Saturday, January 20, 2018

A Blues Kind of Weekend

We had our usual three day weekend in January. This year we did not spend it at the water park hotel (Ramada Inn) as we have in year's past. Instead, we had a pretty chill three day weekend with a day at home on Monday instead of a Mom and Mini Day Out. The minis had requested to go sledding and ice skating that day, but with temps below zero, that was out of the question. So, instead we spent the day at home (and dance class later on in the evening). My favorite part of the weekend was attending Botanical Blues at the Botanical Garden. We had never been before and all five of us thoroughly enjoyed it!

Friday night movie (Despicable Me 3) and snuggles. The mini's school had a family movie night at school, but to be honest, I totally did not feel like going. Luckily they easily got on board with our movie night at home and didn't fight me on it.

Saturday morning the minis and I volunteered at the Children's Museum. Elizabeth loved painting with water on the chalk boards and Harrison spent quite a bit of time with the Magnatiles. Meanwhile, Max was a wonderful helper.

My cabin bar mocha from Caribou was a hit....especially because it came with a treat on top!

Saturday evening we spent time with family at my Grandma and Grandpa Harmeyer's. I was extremely disappointed that we missed family Christmas (due to everyone being sick over the holidays) and had been trying to work out a time to see family. I was thrilled to receive a text from my Uncle that he was in town and people were getting together for dinner. We jumped at the chance a spent a few hours catching up with family.

Since we were out past the minis bedtimes, the rush to get them into bed (before complete meltdowns happened) was intense. I was rushing a bit too quickly because as I backed out Elizabeth's closet, I got a hanger caught in my hair. Que extreme laughter and me trying not to pull my hair out.

We had lunch at The Drake Diner, followed by an afternoon of blues at the Botanical Garden. Botanical Blues happens every Sunday January - beginning of March. This is the first time we've gone and we all loved it! I was partial to the beverage station, which had a limited, but great, drink menu.

The vege benedict was amazing!

For some reason, we had never taken the minis to the Drake Diner before. They loved it (despite the 20 minute wait for a booth). We'll definitely be back.

I love this tie and button down shirt obsessed boy (and he doesn't care that they don't match at all).

She nearly fell asleep while we listened to the music.

"You can just call me Stud, mom."

Monday the minis had requested to go ice skating or sledding. It's was twenty degrees below zero, so outside activities were out of the question. They requested to "just stay home" for the day. So we did.

Lunch in costumes. Totally normal for this house.

I got some work done during dance class. While most of my evenings are spent staring at a computer screen, it was refreshing to begin a story the old fashioned way.