Having him home has been fantastic. It is so nice to have the entire day together as a family instead of a few hours at night. I suppose you could make the argument that because he works all the time we appreciate when he's not working, but if we won the lottery and were able to do this more often I certainly wouldn't complain.
This morning Daddy was working on some new music. When LP2 awoke from his nap we had an impromptu family dance party in the basement. Daddy played us what he had been working on and alternated between dancing with the LP and singing for us. At one point I was spinning around and dancing while holding both LP. I am either very out of shape or it was a great workout (maybe a little of both)! At the end we were all a little breathless but definitely happy. LP1 was kickin' it on our makeshift dancefloor, taking her turn on the mic and leaping about. LP2 danced with us and bounced on the couch. I love these little family moments. I also love seeing how much the LP respond to music. I think that like Daddy, it is in their souls. We've got a family band in the making one day.
In continuing with our family theme today, we headed over to see Auntie S, Uncle J and cousins B and C. We haven't had a chance to see them in what feels like forever due to a whole bunch of reasons, so it was really nice to find some time today to hang with them. Cousins B and C were as excited to see the LP as the LP were to see them. The cousins are now 4 and 5 years old and fully-fledged "big kids". The LP really look up to them and enjoy being with them, especially because their cousins are so good to them. I have a feeling all four of them are going to cause Auntie S, Uncle J, Daddy and myself some grey hairs when they are older.
After a delicious lunch on the patio we all changed into our swimsuits and hit the pool. Auntie S and Uncle J have a large in-ground pool in the backyard. As it was once again hotter than the Sahara out, the water was a welcome reprieve from the heat.