This past weekend was very relaxed and we spent a lot of time at home and going on walks outside. This was Ken’s last weekend of studying before his big test on Saturday and it was the first weekend that gave us a hint that spring is approaching! We also had to change our clocks on Sunday morning, which threw things off a little bit but luckily this was our time to “Spring forward” which meant that this morning, rather than waking up at 6 AM, Julia woke up a little after 7 AM. The extra sleep was glorious!
Saturday morning the three of us went to a Masonic Lodge out in Towson for their monthly pancake breakfast! Ken is looking for a Lodge to join here in the Baltimore area that has meetings on a night that works with his schedule and with a group of brothers he connects with. We had a wonderful time at the Pancake breakfast and met a bunch of very friendly guys. One of the guys had his son with him, who was about 3 weeks younger than Julia. The two of them enjoyed running around the lodge, eating pancakes, and giving one another hugs. It was pretty adorable!
When we got back from the pancake breakfast, Julia and I walked over to the bookstore for Story Time. Julia’s not really old enough to appreciate story time since she can’t sit still for more than a minute or two, but I figure it’s good to get in the habit, and it’s nice to have something to do. In a couple of months we’ll probably start going to swimming lessons on Saturday mornings with her again but for now story time is nice since it gets us outside, teaches Julia to love books and is just a fun activity in general.
After story time we came home for lunch, a nap (almost 2 hours long!) and some playtime at home. Julia and I also ran a couple of errands in the afternoon and the three of us took a nice walk outside. It was good for Ken to get a little break and to get some fresh air since he spends so much time indoors these days. Julia also tried on the (sickeningly cute) mouse costume she’s going to wear for her daycare’s Purim parade next Monday.
Sunday we spent most of the day playing at home and then in the afternoon, my friend Natasha came over. Natasha and I have known each other since the 9th grade in San Francisco and she recently moved to Baltimore. For some reason it’s taken us many months to connect but finally this past weekend our schedules worked out and we were able to plan a get-together. It was wonderful to reconnect with her after so many years. In high school we were really great friends and we somehow lost touch in the years since high school but yesterday it was as though we picked up right where we left off. Natasha, Julia and I went on a long walk to One World, through the Hopkins campus, and around Charles Village before heading back home to play a little bit and then we grabbed Ken and the four of us went out for Indian food for dinner.