Matthew helped Mommy and Elizabeth wash dishes for the very first time. Then we headed off to visit cousin Lauren and Donna (Elizabeth's second cousins Lindsay and Anna). We've been to their cottage before but this was our first look post-renovation. It was fun before but now it is lovely.
Elizabeth wasn't too sure at first but soon warmed up to Lindsay who showed her how to somersault over the sides of the couch and play "doctor" with her dolls. Then they decided to play construction. Lindsay put in windows with the same hammer she had been using to "check" Matthew's reflexes.
Grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch, then stories and naps / quiet time before the kids begged to go swimming. It was a little chilly for Matthew but the girls splashed around happily and made sandcastles on the beach. Then we warmed up on the end of the dock with peaches and brownies.
On our way out, Elizabeth asked if we couldn't stay "forever and ever, or at least have a sleepover. Or maybe her (Lindsay) could come to my house for a sleepover". I guess she had fun!
It was wiener roast night at our cottage when we got home, and first corn of the season for Bondi - YUM! I brought my own gluten free graham crackers. Elizabeth wasn't too pleased to see the loud potato guns but forgot her annoyance in the excitement of her latest "spit" competition.