We hung out and played and went to Trader Joe's and went to our meeting and had story time before going to bed and had pancakes for breakfast (gluten free! hand-made! by me! from a mix!) and played some more and went to a park and had In-N-Out for lunch and it was lovely. The only way to increase the loveliness of it all would have been to knock about 20 or so degrees of the crazy temperatures (ironically (or not really, just poorly timedly), it cooled down the day after Bonnie left - right back to the comfy low 80s we'd been in before it freakishly hit 100) and skip the issues we had with the wading pool at our park. You see, there are a few parks with wading pools in my city. While school is out for the summer, the wading pools are manned by a lifeguard for two hours each weekday, so kids up to age 5 can play and cool down. During the last two summers, I'd noticed older kids in the pools, so I didn't think we'd have an issue bringing a child over 5... but unfortunately, the lifeguard bluntly told M that she was too old and wouldn't be allowed into the pool. While this put a real damper on our mood, I was pretty impressed with how well M handled things. She cried and was upset, but she was okay with letting the boys play for a short while. When we left, all of us walked right through the middle of the pool. HA!
(this photo is totally stolen from Bonnie's flickr stream)It was fun to meet a new old friend. I'm looking forward to the next time!
(Also: Look! Bonnie blogged about this last month, when it actually happened! Amazing.)