I have noticed that Saturdays are a slow day in the Land of Blog. Can it be that people who blog actually have lives and are out doing real world things on Saturdays? Or, more likely, they delay their blogging so that their readers think they are out doing real world things on Saturdays. I'm onto you, blog hiders!
We were actually out doing real world things today, too, but they involved children, so they ended relatively early. It's 8:20, and I'm home for the evening. Some kind of Saturday, eh?
It has actually been an awesome day. It started with a birthday party for one of the cousins at 1:00. It was her sweet sixteen. The weather was beautiful, so we played outside. We were playing a bit of soccer, but a combination of gender and age differences made that a difficult game to incorporate everyone into. So we played a game that I made up back in my day camp years that is a combination of handball and ultimate - a nice, non-contact, high-turnover game that little girls and big boys alike could get into.
After the birthday party, we headed to the Baptist church that rest of our family except for us goes to for a children's musical that the three youngest cousins were involved in. Two of them had solos, and they did an incredible job. I have said it before, and I will say it again: Little children + singing and dancing and reciting lines = bad for the ovaries. So much cuteness. I want one. Or six.
Days like this, I am reminded of why we decided to move down to this area. I love the extended family dynamic. Well, all of it except for the part where I am at home on a Saturday night at 8:30 with nothing to do. When I have kids of my own, I'm sure it will seem like a blessing. But right now, do you know what I really want? Karaoke. I need to make some karaoke friends, then my world will be complete.