Sometimes life is a picnic, or in the case of our weekend and upcoming week, a series of picnics!
The first was a block party picnic in Grandma’s neighborhood on Saturday – complete with professionally catered BBQ, a dunk tank, the local fire department stopping by to show off their trucks, and a bouncy house! Soapfi had a blast. She started out pretty chill (as always – takes her a bit to warm up to new people), but quickly got into the spirit of things.
At first she just enjoyed bouncing around in the bouncy house, but eventually wanted to do what all the big kids were doing, and climbed to the top of the slide, all on her own, and gave it a whirl. She is usually not one for slides, but she took to this one pretty quickly, and two dozen trips later still wanted more, more, more! She was the sliding queen.
Not to be outdone, on Sunday we drove down south to attend our annual family picnic for Grandpa’s side of the family. Naturally Soapfi charmed the socks of everyone, and even overcame her initial shyness to give her Great-Great Aunt her 90th birthday card. (Please let me be even HALF as feisty and fun to be around at 90 as my Great Aunt Elsie – that woman is amazing!)
Four slices of watermelon, one banana, at least two dozen grapes, some angel food cake & ice cream, one hot dog, two slices of ham, a smattering of baked beans and two lollipops later she conked out for the two plus hour ride home!
My work picnic on Thursday has some pretty big picnic shoes to fill!