Today was a terrifically lazy day, hanging out with Lara, Hannah, Leah and Olivia at their house. At first, Alan and I hung out on the couch with Olivia while everyone else went about their summer-day business. Later in the morning, we tagged along to pick up Leah from rowing camp and then grabbed bagels at Balsam Bagels in Rochester. Their french toast bagel is a wonder. Lara took us on a mini driving tour of town, and we got to see Rochester’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, the recently restored Boynton House. As soon as you glimpse the house from down the street, it’s recognizable as a Frank Lloyd Wright with its long, beautiful lines and cantilevered roof.
We spent the afternoon outside on the deck, working on blog posts while Lara knitted, Leah had a cello lesson, and Hannah worked on a Girl Scout project. We stayed outside so that workers could demolish the kitchen floor. Many thanks again to Lara and Joel for hosting us, despite the temporary chaos going on with their kitchen. After the workers cleared out, Joel set to work on homemade pizza for us all. While Joel made the pies, Alan, Olivia and Leah played an epic game of MineCraft. I have no idea what they were doing or what they were talking about, but it was loud and involved a lot of laughing.
Then, as if we didn’t eat enough pizza, we all piled into the car for a trip to Ridge Donuts to partake of Rochester’s best little fat bombs. If you sweet talk the lady who works there, she’ll make you a fresh donut of your choice and through some hinky math, I got over a dozen donuts for a steal. Back at home, we started in on the donuts and a raucous game of Apples to Apples. Although Lara and I were challengers, Olivia came away as the winner, probably aided by very mysterious twin intervention from Leah. We had a lot of laughs, mainly thanks to the antics of Leah and Olivia. In fact, the title of this post is something funny Leah said. I guess you had to be there.