Sunday, August 14, 2011
Cloudy Day Tea Party and Rock Exploring
We woke up to very overcast skies, and cooler temperatures today, so we didn't venture down to the beach at all.
Most of the day was spent in playing Wii, Five Crowns, and Uno. I got in some knitting time, and promptly splintered one of my wooden interchangeable needles. Boo hiss! I can still use it, but it has greatly decreased my speed. I will have to order replacements. Maybe they will get back home before I do! I do have another knitting project besides the Bella Blouse with me. Elizabeth's socks are also in my knitting bag, for such a time as this. When I can't stand using the splintered needle anymore, I'll switch to her socks. Not that I have much time for knitting! By the time the day is over, and everyone is in bed, I'm too tired to do much more than collapse. I haven't even been reading in the evenings, like I originally planned.
Today Grandma set up a tea party for Jerusha, who kindly invited all us gals to attend, but NOT the boys. Grandma made chocolate cupcakes, with vanilla frosting and pink sprinkles. Jerusha helped get everything ready. Towards the end of our tea time, the boys snuck out the lower level patio door and tried to snoop in on us. Grandma and I tried to get pictures of them standing there pouting in our direction, but as soon as they saw the cameras, they ran away!
After a while, Esther and Isaac were getting rather restless, so I took them for a walk to Nubble Lighthouse. Esther had fun climbing the rocks and exploring around, a favorite pass time of the visiting tourists. Many hours were spent by my brother and I doing the same, growing up.
Esther took a boatload of pictures of the deep crevices between some of the rocks and whatever caught her fancy. I will spare all of that now! This post is picture-heavy as it is. She had some fun, suffice it to say!
Around the corner is the famous Brown's Ice Cream. I made of the mistake of telling Esther about it, and she proceed to beg, bargain, and bribe me to stop by with her right then. I told her I planned on taking everyone, Grandma and Grandpa included, during the week when it wouldn't be so crowded.
Isaac fell asleep on the walk home, and took about an hour's worth of nap on the lower patio and I worked on some knitting. It was very pleasant, despite the cloudy, drizzly day. We were protected overhead by the deck, and it was still a wonderful luxury to enjoy the ocean view, and the smell of the salty air, and watch the surf.
Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy, so I think I might take everyone to the Children's Science Center in New Hampshire, which actually isn't very far from here. I have a membership to the one in our own little town, and it is reciprocal the one I found online. Yay for cheap fun!