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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer Weekend

I know it's not officially summer yet, and I do still have a few days left of school, but this weekend is a pretty good showcase of some of the things we love to do on summer weekends.

We started off by going to the Oakley After Hours (the last Friday of every month, the shops and restaurants in the neighborhood of Oakley stay open late-- there's lots of live music and good giveaways). Cate had a blast at the Blue Manatee, where she clapped along to live children's music and colored on a chalkboard table.
Then it was off to King Arthur's where Cate played with several different toys and sported her newly purchased hair clip from The Spotted Goose (which inspired mommy to make lots of hair clips this weekend...more on that in another post).
I'm not sure if Daddy or Cate is having more fun playing with the last toy.

We ended the evening at Aglamesis for yummy, locally made ice cream. Cate shared butter pecan with Daddy and mint chocolate chip with mommy. My grandmother joined us for the evening and we were happy to have her.
After Cate went to bed, Eric and I enjoyed yummy homemade caramel puff corn. Our friends, and gracious hosts of our small group, gave us the recipe after we fell in love with it at their house. It is delicious!
On Saturday morning, Cate made sure my bike was in working order for a ride. It felt great to be out again.
And once I got back to the bike shop and changed my clothes, we visited Spaeth Farm, a local farm that lets you pick your own strawberries. We were able to pick a few before Cate started getting grumpy and hungry for lunch. She enjoyed playing in the dirt more than looking for strawberries.
We grabbed some fresh asparagus and a tomato on our way out in their farmers' market (which also has fresh eggs). We will definitely be making more trips back there.

The rest of this weekend has been spent hanging around at home, doing yard work, playing outside, and enjoying church. Tonight, the students I had my first year of teaching as 8th graders are graduating high school. I'm excited to go to their graduation and for some reason now feel strangely a little bit old.

~Melody :-)

PS...Check out the previous post for a video of Cate walking. :-)

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