It was 2:00 pm and I finishing up some chores so that I could get Oliver and Gabe ready to leave for the daily school pick-up.
Chad called to let me know that he was leaving work a little early - would I like him to pick the boys up?
And so, all the sudden, I had more than an hour freed up in my day - an hour that is always otherwise occupied. An hour that didn't have dishes or laundry assigned to it.
An hour to just play on the trampoline under sunny blue skies.
All the more pleasant because it was out of the routine, just like the 60 degree weather - a gift when none were expected.
Really, I can't tell you how happy this made me.
(the helmet was Gabe's request and is more of a fashion statement than a safety precaution, in case you were wondering about it :)