It's a few minutes before 8:00 a.m. right now and the girls are still sleeping. We try and try and try to get them to sleep late on weekends, but of course they do not. Most mornings they come bouncing into our bedroom between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m.
Now I know the formula for getting them to sleep late -- have a family reunion. We had family in this weekend from all over the country. We had so much fun. Their generation of cousins ranged in age from college freshman to preschool. There were cousins of all ages for the girls to hang out with, and they loved every minute of it.
Yesterday the girls were in the pool from 1:30 - 7:30 p.m. They only left the pool when I forced them to eat or drink something, and for occasional bathroom breaks. They had a blast. It was great to watch all the kids together in the pool. We were able to see how much the girls have progressed with their swimming, and how comfortable they are in the water now.
The entire weekend was great fun. The girls were exhausted last night, and so were we.
The problem is today is Monday. While they can sleep in, we cannot. We can enjoy the peace and quite, though!