We did so much this weekend! On Saturday, we ran errands and went to the park during the day, but in the evening our wonderful babysitter came over so A and I could go out for the night. Our friends' band was playing in Cambridge, but before the show we grabbed some appetizers and drinks at a place next door to the club. Then our friend L came to join us. It was a beautiful night, and the bar was using its open-air seating. The band was fun to see (Lynette: I have tidbits to share!), but mostly it was nice to hang out with some of our friends that we just don't see that often.
On Sunday, we were very productive. A mowed the lawn while R and I played inside, then A took R out to a park for a couple of hours while I cleaned our three-season room/porch, which was a complete disaster area. You could hardly walk out there from all of our stuff. It becomes the dumping ground for outdoor toys, shoes, boots, shovels, garden tools, plus all of our recycling, extra chairs, and pots and glassware that we can't fit in the kitchen. But now it looks really good and R has another room to play in. He immediately made use of it by riding his tricycle around the room. It makes me feel so much better to have it organized because it's the first room guests come into when they enter our house. And, it'll look even better on Wednesday morning after I take the trash and recycling out to the curb.
Today was rocket day - woohoo! It was pretty windy, but otherwise gorgeous (sunny and 80ish degrees), so we went for it. Besides most of our usual crew, two brothers from R's school came, and I think their family really had a good time. The boys spent their time running up and down the field after rockets to recover them, and flying kites in between launches. We lost a couple of rockets because of the wind, but they were inexpensive ones so it wasn't too bad. We'll probably go again sometime in June and launch more then.
After rockets, we came home, grilled up some steak and hot dogs and had a lovely dinner. Now, R is sleeping, A is in the shower, and I'm relaxing on the couch.
The other fun thing this weekend was that R invited his little friend from a few houses down to come over and play and to come over for dinner. The little guy is 2.5 years old, but he and R get along great. It was so sweet to watch R playing host. He was very kind and nurturing, like when he helped S climb down the stairs and told him to be careful of the hot grill, but he also seemed to enjoy telling someone else what to do. R nicely asked S to take off his shoes (we don't wear our shoes in the house) and informed him of several of our rules. A and I were cracking up listening to the two of them: R ordering S around and trying to get him to see 500 different things at once (he gave S a crazy whirlwind tour of our house and his toys), and S happily going along with anything R says because he adores him. It was so cute.
I also bought me some new shoes this weekend. I needed them badly. I don't remember buying shoes for myself since long before R was born. I pretty much wear the same pair every single day, except in the summer when I have a couple of pairs of completely worn out and faded sandals. So, this morning, I found two pairs of funky and cute Skechers on clearance - woohoo!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too. :-)