Another weekend come and gone. They always seem to fly by! This weekend was a muggy one, although I shouldn't complain, knowing how hot it is south of here. On Saturday, we spent the morning at a marketplace festival. Hay ride, face painting, bouncy house, fresh fruit, picnic lunch (I enjoyed some really good stuffed clams), ice cream... A really lovely way to spend a warm summer day.
Sunday brought us visitors, which was perfect since it was raining! We went out to brunch, and then hung out at home. I loved listening to my big boy play board games with his grandma and great-aunt while I prepared a chowder for dinner. (Potato, corn, and leek, with some summer squash added in for good measure - all fresh, local produce. So good.) I love that they played him honestly and didn't let him win, and I also love that he didn't get upset when he didn't win a single game! He had a lot of fun playing, though. The sun did make an appearance in the afternoon, which allowed us to get out and take a walk, ride bikes, swing, and slide.
Goals for this week:
1. Start packing
2. Print out all our paperwork (itinerary, reservation info) and call to confirm details
3. Learn a few new Italian phrases ("Io non parlo italiano", "gelato alla fragola per favore", "più vino per favore"...)
4. Put a few kid's shows/apps on the iPhone. Just in case. Oh, and find our headphones.
5. Keep taking my Vitamin B
Can you tell what's coming? 8 more days!
My big boy and his best friend, trying to coax a centipede into moving for them