Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Weekend in Richmond

Tom and Anastasia asked if we would come down for the weekend to take care of Nate.  Each of them had a good gig that would take up much of the weekend and they thought it would be best if Nate had consistent care rather than a series of sitters.

Not a problem!

We had a wonderful time with this marvelous fellow.  He's still got that winning smile, though you wouldn't know it from this photo.  He's highly mobile, getting around at high speed with a peculiar half-crawl where he uses two hands and one knee and sort of drags the other leg along.  Kind of resembles the way a crab walks, sort of sideways.

We had time at one point to go up to Quilting Adventures, the shop I like so much, even though I didn't have any specific needs at the moment.  Not even thread.  I saw the new Kaffe and Liza book that I'd heard so much about and began to leaf through it and before I knew it I'd seen a quilt that I knew I needed to make and went over to start picking out FQs of batiks to make it happen.  Don't know when I'll get to it; there are other things in the queue.  But I know the recipient.

The book is gorgeous.

After the fabric shop, Joe wanted to go to the chocolate store.  We got to Carytown and I told him I had no business going into a chocolate store, so he parked and I wandered into a very attractive shop that had wonderful clothes.  I ended up buying a dress that I liked a lot and not only because it was one size smaller than I have been wearing!

Then it was time to go back to playing with the baby . . . .

7 comments:

suz said...

Sounds like a perfect trip. I can't believe how big Nate is getting!

Pat said...

Nate's not a baby anymore! What a cutie. Maddy does that same goofy crawl; looks odd as all get out, but she can certainly travel fast doing it. I'm so glad you had a good time, found a pattern & fabric, and a dress in a smaller size. Sounds like a very successful trip!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great trip. Glad of the smaller dress size - good for your health and living longer.

Teresa said...

My daughter crawled that way. I thought there was something wrong with her and had the doctor check it out - he said not to worry, she was just a little lazy to get up on all fours. Guess he was right, she went on to play varsity softball and march in the band.

Guenveur in Kent said...

That baby is just beautiful, as are all your grandchildren. They all have the most exquisite coloring.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Clothes shopping, chocolate and a new quilt book... plus, keeping a baby; you have just described the PERFECT weekend! Nate is growing up at the speed of light right before our eyes; and speaking of eyes... his are gorgeous!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh you got to go to Carole's shop.........very exciting.......

Nate is growing fast........