Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Break '09

So spring break was weeks ago but better late then never. We had such a great week finally having time to be together as a family. We had some beautiful weather that first Friday so we had to run to a park when Ryan got home. Lilly had squeals of joy as soon as she hit the swings. Lilly loves to be outside.

Saturday was filled with laundry and errands. But it was so great that Ryan did not have to study.

Our goal was to do something fun everyday. So Monday we took Lilly swimming to the local YMCA. Sorry no pictures. I never thought I would go swimming being 7 months pregnant. The water actually felt great. For all my pregnant friends I totally recommend swimming when pregnant. You can move so much easier and it is so relaxing. Lilly was not sure of the water at first. After we made her get in with us and got her playing she never wanted to leave.

Tuesday we first headed to Kenosha to a little diner we of course saw on the Food Network. It's called "Franks". It is an old railroad car that has been made into a very small diner. They had great food!

Next we hit the outlets and finally we made it to the IKEA near Chicago. We bought Lilly her own little table. She really needs her own place to draw, color, play with play-doh and be creative. Ryan had to sand and stain it. He did such a great job!

Wednesday we headed to a place call The Big Backyard with a few of our friends. It is a big indoor park. They have bikes, balls, play houses and two different size play areas. Lilly really loves her time there because she can run and run.

Thursday we just hung out and played at home. My blood pressure was a little high when I saw my doctor so I was to be resting more.

Friday night we attempted what we thought was going to be the impossible and took Lilly to a movie. We met some friends at a cute little theater in the small town of Cedarburg. She did remarkably well. Maybe we can start going to movies again.

Saturday we headed to the zoo. Oh how we love the zoo. Lilly loved being able to show daddy all her favorite spots at the zoo.

Lilly counting the "ella's" (elephants). They are her favorite animal at the zoo. She often talks about them and asks if they are okay.


Matt and Amie said...

What a fun spring break! Lilly is so cute. Hope you are feeling better today!

jessica& said...

Thanks for the swimming tip. I love all the pictures from your fun week. I hope you're over your kidney stones. I've seriously been thinking about you poor thing all day. Wish you were closer so I could bring you dinner or cranberry juice:)