Monday, August 05, 2013

rest o' the weekend

Sometimes I snap photos with my camera and then forget about them until I look at Facebook. It's amazing. 

Elliot spent the night with us Friday. He's an active bundle of four-year-old energy but we managed to keep him busy. He played in the pool, we went for a walk, we had his cousins over to play. We finally went to bed and read books and he went to sleep.

In the morning, I thought it would be a treat to have pancakes. When his mama and his uncle were little the thought it was cool that I could make Mickey Mouse pancakes. Elliot liked them but then requested Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine. Whoa. I couldn't manage that.


I did manage to crank out Elliot in pancake letters. He thought that was pretty cool. Hurray, Nana!



He enjoyed the pancakes. After he got dressed, he wanted to take a picnic lunch to the park because that's what we always do. So, even though he had just finished breakfast, we made a little lunch and took it in a brown paper bag to the park.



 The infamous picnic lunch. Since he had just eaten, I'm pretty sure he liked the idea of lunch more than the actual thing. Not much was eaten but it's a memory.

I went for a long walk yesterday morning and found this beautiful spot at the co-op. Serenity.

 

Peter, April, and Zoey came for dinner yesterday. They came about 2 o'clock so we had lots of time to visit. We hired Ella to come and help entertain Zoey which worked out splendidly. They played with sidewalk chalk, went for walks with the stroller (just in front of the house!), and chased with Gus.


Of course, we didn't get a picture of the kids but we did get a picture of April and Gus.

Regis made a most delicious dinner. Two racks of ribs and local sweet corn on the grill. I made a Caprese salad with balsamic dressing and basil from my herb garden. Ella and Zoey liked it, too. After dinner, we went back out to the grill and made smores. It was a perfect summer Sunday.


Well, on to Monday. Remember to put "have fun" on your list of things to do.

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