Monday, April 07, 2014

Our week ~ March 31

This week started out with Abigail feeling under the weather...thankfully she was back on her feet in time for her sleepover birthday party!  Her theme this year was rainbows and unicorns, so I had a blast planning details accordingly.
For dinner Friday evening, we had rainbow pasta and rainbow bread...
...and for dessert, a simple cake
that had a surprise inside!
For snack on Saturday, we had rainbow sugar cookies.
The girls had lots of fun being girls...there was a lot of happy playing and a great deal of giggling and squealing, too. :)
Pin the star on the unicorn's horn
Abigail's friends helped her release her birthday balloons (the letting go of the birthday balloons and watching them until they disappear is a tradition in our house, started when they were younger and wanted to keep their balloons forever but I was tired of them being in the we made it something exciting to watch them rise into the sky while they still had enough helium to make it!).
Other "regular" moments in our week:
School (this is Felix hard at work on a spatial manipulation project :)
David and I have been working on the landscaping.  These pictures don't show the scope of the work we have done so far...all of the cutting and pulling and hauling and sweating...but they will have to do.  He is my right hand man who provides all of the brawn and grit that I am no longer able to has been a joy to work alongside him!
A couple of the plants blooming at our house right now (the daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses are about done; grape hyacinths are still going strong; tulips are still coming on; many others are getting ready for their big show!)
Bleeding heart (from my Grandma Minota's garden)
Vinca vine
I forgot to include this picture last week...a snuggle session with our friends' newborn.  He is absolutely beautiful and it was wonderful to soak him up!