Looking at the full moon before bedtime
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Nani's visit was so nice. We did so many fun things, explored new places, had lots of good walks, and lovely dinners around the dining room table. The kids were in such good spirits having her. And, with all of that fresh air we had healthy appetites making mealtime very relaxing.
One afternoon Annela, Georgie, and I headed north of the city to find a place to lunch. Suddenly I was drawn to the little cafe where my wedding shower was held thirteen years ago. I had not been since. It was a sunny day and with all of the recent rain, the Milwaukee River that runs behind the cafe was near flooding and flowing rapidly. It made for a very pretty setting.
It's just as sweet as I remember it.
My shower was very small and quaint and Annela and I tried to remember the gifts I received.
After our lunch of veggie sandwiches, we splurged on dessert and ate them on the patio and watching the river.
Nani shows George raccoon footprints on the bank of the river.
After lunch we headed to a park nearby to see a dam that was put in over 150 years ago to power the local grain mill. Annela spotted 5-6 bald eagles in the sky and Georgie threw rocks in the river.
Friday, April 26, 2013
George's preschool is a co-op so I get a lot of chances to volunteer in his classroom. On this particular day we were celebrating Georgie's birthday and George was off of work so we all got to go to school with him. This was the first time ever that George saw his preschool. He really enjoyed it!
George does his Show and Share bag. Being the day after his birthday it was filled with mostly shark stuff and the bug vacuum.
We brought in a birthday treat. I made carrot cake sandwich cookies with shark fins on top.
George has grown to love his school. The first semester was a bit rough with a lot of tearful good byes. Now he cheerfully marches up to school, gives me our secret handshake/hug/kiss goodbye, and goes right into his class. I was worried about him going to Magnolia's school next year for the pre-kindergarten program but I think he'll do just fine!
Star of the Week
She wore a Star of the Week pin all week long and was very proud of it. George came on Thursday to take her out to lunch. And on Friday she proudly declared that her outfit was perfect for that day...lots of yellow. It had certainly been a cheerful week for her!
Here is our George the last night being three! He was one excited little boy. We, on the other hand, were feeling a little bittersweet that he's growing up so fast.
When he wakes up Magnolia reminds him that he's now four!!!
Love this hug, he was so happy.
We get ready for the party all morning. His shark party! George loves sharks and he knew for a long time that he wanted a shark party. I made these super scary shark invites.
These two pose right before the party in front of the huge "mystery gift" (a Big Wheel)
I monogrammed towels for favors.
Hot Dogs, coleslaw, and seaweed (spinach) dip. And everyone had a shark at their place filled with shark blood (cherry juice) to squirt in their drink.
Aunt Mary hit it big with a huge airplane and a bug vacuum. The sun barely warmed us as we tried out the plane outside.
Happy 4th Birthday George!
It is such a joy and privilege to be your mom. I love you SOOOOOOO much!