Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Break - *Plan B*

*Plan A*- David's Dad was supposed to fly in for the week, we got a call from him last Friday saying that he has the flu and a horrible case at that. So he was not able to make the trip. So a few tears were shed, (Lindsey was so very much looking forward to his visit) heck we all were, we haven't seen him in a while. I could tell David was really bummed out too. We went out for dinner that night and tried to think of something we could do, David already had the week off (not that they have left him alone to enjoy his *vacation*, but that is a whole other story) so we tried to think of some places that weren't a real far drive to go for a few days. I got online later that night and found a few places, now the problem was finding a dog sitter. Our normal sitter is also on Spring Break this week so there goes that, and all other sitters would cost nearly as much as a trip. So we opted to stay home and just spend some time together and save the money for an extra trip this summer maybe.

First of all after a lot of begging, eyelash batting, and lip pouting, we talked David into getting us, um... I mean the girls a trampoline. He has nixed the idea for years, claiming there is no space in the yard. Well, when he got his new shed/barn last summer (in another part of the yard) the old one was torn down and wouldn't you know a *perfect* spot for a 12' trampoline. So we really worked him over, poor guy. He gave in and we went and picked it up on Sunday. We got it put together in a few hours and the result is two happy girls who should NEVER, NEVER EVER have the words...*I'm Bored* come out of their mouths again. (but that is a whole other story too :) )

I remember when my parents got one for my brother and I. There were no enclosures back then, or if so we did not have one. It was jump at your own risk, we were always trying to bounce each other off the thing. It is amazing that we didn't have any serious injuries. We have had fun this week with the new addition to the landscape. Now we need to work on that fence. gosh.

So the next night our neighbors came over and we grilled out and built a fire to roast marshmallows. I have missed hanging out on the patio during the winter.

Wednesday, David went and got a couple of loads of mulch for the front flower beds. While he was working on that, Mallory washed Lindsey's rock collection.....yea I know. But she had the best time, who knew washing rocks could be so much fun.

OK, so by now Lindsey has been hijacked by our neighbor to go have lunch with her. I pulled out some shaving cream and let Mallory go to town. I *loved* watching her make the biggest mess with this stuff.

She was covered from head to toe in shaving cream when it was all said and done. So today I have a few activities up my sleeve. None of which I have shared with anyone, it does involve a road trip and a picnic though. I am off to get ready.

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Liz Butler said...

How awesome! Very much like your husband, Scott's against us getting a trampoline as well, but I'm sure as soon as Sam is a bit bigger we'll make it happen.
I love the pictures of Mallory playing with the shaving cream. You are a good,... and brave Mama.

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