Monday, August 2, 2010

Relaxing Weekend

While we may not have gone fishing like the dog and cat in this picture, Anna June had a fun, fairly relaxing weekend.

On Friday night, she got to stay with her grandparents while we went out to dinner and tried to clean our kitchen. She had fun playing with everyone and eating ice cream (of course).

On Saturday morning, we went to the zoo with AJ's friends Maxwell and Drew. It was very hot, so we focused mainly on a few key activities: riding the train, feeding the giraffes, and splashing in the fountains. And eating snacks. AJ discovered soft frozen (strawberry) lemonade. Delicious.

After a nap, our friends Michele and Chapin stopped by with their dog George on their way back to Atlanta. Radar was excited for about 5 minutes, then decided that George wasn't that interesting and went back to the humans. Anna June loved showing off her toys, bed, and Mardi Gras beads.

Saturday night was the birthday party for Aunt Connie and cousin Judy. We had a great time, although we were late due to Radar's escape and subsequent adventure. He found a neighbor with a sprinkler and loved running through it and rolling down the hill. Over and over. I can't blame him - it was hot!

Sunday morning we tried the new Bojangles restaurant in our neighborhood. Anna June was not impressed. She declared she'd rather have cinnamon rolls (the kind I make from a can) instead of their sweet biscuits. Then we went to church and met some new children from the neighborhood. Anna June liked having someone to play and color with.

Sunday afternoon, we went to the library to get more books - we'd worn out the batch from last week. We came home to fix an early supper and baked oatmeal raisin cookies. Unfortunately, I hadn't planned ahead and had only the mini snack boxes of raisins. Anna June's job was to remove the raisins from the small boxes and put them into the measuring cup. Of course, all she wanted to do is eat the raisins. So they're actually more oatmeal-pecan cookies with a few raisins instead of the other way around.

Since it was too hot to do much of anything, Anna June watched a lot of Blue's Clues and talked on the phone to many of her grandparents. She played with Play-Doh and her baby dolls. She enjoyed reading books and watching clips of Elmo on YouTube.

It's only Monday and I'm already hoping for a repeat next weekend!

1 comment:

Atlanta Gal said...

You have to post the picture of Anna June and George, or at least send me a copy. So cute! I loved getting to see the Gallitz family and hope we can do it again soon. We'll be in Birmingham again the weekend of August 21st.