Today I am joining Amanda at the habit of being for her Weekending series.
Ah this weekend was the last of the super busy weekends for a while. It started with a bang and then slid into a nice languid pace. Yay!
Saturday Elijah went to his birthday party by himself. He and his friends checked out a movie, had ice cream cake and present opening. His friend loved the mouse Elijah made. Then of course there was a water gun fight
While this was happening the other three were at a birthday party for our friend Ben. His mom, Darlene, is amazing. She has turned their house into a sensory sanctuary for her son
There was swimming and cake. Elijah returned from his first party to join in on the swimming. One borrowed swim trunk later, he was good to go. Too bad I left his bag with his towel and his shoes somewhere between their backyard and the street. It's been a little busy
Sunday was "unplugged". Though I tried to convince him otherwise, Greg spent part of the day installing new windows. I must say I am happy he did
Greg harvested the first and possibly last of our strawberries. We moved the patch a couple of years ago and they are still recovering. We were elated to see several strawberries. There's always next year
The kids spent the day making gifts and playing in mud. Elijah sewed a bookmark; Helena wrote a few books, and Eden and Doran and I gave Greg a book he had been wanting
Elijah took two showers he was so dirty. Then he, Helena and Eden soaked their feet in warm water with some Dr. Bonner's lavender soap-separately of course
Greg took a nap-a miracle in itself
A summer bucket list was considered
We ate lunch and dinner outside-a new tradition on a new-to-us table that the whole family loves. There are plans to take as many meals outdoors are possible
I'm looking forward to some time in the studio this week-several hours in a row on the same day
The day ended with a broke-down Father's Day cake. I don't know what happened but the second later fell completely apart. Hey but it was still tasty and everyone ate it. As Eden put it, "I need dake!"
I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful weekend. I'll be back at this space on Wednesday for "Yarn Along" with Ginny.