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We had no plans

15 May

Since the last few weeks have been jam packed with plans, we decided this weekend would involve no plans. We made several trips this week to the park because the weather has been so nice. This weekend we did enjoy the bubble machine on the deck, walleye for dinner, a little shopping, a trip to the farmer’s marlet and generally getting things done that we had not done for the last few weekends. 

Walleye you ask? Well, there is this place in Minnesota that you can order it and they deliver overnight packed in dry ice right to your door. I discovered it last year when no place in this area carried Kerry’s favorite lake fish so now it has become a birthday tradition. I usually only like ocean fish but this lake fish is light, tasty and not a bit fishy. Yum. And, we have 2.5 more pounds to enjoy at some point this month. Miss H did not like the fish but at least she tried it.

Her favorite food is pizza.

Second favorite is strawberries.

She managed to eat 8 strawberries before we even left the farmer’s market. They were delicious and it is nice to get locally grown produce.

Like the outfit?

The elephant jacket combined with the fish and cat in the submarine pajamas looks even better in person. Oh well, she is expressing her creativity.

We learned a new term at her gymnastics class this weekend-dress-ling. It is what happens when you are trying to get your toddler dressed and it becomes more like a wrestling match. It was nice to know that we are not the only ones who experience this phenomenon and we were not the only ones with a creatively dressed child.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

The Rest of the Weekend

28 Feb

Did you know that a single flashlight can bring hours of entertainment?

We watched a movie on Friday night and it was terrible. I usually like George Clooney but The American was definitely a miss. So, if it is on your Netflix list, I recommend deleting that selection.

Saturday we enjoyed shopping, some other errands, lunch out and finally a trip to the park.  By the end of the visit to the park, Miss  H’s little feet could barely carry her any longer. Of course, we planned this because it turned into a three hour nap 🙂

This nap gave us time to prepare for having friends over for dinner. I needed to make corn bread and pound cake while one couple brought the main dish and the other couple (including Dr-Blondie) brought a delicious salad and appetizer. The Paula Dean recipes turned out really well. I did joke that everything she makes taste so good because it all starts out with two sticks of butter.

It was great to catch up with friends! And, we appreciated that they come to our house so we did not have to arrange for a babysitter at the last minute. Miss H enjoyed everyone and was on her best going to bedtime behavior (that has not been the case recently). Somehow, we still were in bed by 10:15 on a Saturday night.

This past weekend, Miss H entertained us by hiding under her laundry basket.

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And, she loves to dance. Often she commands that we twirl with her.

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Please excuse the mess in the background. The little tornado manages to trash the place on a daily basis.