And we had a fantastic time swimming. #1 and #2 had tons of fun in the water. #3 loved being floated around on a mattress or on some one's hip. And #4 totally enjoyed the water until he got so tired I had to help him fall asleep. He laid in the shade of an umbrella and took a little snooze. #3 also was so tired and past his nap time, he started falling asleep sitting up on the floating mattress. Grandma convinced him to lay down and he fell asleep while she floated him around the pool. Cousin B and I helped pick him, mattress and all, out of the water and into the shade.
After a fun afternoon we got all back into dry clothes, gave hugs and got back into the car for the drive home. It was nice to be back but the full weekend provided the right amount of distractions from Mr. Wiedz being at meetings elsewhere. All the animals and the garden were happy to have us home. But there is a lot of work to do around here...for another day.