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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kate is a hand full…and new carpet

We got home from our spring break trip late Sunday night. Luke and his dad (Papa Q), spent their spring break getting our house ready to put on the market. We were getting new carpet and a new roof that Monday. They painted, packed, and did yard work. Even with all that work, our house was upside down because of the new carpet. This meant everything in all three bedrooms and closets had to be moved to our den/dining room/kitchen area. I spent Monday doing that, grocery shopping, going to play group to see our friends we had missed, and celebrating St. Patty’s day. WP_20140317_003 WP_20140317_004 WP_20140317_009 WP_20140317_011 WP_20140317_012 I know I am being a whiny hiney, but coming home from being out of town for a week to this chaos was slightly unnerving. It is no bueno to unload groceries and three kids in this maze. Ok, no more whining!WP_20140317_019 That night, we had to go to my parents’ because all of our beds were in the den. Kate and Preston enjoyed playing with the play-do that came from Audrie!IMG_6965 And just like that, she went to bed as a four year old…
IMG_6971And woke up 5. Five. I cannot believe it. She loves to say, “Mama! I am a hand full!”IMG_6974 Of course, the day before she reminded me how excited she was the Happy Birthday banner would be at KK’s. It was still at Eden’s from the Frozen party. NBD.IMG_6972  IMG_6981 And the day before at the grocery store when I begged her to let me buy store bought cupcakes…nope. We had these yummy things whipped up for school.WP_20140318_012 IMG_6982 WP_20140318_019 Preston, “Look! Im a bed with feet!”WP_20140318_026 We went to dinner at her choice, El Po. IMG_6987 IMG_6994 IMG_6995 And they did her favorite thing…sing! I didnt get a pic of my side of the table with Granny T, Luke, and Uncle Brett!IMG_6998 IMG_7005 Kate found one clown topper for Megan’s cupcake. She said, “I really want to freak Meme out!”IMG_7019  The rest of the week we spent trying to get out house back in order/packed to get it on the market and for our guests.IMG_7025 Papa Q and Ninabelle came Saturday and brought a big girl bike! She took off and has been on it everyday since! Unfortunately, I had strep and spent the day in bed…which also meant the meal and birthday dessert I had planned was still in the fridge when I emerged the next day. No time for sickness!WP_20140322_004
This sweet boy doesnt like to sleep. He sure is happy though!
WP_20140324_003 This perfectly sums up how we all feel in the morning. I am on Kate’s side of the happy scale.WP_20140324_006
Some morning yoga.WP_20140324_009 WP_20140324_011 WP_20140324_013 Grammy got to town about 2 oclock on Monday. She spent her whole spring break with us! We got to celebrate her birthday, Kate’s, and got some more house things done.IMG_7027 IMG_7029 IMG_7033
PopPop came into town on Wednesday!

Birthday presents from Aunt Kelly and Uncle Bucky!

Sam doesnt have a chance...

That was the beginning of crazy week after spring break…our spring continues to get crazier!

The spring came suddenly,
bursting upon the world
as a child bursts into a room,
with a laugh and a shout
and hands full of flowers
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Break Part 2

We left Chicago after the AG store and headed to Indy! To say we were packed into the car is an understatement. WP_20140313_042On Friday, we explored a little including a delicious lunch complete with homemade marshmallows!  I dont know what I thought about Indy before, but we LOVED the city. It was so clean and nice. Just about everything was within walking distance from Blake’s, and we really enjoyed our time there.WP_20140314_005 WP_20140314_007 WP_20140314_008 WP_20140314_011

When Blake got off work, we walked to a delicious restaurant, and then walked around the circle. Indy is second only to DC in monuments in a city.  WP_20140314_014 WP_20140314_027 WP_20140314_028 WP_20140314_037 WP_20140314_043 WP_20140314_050 WP_20140314_054 WP_20140314_058 WP_20140314_063 WP_20140314_067 Saturday, we enjoyed hanging out at Blake’s and a delish Mexican lunch.WP_20140315_001 WP_20140315_003 WP_20140315_004 WP_20140315_006 WP_20140315_008

Then we went duck pin bowling. We had a blast! It was in a vintage bowling alley on a second story.  WP_20140315_016 WP_20140315_018 WP_20140315_020 WP_20140315_021 WP_20140315_023 WP_20140315_024WP_20140315_029

Kath really loves putt putt…but duck pin bowling is a close second.WP_20140315_032 WP_20140315_034

WP_20140315_035 WP_20140315_037 WP_20140315_059 We walked back in time for naps and grilling! Preston asked me to light the hoop on fire so he could jump through it.

WP_20140315_065 WP_20140315_066 WP_20140315_067 WP_20140315_068 IMG_6942 IMG_6947 IMG_6949 IMG_6958 Chelsea made yummy cupcakes for Kate’s bday!IMG_6960 IMG_6961 We packed up Sunday morning, and after stuffing ourselves at brunch, we came back south!WP_20140316_006