Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunny Day

We enjoyed an unseasonably warm weekend, which was a welcome break after all the rain and snow we've had. I realize that I'm not going to get any sympathy from friends and family up north, but our feeling is that you don't endure the Raleigh summer only to have winter be rainy and snowy.

We took full advantage of the day yesterday. Noah and I played just about every sport we could in the front yard. We started with hitting golf balls, moved to frisbee, then soccer. We also played some catch with a tennis ball and the velcro paddles. He had a great time.

Meanwhile, Amanda and Lily went for a bike ride. They have a spot that they like somewhere on the Black Creek Trail between North Cary Park and Lake Crabtree. They had a nice time, but Lily fell on her bike on the way home. She didn't even bleed, but you would think that she had broken both wrists. I figured something was up because as she rode back to the driveway she was whining.  Fortunately, a few minutes with Noah's stomp rocket was all it took to stop the whining.

Amanda had dinner plans with some friends, so the kids and I ate pizza. We then had a campfire and roasted marshmallows. Overall, it was a great day. I did want to get some schoolwork done, but days like yesterday don't happen every January 30 and I figured I'd better take advantage of it. It was certainly one of those times where you think of the expression, "No one on his death bed says that he wishes he had worked harder."