Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pig riding

I was going to blog about our Saturday afternoon but then I thought it would be more fun to lay out the whole day for you so you can see what our weekends look like.

Everyone was up and rearing to go (well, just the four year olds) by 7:00 AM. Rich and I had decided earlier to try to catch up on sleep this weekend because we were both dragging. I snuck back upstairs around 8:00 and fell back asleep within a minute. Rich was taking the girls to visit his mom so the house was going to be quiet at some point but I'll let you in on my sound secret. I place a fan on the floor near the bed and turn that sucker on high. It blocks out everything.

I woke up at 10:30 with a headache. I tried so hard to fall back asleep knowing that an empty house would not be mine for long. It didn't work and before I knew it, the girls were home and ready for lunch. It's amazing how two hours can disappear when you are trying to work around the house.

The day started out quite pleasant with temperatures almost reaching 70 degrees. (I'm convinced we'll never see 85 degrees this summer.) Rich needed to meet someone at the rental house so we decided to head over as a family so that we could check out a nursery/garden/plant place afterwards.

It started thundering just as we packed the girls into the van. I have to say that this winter and spring have been so odd in terms of the number and intensity of thunder/lightning storms we've had. Those types of storms are fairly common around here in the summer but we have had a few roll through this past year at times when I would never expect a storm like that. And I'm even more freaked out now after having the house hit by lightning.

It downpoured while we were at the rental house. And then it stopped so we packed up the girls once again and headed off to this place that Grammy found last year. They sell plants, flowers, garden accessories, etc but the best part is the little playground and petting zoo. Lucky for us, it hadn't rained as much there so most of the playground equipment was dry enough to use.

Earlier that morning, Rich's mom had given each of the girls these little tiny toy cameras. The shutter does click when depressed but it doesn't actually take a picture. In fact, when you look through the viewfinder, there are pictures of trucks, cars, etc. The girls walked around with those cameras all weekend taking pictures of everyone and everything. They even had me and Rich pose for certain pictures. How adorable is that?

Here's Em with her camera.

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She thankfully took off the princess dress after I told her that I wouldn't be able to wash it if it got dirty and we didn't want to ruin it.

Looking at some chickens and roosters.

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There was a gigantic pig there. HUGE. I should have taken some pictures because it was the largest pig I have ever seen live. The girls were afraid of it but Em and Allie rode the carved piggy. Not that you could ride the real piggy.

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(Before anyone accuses me of having favorites, please note that I have a post coming up this week with pictures of just Anna.)

The playground and petting zoo is for patrons only. Although I don't know how they would be able to tell. We had planned to purchase some potted flowers for Grammy's front porch, which we did. They had some nice arrangements there. There was a sign in front advertising Del's frozen lemonade and I had to have one after I spotted it so we wandered to the back of the store and found a little cafe. In case you are wondering, yes, I did share my frozen lemonade with three little munchkins.

Okay, maybe a boring post but this is what our weekends are like. With laundry and chaos thrown in.

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I want to thank everyone who is voting for me. I couldn't believe it when I checked from the train tonight!! THANK YOU!

5 comments:

Tracey's Life said...

Your girls are just too cute! And when the girls ask if you have a favorite you can say "You are my favorite Anna, and you are my favorite Em, and you are my favorite Allie"

Voted again. Thanks for the reminder

Meg said...

There is this book called "You're all my favorites" or something like that. It's cute. I always say that to my girls. :)

I totally thought from the title that there was live pig riding going on. Haha! I need a nap. :) Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. :)

JEN said...

Fan sleep is the besstttt sleep. It's the only way I slept at college.

Christi said...

They've added such cool things to that nursery. Just the renovation on the main building is incredible.

Alice said...

I loved this post! So cute!