On Friday my friend Laura drove down from Denver to visit. We went on a short hike with the kids and had pizza for dinner.
On Saturday we made doughnuts (these ones, which were a little disappointing, I like this recipe better) and then went to the swimming pool. Swede and I had so much going down the biggest water slide together.
While the kids napped we chatted on the back deck. I bought this rug from Wayfair last week and I love the way it makes the deck feel more like another room in the house. I am so much more inclined to spend time out there now!
Afternoon activities included: playing with the water table, drawing with chalk on the driveway, picking up race packets at the Durango Running Company, pimiento cheese sandwiches and chips and watermelon lemonade for dinner, and watching Anastasia with Swede.
On Sunday I ran the Narrow Gauge 10-Mile. Laura did the 4 Mile race. It was a beautiful day and I had a great race! Jonathan brought the kids down to the finish line. This is only the second time the kids have come to the finish (and last year Swede was super shy of the crowd and would not leave my mom's arms) so it was really great to see them there. My father-in-law did the 10-Mile too so we chatted with him. And there was also ice cream which was greatly appreciated by the under-4 crowd.
After nap time / quiet time for the kids we went to the river. It was very fun albeit very muddy. Main activities included filling a bucket with water and then dumping it out, throwing rocks into the river, watching rafts and kayaks go by, and trying to take off Mom's hat.
Laura went back to Denver on Monday morning - My campaign to convince her to move to Durango is thus far unsuccessful. Jonathan and I took the kids to the playground, and then Swede and I baked my favorite Chai Snickerdoodles. In the afternoon we went on a short hike then had hot dogs and potato salad and root beer for dinner.
That's all! There were a few difficult melt-down moments as usual when dealing with small children but overall it was a really fun weekend.