Grant is traveling for work for a couple days, so it's just Maeve and I. We started our time together with a trip to the park. Though we live on the 8th floor of a large apartment building in DC, we are lucky to have a beautiful park right across the street where we can visit and hang out any time. When Maeve was itty bitty and sleeping strange hours, we'd head over there long after dinner and walk around, hoping the walk, chirping cicadas and warm summer breezes would lull her to sleep and they usually did. For the past 5 years, Grant and I have enjoyed Sunday evenings (during the warmer months) in the park listening to many drummers play together and watching a variety of people picnicking, doing yoga, playing frisbee, tight-rope-walking, and just hanging out together. Maeve now enjoys those Sunday evenings too and loves dancing and clapping to the energetic drum beats.
Last night there were no drummers, but there were a lot of people having outdoor fun and I think there was some kind of May Day protest (only in DC) at one end of the park. We found a quiet patch of grass and played ball. It was a nice start to some mama and daughter time.