Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spring Break 2015

We were lucky enough to have Jefferson home all week for Spring Break so we had our list of things that we were going to see and do, along with our days to hang out around the house and relax while enjoying modern day things such as Netflix.

The first thing on our list was building a garden. We have been talking about doing one since the fall but didn't get on it fast enough to plant for fall so spring planting, here we come! Jefferson had been bringing old pallets home from work and then ripped out some of the boards, put them together, lined them, and voila! garden boxes. They turned out great!! We decided to plant tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cucumbers, carrots, and broccoli. After a fun trip to the store, it was time to start planting and Emery loved helping! She also thought that Dad was making her a Trolley like Daniel Tiger so she was a little sad when we kicked her out to pour in the soil. Maybe another pallet project is in order.

Emery really loved her frog that she picked out to help hold up the tomato plant. She would run up to him and say "thank you for taking care of our garden!"

Next up was the Zoo. Emery loves it and we enjoyed seeing it together. It was a surprisingly nice day for March and we had a great time going, doing, and seeing whatever Emery wanted. She made sure to wear her giraffe pants.

I found her sleeping like this at nap time. Spring Break must be wearing her out.

Emery loves to paint so I found one of these wooden planes with wheels for $1 at Walmart and Emery had a great time painting it and playing with it afterwards. It's the little things in life.

It was a great week with the perfect mix of fun and relaxation. Emery was definitely not ready for Jefferson to go back to work on Monday and we were counting down to his next break.

While Emery Wasn't Napping

Oh you all know those days...or maybe you're lucky and you don't...the days where your 2 year old refuses to nap. After a half an hour of laying in her bed on Tuesday, I got Emery out and thought, "what on earth are we going to do and how are we going to stay sane?" Then came the Super Emery cape. I had seen multiple versions of making your own super hero cape on Pinterest and had looked at the dollar store to see if they already had one. Em has been pretending to be Super Emery lately. Up until now we had just been horribly tying a blanket around her that fell off while she was zooming off to "save the day." Tuesday I decided that that would change. I pulled out one of my shirts that bleach had splashed on and some green felt. 5 minutes later, Super Emery had a super cape and I was enjoying a happy girl again.

Oh yeah, here's what was happening around 2:15 when she should have been napping but I was being a nice mom and letting her have a couple more minutes...that turned into all afternoon.She looks tired, doesn't she?

Now she can zoom off and save the day whenever she wants. She particularly likes to have us pretend to be falling off the couch so she can yell "Don't Worry!" and save the day.