active second day of Christmas. I didn’t get two turtle doves, but I did go to the gym, finally got my inflatable kayak rolled up and stored with Jed’s help, went to Heather’s and was on neighborhood bicycle duty with Jonah and Ollie,01-ollie-on-his-new-mini-rod-bicycle

02-jonah-riding-in-the-neighborhood had lunch, and then took Ollie to the bike path down by the beach and walked and walked while he rode and rode. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a child so happy to get a bicycle and he just doesn’t want to stop riding. I chose a section of the bike path that was long and straight so that I could see him in the distance as there was no way for me to keep up with him on foot.03-here-comes-ollie-on-the-shining-sea-bike-path When I did catch up with him, he had made it to Trunk River and he had me take a picture of him on his bike in front of the sign so he can show his friends at school that he rode his new bike that far all by himself.04-ollie-makes-it-to-trunk-river He also had me take a picture with the water in the background.05-ollie-by-the-beach This stretch of bike path runs right along the beach and is absolutely beautiful. Heather, Jed, Sam, and Jonah met us on the bike path and Ollie was so excited to ride with them for a bit.06-all-the-goldstones-on-the-bike-path When we returned home, it was time for the Goldstones to get ready to go to Maine tomorrow morning. I helped with laundry, baked the last of the Christmas cookies for the kids to take to Maine, and then I headed home for the evening. It sure is going to be quiet around here for a few days without the Goldpebbles, but I have plenty of projects to keep me busy.