This is a great and busy weekend. I am going to do a series of blogs, scheduled to post over this week, to cover all the activities that happened just today. I would go ahead and post them all, but my mom is coming into town tomorrow, and I fear that I will be unable to blog as much as usual. Therefore, I will spread out the joy and the posts for all who check faithfully. Trust me, they will be worth the wait.
Today, Sunday, began as usual, with our getting up early and heading to church. After church, we played a little and gave Lila her second breakfast. We wanted her to nap early, so she would be well rested for the birthday party we had at 1. Lila cooperated beautifully, and went right down by 10:30.
It was a gorgeous day, so Bronwen, T.J., and I ventured into the wilds of our backyard.
Purple martin enjoying the day:
I modified an activity Bronwen enjoyed a couple of months ago, where she explored with a tub of beans. Today, we used a tub of birdseed, and I buried some rubber insects for her to find. Before I knew it, she decided she was at the beach shoveling sand. Fine with me! She called T.J. over and instructed him in the ways of "sand castle construction."
After all this work, which took about an hour and a half, Bronwen asked to dine al fresco. I brought her lunch, and ours, outside, and we enjoyed eating in the shade.