Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yarn Quest

Today was a fun day... for me.  It was a yarn store shop hop, which if you are a quilter you know what I'm talking about, and if you're not you probably don't care. Caitlin and I spent all day driving around and browsing through yarn shops. I bought some yarn, but not in every store, so I felt like that was showing a lot of restraint. Jake got to go have an all-day play date so I only had to take the girls. They were really well behaved until the last two shops or so, and then Lila fell asleep and Evie was still well behaved.

At the third store we went to Lila grabbed a hank of yarn off of a display and brought it to me and said, "Mom, I want this yarn for my birthday!" "You do? What are you going to do with it?" I asked. "Um, knit with it." (And you have to read that with a total teenager 'duh' voice, which I never get used to hearing from my two year old...)

We got to meet up with Brian for lunch so the girls were very excited by that. Because he works a fair commute away it isn't very often we are just down in his neck of the woods. Lila did not want him to go back to work after lunch... or at the very least she wanted to go with him. Fortunately she fell asleep pretty soon after he drove off, so there wasn't too much of a tantrum.

After the fun, fiber filled afternoon we went swimming at Pa Dave's. Caite and I did our best imitation of a water aerobics workout. It wasn't half bad, but I'd forgotten how ridiculously hard it is when we'd turn the other way and walk against the current. When 3/4 of your body is under water that's a lot of resistance. We both kept slipping and getting dragged under by the current we'd created. And then we'd laugh so hard that it was even harder to stay upright. I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be feeling it in my calves tomorrow...

A very fun and full day. Jake summed it up best when I got home tonight to find him laying on the couch watching some "Phineas and Ferb" with his dad. He said, "Man, I'm going to have to spend tomorrow recuperating!" I feel the same way.


Natalie said...

What a great day! Can I come next time? ;)