Monday, April 29, 2013

Observed Mother's Day

I'll be out of town for real Mother's Day this year so Jonathan and Allie threw me an "Observed Mother's Day" this Sunday instead.

They surprised me with a beautiful flower pot with plants that they picked out and planted earlier in the week.

You can see some of our destroyed front yard in the background.  We ripped out all of this weird rock that was covering half the front yard, got a bunch of dirt delivered, and are anxiously awaiting our weird blue grass seed to turn into real grass.  Soon it won't look so strange... at least that's what I keep telling myself.

On Sunday morning, we went out to brunch and Allie was a very good girl.  She no longer will sit in high chairs at restaurants but is reasonably well behaved to make herself deserving of the booth-sitting privilege.    

After brunch, Jonathan graced me with a window shopping trip through Ikea.  I don't think there is a single place in the world that Jonathan hates more than Ikea, so this was a very nice gesture on his part.  

We then went to the park to play with Allie's friend Lalo.  The scale is all off in this photo, but Allie and Lalo are nearly the same size.  Allie is just sitting in the jumbo seat and is father back so she looks miniaturized.     

We then drove out to the farm where out milk comes from and got to meet the cows.  I swear, one of my favorite things about this house is that we have a milkman.  Allie has been obsessed with the Baby Einstein Baby MacDonald video and she really liked seeing the cows, the barn, the chicken, and the fields in person.  The farm was pretty cool and we got some delicious homemade ice cream for the drive home.

Allie and the calf bonding
Deciding which ice cream to order.  She eventually chose chocolate chip cookie dough.
It was a really nice day and it almost makes it OK that I'm going to be away for the real thing.

I also want to take a moment to acknowledge that this is the 200th Allie blog post.  Thank you for continuing to watch Allie growing up.

1 comment:

  1. Michelle, it has been a joy following Allie's journey through childhood. Not to mention your travels, and Jonathan's, through parenting. Thanks for the ring side seat. Bonnie