After my parents left, we went to piano lessons, then to the library...When we got home, I washed the van and David scrubbed out the pool. After we filled it up, the kids played in it for quite a while until the rain started. It seems kind of crazy that we're just getting it out now, during our last week of summer vacation, but this is also the first week of summer vacation that we're all healthy! Besides, the kids will continue to enjoy it in the afternoons for the next month or so, even after we start school. We stopped at Target on the way home today; we participated in a medical study this past year related to Abigail's CP, and at its conclusion, they gave us a Target gift card as a thank-you gift. Each of the kids picked out a new toy (Bruce's and my portion went to mundane household needs...boring but necessary!). David got a Lego police helicopter kit and went right to work on it as soon as we came inside.
I started a couple of painting jobs (more on that in another post) while they played. Now I'm tending to chores and the kids are both sprawled out reading library books. The rain is coming and going, the house is peacefully silent and smells like fresh-baked bread...a nice ending to any day, and especially to one that started out with an unpleasant event. :)