We had a lot of things we wanted to accomplish this weekend and we actually got almost all of them done. The main one to spend a lot of family time together and we fulfilled that in spades.
Saturday was our first time back to tumbling in 3 weeks, as they had been closed. Penny was so excited! She sang at the top of her lungs during circle time and jumped up a storm on the trampolines. She also spent time on the balance beam and in the foam pit. And- a big achievement… she caught a ball for the very first time:
^^ YAY! ^^ (someone must have been leaving the gym, too ;)
We then joined the Melluso’s for playground and pizza. We had such a nice time with them all. Gabe spent quite a while holding baby Amelie and the kids loved the water fall by Arizmeti’s. Luckily Saie had a loaner shirt for Penny because both her and Macin got soaked :).
After her nap we went for a family walk around the neighborhood. When we returned home we were hot from our excursion so we sat outside, Mommy and Daddy enjoying a beer while Penny enjoyed the make-shift water table I created.
Her old bath tub, filled from the hose and bottles for her to fill. She seemed to really enjoy it.
We played catch, too. Wanted to practice from this morning.
It took her a bit…
Sunday morning we headed over to the Farmer’s Market at the Marin Civic Center (same place we went to for the County Fair). We are usually a slow-moving bunch on Sunday mornings but we rallied to get there before they closed (we were very proud to be out of the house before noon! :)
^^ Farmers Market family selfie. ^^
We ended our Wonderful Weekend with our first BBQ! One of the things on our to-do list was to clean the grill. We hadn’t used it on probably 3+ years. It sat on our front deck at the old apartment, but it had a cover on it which I think helped. So all it took was some elbow grease and a new propane canister and we were cooking.
^^ The Grill Master. ^^
We also had corn on the cob which she tried too. We are thinking maybe the charbroiled on the burger wasn’t to her liking (it never was to mine when I was a kid). I want to try hot dogs for her (cut up, of course, and probably turkey dogs), or maybe some sausages. Regardless, the most enjoyable part of the grilling was sitting together as a family on our deck enjoying the lovely evening. The weather was perfect and we just enjoyed being together. It was a great ending to our quinticentail suburban weekend. If this is what suburbia is all about, we’ll take it :).