February 29, 2016

Menu Monday

It's Monday again.  And I have no voice.  And I am tired.  BUT, we did have a great weekend to show for it, so I will push through and hopefully get it together by my my third cup of coffee, or the end of the day...whichever comes first.

After the Friday night fish fry at my school (which turned out to be awesome), we were up bright and early on Saturday morning, actually every morning for that matter, to go to the Lowe's Build and Grow workshop.  

Mike signed himself and Everett up (so sweet) to build a wooden monster truck.  If you have never heard of these workshops, they are completely free and you just have to sign up before all of the spots are filled.  We walked right up, got our supplies and the boys got busy.

E was pretty darn good with the hammer and in about 30 minutes they had a fierce looking monster truck named Dragon (insert scary sound now).  I'm sure we will be signing up for many, many more of these in the future.  Home Depot offers these types of classes as well, called Kid Workshops, and we are planning on going to one of those this coming weekend!

This was definitely a good excuse for a bonding, skill building and memory making kind of morning.  Two thumbs up Lowe's!

After some errands and naps we headed to our friends' house for an outdoor movie night!  We watched the original Star Wars - confession:  I had never seen it - while we enjoyed a bug free evening and feasted on pizza and salad.  Everett had his light saber and actually watched the whole movie.  He's totally understanding the whole good guy/bad guy thing.

Once the movie was over we packed up our gang and headed to the airport to meet our Wisconsin family and pick up Grandma!  It was late (E was in his pajamas), but the cousins were soooo happy to see each other.  So sweet.

Sunday morning the kiddos "slept in"...and by that I mean 6:45 and we went on a bike/stroller/scooter ride with Grandma before heading to Winter Park for the 2nd Annual Be My Neighbor Day celebration in Central Park.

It's no secret that Daniel Tiger is one of our favorite TV characters, so when we heard of this free event we thought we would check it out.  It was definitely packed, but a fun day with gorgeous weather.  We visited all 5 stations that they had set up for the kiddos and then just waved to the "real" Daniel Tiger from afar...a 2.5 hour line was not on our agenda.

What's even more fun is that Fred Rodgers, from Mister Rodgers Neighborhood (on which Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is based) is an alumni of Rollins...GO TARS!

Once we left the Daniel Tiger extravaganza we found ourselves at Shake Shack for a late lunch and we couldn't have been happier.  This was our first time there and it didn't disappoint.  Everett and Grandma shared a strawberry shake while Mike chose the salted caramel.  Such good burgers, with such a gorgeous view of the lake and a trip to Trader Joe's afterwards.  Perfect afternoon if you ask me!

Once we were home it was a date with Grandma playing trains and time to chill before the nightly grind of dinner, bath and bedtime.

Hilty was a wild woman - jumping, kicking and talking all afternoon.  Grandma Pam just laughed and I snapped the bottom picture while she and Mike were playing with H.  I knew I had a picture almost just like it (top) of E when they were about the same age.  Makes my heart melt.

This week is another busy one.  We will be playing with Grandma, spending time with the Wisco cousins at the beach, celebrating Uncle Mark's birthday, swimming in the hotel pool and hopefully making it to the Stanley Pond Adventure Farm on top of it all.  As for food, our menu looks delish!

M:  BBQ Grilled Chicken Paninis w/ Sweet Potato Fries
T:  Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry w/ Brown Fried Rice
W:  Taco Topped Baked Potatoes
Th: Leftovers
F:  Uncle Mark's Birthday Dinner!
Sa:  Tomato Pesto Pizza and Chopped Salad
Su:  Crock Pot Beef and Black Bean Chili

I hope you have a restful week!

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