We had a really nice weekend. The weather has been glorious, and it has allowed us to play outside in the warm sunshine all day long. The weekend was a mix of planned events - birthday parties, camp orientation, a neighbor's graduation party - and the unplanned.
After camp orientation, we decided to go out to dinner, but we had some extra time to kill. So we went to a nearby playground for a bit. When the boys wanted to leave, we still had some time, so we went into a local bookstore. I just love bookstores, and I really loved my boys' reactions to the idea of going into one. "Ooh I LOVE bookstores! Can we get a book? Please?!?" I'm a sucker when it comes to books, and all four of us left with a couple. We then enjoyed a nice dinner, eating outside, and the boys were entertained by their new books. Awesome.
Sunday was similar. The day was relatively wide open, so we spent a lot of time working and playing in the yard. The boys were getting a little bored, though, so I thought I'd take them someplace nearby to ride bikes. The place we were going to go had an event going on, so we had to come up with a plan B. We decided to go to Wellesley College, which is also very close. My husband goes running there all the time, but I actually hadn't seen a lot of the campus, even though I pass it every day. It is a beautiful school, and we had a really nice walk while the boys had fun riding through tunnels and down the hills.
We had fun at a neighbor's cookout, and we finished the day eating ice cream and yelling at the TV during that crazy USA-Portugal World Cup game.
A beautiful weekend. The planned and the unplanned.
Aaron asked me what we have planned to do this week. He is one who appreciates having plans every day. I have a few ideas of things we might do, but we're going to play it by ear. I need to show him that being spontaneous is a beautiful thing too.