the long weekend

Jon flew to Boston for the long weekend; his mother has been very ill. That left the kids and me with three whole days worth of things to do.

We started of with pizza and a princess movie – Brave. It was the best princess movie I have ever see! Although the whole mama turning into a bear was scary for Sophia.

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Then we found ourselves baking. We made chocolate, hazelnut, & banana muffins from this cookbook and chocolate cookies from this cookbook. I absolutely adore both cookbooks and promise to share more on the cookbooks later.

We took our yummy goodies over to our neighbor’s house to share in the sugar-y goodness. With our bribes in hand, he, in turn, cut down a tree for my redesigned garden project.  Another thing I will share with you soon. Well, technically, the cookies were not in hand at that exact moment – it would have been unsafe. So, he had cookies and a beer afterwards.

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We hosted some friends over for a lovely dinner. Chaos outside – lovely temperatures – good times…even if I did have to move that downed tree before everyone arrived. The wine on the porch helped sooth my sore back!

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We even managed fifteen minutes of sewing – a skirt for Sophia. I’d show you it, but we cannot find it right now! We had a play date (or shindig, as some call it) on Monday at a friend’s house in the morning. Kids running amok, having a blast.  Getting tired enough to actually take a nap (hurray!), so this tired Mama could too. And before we knew it, the long weekend was over, and Daddy returned home.

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