With my Little Buddy visiting, the weekend was a busy one. He played in the little pool, and we went to the park a couple of times. Saturday after the farm market we stopped in to check out the new play area. It is wonderful. We stayed an hour and a half and practically had to carry him out kicking and screaming. He was having a great time and did not want to leave. He loved the area for 2-5 year olds. Slides, a water and sand table, a sand area with digging cranes, swings — it is a great place to play. He spent most of his time at the water and sand table. We went back on Sunday and had a picnic and stayed there about 2-1/2 hours.
Saturday afternoon Little Buddy and the fashionista napped and I went to Riverside Cup of Tea with two of my closest friends for a birthday celebration. I had not been to afternoon tea there before. I usually lunch there a couple of times a year. But tea was wonderful. We each had a pot of tea. Afternoon tea consisted of three courses — chilled strawberry soup, then a plate of scones and savory pastries, cucumber sandwiches, and chicken salad sandwiches. The final course was a plate of desserts — lemon bars, a fruit cookie, a small cake type dessert, and oreo cream cheese truffles dipped in dark chocolate. We had a great time, and spent the time chatting and catching up.
Then I went home and picked up the fashionista and the Little Buddy and we went to an open house grad party. The daughter of another dear friend graduated from high school. We spent about an hour or so there visiting and noshing, though I was not really hungry at alll.
Then it was home for countless games of Let’s Go Fishing and more episodes of Spongebob than I care to think about.
Monday morning I met eldest daughter about halfway between where we each live, and she took the Little Buddy home. I had a great time with him, but was ready for a quiet day. I drove back home and started laundry and cleaning. I planted some lettuce seeds in a planter for the bunny. Potted a rosemary plant. Made a chocolate bottom banana cream pie. Vacuumed and dusted. Put the pool and toys away.
Then I worked on this — the pattern is a free one on the f.pea blog. I am using organic cotton for this sweater. It is a fast and fun baby knit. Still have the sleeves to do, and the edging. It calls for one button with a loop closure. I am already planning the next one to make!
I leave you with a photo of the fashionista being roped into playing the Let’s Go Fishing game.