Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial and Memories

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend (here in the U.S.).  We had the most beautiful weather and couldn't have had a better unofficial kick off to summer ending with time celebrating and remembering our troops.  Without their sacrifice, we'd never be able to bbq and eat ice cream to our hearts content, we couldn't be more grateful for their service.

We started by ordering a pizza Friday night, naturally we were off to a great start.  Saturday morning the Husband had some work to do so I took the kids for a run and ended with a trip at the playground.  After we came back played, got the younger crowd down for naps, and then the older crowd tag teamed the yard work.  Husband mowing, me weeding.  After we took a trip to the outlets which ended up being a giant mistake because they were insanely crowded and we were using the BOB duallie which I left in my car after my run.  Not the best stroller for shopping.  We took a advantage of a few deals to update the husbands work shirt collection and bounced.  We ended that night with a wagon ride around the neighborhood.



Purring Percival c/o Lamaze 
(available at Buy Buy Baby and Babies R' Us)

Sunday we woke up and continued with our Panera Sunday tradition for the second week in a row.  Can't beat an $8 family breakfast.  Did a family trip to the grocery store and came home once again to play. We took turns going for runs, and then headed to our friends for a BBQ after naps were over.  Ashlynn had such a blast playing on her friends swing set and would not stop riding the Little Tikes rollercoaster.  I'm pretty sure all she did was ride the rollercoaster and eat the entire plate of cheese.  We on the other hand stuffed ourselves with homemade Old Bay and garlic parmesan wings, crab dip, and Brie and turkey burgers.  After we let the kids make their own strawberry/blueberry shortcakes which resulted in the youngest taking spoonfuls from the tub of cool whip and stuffing her own face with cake like it was her wedding day.  I'll never stop saying it, toddlers are amazing.




Monday with started with a visit from Nany and Pop and a breakfast of french toast and baked kale and turkey bacon egg cups.  When we finished we headed over to our town's Memorial Day parade.  It was  a great parade with a local high school band, dogs, children on bikes, tractors, antique cars, "princesses" (local 'miss' winners), some floats, bag pipes, and of course our veterans. Ashlynn really loved it and even more when a local politician gave her a gold medal "necklace". 

stars flower clip | dress (baby gap last year, love this one)



We ended the day with getting ice cream for dinner, and we are officially the best parents on the planet. 


Until tomorrow morning when she won't get ice cream for breakfast.  You win some, you lose some.

I hope we can continue these traditions as the years go on, nothing like creating memories with family and friends.  I hope everyone had a great weekend! 

25 comments:

  1. I love the picture of Ashlynn holding both flags! She's a little girl now!

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  2. Her little pony is so cute! And it looks like you kids had such a fun long weekend!! That roller coaster looks pretty awesome. When I was little we just had to be unsafe and make our own to ride our bikes down. These kids don't know how good they've got it ;)

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  3. What a fun weekend! We spent some time in the yard too, I think we are almost "finished" with the weeding (well this week at least!). We also went to the outlet mall, I wasn't too impressed with the selection but I almost got this years dress at baby gap like A's but could pull the trigger. I'm sure I'll be kicking myself later. Also while we were out shopping I saw a baby girl who looked so much like Kenley I started to look aroun for you and then realized that I am in Washington!

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  4. Dare I say best weekend ever? Cutest weekend ever, that's for sure!

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  5. So glad you had a fun weekend! That little baby gap dress is so adorable! Too bad it's last season or I would need it for sure :(

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  6. What a great weekend! & I love the baby gap dress!

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  7. She got that dress as a 1st bday present, it's a 12-18m lol. gotta love the longetivity of baby gap dresses. She rocked a 0-3m until she was 18m! (as a tunic of course at that point)

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  8. What a great weekend! I love that dress she wore at the parade - adorable! And I totally agree; toddlers are amazing. Oh, and I'm drooling after reading about your BBQ - guess that's what I get for blog reading at lunchtime!

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  9. That roller coaster is the best toy ever. I want one in my size!

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  10. I love A in that sweet dress, holding the flags. So much!! Fun weekend!

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  11. What a great weekend! Ice cream for dinner sounds like a great idea. :) How cute is that rollercoaster, I'd want to play with it myself ;)

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  12. Such a fun weekend!

    We have the BOB also. I haven't attempted taking it shopping yet because it seems like it would be a pain getting around. I'm still getting used to pushing it on the sidewalk! It feels so big.

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  13. What a great weekend!

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  14. What a great weekend! And love your Panera Sunday tradition. By my question is... how do you get a breakfast for a family of 4 for $8?! Sign me up!

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  15. Well Kenley doesn't eat, lol! And two bagels and cream cheese, a "muffie" for Ashlynn (it's basically a muffin top.. muffin meet cookie) and we share a cup of coffee #cheapskates... Never will hit a diner again!

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  16. It's a beast! I would never take it anywhere indoors (mainly because it doesnt fit through doorways, but I thought it'd be okay at the outlet. It was just way too crowded (holiday sales) and again, can't take it into stores because it's so wide. I love it, but it's use is limited.

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  17. I know, I'm a bit obsessed with some of the parade pics!

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  18. Seriously, girl didn't stop, she was on it the whole time.

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  19. The food was awesome, and I love that dress! She got it for her 1st bday, so glad she can still wear it (with shorts under since it's a bit short)

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  20. It's now our America dress, wore it last 4th of July :)

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  21. Haha too funny about the Kenley doppleganger sighting! The weeding never ends, the worst.

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  22. Yeah, we made our own "half pipes" for skateboards and roller skates... or would just find the neighbor with the steepest driveway :)

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  23. Thanks, and I know... grow up so fast!

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  24. These girls are so stinking cute!

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