Monday, October 10, 2011

Over the Weekend

It was a busy weekend.  In a good way.  I had a list of things I wanted to accomplish going into Friday evening...none of it got done.  Most everything was a "prep for baby's arrival" sort of thing.  I'm just not feeling the pressure yet to clear up those last few tasks...probably after this week I will feel the time crunch.  Most of it involved clothing - washing, sorting, putting away.

Instead, I spent a lot of my time knitting.  Something I thought would take me a couple hours Saturday morning ended up finished Saturday evening.  I was working on Elefante for the E is for Elephant Swap I'm participating in.  More details on all that later, but I forgot how much time the finishing up can be.  When he woke up from his very late nap, Squishy found the Elefante and played with him a lot.  Good thing I've got a 2nd one in the works because he's gotten a bit attached...

Because of a booboo I made on my first Elefante attempt, I decided to make up for the small delay by including another knit item in the package.  It's ALMOST finished - I should be able to complete it tonight, do a gentle blocking and get things packaged up.  I'm past the mail-out date.  I hate that.  I hope my swap partner feels that it's worth the wait!  I know I'm not the only one waiting to mail out a package, but I just don't like missing the deadline.

While I have been furiously attempting to finish up the swap requirements, Lovebug's blanket has been put on hold.  I'm anxious to get back to it and finish off the remainder of the yarn.  I only have a few more weeks to go and I have promised myself it will be finished on time.  Besides, one's queue never gets any shorter and there are so many other things I'd like to knit.

Friday we took Squishy out to the Corn Maze outside of town.  He's really a bit too young to fully appreciate what the maze is all about.  The three of us went with Mama & Papa and we enjoyed watching Squishy explore.  There was a small kids hay maze that he ran around in, some tires to climb, and some animals to meet and pet.

Squishy got to talk to a very chatty turkey, pet a horse and donkey, and feed crackers to two llamas!  He thought all that was pretty neat.  The maze itself had 3 levels - easy, medium and hard.  We only took the easy route and when Squishy was done running through the corn (on the laid-out path), we went for supper.

It was a fun, family-friendly outing for a Friday night, and from the sounds of it, the maze has seen a lot of activity, which is great.  I hope they continue to do the maze because as the kids get older, it's something that could be enjoyed each Fall season.

What Fall activities have you had the pleasure of participating in?  Soon we'll be raking leaves and painting pumpkins...where has the time gone?

1 comment:

  1. What a fun outing! X has grown and matured! He's growing up fast.
    No Fall activities yet I'm afraid, but later this month my youngest has a field trip to a famous farm that is all spooked up year round.