So many things! The posts pile up in my head and then don't get written.
A blizzard is coming our way. For those raised in places that get Big Snows, you can relate to that sense of giddiness of a pending snow day. Added to that is the possibility of an early start to school Christmas break, extra cookies in the house, AND new snow boots, and we have a recipe for all of us brimming with excitement.
All this is after of our third annual Pre-Christmas Weekend Waterpark Escape! For the third year in a row, our family has had the great pleasure of being treated to an extended-family get-together at a nearby resort complex. Hero's dad has some kind of condo club membership that applies to this resort, and all the siblings on that side of the family meet up for a weekend of water-filled fun. There are cousins to play with, lots-o-nothin' to talk about, grownup beverages, and silly movies.
Primo loves the water. This year's favorite feature for him was the wave pool. If Primo could be in a warm pool for a couple of hours every day, he would be. That's something we haven't figured out how to do yet. But escaping into a rhythmic pool of waves once a year is such a treat--he can spend hours at a time swimming, floating, and body surfing. He gets hungry and deeply tired from the exercise, retreats to the room, and refuels. It's a beautiful cycle.