It’s been a case of GO-GO-GO all weekend long.
Friday, we took a friend from church to Trader Joe’s and went out to finished watching Heroes: season 2. Saturday Morning, the whole family and friends went to the Decatur Book Festival. Eleanor marched in the Madeline Parade. I made her a costume and she SO looked like Madeline. My whole day was made when we got out of the car and a random street mommy shouted, “Oh it’s MADELINE! Oh, how adorable!” My head swelled with pride and I walked away from the car without the diaper bag or camera. Having to go back for them deflated my nugget.
The book festival was CRAZY full of kids. My Madeline was one of dozens. However, I was one of the few to make a costume rather than buy an off the rack getup. I only mention this because I made Elly’s costume out of weather appropriate cotton, and the store bought costumes were made of two layers of polar fleece. There were little toddlers a bakin’ all around town! The girls all got balloons and cartoon do-dads and kazoos for the parade. Eleanor was a bit overwhelmed as the parade started, but she settled down as we got walking and waving. Target sponsored the Children’s Pavilion and handed out tote bags and other stuff. I bought some hand-made paper at one booth, and picked up lots of hand-em-outs. We also got tickets to the see the last days of an Egypt exhibit at the Carlos Museum at Emory University. Whereas – it was SUPER hot, we trotted on over and had a poke around. We also stopped at Everybody’s Pizza, an Atlanta pizza landmark.
Sunday was the last day of Pastor Ed’s time at All Saints. Then we went to Granny and Pop-pops for the night. We had a great time all together, till it was time for bed. Let’s just say, pants were wet, and one toddler was still up at 2AM. And some nameless Mother was WAY unhappy about it.
Morning came, as it always does, and we were off and running again. This morning we went to the grand opening of a new swimming pool in Gainesville. Very Nice. VERY NICE. Eleanor was a bit of a fraidy cat, but Saralyn seemed to really enjoy herself at the low fountains. Chinese for lunch. and then home. We ALL napped. All. Yea.
Tomorrow, we take Eleanor to meet her teachers at preschool, and look at the potential house. Big day. I am sure to blog about it!.