October 22, 2012

Taffy Weekends

This weekend was one of those gorgeous fall weekends you wish would last all season. If it was taffy, you'd pull it, stretch it out as far as you could, and enjoy every last, sweet bite. But the weekend wasn't taffy, just a nice 48-hour chunk of time I got to spend with my family.

Two soccer games punctuated Saturday. Between, we took a nature walk around a local lake, playing in the leaves, skipping rocks and being silly. Then the cousins an inlaws came over for pizza. On Sunday morning I took a nice long bike ride up the W&OD trail. The trail used to be the site of the Washington & Old Dominion railroad. In place of tracks, the trail is now a wide, paved bike path that spans 40+ miles of historic Virginia. It's the longest and most narrow park in the country and it's wonderful. After arriving home, legs sore, out of breath, I jumped in the shower then we took the kids to a movie. Okay, actually we took Mia to a birthday party that happened to be at a movie and Owen along with us so he could see it a suitable number of rows back. We saw Hotel Transylvania which wasn't as bad as I'd thought it would be. It still wasn't good. Though Mia and Owen both asked that we buy it when it came out so clearly Adam Sandler has found his target market.

This is one of those weekends that I'm sad is over. It was wonderful. Like taffy.

Posted by Chris at October 22, 2012 8:47 AM

my husband's family has a taffy pull every year around christimas time. you're invited :)

Posted by: kati at October 22, 2012 4:06 PM