We had one of those rare, beautiful weekends - you know the kind where the air is crisp, the sun is warm on your skin and the leaves are just starting to turn intense shades of yellow and orange. My sister called and asked if they could visit for the weekend so we could make our annual visit to one of the local apple orchards.
We carved out a little slice of time, and they arrived Saturday evening so we could spend Sunday together. Saturday evening was crisp and cool and as the sky darkened, we started a bonfire by the lake and roasted marshmallows for 'smores. The kids slowly drifted back to the house, as the adults continued in conversation by the fire. We could hear lots of laughter coming from the open windows of the house, and occasionally we would stop conversation just to listen for the laughter and voices that signalled all was well.
Soon, we could hear music playing, then it would stop and we could hear voices and laughter. This continued for the next hour or so. Finally calling it a night, we put out the fire and climbed the hill to the house. We were shocked to see the windows all lit up and a melee of bodies dancing and spinning around in what looked to be some choreography.
Never underestimate the fun that can be had with a laptop and a webcam and a few computer savvy kids. Here's a little glimpse of what we saw ... (one of many videos)
Our youngest, Wesley, was in some of the videos as well, but I think he was feeling a bit dizzy from all the spinning and retired to the other room and the safety of his matchbox cars. We've been laughing about these videos most of the day, mainly because 2 of our kids (my oldest daughter, and my sister's son) are generally shy and reserved and dancing is just not their "thing". Until last night.