Mary is gone for the weekend at a retreat, which means Simone and I get to spend the weekend together.
She woke up this morning, pretty chipper. She did ask for momma, but handled it well when I reminded her where Mary was by asking, "When is nana coming?" Ha.
We planned our day while hanging out in bed - there was much to do.
First up was the sheep barn, which is open for lambing season. Mary and I have talked about going every year for the past 9 years, and I was finally going to check it out. We piled into the Burley - with a blanket and a hot water bottle to keep her warm.
It was a beautiful day for a ride, and we cut through Bald Hill. They're doing a bunch of construction there, so I stopped to read the posted "what are we doing?" sign. Turns out they're relocating a major road, which in the long run will be nice (adding a bunch of wetlands), but right now means the walking & bike path is going to be right next to the new road.
The gravel road up to the barn was a bit tough with a road bike - especially while towing a trailer.
the barn was filled with sheep chewing their cud. A few of the sheep had little lambs, cute as can be. Simone really wanted to feed and pet the sheep.
One of the gals decided she'd been pregnant long enough and had her lamb right in front of us. It was pretty exciting - and much faster than the last birth I attended (Simone's).
After the birth we headed out because we had a children's matinee to get to. Regi Carpenter led us in some songs and a very interactive version of the three little pigs. Simone soaked up the stories. We saw a classmate of Simone's at the matinee and also our neighbor.
After the stories we headed outside and over to central park's playground where we bumped into another friend of Simone's (and Mary's). The kids played and the parents chatted it up. The five of us headed over to the library to get some more books, where we parted ways.
Simone and I then walked over to the "move store" to get a movie. She'd been debating between Kipper and Mamma Mia since we planned the day in bed at 7am. In the end we went with Kipper (though I was pushing for the new release of "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" which got great reviews).
Then we headed to the co-op to pick up some food, and back on home to let poor Hazel out of her crate.
Of course we had dinner, watched Kipper, and went to bed. whew!
We'll have to see what tomorrow brings...