I am already becoming a more and more infrequent blogger. Bah.
These past two weeks, between the long, out of town weekend, the running routine, and work stress, I haven’t had a lot of free time or the energy to blog.
Last weekend, we had the pleasure of celebrating my niece’s (somewhat belated) third birthday in Olympia, WA. Due to the excitement of having her Auntie and Uncle visit, we couldn’t get her to take a nap before the celebration, so she slept for the first hour or so of the party in the car.
It’s just as well, really, as the day was wet and cold, not exactly ideal weather for having a bunch of toddlers play at the park. While my niece snoozed in the car, we huddled under a group of trees for warmth, as the picnic shelter was full of a gospel singing, teenage choir practice. While the music was interesting, we were happy when they packed up and we could take shelter in the covered area. Although my sister had planned all sorts of fun party activities like potato sack races and, odd enough for a toddler birthday party, tennis, most of us ended up eating cake in our cars for warmth and then heading home.
Later in the weekend, we got the chance to take her to the park in slightly warmer, less wet weather. She’s big enough now to do all the big slides. We brought my mom’s dog with us so that he could get out of the house for a change, not realizing how difficult he can be at the playground. He gets incredibly jealous of kids getting to go down the slide, ride on the merry-go-round, swing on the swings, etc… He whines, barks and tries to bite whoever is getting to do the activity that he wants. If we let him do the activities, however, he is a happy boy.
All and all, we had a nice weekend.