Yesterday was a nice quiet wind-up morning in Kitchener. Emily and Tamara made amazing cookies (I'm sure the recipe will make its way onto What's Cooking Wednesday very soon) and put together some mac and cheese for lunch. From there we went to Cambridge to spend the afternoon with John's sister and her kids. Emily, Kennedy and Claire played outside for most of the afternoon, Hope napped, and I relaxed. Ahhhh.
After supper all of us drove in caravan to Omi's house in St. Catharines. Unfortunately, Emily fell asleep in the car on the way down resulting in a full melt-down when we arrived. We're not really sure why she does this after an evening sleep in the car, but it isn't the first time. The kids finally were in bed asleep by 9:45 (yikes!) and the adults ended the day eating wings from Duffs. Not bad, actually.
Today was special because John came home. Yahoo! I picked him up at the Toronto airport in the early afternoon with Hope in tow. Emily was completely immersed in play with the cousins and Omi. The rest of the day was spent running through sprinklers, splashing in the kiddie pool, and sitting in lawn chairs. And catching up with John, of course. All in all a wonderful, if steamy hot day.