Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekend Fun

We were planning on going camping this weekend, but with Riley's dental procedure we decided to stay home (plus, we never got around to reserving that camping spot). This allowed us to attend Olivia's 5th birthday party at Elm Creek Park reserve. We brought Riley's swimsuit thinking we might make it to the swimming pond, but we were too busy playing at the playground, eating food, and taking down the pinata.

Riley spent part of her time sliding down this hill on her butt and then on her stomach. She seemed to really enjoy it and didn't complain about it hurting until about an hour later when she said her shirt hurt. When I lifted her shirt she had too large areas with skin scrapped off. That will play a huge role in how she felt the rest of the day and you will notice in some later pictures that she has her shirt hiked up so it didn't rub on her belly. There was a big chunk of the party where I had  to protect her owies from the wind and don't even get me started on the fiasco of giving her a bath later.

Josie and Rob (Olivia's parents) set up a good spread of food and to Riley's delight, ice cream cake. We brought some food for her, but it wasn't enough and Riley wasn't into eating Filipino food so it was nice to find out that we could get an emergency hot dog over at the swimming pond. 

Ellie (Olivia's sister) and grandma Joan. I love this picture of both of them.

Sally the dog 

Little miss Ellie is the sweetest thing (and I love seeing her in Riley's old clothes). Once she saw me aim my camera at her she totally pulled out the dance moves and then ran over to her grandpa. Such a cutie.

Leaves on the ground already! It's only August. Stop!

The birthday girl, Olivia.

Note the raised shirt. The wind had died down here so she wasn't freaking out about how her owies hurt. Plus, candy.

On Sunday we thought about going to a farmer's market since we haven't been yet this summer, but decided to work on a home project that we've been meaning to tackle for some time. Our house has a combo of old and new windows... and some of our old windows will be replaced soon. Yay! When we were pricing out windows we thought about replacing the basement windows, but were told those were still good so instead we decided to do some re-glazing and painting to freshen them up.

Since having a kid, it seems these projects take forever to check off the list since one of us is usually on child patrol. I did help with this one, but really Jesse did 99% of the window work while I created a chalk obstacle course, ate at the playhouse diner, kicked a ball around, and ran to get lunch... and maybe took too many pictures once again. Please humor me while I fill this post with Riley pictures.

My attempt to not overwhelm you with big pictures is this one little collage.

Before... after pictures will happen in a later post. We've been working on some other curb appeal updates too.

She insisted on wearing the hood of her dress and tucking it behind her ears. Apparently, she was trying to be sanitary in her kitchen by wearing a 'hair net'.

At some point she ran in the house and got these winter mittens because she needed to control her 'ice powers'. Ok, little miss Elsa. Later when we went to Panera to pick up lunch she was still wearing them. I thought we'd get a smirk at least from the check out staff being that it was 90 degrees out, but we got nothing.

Thankfully, she did not realize she had a bug camping on her leg.

Sitting cross-legged is her new thing. Makes her seem so grown up.

The rest of the day was pretty uneventful except for the horrible rest time resistance and our dinner (where we ate out again). We had pretty bad service - I think she was new, but I think that's probably putting it nice. Jesse asked for the Greek salad with chicken and she asked if he wanted it with Greek chicken or grilled chicken. When he asked the difference, she said she didn't know, but she thought the Greek chicken was pre-cooked and the grilled chicken was freshly cooked. *facepalm* Turns out his Greek chicken looked just like grilled chicken. At least, the ice cream treat we had was all worth it.

And yet, another summer weekend behind us...

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