Sister is visiting.
Last night was fresh mussels that I steamed in a white wine and garlic sauce. We ate a salad alongside it, ate a ton of mussels, and dipped fresh Italian bread in the sauce til it was nearly gone.
Today we got up early, took the dog to a huge tennis court that no one goes to to let him run off leash for a while, then dropped him off at home to nap while we took the kids back out to a playground. I did 100 burpees in the blazing sun while my kids had a blast and made new friends, spent 3 hours at the playground.
Came back, I took my eldest to the grocery store while my sister hung with my youngest (wife was at work). My eldest is now the ultimate grocery helper. He gets bags for produce and is just generally psyched to help. Plus, our Publix has mini shopping carts for little helpers:
Then I called an audible and took him to a crafts store and we got materials to make spooky Halloween houses. Came home and made houses from construction paper, with pipe cleaner spiders and cotton ball cobwebs. My sister is a beast at the craft stuff.
Cooked a ton of steak and veggies and ate til I was stuffed, and finished the night by continuing my read-through of my first edition British Harry Potter novel with my eldest while he fell asleep on me, while my sister read to my youngest downstairs while he fell asleep on her, haha.
Tomorrow morning is a BMX pump track with the kids, followed by leftover steak and local eggs we got, followed by a climbing gym, then another playground, and then my sister and I are riding 25 miles on a local trail while my wife watches the kids. Finishing with a beer and ordering Indian food to arrive when we get home.
Life is good.