Tuesday, March 29, 2011

everyday love

i've missed it.

being back at work the past few weeks made me really appreciate the loveliness of being able to slow down, pack up the kids and go somewhere on a whim, and just be together.  

so far, this spring break has offered me just that.
(and i have my period.  which means i'm not pregnant.  for the first march in 2 years.)

and i got a new iphone 
(yay birthday present!)
so i was able to capture the little things
without lugging around the nikon :)

beware of the photo dump.

sunday was bass pro shop night, and jason got to go say hi to the fish:

What'chu talkin' 'bout, Mama?

followed by playing in jason's room before bedtime:

yesterday was a day with gramma at the mall, with little man getting his hair cut, having his first ride on those quarter machines, and finishing up easter/passover/spring holiday clothes shopping.
then, it was playtime:

 yep... that's sweet baby k eating rice cereal.  can you believe it?  i can't.

finally, today was a rachelle/ike day!  yay!  
i can easily say i've missed them the most.  
look at our little ones... how could i not miss it?!?!

 j was a little "too cool for school" in this pic...

and then, we had to go back to grampa's to give him the final tax things he needed...
so we got to play even more!

 helping grampa work...

and there's more to come... 
tomorrow we get to meet a new friend for the first time,
thursday is (hopefully) lunch with another new friend, 
and hopefully friday i can stop by school and figure out what in the world i'm teaching on monday,
because for the life of me, 
i. don't. remember.

slow down, days. you can warm up a bit, but i need you to slow down!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

oh peggy :)

it was the first official day of spring break today.

the weather was crappy, but i REFUSED to stay home. 

do you know about peggy?  

specifically, the peggy notebaert nature museum

i went once when i was a teacher's aid
right out of college
and loved it then, even though i was
petrified of losing a child.
(the losing the child thing still scared me this time)

you should go.  really.
i want to go back in the summer so we can
enjoy the rooftop garden. 

auntie the julie joined us there, 
fighting the crowds there for the farmers market,
learning how to manuever our double wide stroller 
(thanks bubbe!)
playing with buttons, running around, 
and not eating butterflies.

and lunch at five guys.

a few pictures from our trip....

 um.. wait.  where are we going?!
 awesome faux-hawk this morning...
 there were butterflies and dragonflies that moved when you pulled a lever.
 enthralled?  too weak of a word.  

 buttons.  buttons.  buttons.  
 kayla and auntie the julie

 jason did NOT eat the butterfly.
 and the butterfly survived his tiny little touch...

too many jokes with that one, eh?

 little man loved the polar bear.

nom nom nom nom...
hey dude... there's something on your face.