I am exhausted, so I am going to make this quick if I can. First I want to say thank you to everyone who leaves comments. I appreciate the fact that you let me know you are reading what I am writing. Keeping a blog is a lot of fun, but sometimes it's tiring. So when it's 1:00 am in the morning like it is now, it's nice to know that it's totally worth it. There are a few people who don't comment, but do tell me they check in nearly daily. I appreciate that as well.
So on to sharing our day. Today I took Ping to the Asa Waters Mansion in Millbury. I have never been there before, but have heard a lot about it. A few days ago, I found on some site that they were having a Scones and Cones children s event. It is a fundraiser for the mansion. So on Monday I called and signed the two of us up for the outing. We had a wonderful time. We got there early, so I was able to take a few photos of Ping without that many people milling around. It was funny because the woman that opened the door is a woman that I swim with. So that was a nice surprise. She was nice enough to take a photo of the two of us. It came out horrible, but I will post it anyway. So at 2:00 pm, we were told the history of the house and then we all moved into another room to listen to a children's story. Ping was the youngest one there. It was all girls between the ages of 6-10 I would guess. Most of them were there with their grandmothers, but there were some mothers there as well. Ping wasn't into listening very much, so she crawled over to me and looked out the window. For 3 1/2 years old, she really was well behaved and I was so thankful. I always find myself very tense when I take her to things like this. I am always nervous she is going to have some crazy outburst. However, I continue to take her to places. I always will I suppose:)
Before the reading of the book, they passed out hats called Mop Hats. So she got to keep one. I didn't get a great photo of her in it. I will have to get one at another time. After the book was finished, we sat down and had fruit punch and little sweet tid bits. There were pastries, brownies, marshmellow treats and such. We then went into another room and made our own ice cream sundaes. Ping loved that. She put on everything. After the hot fudge was put on her ice cream, she added little M&Ms, Oreos, brown and rainbow sprinkles, pineapple and a cherry. The gentleman at the end of the table put the whipped cream on. I was shocked she didn't ask for any in her mouth. Daddy taught her that little trick! There was a gentleman from a local newspaper there, so he took some photos of her. We then sat down to have our ice cream. It was served in a waffle bowl in a sherbert cup. I told Ping she could eat the bowl. So what does she do???? She picks up the entire sherbert cup and tries to eat it. Everyone at the table laughed.
After eating, we walked up to the third floor which they had opened for us to see. They had tons of Christmas houses on tables there. So we did a little bit of exploring and then we left. It was less than 2 hours which was perfect. I was so pleased with her behavior and she had a ball!!!!! She of course passed out on the way home. It's been a busy week. Sure wish I could have passed out on the way home.
I taped a movie last night. I watched it because I wanted to tape a movie tonight. It's rare that I tape at all anymore. So I sat to watch the movie and it was in subtitles. I had no idea. Can I just say that the movie was fabulous!!!!!! I had to watch it in two parts tonight though. I passed out in the middle of the first part. Bill said "Jill come eat" and I was like "huh????"
So that was our day. It was splendid. I hope yours was as well!
Exterior shot of mansion.
Exterior from the street.
Miss Ping entering.
Us on the stairs.
Miss Ping on stairs.
Miss Ping on stairs.
Looking from first floor up to the fourth.
Little girls listening to story.
Room story was read in.
Close up of little girls.
Woman I swim with explaining history.
Room where we made our sundaes.
Shot of room we had tea in.
Story read was about a horse, so each girl got a horse cookie. By the time it got home, it was horse dust!
Another shot of room.
Cute little card with Ping's name.
They had 8 children. 1 boy and 7 girls. This room was corded off.
Ping looking in mirror. This is where the bride freshens up when there is a wedding.
Close up. She is into scrunching her face lately when I ask for a picture.
Looking down the stairs.