Sunday, October 30, 2005

I'm back!

Muffin Man and I drove up to High Falls, NY to visit QuiltsAlot and TellsDonaldDuckStories.

It was a pretty good drive up, 5.5 hours not counting stops. When we got there, my parents bore MM off, not to be cared for by me again until the drive back (aside from the whole sharing a bed with me thing, but that doesn't count. He was sleeping.)

Saturday was thoroughly about the G-Rated entertainment. After a good breakfast and a good running around outside in the cold air, and freeing a bird that got stuck in the screened-in porch (the storm had ripped some of the screens off), we drove into New Paltz and saw a fabulous puppet show.

It was the Fairy Circus, performed by the Tanglewood Marionettes. Super-duper fantastic, guaranteed stunner. MM was entranced. He was laughing so infectiously at some points that a little 15-month-0ld laughed, just to hear him.

After that, we had some lunch. And after THAT, we went to see Wallace and Gromit at the movie theatre. Muffin Man's first time in a real theatre, as opposed to our living room. He loved it. He had to sit on my lap for a few scary bits. But he ate up the whole experience like popcorn. Which he had plenty of as well.

And today he ran around outside, freed another bird and cuddled with his grandparents. And then we drove home, got back by 5:30 and so to bed...

It was a good weekend, but I'm glad to be back.

14 comments:

jo(e) said...

Welcome home. Sounds like a good trip.

moxiemomma said...

welcome back :) new paltz! we were married in rhinebeck. i miss being there.

Angie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! It is fun to visit away but I am always glad when it is time to be back home.

Suburban Turmoil said...

How cute. I love thinking of Muffin Man in your lap during the "scary" parts of the movie- Just saw it with my husband two weeks ago.

Glad you had a great weekend!

ccw said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a very nice weekend.

Running2Ks said...

Welcome back! What a whirlwind--and I'm glad the movie milestone worked out well :)

Beanie Baby said...

Wow, that does sound like a great weekend.

mommy d said...

What a fabulous weekend. I know my kids would enjoy that puppet show. They really enjoy having puppet shows themselves.

Thank you for your kind comments. I really appreciate them!

Yankee T said...

Sounds like a great time with the grandparents!

halloweenlover said...

Wow! He has an amazing attention span! I don't think my nephew could sit through a movie until he was 5 or so! Clearly a genius.

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

RussianViolets said...

This is great!!! I'm so impressed by your capacity for long trips in the car.

Piece of Work said...

Sounds like a great trip. Welcome back.

purple_kangaroo said...

Sounds wonderful! Welcome home.

SuzanH said...

That sounds like such fun. Glad you had a great time.