You wouldn’t know it from the recent weather, but it is almost spring. I cannot wait for it really to feel and look like spring and see the green grass. With the warm weather also comes days of impromptu picnics, T-ball practice, going to the beach, park, and outdoor play dates. The Monkey Mat is a compact way to always be ready for those days. Inside the little pouch that has a nice clip closure so that you can hang it from your purse, diaper bag, beach bag, stroller or bike contains a full size mat for you and your monkeys. This mat is a great size (5′ by 5′) and perfect for picnics, at the beach, or sports practices. The handy case with clip will not get lost because it stays attached. The corners are weighted and even have little loops for added stability. When you are done, the mat folds right back up and into the pouch for the next time. Handy zipper keeps mat inside securely. Check out the Monkey Mat, we cannot wait to use ours on that green grass we are patiently waiting for. The monkey mat comes in lots of great colors and retails for $39.99, you can purchase the Monkey Mat at www.monkeymat.com.
I know, I know!!! I have not been a very good blogger of late. Blame it on the Summer. We have been having a wonderful summer and the weather has been great. Let me get you up to date on what we have been doing. Sylvia and I are still doing our walks and becoming even more ambitious. The other week we took our longest walk ever!!! It was getting dark and we saw a black bear on our way home which made us walk very fast!!! We literally walked from my lake to another and back again, we did not clock it but it was easy over 6 miles. It was all very good until the bear, then as we sang our way home in the dark we had a few scares.
We have also made a couple of trips to the Old Cochecton Train Station. One time with just Jimi and I and then two little babes and another with the entire family. We had a great time on both occasions. We also got some great pics that will make great prints on my new gallery wall I am creating in the family room. I could not believe how much fun even the biggest boys had at the tracks, throwing rocks and goofing around. Good family fun!!!
After the family train trip, Alexandra and I got to head off on a girls’ night out. She was home for the weekend before moving up to Potsdam for a new position in the political arena. She will be there until the end of November so we had to do some major shopping and then a nice dinner at Cracker Barrel in Binghamton for some good southern comfort food to ease the fears of relocation. She will do fine though and she knows it and we are all so proud of her.
Throw in there the lake picnic of which Jimi is the new vice president of the Lake Owners’ Association, swimming, walking, dog issues, gardening, oh what a garden we have!!!
Well let me post some pictures of some of the things mentioned and I will try to visit my blog on a more regular basis. Enjoy the Summer while it lasts!!!