Still working on getting the painting done around the house, and the living room is still halfway into the kitchen.
I didn't accomplish much of anything on Saturday - felt a combination of exhaustion and sickness. I stayed in my pj's until after dinnertime. I only changed then because that's the hour that we often get drop in company. We didn't. Wendy got picked up to go to her first ever haunted house (and proceeded to stay awake, bug-eyed, all night), and my husband began prepping the hallway for painting.
Sunday morning I still wasn't sure if I was feeling up to snuff or not, so stayed home and cooked a roast for dinner while the others went to Sunday school and church. After church I decided I felt well enough to tackle a visit to the Village. We'd been trying to get down there for the past month, and yesterday finally worked. We only had the little boys - Wendy stayed home and took a nap.
The main reason we've been anxious to get there this time was to check out the new playscape. The company that put this playscape together is owned by friends of ours, so we'd been hearing fun details about it through the building process and were glad to finally be able to check it all out firsthand. We all gave it two big thumbs up.
That slide - by the way - fast. Know that before you send your 18 month old down it.
The birdcage - very cool. The boys launched off like, well, birds.
I need to go back again soon because looking at this picture gave me an idea for a photo I want to attempt. That's Mark in there.
It was Allan's Godfather that made this portion of the playscape Village ready. Easy to see that it's a hit.
A good first run of the playscape complete and some visiting done with other families we saw and knew there, we then worked our way over to the rest of the Village. Carousel first - because it was right there.
I'm sensing that the boys found some inspiration. But think totem pole.
The guys were trying to figure out how the roof was assembled. I think Krystal and I were correct. Linda - tell Joe he can click the photo for closer detail.
Coolest tree ever!
We wrapped up our day with a ride on the train - with the Edison engine in control. The lines were short.
And the cars were near empty.
Another memory complete.
random funny: You know we are frequent visitors to The Henry Ford when, while riding in the Model T's - our 8 year old says to our quiet driver, "aren't you supposed to be telling us something about this car?"
We all laughed. And then our quiet driver got right on the details. I'm jotting down job possibilities for that kid of ours.