Last year I reluctantly planted a garden (Annika was gung-ho about growing stuff; I was not), but found myself actually enjoying it. I decided for this year I wanted a bigger garden, so Carey built me another garden box this evening. So far it's just growing cute kids, but I have high hopes for it! (It looks quite a bit bigger than the other one due to the angle of the picture, but it's only about 18 inches longer).
Monday, May 20, 2013
I got this cake plate/punch bowl a few years ago and I love it and take it out for almost every special occasion. However, I started thinking - why shouldn't I use it all the time? Why not make the most of it? So here it is today with a half-eaten loaf of banana bread. I think it looks just as good like this as with a fancy cake.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Just got home from our little getaway to Grand Forks. Here are a whole bunch of pics...
Ready, set, go!
Our "non-smoking" room smelled an awful lot like smoke, so we switched rooms. Emmett was determined to pull the suitcase all the way down the hallway. Cutest little bellhop ever.
Supper at Paradiso.
Swimming after supper, then a little coloring before bed. Emmett was out almost immediately, but Annika took about an hour to fall asleep (and we already put them to bed an hour later than usual).
Swimming again this morning after breakfast.
Our first trip to Menards, before lunch. We bought a 2-person rider swing for our play structure and many, many lawn chairs (they were on sale so we were picking up some for other people as well).
Lunch at Texas Roadhouse. I think all Emmett ate for lunch was peanuts ("me more peanuts, me more peanuts").
After lunch Carey took the kids back to the hotel for a little quiet time (we paid a little extra to get a 3:00 check out time) and I went to Target and Old Navy. After they picked me up, we went to a park and played for a while. It was overcast, but not raining.
Then it was time for ice cream!
And one more trip to Menards! Carey needed some time to think over a purchase. ;)
We had planned to only leave after supper, but since we were pretty much done everything we wanted to do by 4:30 (and since we had a big lunch and ice cream for snack and no one was hungry for supper), we decided to leave early. We were home by about 7:15, had some toast for "supper" and put the kids to bed (they had both slept about an hour on the drive home, but were still pretty tired). It was a nice little getaway, but I'm glad that we only went for one night - that's about as much as we can handle at this point!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I was looking back through some old posts the other day and realized that we missed a birthday! May 1st was Annika's fish Rainbow's first birthday. Can't believe we've kept her alive for a whole year! (Especially since the first fish we gave her died after 2 weeks :P).