Part of our week was spent in sunny Florida and part of it was spent in sunny Connecticut. Yay for spring! We had a good time away and then it took us the next couple to catch up on work. Come to think of it, I don't think there is such a thing as being "caught up", is there?
I bought some flowers and did some on going yard work. I was reminiscing to last year and thinking how much easier it is to bend and squat, etc without being 7, 8, 9 months pregnant. Go figure! We had a record high-temp April by more than 6 degrees and when you have long winters like we have here, that is a blessing!
I'm linking this project up to Sara this week.
Nana held Aiden while the rest of us swam in her community pool.
I took two of the kids to the pond to see if we could spot the duck family and we found some shade under a palm tree, which led to a big discussion on the Easter story. Amanda is so fascinated with it.
We spent the day at Busch Gardens, mostly in the Sesame Street area, which was perfect for us. This is a mini-Flume ride, though they didn't really get wet.
Back home! I was delighted to look out my kitchen window to see my lilacs had bloomed. I love that smell!
Caught the girls reading a story together. Avery's gotten good and fast enough that Amanda will now sit and listen to her.
I called Amanda into the bathroom to do her hair and this is what greeted me
May Day! My sister and I did a babysitting swap. These are the two little cousins hanging out while Avery was in dance class and the older ones were playing some form of baseball.
So...how about a giveaway??
CSN Stores had generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers. This store sells everything, I think. We have ongoing remodeling and decorating projects going on here at our 1895 home, so there are lots of things that caught my eye there. They have rugs and picture frames, all manner of kitchen ware and household furniture, including corner tv stands.
My sister and her husband just finished their bonus room and now have a media room. Those are all the rage now, aren't they? I like the idea that there is one place the family can gather and be all together in one room. And so to enter, just go take a quick peek at their tv stands and leave a comment stating which one you'd pick for your family room.
Oh, the prize? This adorable fabric toy box for you or as a gift to someone you know (pictured baby not included). I know its perfect for 9-month old Aiden because he can't fall on it and hit his head. :)
I will chose a winner Thursday morning.