Thursday, June 14, 2012

What we've been up to lately, mostly in photos again...

OK it's been so long since I've blogged I don't recognize the new posting template/format. Whoops.

Thanks for the encouraging words on the last post. I do enjoy writing but I'm finding that--while I write some great posts in my head (I mean, everything sounds great in your own brain, right?) by the time I get a few seconds to spare I've completely forgotten what I wanted to write. So today I will do best to recap the past few weeks with pictures and some brief descriptions.

We took a trip to my hometown and went to a duck park I frequented as a kid. The ducks were a hit. No one fell in (like I did once when I was little--totally traumatizing!).



I baked!
OK I didn't actually bake, as these are no bake. They are from Bakerella (naturally) and they are chocolate chip cookie dough bites, dipped to look like cookies. It's edible dough that is safe and super tasty. Yum.

We had a little staycation. Truly. My sister kept my babies for two nights. TWO NIGHTS. They slept away from home for the first time. They did great. We did great. We ran, we ate, we went to the candy store where I got chocolate covered cherry sours!! we watched Breaking Bad in marathon format, we went to the pool and the hot tub. Ahhhhhhhhh....it was very strange being in our house without them here, but it was also mighty nice :)

OK this was the sampler fake dessert tray, I really didn't eat this much. Close though. Hence all the running.

We are so lucky to have this pool/spa less than half a mile from our house. We debated joining for a while but once we did we haven't regretted it. We even went on the water slide sans kiddos! Ha.

The lake is low but what can you do? The view is still quite nice.

Of course when we got home we had to have some dance party time. Now, I post this because I think my daughter is adorable dancing in her sun hat. Nevermind me, freakishly dancing as well. And nevermind my son who started crying (you can't see him, but you can surely hear him!)

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And to anonymous--YES! I did receive a Diet Coke t-shirt in the mail. The funny thing is, I had bought one sort of similar several months before as a part of a Diet Coke promotion at Target and when I got the new one in the mail I thought "How did they know I'd already worn the other one out." Ha. So yes, I wear it and thank you.

16 comments:

  1. Love seeing photos of your happy family!!!

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  2. love the update and all your pics.

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  3. Fabulous pics! We're watching Breaking Bad in marathon format too! Looks like summer is off to beautiful start for you...

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  4. Wonderful pics! Wow, two nights?! I'm not even sure what I'd do with myself for two whole nights! LOL!

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  5. Love each and every one of those photos. Please keep sharing them! Your little miracles are such adorable little creatures. I'm very jealous of your view from the pool! :)

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  6. The pool sounds awesome and the staycation sounds awesome! Great pics!

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  7. Adorable photos of you and the kiddos, as always. And the cookie bites are making me drool. You could give Bakerella a run for her money! :-)

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  8. Love, love, love!
    B

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  9. The picture are amazing--and I'm so glad you had some alone time! Wonderful. That pool and the view is gorgeous.

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  10. Always great to hear from you. Your posts are always interesting. Love the pics, and the dancing!

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  11. Hope to see these cutie faces again soon!

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  12. Yay for the staycation! Good for you guys for taking that time together. We only got about 3 episodes into Breaking Bad and then we gave up. Everyone says to stick with it, though.

    The kids are adorable.

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  13. Sounds divine...I had a mini-vacay in my brain just reading your post.

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  14. what lovely lovely pictures! I cannot lie - I am feeling totally jealous of your staycation. It sounds wonderful. And that pool!! Okay, wiping the drool off my keyboard now.

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  15. Great pictures! They are growing like weeds! And your dance party looks like a lot of fun, even if your son didn't think so :)

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  16. Just heard an interview on Weekend Edition with Marcus Samuelsson (Ethopian-born, Swedish-adopted, NYC chef) about his forthcoming memoir. Thought it might be of interest to you!

    MTM

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