Catching up

I’m having writers block on how to start this post, probably because it’s late and in all reality I should get to bed. Alas, I know that if I put it off and try to go to bed, it will just be there, scratching at my thoughts and keeping me awake, so I’ll just post it, even if it’s not the most well thought out post ever. My humblest apologies. 😉

Here’s our (very) late weekend round-up.

My in-laws came down to visit for a few days on their way to Florida and we had a great extended weekend. There was playtime with the kids, lots of food and of course, girl-chat time with my stepmother-in-law, which is something I miss now that we’ve moved away. There’s something about sitting on a couch face-to-face with your leg curled under you and a glass of wine in your hand!

A definite shout-out to Grandpa and Mie-Mie for not only ferrying down some packages from up north, but for also being a huge help while they were here! I love that about our family. Everyone who visits doesn’t hesitate to roll up their sleeves and pitch in. We appreciate it!

Here are some pictures from their trip:


M was really excited about their arrival so she drew this picture of her and Mie-Mie!

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Saturday brunch post swim class at The Red Drum.

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Playing ball with Grandpa and Mie-Mie!

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All three of these faces celebrated (or will be celebrating) birthdays this month. Happy Birthday!! We celebrated by getting our nosh on at Edmund’s Oast (a local brewery/eatery/place-that-makes-its-own-charcuterie… yum!). On a side-note, the hubs and I did cheat from our Paleo plan a bit since we both had alcohol, the hubs had bread, and we both had dessert. But boy, it was delicious! And oddly, we both didn’t feel the need to go back to it the next day. It was a nice little treat and that was that.

Other on-goings…

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The kids play well together (well, 90% of the time), but the girls have been particularly fond of each other as of late. I just think it’s the best thing EVER!

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We went on a nature walk today at the Sewee Visitor and Educational Center. We recently did two unit studies on reptiles. One on alligators and another on the Anole lizard so the kids wanted to go on the hunt to see if they could find any! We did find a pretty big alligator but unfortunately the lizards were not interested in coming out to play.

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In the afternoon we went for a bike ride (we finally picked up a tow along and ride along for the kids) and went to a pond where we feed the turtles our left over lettuce. Lo and behold, we also found a frog and some Anoles there! Yay!


On the way back, we blew a tire on the tow along. Boo! Double Boo because it’s supposed to be super nice out tomorrow and that means that we won’t be able to go riding 😦


On a happy note though, our broccoli is coming in strong and we’ve been going through some of our lettuce. The strawberries aren’t really happy with us, but I think that back red pot has some cucumber plants that are just about ready to flower! Yay for Spring!


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