Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Great American RoadTrip: Day 3
The best part of the day awaited us just outside Gardener at the North Gate to the park. The fourth element to our complicated adoring group of ten, which is now officially fourteen: the Minnesota Hardy's! They were waiting for us in the driveway. Even though the kids haven't seen each other for a year they fall into their old routines as though they'd only been apart for a week or two.
The house, which I will hereafter refer to as the Chalet, is ridiculous. It has everything we could want, from Citronella candles to a full slew of dress-up dresses and boxes of legos. As the kids eat their strawberry shortcake I ask them for a full sentence describing their favorite moment of the day. Here they are in all their glory.
"Playing with my friends."
Re-reading the above sentences, I realize it's all about the little moments.