This has been such a strange May. Weather cooler than normal (but so swampy!) and not a day without at least a little bit of rain (keep in mind we’ve been in a severe drought for YEARS), it’s not the intro to summer that we are used to! But with a new pup to entertain and a long holiday weekend, we made the most of our strange weather this weekend.
Friday after a very rainy field day at school, we tested out Eddie’s ability to hang at a restaurant. We went to the covered Kerbey Lane patio and were not disappointed! The cooler weather was lovely and Eddie was even lovelier – maybe that guide dog start in life was useful for something! Then Saturday we watched the rain from indoor swim lessons and indoor birthday parties, followed by a movie night with neighbor kids and Vietnamese takeout.
Sunday the rain cleared long enough for a beautiful hike at Redbud isle with Annabelle’s friend Jade and her family and Labrador, followed by a long afternoon swimming with buddies Phoebe and Hazel.
While the weather wasn’t bad, the damage was already done, and we got the news that day that Marc’s Memorial Day triathlon would be cut to a Duathlon – the lake water was just too wild and crazy to be safe. Marc was bummed, but got up at the crack of dawn Monday anyway and totally killed it in his first shoulda-been-an-olympic-distance-triathlon. He was in the top quartile, and his run time was incredible! 42 minutes for a 10K AFTER a long bike ride!
We celebrated Marc’s awesomeness with an afternoon neighborhood cookout – ribs, sides, watermelon, pie, and tons of chips, queso and guac. And while we were celebrating, the skies opened up and one of the worst storms of the month blew through! Luckily, we were all safe, although parts of Austin and the surrounding areas were definitely not as fortunate. We’ve heard reports of major flash floods, tornados, houses ruined and even people missing. It’s all very sad, not to mention concerning, considering the forecast for the foreseeable future is just more rain. Our lakes needed water, but not like this.
For now, we’re just happy to all be snuggled up in our dry, comfortable house, thankful for those who gave their lives for our country, and in disbelief that we only have a couple more weeks of school before summer is upon us!