Sunday, March 18, 2012

Family Fun Day Take 2!

Yesterday, we had Family Fun Day Take 2!  It started off with a trip to the ever beloved Como Zoo for Brody's 1st real trip to the zoo.  He went there last year too but this year was a completely different experience with him!  He kept calling everything puppies and he loved looking at all the animals!  We then headed for a nice bike ride around Lake Como.  It was an awesome day to spend outside! 

We already are enjoying the ability to be eating on our deck!  The kids spent lots of time playing in the sandbox, riding bikes, going for walks, playing at the park and just enjoying this beautiful weather!  We had an amazing weekend of family time!  Marissa even started crying when she was thinking about daddy going back to work tomorrow!  SO SAD!  School is back in session tomorrow and back to reality!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Family Fun Day!

Marissa has been looking forward to Family Fun Day for weeks!  Daddy took the day off from work to spend with us!  We headed down to the Mall of America to hit up the rides and ate a yummy lunch at Twin City Grill.  Then we went home for Brody's naptime.  While he napped, the rest of us spent time outside relaxing and playing.  We each took a turn going for a nice long run on this beautiful day!  We then headed out to meet up with the Johnson family to go bowling.  Marissa has been wanting to go bowling again for awhile so she was so excited to do it!  We even got to get an ice cream treat afterwards!  Fun, Fun Family Day! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Break Thursday!

We had a fun day that deserves a blog post!  Thursday brought a trip to the Y for some swim time with Emma & Kolden and a picnic in the park.  We even got to eat dinner outside on the deck!  We've been anxious to do that again and it was a beautiful night so why not?  We walked to the park while Marissa rode her bike and then had our first bonfire of the year which of course means s'mores!  What an awesome day!  Tomorrow is as Marissa calls it "Family Fun Day"!  Tony took the day off and we are heading to the MOA to ride the rides at Nickolodean Universe!  Looking forward to spending some quality time as a family! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Break!

Spring Break officially began last Thursday and we are all excited to have a week off from our normal schedule!  On Saturday, Cam, Tara, Degen & Lukas came into to town and we had a good time catching up with them!  The kids enjoyed the indoor playground and waterpark.  Then we took them to the park to burn some more energy off!  Marissa got to spend the night at Grammy's with her cousins and she had so much fun!  Here's a few pics from our day together!

Sunday brought a birthday party for our niece, Meghan's 4th birthday!  We had a good time celebrating with the family and it was another fun chance to see our newest niece, Sophia again!  We gave her a skateboard for her birthday and the kids had fun trying it out! 

Sunday night, Marissa got to go spend the night with Grandma & Grandpa and she stayed over until Tuesday.  Brody got to go over on Monday night too!  This gave Tony & I a chance to do a little shopping and go out for dinner.  Tuesday, I got the day all to myself and it was glorious!  I loved every moment! 

Today, we spent the whole day outside.  We met up with Marissa's friend, Kyja to play at the park and have a picnic lunch.  We enjoyed the beautiful weather and got to also meet up with John, Beth, Meghan, Abby & Sophia for a park playdate with dinner!  Here's a few pics from our day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

An "Icy" Weekend!

We had a fun weekend and so now it's time to catch the blog up!  Friday night, my mom and I made a last minute plan to go get pedicures and do a little Trader Joes shopping.  It was exactly what I needed after a stressful week! 

Saturday morning, Marissa & I got ready for our "girls day out" with Betsy & Emma for Disney On Ice!  Marissa absolutely LOVED the Tangled portion of the show.  It had lots of stunts with "Flynn & Rapunzel" which made the show even better for the girls.  It was fun to get to spend some time with just my little girl and it came back to me what life used to be like just the two of us :)  Here's a few pics from the performance!

Betsy, Emma, Marissa & Me!

The Girls!

Meanwhile, Tony & Brody were having a "boys" day of their own!  It was a good opportunity for Tony to do some father/son bonding with Brody!  He took Brody to the Car Museum since B is obsessed with cars!  He said B just kept screaming, CAR CAR CAR and LOVED seeing all of them.  Here's a few pics!

Car Museum
Next stop was at Cabela's for a little window shopping.  Brody loves seeing all the fish and animals throughout the store.  They finished up with a little Culver's lunch and no outing is complete without a little ice cream!

Tony & I got a date night on Saturday where we went to a yummy restaurant in Uptown, did a little shopping and then went ice skating at the Depot in Minneapolis.  I was very nervous trying to ice skate again but it came back to me pretty quick and neither of us fell down even ONCE.  Yahoo!  It was such a fun time and we are definintely going to have to do it again!

On Sunday, Marissa got to spend some daddy/daughter time!  They spent a few hours sledding for the first time all winter!  I heard Marissa did an awesome job all by herself going down the hill and walking back up and repeat!  Here's some pics of their afternoon!

What a fun weekend!  Marissa has school tomorrow and then she is on spring break for 10 days!  Yikes!  It could be a long week around here!  We are having my brother and family come into town this weekend and we are celebrating our niece, Meghan's bday on Sunday too so it will be another busy weekend! 

I'll leave you with one pic I took on Thursday from Dance Picture Night!  Father/Daughter dance is going to be so fun!