today was a hot summer day, and what better way to celebrate than pack up the kids-- right when they got off the bus-- and head, maybe for the last time this year, to jordan lake. we met our friends there, and only baked for a few hours in the waning sunlight, but it was divine, and absolutely what i needed after a busy day of multitasking.
the kids had an unseasonably fabulous time rolling in the dirty sand, and playing neck-deep in the murky water. the only thing that was a bummer is that we had to leave in time for dinner, homework, and a bath-- with bath being FOREMOST. we buried vincent in the sand, and nicole made a big sand-turtle sculpture.
the following photo is proof that i am humble enough to show a REALLY unflattering picture of myself on the internet for the whole wide world to see. how could we resist posing in front of the "hot ashes" bin with our butts in the air? by the way, my skirt has shorts under it. those are not my panties. but anyhow, it's proof that we are two really clever and classy ladies. hot ashes! snort!