Day 35 - Laaaazy Sunday

We woke up to a gorgeous sky, and thought we would head out to either Old Head or one of the beaches near us.  We planned to avoid driving by Croagh Patrick (which is on the way to Westport) since it was Reek Sunday and lots of people would be coming to the mountain for the pilgrimage. Then I opened the door and realized...brrrr....it was really much cooler than it seemed from the inside. 

And that is how our barely any plans turned into no plans.

 Gorgeous view of the sky and ocean from the kitchen door

Gorgeous view of the sky and ocean from the kitchen door

We lounged around the house for quite a while. I tried to upload a few pictures for the blog, which involves searching outside for a wifi signal from the main house, but the internet was not cooperating and so I abandoned that task to return to lounging about :)

We got a bit bored by early afternoon and went outside again. It was still chilly and windy, so my hubby's grand idea was to teach the kids how to drive a stick shift car : ) We have a huge "drive way", and there was no other car there, so they learned to start the car in the 1st gear, turn, and reverse a tiny bit.

Meanwhile, I was trying to check us in to our flight on Thursday.  The kids were having fun in the car, and I jumped out of my skin when Hannah honked the horn! :) 

We came back inside to continue the lazy theme.  I made some peppermint tea and cut up a fruit cake. Everyone had a snack, and we decided to have a family movie afternoon.

 Afternoon snack

Afternoon snack

Toy Story 2 was the pick of the day.

 Family movie afternoon - Toy Story 2

Family movie afternoon - Toy Story 2

I made a quick dinner (couldn't be too extravagant or it would ruin the lazy mode) as the movie was wrapping up. 

 Penne pasta with sauce and garlic bread

Penne pasta with sauce and garlic bread

After dinner, everyone had enough cabin fever to get out and walk around the backyard for a bit. It was chilly, but the sun was casting some nice big shadows, so we started playing shadow tag and warmed up.

The kids had a blast being silly together and tackling each other.

 Sibling love at its best :)

Sibling love at its best :)

Hannah, of course, had to say good night to Sam before we could come inside and get ready for bed.

 Hannah and Sam

Hannah and Sam

Lazy Sundays are the best!