weekend fun

I love spontaneous weekends. I'm so thankful Brad talked me out of cleaning the house Saturday and instead we enjoyed our last weekend of him being a stay at home dad, as he starts his new job tomorrow. Eek!  It was a surprisingly beautiful day - the forecast had called for rain all week, but there wasn't a cloud in site and it may have even hit 80 degrees. Cleaning plans were put on hold and we visited the farmer's market, had our niece Emma Clare over for pizza on the porch (Jenna, Andrew, Meredyth & Maggi are visiting Scott & Lynne in China right now), went to the zoo, visited Weber's for the best custard in town, and made these sinfully delicious cookies! It was a super fun day! Sunday we joined my parents at church for Easter, then visited Brad's parents for Easter dinner. 

all tuckered out after a Very Busy Day!

Easter eggs colored with homemade dye...so easy and such beautiful colors!


glimpse of last weekend

we spent last sunday morning transferring our cool weather seedlings (brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, shallots, leeks & garlic) to our community garden plot. it was the first 70+ degree day of the year and everyone in the city of cleveland was in a happy mood. we dressed adelaide in a summer outfit and she soaked up every minute of being outside. we visited my parents for my dad's birthday where joy made a delicious lunch, then brad's parents for an evening cookout. adelaide was spoiled with getting to enjoy multiple walks and got to experience taking naps in the warm sunshine. we left our windows open all day (we even slept with them open!) and it was so nice to come home to a fresh air filled house! adelaide traded in her usual warm sleeper & sleep sack and slept in a onesie instead...it was that warm. i think she loved it. ah, spring in cleveland...nothing quite like it.

grow little seedlings!

our little gardener...can't wait til she can help us!

carrot cake cupcakes w/ maple cream cheese frosting for dad's birthday

happy birthday dad!

meredyth & samuel...so sweet...

joy & samuel 

someone loves sweet potatoes...and trying to feed herself...

playing with grandma!

ended the weekend with a glass of wine on the porch & these 2...



Last weekend we drove to NYC to surprise Mary for her 30th as well as meet little miss Mira. We had such a great time catching up with them. Can't believe we're all parents now! 

The boys with their little princesses on a walk in Central Park. It was SO cold, but the sun was shining so we couldn't resist getting out!

Love these two so much!

Signs Spring is near!

The proud parents!

Me & sis

Cleopatra's Needle (thought it was a cool looking monument)

he's not smitten at all...

LOVE this!

I love how it looks like Adelaide is leaning to get into the picture :)

Proud papas...

Adelaide loved seeing her newest cousin!

the babies...

Daddy dressed Mira in her fanciest outfit for their Saturday outing.

I love how alert she is, just studying everything!

Such a fun weekend - lots of walking & good conversations & good food...and of course relaxing.

We went out for Indian and they were perfect little angels until miss Adelaide's poop leaked out of her diaper (darn you disposables! - too hard to travel with the cloth...)...anyway leaked out of her diaper and I got to change her in the world's smallest bathroom on my lap :) oh the joys of NYC living!

momma reading to mira - so precious!

Adelaide loved Ace!

We got to catch up with an old friend too!

Good Night NYC - can't wait to visit you again soon!