Too Short a Weekend

It was a spectacular weekend here in Downeast Maine. I had plans to attend the Common Ground Fair, one of my absolute favorite things to do. Yet, when it came time to leave on the five hour round-trip to Unity, I realized that I wanted nothing more to be home. This is the first weekend in a month that I’ve had time to myself without work, or volunteer projects over the weekend. All I wanted to do was stay home and clean my kitchen.

On Saturday, Hannah and I packed up Gidget and took her on her first adventure. Gidget got to explore the world a bit and Hannah got driving time towards her license.

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Riding in the car is still a little unsettling for Gidget even with her pillow in tow. The drive to our first stop – Dunkin Donuts 30 minutes away was filled with crying and whining.

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We strolled along the Sunrise Trail, doing our best to find our groove with the leash.

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Her little legs couldn’t keep up, so Hannah ended up carrying her on much of the return trip.

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We took the requisite mother/daughter selfie.

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And enjoyed the beautiful view.

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On the way home we visited the beach. Do you see her there? She’s just a little bigger than the rocks.

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She discovered seaweed and she liked it.

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She had great fun racing across the beach, a little suspicious of the waves.

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Hannah got a workout racing up and down the beach with her.

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At home, Gidget swiped kale from the chickens and dragged that around the yard. It was almost as fun as the seaweed.

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Then she discovered Swiss Chard in the greenhouse.

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A weekend at home with nothing more pressing on the agenda than playing with my babies. Priceless.

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2 Responses to Too Short a Weekend

  1. Sara says:

    I *love* these Gidget updates! They just make me smile… thanks so much for sharing them.

  2. Helen Stephens says:

    Thank you for sharing this lovely time with your daughter and Gidget.
    My geography has certainly improved since following your blog, you live in a beautiful part of the world.

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