It was one of those weekends that requires a running order. We all had a great time but it was low on the relax and high on the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. I’m already counting sleeps to the next one because then it will be school holidays and that means two weeks of elective all-day pyjamas. Which may or may not be the dress code for essential supermarket shopping. Depends what we elect.
Some weekend snippets, all random-like:
A sort-of-weirdy-with-button-bits-on-the-end, thrown together bag-let which occurred in the fifteen minutes between Party Pick Up Two and Party Drop Off Three. Birthday money just isn’t birthday enough without a proper presentation ceremony.
Kid Number Two spent the better half of Saturday morning wearing a box. Getting ready for swimming took ages because he couldn't get his pyjamas off over his head.
Great angst at 6.30am on a Sunday morning as Fumble Fingers prepares Gymnast Kid for competition and tries for her first-ever attempt at the parallel hair braid. Belatedly realises that nervous anklebiter doesn’t require transfer of hair stress. Second attempt at parallel hair braid is converted mid-air to a pony tail within spitting distance of the middle. Fumble Fingers then attempts photographic evidence of gymnastic hair feat but is thwarted by a silver pole.
Fortunately it seems it’s not entirely about the hair.
It’s possible that four hours of knitting could be construed as a restful bit of a weekend, but it doesn’t count when you’re edge-of-seat, peering-through-fingers at the Gym kid hoping that the feet make like glue to the beam and there’s nothing braid-like about those parallel bars. Still, I finished (um, another) of these.
Rushing between the house and the car, I captured photographic evidence that it really is spring.
Even though Saturday’s sky was just straight out summer.
Finally, a test run on behalf of Birthday Kid Number Two. Apparently for the skirt to get the tick of gift approval, you had to be able to ‘do stuff’. As it turns out, I’m cleverer at reading kid minds than hair styling – I added extra width to another Lazy Days Skirt pattern. It was surmised that it would be possible to do a cartwheel in the air. As in a trampolining cartwheel. There wasn’t enough time to calculate flight trajectories, so that one remains an unproven theory.
For next weekend.