Julia and Sam played UNO when they woke up. It was interesting to watch them negotiate the rules!
We got a coat of primer on the birdhouses this morning, so the kids can paint them. I also cleaned and primed some of the outdoor furniture. Mundane but productive.
After lunch we met some friends at the dog beach to play and look for fossils in the cliffs. The dogs had a blast playing in the water together, and the kids had fun exploring. We didn't find any fossils, but it was a fun day outside. Sam was ready to burrow into the cliff--or maybe he was constructing a cliff dwelling. *g* The kids and the puppy jumped in a warm shower when we got home, and I think we brought home more sand than we left. A welcome sign of summer! Everyone got warm and clean and snuggled in bed for a Scooby-Doo DVD.
We had some more outside time and brought the bird houses in to paint. The kids were more interested in painting than in eating dinner, so we busted out the acrylics. They painted for a good hour while dh and I slowly got dinner ready. They did some really neat stuff on the bird houses and plan to do more tomorrow. With a late dinner and lots of fresh air, everyone was in bed early!