Well, it is Sunday night and the weekend is drawing to a close.  All three girls are showered or bathed and in their pj’s.  Dan is cooking dinner, and we are slowly winding down. 

Tater discovered a cookbook on Friday night.  Late on Friday night.  As in, we should have been finishing up bedtime stories by then, but no one was really motivated to start the bedtime routine.  Next thing I know, Tater is making strawberry butter.  Then, she needs something to spread it on…then she needs a drink to go with it.  I felt like I was living in the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  After exploding the ingredients for a smoothie all over the kitchen, and cleaning that mess up, we all ended up dining in Tater’s Restaurant.  Pit~Pat took the orders.  Tater busily prepared our "meals."  Hey, who doesn’t want a hamburger bun spread with strawberry butter, and an orange slice with melted-ish chocolate on top…at 10 o’clock in the evening?





All restaurants must have proper facilities and be handicapped accessible:


Saturday was a crabby day.  Actually, only the evening was crabby.  We had a nice day at Pawbee’s house.  It was when we arrived home that things became crabby.  Bedtime was ugly.  Let’s just forget about that.  We woke up happy today.  Amazing what a good night’s sleep will do.

So, this morning, I announce that we are going to brunch and then to the arboretum for a walk.  "That’s boring."  "I don’t want to do that."  "Can we have a play-date after?"  Grrr.  I am happy to report, though, that attitudes had changed after our adventure. 

Dassa:  That was so much fun, I never want to go home.

Tater:  I liked it!

Pit~Pat:  Yeah, it was really fun.   Is it too late to have a play-date?

Brunch was yummy.  Even Dassa ate everything.  And, as I have mentioned before, Dassa is the world’s pickiest eater.  The place we go is always crowded, which requires a bit of waiting in line:


After waiting in line on a chilly morning, hot chocolate is required:


Then, off to the Arboretum.  An amazing place.  We spent a couple of lovely hours exploring.  It was a really good time.


The girls got plenty of exercise (as did Dan and I):



Wait for ME:











I love September.


One Response to “Weekending…”

  1. Great pictures in the Arboretum. Looks like a fun time was had by all.

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