I totally forgot to post about our amazing weekend! It was seriously the best. Saturday was the neighborhood rummage, so we went out to look for some bargains. It was kinda drizzly so it wasn't that great, but I did score some vintage kid's stuff for Toadstool Vintage. Then it cleared up and we spent loads of time in the yard. Ingrid is perfecting her baseball swing, that kid can really hit the ball! No tee for her, she is hitting pitched balls and will not stop begging someone, anyone, to pitch the ball for her!
After nap time we headed to the zoo. As a family! Usually I bow out of outings like this and let Brendan have kid time by himself so I can have mom time for myself, but I went and it was amazing. The perfect weather, the kids were in good moods. We saw the goats, our favorite. Ingrid couldn't stop hugging them. My girl!
Ingrid was super excited to go on the carousel, so of course we had to do it. She was giddy waiting in line and she kept trying to decide which animal she'd ride. She chose the ostrich.
And to end the trip we took a relaxing ride on the train. It was a perfect trip to the zoo!
Sunday was great, too. I got to do a boat load of gardening in the new yard. The people before us did not care about gardening. They planted a few things but not with much planning. For example, there are about five peony bushes by the garage, just sprouting up amidst the grass. No flower bed, just tall grass and weeds all over the place. So my goal is to get the grass pulled up and make a flower bed, add a couple more plants there, and attach it to the little garden on the other side of the garage, which so far has strawberries and asparagus and tons of weeds. So many ideas!! But the grass is not coming up easily and it's been about three days of trying to chop away at it. I am going to be so proud of the end product, I should go take before pictures so I remember how terrible it looked before!
Something that will help me in this endeavor is the fact I hired a babysitter! Alex comes two mornings a week for a few hours, it's awesome. She is a local college kid and she just jumped right in and took over as soon as she came. I quietly went downstairs and did some work and she just played with the kids, took them to the park, changed poopy diapers. Heaven!! At first I felt a little decadent for hiring a babysitter being a stay at home mom, but screw it. I am running two etsy shops, and I have two more craft shows lined up for this summer. Instead of fighting every weekend with Brendan to watch the kids so I can get shit done, I'm gonna have someone play with the kids while I do it and thus have my weekend free for family. It is amazing.
Also, gramma is coming today for Ingrid's birthday! She'll be here a few days, allowing Brendan and I to go out for our six year anniversary. God bless grammas. It's gonna be a great weekend!