Well we finally had a weekend with nice weather! Nathan and I kept saying things like….”Here we are still wearing rain coats in June….Who’d think you’d need a fleece blanket in June…” and so on. We didn’t have to say those things this weekend!
Elias and I got an early start to our weekend by visiting Grandma and Grandpa Bartle while Daddy was still at work. Elias had a lot of fun playing with his toys at Grandpa’s house. He also loves playing peek-a-boo with Grandpa behind the couches, and he explored their house a little with his new-found crawling skills. He thought the cords and wires in Grandma’s office looked especially interesting, but luckily there were plenty of safe things for him to play with in other places. Grandma even cleared off the bottom shelf of her end table to put books for Elias. Friday afternoon I also signed Elias up for summer reading at the library and bought propane….and errand which surprised and impressed Nathan greatly.
Then Friday night we got to spend time with Uncle Scott and Auntie Kristy. We had them over for dinner. Elias enjoyed playing with them very much. We are so blessed to have so much family who live close to us.
Then on Saturday, I had a Stephen Ministry retreat. It was the first time I had been away from Elias for more than a couple hours. I was glad that Nathan was the one to take care of him. Elias loves Nathan so much, and Nathan is a very good Daddy. The retreat was really fun, and besides the much needed adult interaction, it provided some time for me to be with myself. I did find myself thinking of Elias a lot, though. I’ll miss him when I work this summer. Nathan and Elias got to go to the park and spend some time in the sun. They enjoyed their boy time.
Today after church we just had some family time at home and relaxed. Then since the weather was holding out for a little longer, we decided to have a picnic dinner at Pittock Mansion. The view was quite nice and Elias enjoyed playing out on the grass after his dinner. Here are some pictures from today: