Last Sunday we took the boys to Scarborough Fair in Waxahachie. It was supposed to get to 96 that afternoon (and I believe it did) so I was a little concerned about the heat... but it turned out fine. There was lots of shade and a pretty good breeze. We used to take our kids (when they were young) to this event every Spring. It was like a giant picnic with jousting and archery and food, etc. It has gotten much bigger; more booths, more events, more food... and more people dressed up in period costumes. Some were really neat... and some were (to say the least - weird). But my older grandson loved it. He even had 'elf ears' put on (and they actually looked pretty real!).
Younger grandson enjoyed the rides more... and the fried ice-cream!
As the summer is approaching, I'm finding myself looking forward to a few months of unscheduled events. Don't get me wrong, I love taking my pottery classes and the camaraderie of the group as we share our ideas and projects, but I'm finding that slowing the week down a bit is becoming more and more attractive. Waking up in the morning and sitting outside with a cup of coffee - and just *being* rather than getting up to dress and run out the door sounds really good at this moment in time.
Grand daughter usually comes up to spend some time with us in the summer and my friend mentioned wanting to take a road trip to Crystal Bridges in Arkansas. Besides this, DH and I may possibly take a short trip to Branson to visit family or even a long weekend to either San Antonio or New Orleans. So... the summer will come and go before we know it.
I picked up some more herbs... basil this time... and hope to get these planted tomorrow. I still need a few more, but have enough to get most of my hanging planters started. Well, here's wishing all of you mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day! Rest and enjoy!