Monday, April 1, 2013

Good Friday and more

We have had a wonderful Easter weekend, beginning with Good Friday (and hope you all did too).

Thursday morning there was an e mail waiting in my in-box from my cousin Kris. She and Marissa were going to be in town on Friday and wondered if they could come for visit and stay over.

INDEED - Come for a visit!... but, that meant Marissa had no school on Friday, which prompted me to walk to the fridge and check our school calendar hanging on the side.

INDEED - No school for Marly and Dean on Good Friday. (Yup... still haven't acclimated myself to a non-daycare, traditional school calendar!)

 Anna to the rescue! She came to babysat while I went to a work meeting. Then it was home for the afternoon, and the first bike ride of the season. The kids peddled through the puddles and we checked out the river from the vantage point of the Isaak Walton League a few blocks up West River Road.
 Kris and Marissa arrived in plenty of time for Thomberg Pizza Friday. We ate Costco take-and-bake pepperoni and cheese, had a glass of wine, and talked and talked and talked. It was fantastic to have them over. I was a rather lack-luster host though. Nothing fancy...not even dessert! Luckily, it was of no matter. Just being together was a true gift.
 Saturday morning, Mark and Dean went to sign up for Little League Baseball. I am sure Little League will evolve into another story for another day. After Kris and Marissa departed, Marly and I headed to the Macy's Bachman flower show for some girl time.

The wait time was about 20 minutes, but it was worth it.....
 ....since we are still lacking spring in Minnesota!

 The flower show was a fine fix.
 Marly took this photo with her Mommy!
 Afterwords, I steered clear of the request for McDonald's and we headed to the Macy's Sky Room cafeteria for lunch. The kids meal cheeseburger with fries, chocolate milk, andcookie was about the same price as the Golden Arches, and much tastier in my opinion. The salad bar is excellent.

Later that afternoon, the kids attended a classmates Pump It Up Birthday party, while the Easter Bunny HOPPED to some mad-dash shopping!

So, that is all until I post on Easter Sunday.
Catch ya later.

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