Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sundays in My City: Farmville

My son may have had the best weekend of his life. Honestly, I hope it peaks with this.

In a few years, "awesome weekends" may involve keg stands and ill-fated to trips to Vegas a la The Hangover. 

I am not mentally or emotionally prepared for such weekends.

Weekends like this, however, I can celebrate.

Owen got to do a series of activities that were fun, one-on-one, and most importantly, brother free.

He went fishing on Friday with his Dad, and had a tee-ball game on Saturday morning.

So far so good.

Then, Saturday night, he and his dad went to the demolition derby.

Look---I can't even begin to understand this. Paying actual money to watch people crash their souped-up heaps into each other? I would sooner lick Dick Chaney's bald spot.

I had that gleam in my eye, which caused Paul to say, "If you write a snotty post making fun of good people, you're the worst kind of snob."

God. What a buzz kill. It would be so easy. 

Of course, he has a point. Since I wasn't actually there, I would have to rely on him for material. And he's not sharing.

I guess I'll save it for when we go to the Monster Truck Rally. Which is, sadly, inevitable. 

Today, to complete the weekend of awesome, Owen and I went to Children's Day at the Farm. It was 91 degrees and humid. Joel didn't go because he's a baby and he doesn't like the heat. Paul also wilts like a flower once it's higher than 75 degrees.

So, off we went.

 We planted pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

We made authentic farmland...jellyfish? (It's Maryland--I think there's a law regarding necessary inclusion of jellyfish and/or blue crabs at all public functions.)

We viewed the livestock. (Owen took the picture of the sheep. He already has a far better eye.)

I had one of those moments where you catch your breath and blink back the spontaneous tears.  Owen shed his toddler skin so slowly, I didn't even mourn its passing.


Last Year

I am so privileged to watch him grow.

Keep climbing, Buddy. I love you.

Thanks to Unknown Mami for hosting Sundays in My City

Unknown Mami


blueviolet said...

You guys have too much fun! I want to play!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend! My husband takes my kids to the Demolition Derby here every summer. I can't say I get it, but the kids sure love it!

And I love your background... :)

Lee Ann said...

Aw I am so glad your big boy had such a special weekend xx

Ms. Moon said...

Y'all are beautiful.

only a movie said...

What a sweet weekend. Love the photo.

I am lucky that I get to do the fun kid stuff w/ my students. :-) (Because my boy would be all over Vegas if I let him...)

Unknown Mami said...

OMG, I totally licked Dick Chaney's bald spot! It tasted like cotton candy with lots of horseradish.

Anonymous said...

It really is a priveldge.

Cute dress.

Seriously, lick Dick Chaney's bald spot?

Anonymous said...

ummm... that would be "priviledge"

Geeez... it's not even 9:00 and I'm down for the count!

Garret J...3G Racing said...

I'm glad someone is starting your son off right!! :) What could be better than D-Derbys, Monster Trucks and Farms? Don't forget the Sprint Car Races... The World of Outlaws is a personal favorite of mine!

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a difference a year makes! Look how big he's getting!

I haven't been to a demolition derby in years but remembered it was realllly fun as a kid to watch the cars get beat-up.

So glad Owen got some quality one-on-one time. He'll remember this day for years to come.

Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

Lick Dick Chaney's bald spot...LMAO that's hilarious!

He is so adorable, and I am sure he loved his weekend!!

Salt said...

This is PRECIOUS. I especially love that last picture of the both of you. It must be nice to have a brother-free weekend! And you had a weekend free of demolition derby so it sounds like a big win for you too.

Oh and yes...crabs and jellyfish are an essential part to everything around here. To be honest, I'm shocked our state flag doesn't have a giant crab on it.

Lee said...

What a fun weekend he had!!

Kori said...

It always just seems like it happens so fast, that changing from toddler to boy, doesnt it? Bittersweet, for sure.

Anonymous said...

You always have the funnest weekends!

Melani said...

I am behind again!

Love this post!

He is so cute! Embrace him while you can, because like you said, in a few years he will be all grown up!

When did I become my Mom said...

Made me tear up a little there lady. They grow way too quickly.

I had a thought the other day - I left home round 18-ish for college and didn't know then that I'd never live "home" again.

My oldest son is 9.

Enjoy this time with your boys hon, because one day we're going to look back and wonder where it went.