Monday, February 21, 2011

weekend fun

Amazing what having no birthday projects to complete will do for freeing time up to just be. And play. And go to the park. And enjoy bright blue skies and 70° weather.

Saturday morning after
the big birthday switcheroo, the little pumpkin and I stopped by the grounds of our local art gallery to have a little girl time, take a walk, and talk about all kinds of things that matter to almost 4 year olds - I love having these yearly "interviews".

I love this picture of her, even if I cut off her arm - can't believe she's about to turn four. Where did the time go?
Here she is showing me "girl power". HA!She slid down a little hill and thought it was hilarious. Isn't it great being a kid?Later that afternoon we went to eat ice cream and then to the park. Yes, along with the other 1,000 other families that had the same bright idea :) Sister's turn!
(so funny to me to see how different their personalities are) And you know what the park is good for? Great naps! After all this excitement it was time for a Target run for a few last minute dinner ingredients. Grace went with me and of course talked me into buying her a pretzel and orange icee - her fave snack.

We were cruising the aisles when lo and behold we ran into some blog friends!
Andrea and her sweet girls had driven a couple of hours to come shop and were making a final Target stop. Sweaty from the park and munching on pretzels...Oh, dear, I'm afraid we might have been a sight to behold! Thank you Andrea for stopping us so we could visit in person! What a fun surprise!! Your girls are beautiful and so well-mannered too!

Sunday brought a much needed sermon at church - isn't it great when you feel like the words spoken were meant just for you?? Thank you, Jesus!
And Sunday afternoon, another first. Check out this little guy's excitement at trying paints for the first time! Hooray for a bonus day to the weekend with President's Day!! Lance met us for lunch and a ride on the carousel...Hudson's first time on a big carousel all by himself! Grace riding her favorite...the bald eagle. Fitting, huh...for President's Day - yes, I'm cheesy like that :) Uh-oh, what do you mean this thing goes up and down??? I think I really like it, mama! Hope your week is off to a great start!


Amber said...

Yay for fun weekends, even with some emotion :) H looks so grown up in these pics! Love the HOC!

Queen of Good Intentions said...

How exciting to be mentioned- and you didn't even call me crazy! I am so glad that you thought my girlies were well mannered! We work on being ladylike constantly. Your kind words mean the world to me. Isn't it sad that we have to drive so far to go to the mall? Saturday was my first attempt to take both girls so far for a whole day by myself. I am not sure how many extra hits from Texas you have gotten, but I have told everyone I know about how cool it was to run into you. I can't imagine what it would be like to live close to a super Target. I totally missed all the cute things you found. Next time I will make Target our first stop, not last. I really do LOVE your blog. We must check out that park when we visit your town next time. Thank you for not calling me crazy- hee hee!

Amy Hightower Murphy said...

I need to take Emme Claire back to that art gallery to get some pics made. We did some there back around her first birthday I think. Beautiful place!
Love the dress she has on for church! Lovely fabrics!

Jessica said...

Yes, Andrea & Amy ~ you should!! It is especially gorgeous when the azaleas are in full bloom!