Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Has Sprung!

(And I've been too busy enjoying it to blog!) There, that's my true confession. It's not that I don't have anything to say, it's that we've been taking full advantage of the weather and doing as much as possible outside. And spring cleaning the rest of the time. And oh yeah, we went to the synagogue and to church this past weekend. No wonder I had a nap this afternoon :)

Instead of a well thought-out blog post you get a random assortment of stories and pictures from our weekend. Friday morning we had a playdate with Karen, Caleb and Nathan because Caleb had a PD day and wasn't in school. It was so much fun to hang out with them. And we got invited to stay for a leftover lunch that was awesome! That night we had Shabbat and Sam and I watched a DVD about fire trucks and ate popcorn and drank smoothies. I think that was possibly the highlight of Sam's week.
Rachel (mostly) successfully drank out of a cup on Saturday morning. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I see a future when I'm not washing sippy cups every day. Whoo hoo!!! Then we went to a service at the synagogue where Dave was playing music, along with a bunch of other people. We weren't planning on staying for the oneg (after service lunch) but we did, and thanks to Dave's parents, it was good. They did a lot with the kids while Dave and I actually got a chance to eat.

That afternoon we started our spring cleaning, which Sam was super-excited about for some reason. He was actually somewhat helpful and I'm amazed that he was entertained for an entire two hours of cleaning. I also baked bread which you can read about in my previous post.

On Sunday after church we had an impromptu potluck and it was so amazing and so much fun. I just love my church and this is one of the reasons why. Plus we sang some great hymns that day which I just felt like I'd been missing lately. I'll have to see if any of them can be turned into a Hymn Of The Week later on this week. That afternoon we did more spring cleaning and now I just want to live in our bathroom!

While I made supper, Dave, Rachel and Sam headed outside. They ended up joining in on a road hockey game. By the time I got out there to get some pictures, the other players had deserted the road. By my intrepid team played on!
This morning I went to playgroup at my church and then we went to Carla, Aaron and Ella's for lunch. But first they introduced us to an amazing family farm which sells everything from apples to flowers to cheese. Their apple orchards inspired me to take some pictures.
We spent almost the entire time at Carla's outside and my kids never ate any lunch. I had two huge helpings on the awesome pasta salad so I think I made up for their lack of eating. Rachel didn't want to wear her shoes so her socks are sooooo muddy but she had such a great time! Then we came home and we all napped after our exhausting day. Dave came home to "The Napping House" as he called it when reading Sam that book tonight :) We headed out for supper because I'd napped instead of making supper we'd won a gift card to Swiss Chalet and then, because Rachel was devastated that she was the only one without sunglasses, we went shopping and rectified that travesty.
And now I'm off to bed. But first I have to share my first outdoor planter of this spring! And a funny story -- I was telling Dave I'd bought pansies at the farm and he said, "I saw the tulips, where were the pansies?" And I replied, "On the front porch steps which you went up and down no less than two times tonight." And Dave sheepishly replied, "Three times." At which point I started to worry that someone had stolen my pansy planter since Dave hadn't seen them. Turns out he really wasn't paying attention.
And that's what's been going on around here the past few days which is why I haven't blogged much lately. Tomorrow will be an exciting day of laundry and dishes and errands because there hasn't been much of that going on around here either :)


  1. I've been wondering where you've been. =) Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun. I love the picture of your little ones in their shades - way too cute!!!

    1. We have been having a lot of fun. And spending lots of time outside or cleaning leads to me being too tired to blog in the evenings. And too bad Rachel broke her sunglasses already :( So frustrating.

  2. Sound like good reasons to slack on the blogging to me! :)

  3. Yay for spring and pansies!! :)

  4. oh, dave, not surprised ;-)

  5. Yay for lots of Springtime fun! I don't blame you a bit for spending as much time as you can outside. I have been trying to do that on the weekends too and have been a pretty slack blogger this month. ;-)


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