Monday, March 23, 2009

MIA

Creepy face and hands Ella did in the nails!


She shrieked when she started pedalling and the bones appeared!

Bronwyn during the twister...

The rock wall...


B checks out the scales...

With much arm twisting (yeah right) the girls got me to eat at Seva
this is my yam fries, grilled veggie w/goat cheese wrap and
black bean chili...coupled with homemade lemonade...woo hoo!!

Ella figures out how the light switch works...

Our favorite store and mandatory stop...

B in a hurry to get inside the museum...
Ok so if you have been thinking I was MIA...you were ( I am sad to say) correct. My old laptop had decided to begin the dying process, screen first. The Irishman very kindly hooked it up to an old monitor we had, which occupies almost half the kitchen table I might add, so I could at least keep checking on all things important, you know email, facebook, and grocery ordering...but sitting out there on hard chairs in the cold was not really enticing...I did a lot of reading in my break!! So I missed being here, unable to load photos to the old laptop for fear of losing them I was quieted. And oh the things we have been up to and into since! But the biggest and most recent was Friday's visit to Ann Arbor. It was an all girl event as we left the Irishman home to use power tools and oddly get a sunburn on the back of his baldy little head... I was a little worried without his back up. I mean I had a Trader Joe's run to make and thinking with the ladies sometimes doesn't happen really well. Especially when you are trying to think of every single thing you might want from there for the next few months, we sadly do not have a store near us and it is a 2 hr. event to get to that one! Plus, I have been in physical therapy for a bad shoulder...so this could have been a bad day out...but just when you doubt and think this will take a miracle, you realize that your kids are really awesome! I mean truly I couldn't have hoped for anything to have been any better. And you had better be sitting down for this one...Ella LISTENED the first time she was told not the 8th! It was a miraculous outing! And Bronwyn mommy-ed me the whole day. She carried things and checked on me and fretted...she is way older than me for sure! I am also amazed that given a choice my ladies pick the greatest places to eat! They were insistent we eat at Seva (a vegetarian restaurant) and that we get something to eat later at Whole Foods... and to think they were torn between Seva and Jersualem Gardens (middle eastern food)...I love that about them!! We also got a visit to Peaceable Kingdom in which has great little toys and good Kitsch...we also got a quick trip to ultra cool Crazy Wisdom for a candle and incense restock! We had a couple of hours play time at the museum before exhaustion began to hit but the lovelies handled my shopping extravaganza really well. And of course I followed through with the Whole Foods feeding that I had promised. We had such a great day. And in the car on the way home they were completely slappy but in a giggly way...I love giggles and gibberish!








2 comments:

John said...

glad it turned out to be a good trip! Even though i got sunburned i enjoyed 'making sawdust'!

P.S...thanks for the "Mini Cooper"

P.P.S...nice banner!

Cinnamonamon said...

What a fantastic trip!