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This blog captures my thoughts and observations of Amelia since there are so many wonderful things I want to just bottle and enjoy. Time doesn't stop and while I will have memories, it will be nice for both her and me to have these in-the-moment snapshots of her life.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekend Fun

Yesterday was Homecoming for Daddy's college and he played in the alumni band. We planned to meet up for the hokey Homecoming parade and managed to miss it because they started it 15 minutes early and it lasted 10 minutes. Amelia didn't know the difference, though. She got a balloon as well as a lollipop and was happy. We listened to him play with the band at half-time and Amelia spied an M&M jacket that she said she liked. On our way out she even told the guy she liked it, too.

Today we went to a corn maze but we just did the hay bale maze for Amelia. She had SO much fun and it was a really nice day for it. Then we went to the community band's 30th anniversary concert for free. Judy called Friday night and offered us free tickets since we used to play with the band. Amelia made it halfway through before she needed to go for a walk - I was impressed. They had a little reception afterwards but Amelia wanted to go down and "have a chance" at the concert. She usually makes more sense when she expresses herself but I let her lead and apparently she wanted to go on stage. (She's used to doing that at brass band concerts since Daddy still plays with them.) I let her go on stage and look at the xylophone and then told her we needed to go get a cupcake because they were the band members were all moving their stands. She thoroughly enjoyed her cupcake (meaning we needed to visit the sink in the restroom prior to leaving) and she tried to help herself to an elderly lady's icing on her way there. (The woman was sitting down with her cake in her lap which made it well within Amelia's reach.) I am really trying to teach Amelia manners but she apparently thought there was nothing wrong in reaching out to snag a finger-ful of chocolate icing. (I did catch her in time. Barely.) As we're continuing to walk to the bathroom for clean-up and I'm explaining that we it's not polite to taste other people's icing she says, "But I wanted to try her brown icing." Yeah, because all the white icing you just consumed didn't exceed your weekly quota for sugar.

On the way from the bathroom she discovered lockers. (The concert was held in a high school.) She then had to move the combination locks to various numbers and after the 10th locker was very upset that I wasn't going to let her do the entire hallway. Once outside she was fine because not only were there stairs, there was a great landscaping wall that was lots of fun to walk around.

Oh to be 4 years-old and think the best thing in the world is to follow the rectangle that is a wall. I think I can remember back that far. Barely.

[picture dated 10/25/09]


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