Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Lovely Weekend

Saturday morning picnic at the playground featuring peanut butter on whole wheat crackers, yogurt, water and semi-sweet chocolate chips for dessert served on a blanket in the shade of massive pine trees. We spent an hour or so playing on the swings, the merry-go-round, the slides and monkey bars. The kids had fun. I could tell because they were very dirty. I swear there is a direct correlation between fun and dirt. The dirtier a child is, the more fun was had.

Sunday afternoon was devoted to my niece's 11th birthday party. There was cake and ice cream. Can you ask for more from a day other than cake and ice cream? She made out like a bandit. I may ask her for a loan instead of calling the bank next time we need some cash. Abby and J.T. got not only cake and ice cream, but an afternoon playing with their cousins. So how to top off a wonderful, sugary, perfect day?

With a little art project.

And an odd looking spider.


bluemountainsmary said...

I think Aunty Evil reappears every now and then!

Do you think there is also a correlation between the sugar and the art project?

Stomper Girl said...

Aw, their little faces in their war-paint. So cute!

Anonymous said...

I trust it wasn't permanent marker!

Melinda said...

Oh Tracey, those art projects were done with washable markers. But the green lingered, even after a good "Ow! You're hurting me!" scrubbing.

Mary has a point with the sugar/art project thing. But I confess.... I started it by drawing "Mom" on J.T.'s arm in red marker.

M said...

Oh god, the art project...I just don't have patience for those kind of art projects. AND you started it!!! Must've been all the ice-cream and cake you had.

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