Monday, June 16, 2008

Saturday's Adventure

I spent 2 hours on Saturday morning preparing for the day. After spending $17 on lunch Friday afternoon, I decided that we would be packing snacks for the day. I've recently discovered that S will eat more veggies if she has something to dip them. Easy enough. For the raw broccoli and carrot sticks, I had ranch dressing. For the apple slices and celery sticks, we had both almond butter and peanut butter. I had trail mix, the good kind with chocolate chips, yum! I also had cheddar popcorn and some of the chocolate chip cookies S and I made on Friday night. We were packed and ready!

We picked up my friend DK and headed up to the Marin Art Festival. It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day, perfect for being outside. There were many creative, exquisite art pieces to admire. I wanted to buy a hand carved wooden bowl, but decided not to spend the money. I hemmed and hawed about it for a while, though. I've been looking for a rustic-looking wooden bowl exactlylike the one I spotted. But I controlled the impulse and decided that some day I'd find it again. I did just make a big purchase, my computer, so I took the chance and walked right by. 'Course I did take his card, 'cause you just never know when I would have "buyer's regret." You know, when you don'tbuy what it is you want and you think about it constantly for days and weeks afterwards. Come on, surely you know what I mean :)

We stopped by the Marin Art Museum booth and S got to smear paint on a piece of glass and then transferred the paint to paper where it made a very cool design. It had to be pink because that is her favorite color. Which is not hard to believe, right, because she is a 3-year-old girl. What is hard to believe is that I could not convince her to have her face painted in pretty pink, purple, yellow fairy designs, or pretty flowers, or a cute bunny. Oh no, my "self-directed" wonderful, sweet-as-pie, 3-year-old had to be spiderman. She was walking around the rest of the art festival with her cheeks painted red, her eyes white and black webs circling her entire face. Everyone loved it, especially her!

These are the best photos...

About 2 minutes later, this was spidergirl...

And then, about 2 seconds later, she was out. Surprisingly, she napped for quite a while. Even when we got to our next destination, the San Rafael sidewalk chalk art festival. She slept in the stroller for another 15-30 minutes. But once she woke, she was amazed! There were incredible art displays on the sidewalk! It was beautiful. Here are a few examples...

That was the drawing on the sidewalk copied from these photos...

Pretty great, isn't it?

And, lest you think that we left CC home all weeked, here is the cutie pie enjoying the day..

It was fairly easy to get them to sleep Saturday night. They were worn out from the sun and fun. My friend JR came over later that evening. We chatted and then watched Juno; it is my new favorite movie. I've seen it twice now and I think I can watch it over and over again. It's great! Have you seen it? Did you like it? I think it is wonderful.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

What a fun day! Loved that you took snacks! I'm not always good about it. I go through stages when I'm good and other times when I'm bad.

Liv sounds so similar to S!

Liked Juno. Didn't love it as so many people did. Not sure why. I think I got tired of the teenage attitude. Matt didn't like the end (I don't want to give it away for those readers who haven't seen it) and I'm not sure I gave what he what didn't like much thought. I did see it twice. So, I really liked it. But, not a movie I liked so much that I'd buy it.