Saturday was absolutely beautiful, and we did manage to spend pretty much all day outside. We started the morning by cleaning our family room (Mr. J and I; Mr. K got relegated to his bedroom because he was being quite destructive) once we were finished cleaning, I threw ingredients for a french baguette into the bread maker. After that, slathered the 3 of us with sunscreen and outside we went.
Our fantastic neighbour was outside gardening, so of course the boys wante to "help" (these particular neighbours are like another set of grandparents to my boys; so much so that they will invite themselves over to their house and be fed freezies and juice boxes to their hearts content.) While the boys were trying to help, Dorothy was so patient with them.
|Boys being Boys and climbing a tree|
We were outside for a few hours and then I made them come in for a quick bite to eat and rest from the sun/heat. It was with much protest from them, but it refreshed us all and we headed back outside for another 90 minutes or so until it was time to come in (they needed a bath - playing in the dirt all afternoon had them FILTHY).
After bath was dinner, and Mr. K fell asleep while I was getting it ready. 4:30pm he was passed out on the couch - and he was out until 6am!
This morning, I was excited to see that it was 14 degrees, but noticed that the sun was nowhere to be found. After checking the weather forecast again, I was VERY disappointed to see that there was no sun to be found today....it wasn't really cold - but the weather wasn't enjoyable.
We ended up heading to The Carp Custom Creamery, a new ice cream place that opened recently; owned by 2 wonderful people, Crystal and Dustin (owners of The Cheshire Cat Pub - great little pub, although they are closed at the moment while they restore from a fire earlier this year :( and Alice's Cafe). While it would have been nicer had the weather co-operated with me, the boys enjoyed the treat and it was absolutely delicious! (They both opted for soft serve twists)
|enjoying their soft serve twists|
Carp Custom Creamery is just down the road from one of my aunts houses, so we made an impromptu visit - they have some wooded property and we took a quick walk to see the pond, then I headed home with the boys. Hubby was home from work, so he took Mr. J out to get cleats and shin guards - soccer starts next weekend so we needed to prepare.
When they got home they went outside so Mr. J could get used to his cleats; then back in the house and we all watched Brave (love that movie).
Finished up with breakfast for dinner and then the hockey game!
How did you spend your weekend? Was the weather nice where you are, or were you stuck inside?