Over the weekend we had a fun outing. Our main reason for the outing was a car race at Nelson Ledges. This one was a fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy that we agreed to help with. But the race didn’t start until the afternoon, so we had lots of time to kill. First we stopped by the Gilliland’s (the family with 7 kids). We hadn’t seen them in over a year, so it was time. It was good to reconnect with them. While we were there, Alex lost his first tooth in his sandwich at lunch. Yes I have a picture (somewhere), and No the tooth fairy hasn’t been to our house yet. Bad mom. I know. Don’t remind me.
After the Gilliland’s we went hiking at Nelson Ledges State Park. Which we had driven by several times this summer and never made the effort to stop. The ledges are a great place to hike, we went there several times while I was in college. However they really aren’t designed for children aged 4-6. As the name suggests, they are full of rather dangerous cliffs and rock formations that are just begging to be climbed on. Mix that with loose soil and kids in sandals. Eek. Even for these laid back parents. It was fun, but we’ll go back in 5 years when the kids are old enough to recognize danger a little better.
So after the (near fatal) hiking trip, we headed over to the racetrack to put in our time. (AKA socialize with our racing friends and eat cherry cobbler) Despite being completely exhausted, and confined to the tent we were working out of, the kids did rather well. Sure, they had no interest in playing with any of the toys I brought, no desire to watch the races, and had no little friends to play with this time; but they didn’t really complain, and they weren’t overly annoying either. They’re such troopers.
So those were our weekend highlights, yesterday my friend dropped her 9 year old off with us, so she go to work. It was kinda nice having a “big” kid around. He watched over my kids so I could do yard work. I took full advantage by diving headfirst into a patch of daffodils on our new property that have been very neglected over the years. I think at the end of the day I ended up with around 400 bulbs (which is just a fraction of what is there!) Now I just have to figure out where to put all these babies where I can see them…