This weekend our plans swiftly changed due to unforeseen circumstances. Nothing that was changed was too disappointing though. We still had a great time, both relaxing and out about the town.
Saturday we were originally going to attend Afrofest, but the weather seemed iffy at times and we weren't sure about an outdoor Festival with a baby. So, instead, we headed to the library so the babe could enjoy some time crawling around the kids section, playing with the magnetic letter board, and picking out some board books for the week.
The photograph at the very top of this post is part of the work by Alfred Engerer, called Invisible Streams: As Above, So Below. This display is made of hand-blown and found neon glass; according to the pamphlet it is meant to "evoke the unseen energies of air currents, underground streams and 'streams of consciousness'." The babe loved looking up at the flashy lights, and it was neat to see how the lights were displayed in a kind a managed chaos of words, lines and images.
The rest of our Saturday was pretty lazy, we went home, crashed on the couch and hung out with the babe. It was nice to be just the three of us, enjoying a casual day, no bother and no fuss.
Even the babe enjoyed the little bit of cheesecake frosting and the lone blueberry I was able to finagle out of the cupcake. I remembered I saw mention of a draw on their Facebook page, and my husband asked about it; they had been so busy they had not had a chance to put it out, so they took his name and number and said they would enter it for him. So, we may win a customized birthday cake, I am sure our little one would love that for her birthday!!!!
Congrats to the Food Truck Mini-Festival on the HUGE turnout! In future though, I noticed the trucks were offering their regular menu; my thought would be for them to offer a sample menu of what they usually have. This idea would cut down on wait time, feed more people, and make them want to find the food truck outside of the Festival to try the full menu. By 4:30pm there were only 3 trucks left with food, just crazy! Hopefully next year we will be able to try some delicious food truck offerings. Just goes to show that the Region has an appetite (pun intended) for this sort of event.
We decided to mosey on back to Waterloo, as my husband had purchased a Groupon for Angie's, which we had yet to redeem. Thus, we ended up there, enjoying some Super Club Sandwiches with outstanding french fries (which we were both in the mood for, after seeing some poutines at the food truck fest). While it wasn't what we had planned, we were able to sit together in a little booth at the back, just the three of us. Our babe sat in a high chair and tried some tomato and french fries for the first time and gobbled everything up, or threw it on the floor. In the ten years I have lived in K-W, I have never been to Angie's...so I am so thankful I finally found myself there. It's a LOT bigger than I thought it would be, for some reason I thought the only seating was at the window in the front; my mistake, as it stretches right back. Next monthly brunch stop with our friends.
After Angie's, we did make it to an event in UpTown Waterloo, which we didn't even know was going on. The Chris Lane Memorial Fundraiser was created in remembrance of Chris Lane and to collect donations for the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Read about Chris's story here: http://www.chrislanefoundation.org/index-1.html. We watched the Ishra & Invoketress Dance Group, they were amazing. There was a silent auction, bouncy castle, face painting and a guy making balloon animals (I saw him make a fishing rod, with fish attached, pretty impressed). It was nice to go and donate to such a worthy cause.
To round out our Sunday, we were going to head to the Summer Concert Series, but rain and babies don't really mix (especially when having to sit on a blanket on damp grass). So, instead, we all spent the evening inside, cuddled together. When the rain broke, we went and cleaned off the baby swing and pushed the little one around for a bit, to help her ease into bedtime mode. The photo below was what we saw right before we headed out for our swinging session, good omen for a another happy mama and baby week.
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