Monday, June 22, 2020

Father's Day Weekend


It's been a busy week, and a busy weekend!

Last Monday the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling which made it unlawful to discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation in the workplace (and maybe for other purposes, too- I'm not sure).  That same day we had the first big rainbow over South Austin that I've seen in years.


diversity celebration rainbow
Amy and I both took Friday off.  We took the kids and met my parents at Emma Long Park.  It was a really nice outing!  We played in the water and ate some snacks up but the picnic tables.  The park wasn't crowded, but eventually it got a little tricky to maintain social distancing on the beach.  Beautiful spot on the lake, and nice weather!

Having some snacks after swimming

Raylan explains to Kiddo his various techniques for dock jumping

We ate lunch afterward and then the kids went to spend the night with Grandma and Papa.

On Saturday morning Amy and I joined the family at their house and then went over to swim in the Farleigh's pool again.  It was a really fun time.  Afterward, we ate some pizza at Mom and Dad's house.

two people in this picture made a shirt that a third
person in this picture received for Father's Day

On the way home from Grandma and Papa's house on Saturday we stopped
to pick up an order of groceries.  Raylan did not like having to wait
in the back seat.

Relaxing in the sleeping bags on Saturday evening
Saturday night I had an outdoor, acoustic band practice with Reed, Frank, and Jim.
We had a lot of fun, and sounded pretty good.

On Sunday, Father's Day, we had my parents over for a cookout.  In the morning I played some games and did some art with the kids.  Later, I took Raylan to Mabel Davis Pool for awhile, and then we came and cleaned up for the cookout.  Amy made a corn salad, green salad, and grilled chicken with bacon, chili, and cheese on it.  Mom brought lots of fruit.  For dessert there was icebox cake, homemade strawberry ice cream, and Mom brought brownies.  The food was great, and we had a great time.

me and Dad pushing the kids in the swings

Raylan and Kiddo insisted upon a toast at dinner time

So that was the weekend!  Very busy, but very good!

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