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Labor-free Day

September 8, 2010

This weekend we went…NO WHERE!  When most people are travelling about trying to fit in one last bit of summer, we just decided…enough!  3 straight weekends of major travel was all we could take.  Never mind the fact we were way behind in housework, we were way behind in just resting.  I think Maya forgot what it was like NOT to be in the car for 3 hours straight.  So much so that on Sunday we were outside playing, she stops all of a sudden – walks around to the car door and says, ‘buh-bye’.  I ask ‘Maya do you want to go bye-bye?’   Her response: ‘Yeah’ with a head nod.  HA!  We’ve created a monster!

Needless to say Maya is easily distracted, and after I got all ready to go just – somewhere – with her, she was off doing something else.  We did manage to take a few MUCH smaller trips of course – the grocery store, the park (Maya’s favorite) and Kimball’s (Mama’s favorite!).  The weather was perfect and it was just a great weekend to be in the ‘home’ area.  Nothing got DONE around the house obviously, other than a mow of the lawn…we were just too tired to deal.  But there’s always time for that, this weekend was just about hanging out & seeing family – oh…and attending a wedding. 

Saturday night we left Maya with Grandma & Grandpa Barry and got out – just the 2 of us, to go to a great backyard wedding.  I haven’t really seen Andrew spend lots of time with his friends from high school, and oh what a sight it was.  They’re a great bunch of guys who know how to party.  Needless to say there was lots of dancing – right up my alley!

We had a BBQ with the Barry’s on Monday and Maya got to play with her cousin Sam.  Sam is just 9 months older than Maya…but you would think they were the same age given Maya’s height.  Sam is way ahead in many areas compared to Maya though (listening being the biggest of those – he’s a good listener!).  I’m hoping this is something that will rub off on Maya.  It was so fun to see them together, in the ball pit, the sandbox, running up & down the hill.  We look forward to many more fun times with Sam.

All in all it was a great weekend – I wish we could say we were rejuvenated & refreshed…but we’re not, just not more exhausted than we were before the weekend!

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