Spring Break wrapped up for us last weekend and we had a good time. It was a staycation with days filled with fun, and laying around and being lazy. It was a perfect balance. Of course, going for a real vacation is the ideal escape but I tried to bring the feeling of being on holiday to my home! I even went as far as looking for spas for sale – oh yeah, I was going all out on the relaxation front!
I kicked off Spring Break with a night out on the town. I hadn’t done that in so long it was fun to meet up with the girls. The weather was nice, and the sun was peaking through my sunroof. You know I had to snap a selfie, plus it seems like I hadn’t put makeup on for weeks.
Pinstripes rolled out their new spring menu and they had some amazing items for us to taste. Of all the things we had, I loved the most creative item on the menu so I’m going to share that one with you.
Okay, read this slowly, I want to make sure you get it. This is called Not Your Mom’s Flatbread House-made flatbread. The dough smothered in chunky peanut butter and raspberry preserves with Fontinella and mozzarella cheese. Baked in
Pinstripes’ wood-burning oven until golden and melted. Topped with fresh arugula, roasted peanuts, slices of Fresno peppers and fresh raspberries.
This might sound crazy, actually, there is no might it sounds crazy. But it was so freaking delicious I swear. It is something you should eat without knowing all the ingredients.
I already gave you a full recap of our Mardi Gras Festival at Six Flags. You can read it.
We had a Lego Family Night, Babe got the kids Lego’s in their “Easter Baskets” and he got one for he and I. Babe is an old school Lego fan from the 80’s and the kids are new school Lego fans. It is cute to see them nerd out about the sets. We have so many, we keep saying no more. Then we buy more…
Cyborg: This was Babe’s he flipped the eyes to match his birthmark.
Wonder Woman: I loved that he picked this one for me.
Easter Bunny: This one was for LittleCuteLips, he was a full on set up.
The Flash: This one was for the ManChild
One day was filled with nothing but appointments. We got up at 7 AM took the kids for to their Well Visit, I like to do it ahead of the school year so we don’t get caught up in the back to school rush. Ortho appointment and all of that, legit non-stop appointments. I had my great niece along for the day, she is 3 years old. She enjoyed hanging but all that walking wore her out. By the time we got back home at 4 PM, she put herself down for a nap. Uncle Babe got her this doll from Target and she loved it.
The 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo came to town so we popped in to check it out. The kids went last year and they had an amazing time. We went on day one and it was so freaking packed.
The kids checked out a few booths but because it was so packed they could not do the “hands-on” activities that they had. This drone was at the DHS, Coast Guard booth. Oddly enough the kids did not seem to be into the government components. I tried to tell them that drones have other uses too, instead of them just being used for government actions. I mean, think how good something like the Mavic Air 2 drone, (that you can view at somewhere like DrDrone), would be for taking aerial photographs as well as capturing some unforgettable memories? I was definitely interested, but I don’t think the kids were as enthusiastic.
I also gave you a full recap of our Two Day Under Armour #HOVR event.
My Cousin Thais came to town for a few days. It was so good to hug her neck, I’ve shared her battle with Pancreatic Cancer and I’m glad she got to do exactly what she wanted. We played several rounds of the game Left Right Center and it was hilarious. We played it at the Cousin Slumber Party, but the rest of the family had never played it before.
I am still snapping pictures and learning my camera. I told you I would and I’m proud to say I’m sticking with it. This is one of my favorite shots of my Uncle. He is my Mom’s only brother, he is still cool as a fan. Hey Uncle!
I swear I love these two. He brought home a ring set with sticker earrings for her. She wanted to put them on him, and he let her. I walked in while she was putting the earrings on. ??? Because you care they were My Little Pony. Shhhh he fell asleep in them too. ? Sometimes our kids just want us to play along. He is a great sport and she enjoyed it. ? I told them we would revisit this picture again on her wedding day.
LittleCuteLips did her first belt exam and she passed. She made gold belt and she was so proud. She said she worked hard for it, and she did. She is not worried about being in her brother’s shoes and I love that. It felt good to cheer her on in such a way. Proud Mom for sure, and her big brother (black belt) was also proud. His approval meant the world to her.
That was our Spring Break is a nutshell. We are in the 4th quarter of Kindergarten and 8th grade; two months to summer break.