I had a couple of concrete tasks to complete over the weekend and I failed miserably. I promised myself I would learn how to sync the camcorder with the computer to download clearer video clips. I swore I would read 100 pages of my book. I decided I had to vacuum the house. I wanted to cook a meal or two to freeze for the week. I needed to go to Southern Runner and pick up a new pair of running shoes. I had to spend some time sorting through La Luz's clothes, doing laundry, and (of course, isn't it always the case for me) I needed to put clothes away.
I accomplished one thing on the list - I sorted, cleaned, and put away clothes. I feel a little better because my room looks much tidier, but I am disappointed that I managed to accomplish so little. But, then again, we had fun, lots of it. And really, how else should I be spending my weekends when I am so busy all week long and La Luz is only young for such a short time. Now that I think about it, I wouldn't change a thing.
Friday night we met Gerrish, Anne, and Max at St. James for dinner on the patio. The cheese was delicious and the kids' plate was perfect for La Luz. I am looking forward for my next dinner there. Christian had a volleyball tournament in Napoleonville, so La Luz and I walked and had a leisurely stroll home after a brief stop at Creole Creamery.
On Saturday La Luz and I went to a birthday party at Longvue Gardens. I hadn't been to the kids discovery garden so I was very curious. It was great. There are tons of activities and the set up is perfect for kids - plenty of space to run around. La Luz had a blast and, though initially she made me wipe her hands every time she dug in the mud, after about fifteen minutes she was covered in dirt and sweat.
La Luz spent the night at mom-mom and pop's last night so that Christian and I could go to an engagement party and to dinner. La Luz watched Lady and the Tramp for the first time last night and, wouldn't you know, her favorite characters are the Siamese cats. She will not stop talking about them. After sleeping late for the first time in ages, Christian and I spent the rest of the day with La Luz, much of it outside, especially once it cooled off a bit this afternoon.