The kids and I spent Saturday morning down at the Hedrick Middle School track, doing a little training for the Pear Blossom. (All of my kids are planning to run one of the Pear Blossom races - but I'll save that story for another day.)
And then we refueled ourselves at Donut Country.
Then we ran errands, hung out at the park and went to the movies before dropping Courtney Lee back by her mom's house.
I had a headache all day, so when we got home, I told Cole and Annie that I was going to lay down for a bit and asked them to play (quietly) upstairs.
About an hour later, I woke up to the sound of giggling and when I walked upstairs to see what was going on, I found them in their swimsuits, taking a bubble bath...
I just started laughing and then, still half-asleep, tried to remember if/where I had a camera. (My Nikon gear is still in the shop and I already returned the Canon 7D I rented.)
I was just about to go looking for my iPhone when I remembered that a friend of mine had loaned me her Canon 5D - I just hadn't taken it out of the camera bag yet.
I hadn't shot with a Canon 5D in at least five years, but as luck would have it, it felt much like riding a bike.
And the next morning while I was taking my own bath, I heard Cole whisper to Annie, "Trust me, if we do all this stuff for mom, she'll let us do whatever we want for the rest of the day."
Turns out they had cleaned the entire downstairs. They even did the dishes.
And that's reason enough for this mom to allow her children to rot their brains with a five-hour television marathon.
And don't forget that registration will open up for The Photographers' Workshop at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time tomorrow (Wednesday, February 15th.)
More details on all of that here.
And if you're reading this Josh Downs...I'd wish you a Happy Valentine's Day, but you know I couldn't care less about Valentine's Day. February 13th is where it's at.