Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Back to Real Life

Mother's day was very nice.
I got to sleep in. (after Naomi's 6am feeding)

woke up to a beautiful breakfast with lots of fruit.
Also lunch with more great food.
I got to sit in church and
listen to how great mother's are and think about
my own mother's and grandmother's. Then
Devin and Kade, combined their efforts and made Summer and I
Mother's day dinner.
It was just great.

OH.
I also got a little
somethin from my Devin.

Meet my new best friend
:



i lovingly call her Poppy, because Cache insists it is a popcorn popper.
I love her.
We go everywhere together and she cleans up after my children,
sits nicely under the snack bar and never talks back. She even comes along on car trips.
devin surprised me with her and

we are very very happy together.


Today Devin is back in school
.
We had a relaxing break with perfect warm breezy weather.
So we fed our park frenzy and visited a different park almost everyday that it
wasn't raining. Borrowed a jogging stroller, so we could have one for each child, and
went on some very lovely family jogs. Cache would even get out and run along side for
short bouts. He is a fast little man, and Easily kept up with my jogging pace.
Then he would yell: "Help my bones are dust gonna break!" And then jump back in the stroller.


Being home, Devin was also subject to my beckon call, and he (at least pretended) to gladdy oblige by doing many things around the house with me such as:
1. building much needed shelves in a closet.
2. Tons
of yard work, including planting grass over our garden... it was just a clay mud pit where the shed use to be,, we might try tomatoes in pots or something.
3. Major spring cleaning: moving out fridge, oven, and washer and dryer .
4. Cleaned out our file box. Devin ran and grabbed the camera, because he says I never throw things away.

Pfff. whatev.
That 2 years worth of pottery barn magazines will totally benefit our house someday
Devin.

5. He even was nice enough to do try out a "dancing with the Stars", workout movie, one day when it was raining too hard to run.

I almost rolled my ankle in those crazy heels. I took them off to try and continue, but then we both agreed,
it's just not the same without heels.

So we shut it off, and made cookies instead.


so that was our break. A much needed refresher, before we buckle down for another tri-meste
r.






6 comments:

Kara & Chant said...

Sounds like a great break! The pictures from the Gardens are beautiful! You did some fun things. It is nice to just stay home and not be traveling all over during the break.

Cam and Mary said...

Glad you had a good Mother's Day! Sounds like you've got a great hubby! :)

Zana said...

I totally agree...2 years of PB magazine will benefit the household one day! At least you know how to make the most of rainy days...in heels no less.

5 of Us said...

Hey Amy! That's so cool you saw my brother. They love the St. Louis area. How do you like it? Looks like you are having a very happy life; I love your blog. You must have a really nice camera...how'd you get so good at photography?

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

Miss you guys! tons! Just wish I could run on over and hang out with you. See you soon, hopefully, some day :)

Mardee Rae said...

Oh, the fleeting, teasing wonder that is spring break. You seem to have gotten so much done, though! How fun.
And I LOVE the botanical garden pictures and the story about Cache peeing on the tulips! So hilarious.
by the way, we are driving from Chicago to Dallas in mid June and guess where our first night will be spent? I'll give you a hint: starts with Your and ends with HOUSE. Just kidding, we'll be reimbursed for a hotel, but it will be in Saint Louis, so we want to get together and do something fun.