We have just returned from a very long overdue mini-vacation. We visited my brother and his family in Alabama for Memorial Day week and had heaps of fun. Highlights:
Although the first day we tried to go on their boat at a new lake it rained (more like it was a monsoon), the next day was beautiful and Piper actually took a ride in the tube behind the boat. I was so proud of her because it is really unlike her to do something like that, but I rode with her the first time and she told me she wanted to ride the whole lake. Later on before her second turn i asked her who she wanted to ride with and she said she wanted to ride "all by myself", not exactly an option so she rode with Jason and when she started going she immediately gave the thumbs up which meant to go faster! She's changing and turning into this independent Bug, I don't know, it also means that we have been butting heads more frequently.
I got a couple of days of shopping with my sister-in-law by oourselves, which is very rare and very appreciated! I came home with a large bag of fabric andSusan gave me a pattern and I have already made one dress for Piper. Also hit Anthropologie...trouble I tell you!
Piper and Finley had their first taste of riding in this trailer/buggy type thing while Jason took them on a few bike rides and now we're thinking for Father's Day, maybe some new bikes so we can exercise together as a family.
We all went to see "Over the Hedge" together. It was funny, although not the funniest I've seen. The girls loved it of course.
Great food, good friends, loving family and a 10 hour drive.
I will post pictures to flickr soon.
Onto summer plans. I had these lofty ambitions of having a theme for each month of the summer and we would do all kinds of activities, crafts, read books, take field trips and yada yada yada to do with that theme. It makes me laugh now. I do have one project for sure that I am going to do and that is to make my own grocery bags so i don't have to use the plastic or paper ones. I figure I'll make one/week and by the end of the summer I'll have more than enough to haul our food. It is a small something, but it is something. I'm 80% done with the first bag already.
We will go tons of places and do tons of things and make tons of crafts and my other project is to take tons of pictures. I love summer, it's my favorite.