I have many many things planned for each weekend between now and Pickle time. This past weekend was no exception.
In the morning Jason went on an “epic bike ride”–80 miles–farthest he has ever ridden. Meanwhile at home, after some concentrated practicing for School Instrument Evaluations next week, we all headed to the Manhattan Stake Street Fair. (In our church, an organization of many congregations is called a Stake.) We are not part of the Manhattan Stake, but know some families that are, so we decided to support the fair. I am so glad we did because not only did I eat a delicious cheeseburger for lunch, I also got to see several of my Manhattan friends. I even met a girl whose blog I follow, so that was fun.
After that we headed to NYPL’s Crafternoon. The creator of Sis Boom Fabrics was there helping us make garland. Jennifer Paganelli was personable, cool, quirky and fun. It was great to see her in action and her fabrics are awesome. I brought some scraps home for my next crazy whatever project. (crib bumper?) The girls were working on a super secret banner. Mine was not so secret, a welcome banner for Pickle.
Crafternoon was so cool because for a little over an hour my girls and I sat at the same table, and I swear, uttered nary a word. We were creatively inspired and concentrating on crafting. It was awesome.
After Crafternoon Phoebe had a studio recital, and though the children were talented and the music interesting, we were all so sleepy by the time it was over. We headed to Patsy’s for my favorite pizza. Lolly’s piece was pregnant. (the crust had one of the biggest bubbles we have seen!)
It was really fun to walk with the girls over the bridge, spying all the sites that J and I see whenever we run that route. We all deserved an ice cream after that.
PS. Did you know Nie was in my city this weekend? I follow her on instagram and was DYING to know how close she was and I wasn’t running into her!!! But look! She posted my tweet on her blog! Fun!