My daughter and I are having a lovely visit with Nana. My daughter is really enjoying my mom’s attentions and they have stayed quite active. Lots of zoo and playground trips!
On Friday I wanted to go down to the arts festival and hear some music, but it looked like it would storm so I thought we shouldn’t go. Between the rain and my daughter’s terrible fear of thunder, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to calm her down if it stormed. It did storm, and she did get upset even at home, so I am glad we didn’t go, though sad to have missed some very very good Cajun music.
Saturday turned out to be a lovely, more cool than expected day. In the morning I tried to get the house somewhat cleaned up while mom did a whole bunch of gardening. The yard is looking fantastic! I am just NOT a gardener! After my daughter napped, we headed down to the arts festival. We got lucky and found a free parking space, hence not paying the typical $4-6 we were expecting. We headed down to the festival and started checking out the vendors. The cooler than expected day felt awfully warm with the sun beating down and no shade and so many people! We saw about half the vendors and then discovered a lovely area, shaded, with man-made water falls going down steps. I strode off to have an uninterrupted look at vendors while mom stayed with daughter playing in the water. By the time I was done, I was feeling rather hot and gooey and ready to leave, until I took my shoes off and waded in the water with daughter!
We began to get hungry but mom thought that perhaps it would be nicer to go somewhere semi quiet to sit and eat rather than eating at the festival. So we headed over to a local restaurant and had some pasta. My reviews of the place were mixed, but nonetheless, it served its purpose by being somewhere nice and a bit quieter and cooler to spend some time. After we finished there we thought we would walk back toward the festival briefly to pick up some of those lovely roasted pecans that we had been smelling and craving and then head home. On the way, there was a firetruck out on display. They were letting kids sit up in the seat of the truck and giving out suckers and coloring books and stickers. My daughter is very fearful of firetrucks, and though she sat briefly in the seat, she did not really want to be up there long enough for a picture.
It really was a lovely day with things just working themselves out in order that we could enjoy ourselves. Very memorable. I will post pictures later!