I did not take any pictures yesterday. Probably because my nerves were too shot after Maddox fell down at the playground at approximately 9:11 a.m. and then decided that the best way to deal with his skinned knees was to alternate between screaming, wailing and screeching for the rest of the day. We literally had to leave the playground because I was getting looks. We went home and Al took him inside to do first aid, and I waited outside for DSS to show up since the screeching was audible down the block.
We actually wound up having an okay time with our friends Ruth (the mom), Sivan and Rafi (the kids). Sivan is about 6 months younger than Maddox and they are just starting to play together, which is very cute. Ruth is another house widow, and is currently living with the kids at her mom's while her husband works on their new house. I think she and I will spend a lot of time, sans husbands, together in the future.
After naptime we capped off the long weekend by going to Wingaersheek beach in Gloucester with our friends Chris and Catherine and their kids. The beach seemed to reset Maddox's nervous system because he had a great time running around, digging for clams, wading in tide pools, and of course, snacking. Chava gave us great hope that we will enjoy another fabulous Cape vacation this year by literally parking herself in one spot with a shovel and a pail for almost two hours. She ate about a pound of sand but, since she's not concerned, we're just going with it.