I'm happy to report that we're getting faster at getting ready for swimming lessons. Hooray! And we've streamlined our routine for afterward, too, so now we need about 1 3/4 hours for the whole thing, from getting ready beforehand to showering afterward.
Saturday, the orchestra I'm in played at an outdoor market for four hours. It was exhausting, but fun. Mr. Mordecai brought the kids for awhile to let them listen, which was especially nice since Tiger Lily isn't old enough to sit through real concerts yet. She enjoyed dancing around and conducting from the sidelines.
Nothing homemaker-ly to report right now: I've felt a bout of summer laziness—er—simplicity—kicking in over the past week. I planned a very simple dinner menu for this week, and we've been eating a lot of cereal for breakfast. It's kind of nice! I'm sure I'll want to get back to more serious cooking eventually, since I really do enjoy cooking, but sometimes I guess I just need a break.
In more exciting news, Red Chief can read! He's been reading for over a year now, but just in the last few weeks, he's made a leap, and he's surprising me with how quick and confident he has become. He's also enjoying reading (thank you, Mo Willems!), which is a huge step toward improving his attention span.
Books Red Chief loves to read: