Tag Archives: three year old

Long Holiday Weekend

8 Oct

We started off the long weekend with the parade through the neighborhood! Miss H kept wondering why they did not come back on Saturday night or Sunday night. She does not seem to believe us that we have to wait until next year for the parade to come back through.

Saturday was a busy day filled with bagels for breakfast, a trip to the library, a haircut, gymnastics and many other errands. Plus, we Kerry made significant progress on the garage organization. So much organization that we can actually get the car in there. We now have hanging shelves, bikes on racks, storage containers, more shelves and it looks great.

Mom came to visit on Sunday and took Miss H shopping for ‘dresses with pockets.’ These pockets are necessary for collecting acorns, flowers, rocks and any other item of interest. Luckily, we were successful. After we came back from shopping, we enjoyed some awesome chili that Kerry put together. With this chilly weather, it was perfect.

Today, even though it was a little cold and damp. Miss H and I met up with friends at the Hidden Pond Nature Center. There is a nice playground at the park and then we enjoyed the walk around the pond. Miss H was skeptical that it was actually a pond because of the significant amount of algae. The kiddos decided it was ‘fuzz.’ We were the only ones in the nature center and both kids were thrilled when they got to pet the snake. The picture is a little shaky because I did not want to be near that animal 🙂

Also, I am in the process of re-painting a table my grandfather made. This is not an easy task when someone wants to help. I got two coats of chalk paint on it today and two rounds of sanding completed. More to come.

Trucks, and more trucks

14 Apr

We are really getting spoiled with all the nice weather and since Kerry is feeling better everyday- we are taking advantage of both.

Saturdays now start with soccer class and a trip to the park after. Soccer was just as much fun this week as last! The only hard part is that the park across the street is very distracting. Miss H has a hard time choosing the location that is most fun but since the playground is not going anywhere, we convinced her to finish class before running over to the swings and slides.

To burn some more energy off, we headed over to the ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Fairfax. When we arrived, a helicopter was circling over head and Miss H was frantically trying to get their attention. So, while we were in line, the helicopter landed right near us and it was thrilling. No pictures because we were blocking dirt and wind 🙂

The event had a whole selection of vehicles but Miss H liked the flatbed tow truck that doubled as a slide.

Surprisingly, she agreed to have her face painted but that was short lived once she realized she had stuff on her face. Luckily, it comes right off and all was well with the world again.


Plus, she got to drive.


After all the excitement of fire trucks, a school bus, more tow trucks, a mobile vet clinic and other fun- it was time for lunch. Miss H immediately noticed the ‘funny frogs’ on the sign for Sweet Frog frozen yogurt. With our great parenting skills, we promised that if she behaved during lunch we would go to ‘funny frog.’ I think they have a new #1 customer. That stuff is yummy!


We spent more time outside this afternoon and we should all sleep well tonight.