Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sunday

What a beautiful day! We enjoyed spending the morning with Carl's parents today before Carl and his dad headed out to take advantage of the great weather today to get some work done on the house. Sue's birthday was yesterday, so we celebrated by making a yummy breakfast followed by a bunny shaped cake. In between all the eating, the kids got baskets from Mamoo and Papa as well as from the Easter Bunny. The Bunny even hid some eggs around the house for Andrew and Olivia to find!

Olivia had a long nap after all the morning fun, then the three of us took advantage of the warm weather and walked to the playground. Andrew was happy to run and climb and Olivia loved practicing climbing and going down slides.

We had some downtime and dinner after the playground and ended the night Facetiming with Grandma Joanie. We were all worn out after such a fun day together :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

House Update

I've been out to check on the progress of our new home a few times since my last update. There has been a lot done that will not be seen once we move in such as wiring, plumbing, and ducting. Very important parts of the house puzzle, but stuff I don't know too much about...if you want details on any of those systems, you'll have to talk to Carl! While waiting for the weather to improve enough to build the garage and then complete the roof (no more snow, please!), Carl has been doing as much as he can in the basement and has completed almost all of the drywall other than the walls around the stairs. Its pretty cool to stand in my future laundry room, feel how much space the kids will have to play in the basement, and imagine living there. The kids, dogs, and I had fun visiting on Saturday before the snow his on Sunday. I'm really excited to see how different the house will look once the garage goes up and the roof and siding can go on. The wall of windows at the back of the house will also be ordered soon...I can't wait to see how amazing that will be when it's put in!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gypsy Life (or me + 2 kids + 3 nights in three different places)

This week is Andrew's spring break. So, I decided to take advantage and plans trip to visit the various branches of my family over an extended weekend. Since there is still plenty of work to be done on our new house for Carl to be doing, the kids and I were on our own. We had a great time visiting Mimi, eating a St. Patrick's Day feast, having a sleepover with Grandma Joanie, spending a day and night with Papa John and Maga Suzi, playing with Auntie Nicky, Logan, Uncle Ken, and Murphy, and a trip to the Kohl Children's Museum. Our very busy weekend in pictures: