Monday, April 11, 2011

7 Things from this Weekend: Spring/Summer Edition

1.  We ate lunch outside.  This is a popular tradition in our house nearly every single day when the weather allows.

2.  We raked.  Two weeks ago we were shoveling six inches of snow.  Now we're raking.  Because it snowed so early this season, there was still a lot of leaves and sticks to be picked up that was covered all winter long by a thick blanket of snow.  Here's hoping the beautiful new lawn we put in last year comes back again this year!

3.  We went on a long walk.  It really wasn't that long.  For us, anyway.  According to MapMyRUN it was three miles.  We've been known to do double that on a nice night in the summer with our Phil&Ted's stroller.  But whatever the distance I am hur-ting today.  Maybe it's the pregnant body or maybe it's just dusting off all the cobwebs from a long winter of too much inactivity.  My knee was absolutely screaming at me when I tried to get out of bed this morning.  And I've never been one to have knee troubles.  Yowch!  But the only way to work out the kinks is to keep going so I'll be out there again this week chugging away.

4.  We grilled.  In fact, we had quite the summer dinner.  Brian grilled brats and beef hotdogs that were served on whole wheat buns with ketchup, mustard and dill pickles.  For a side I made roasted cherry tomatoes, a staple in our house during the warm months.  If you offered my kids a cookie or some cherry tomatoes, I seriously think they would pick the tomatoes.  We heart these!

5.  We had root beer floats.  I added vanilla ice cream and root beer to the grocery list and no one complained.  Imagine that!  Does anything remind you of summer more than a icy, refreshing root beer float?

6.  We undressed.  Well, not all the way, people!  But it was so nice for a change to get ready for mass on Sunday morning and not worry about a coat or putting an undershirt on the kids or getting tights on under Lucy's dress.  And the time-saving difference in these small tasks is really incredible.  It's so easy and quick to get out the door.  (By the way, I think this is the biggest difference between parenting in the North and parenting in the South.)

7.  We kept our eye to the sky.  High humidity, wind, incredible temperature changes.  We all know what it means.  Tornadic activity is one of Brian's favorite phrases.  It is kind of fun to say.  Try it.  We only ended up with some lightening and rain here but other parts of the Midwest weren't so lucky.  Can you believe it was just a couple of weeks ago that they were issuing blizzard warnings and now the tornado sirens are going off?  I seriously love where we live.

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