We took Ada to her first First Friday art walk this weekend. Started at the brewery for a quick drink/dinner. We even brought food for Ada (the owner, at least that's who I believe he was, was so accommodating, offering us free milk or juice if we needed it!).
The place was hopping, and Ada made her presence known. I don't think I've ever heard baby babble with such volume before. It was hilarious!
The brewery is our favorite dining out spot because it's dark and loud. Ada does well there -- and it's casual. You order, pay, then wait for your food and drinks. If we had to leave early for a meltdown, we could. But it's never happened before.
Onto the art walk! We hit up a few galleries, including our favorite, which was opening with an installation that wasn't exactly family friendly.
(That's Stephen's snobby art-face.) Yeah. We honestly loved this art because it was really dark and disturbing. A stark contrast to what it usually displayed. But with names like "carcass" and disturbing themes as the focus, we decided to head upstairs.
To where all the nudes were being displayed. Much better. Right?
Ada had her rubber teething duck with her. At one point, she dropped it on the floor and the gallery owner looked at Stephen -- absolutely appalled.
So, we left.
Once we got outside, we took in some street music. An a capella group from the local university was Ada's favorite act. She even clapped for them! It's her new thing -- clapping. She did it for the first time on Friday after I played violin for her.
By this point, it was nearly 7:30. So, at least for Ada, a late night. We headed home to do the whole bedtime routine.
Saturday was rainy. I took photos for our neighbors in the morning. The rest of the day we hung out indoors. Played some more music. During a break in the weather, we took a short trip to Wegmans. Low key.
And the sunset was incredible. No filter here:
On Sunday, Stephen ran a 10-mile race and came in second. Ada wore her fanciest monster shoes. (More about the race later on (never)homemaker.)
Ada and I walked almost 4 miles while the race was happening. Wanted to see Stephen at as many mile markers as possible! When we got home, the entire family was drained. So, another quiet afternoon spent indoors reading books and cuddling.
What do you do this weekend?
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