Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring Break...and some birthdays!

A few weeks ago, David's mom came out to visit us for a few days and to see him get inducted into an Honor Society at Creighton.  It is a Jesuit Honor Society, and since he is going to a Jesuit University, there is the connection!  We are so proud of him and all the hard work he does for our family.  Love you Babe!So it has been a really rough winter, to say the least.  With horribly cold temperatures, blowing wind that makes you want to cry, and so much snow, you can't even see out your front window, we are all dying for Spring to come!  So, this week is David's springbreak, and we got a taste of what it feels like to be above freezing.  The kids were so happy to be outside, and had fun getting in the mud and kicking ice balls around with Daddy.  They got filthy, but I didn't care because I was so happy to enjoy sunshine and fresh air.  We have been able to play outside every day this week, which is so amazing and I feel that I may actually survive until spring arrives:)
So, since it is David's spring break, we have been playing all week.  We really wanted to go to Utah to look for a place to live and go to my little brother, Kyle's wedding.  But since, funds are tight, and there are no rentals to look at that will be available in May, we had to stay home.  Now don't get me wrong, we are excited to spend our last spring break in Omaha, but I was bummed we couldn't go to my brother's wedding, and couldn't find a place to live.  But we are making the most of it!
Monday was my birthday.  David is such a sweetheart.  He woke up, cooked me breakfast, took me to try and find a swimsuit for our trip to Maui (yeah, we won't talk about swimsuit shopping, talk about depressing!), and took me to lunch at our favorite restaurant here.  Then, we got our neighbors to monitor sit our kiddos and he took me to the IMAX to see Avatar.  Wow, that movie was incredible.  I was so pleasantly surprised, because I really wasn't that excited to be going to see it.  I totally love it!  I smile each time I think about watching it, and wish I could afford to go see it again.  I had no interest to go see it, but thought I should see a movie David wanted to see if he was sweet enough to want to go out to a late movie with me.  I am a believer now!
Tuesday we went to the Zoo, and everytime I go, I wonder why I don't go more often.  We are so lucky to be so close to an amazing zoo, and I will really miss it when we move!

This was the first time we had been to the zoo since Brigham started walking, and he had a BLAST!  He loved that he could go wherever he wanted to explore and he was jabbering the entire time, so funny!

We also went out to Quaker steak and Lube.  It is a fun restaurant and David enjoyed his all you can eat wings!  We took some friends out that David is using for one of his board patients and we had a great time with them!  The kids enjoyed themselves and let us have a few conversations with adults while they played...yay!

Wednesday, I took David out to Cabelas to try and spend a giftcard he got for his birthday.  Yah, it is really hard to get him to spend a giftcard.  Let's just say, we are VERY different in that respect:)
He cooked me an amazing dinner of rack of lamb and asparagus.  He cooks a mean rack!  It was delish, but the kids didn't really know what to do, they weren't the biggest fans of the flavor, but I know it will grow on them:)

Today, Isabel went with David to the school to do some lab work while I went to the Dr. for my knee pain.  Then we went to Bass Pro for David to try and find something for Another gift card there (yeah, no luck there either)  What am I gonna do with this man?
David's mom helped buy Isabel a bike for her birthday (tomorrow), and I brought it upstairs to adjust the training wheels tonight.  We were looking at it, and it had big problems with the gears.  So back David went to the store at 10pm to exchange the bike.  We just didn't want Isabel to be heartbroken when we had to take her present back to the store on her birthday. I always thought it was funny that people always seem to have problems with bikes/trikes at 11pm on Christmas eve....yah, I feel their pain now!

We are having a wonderful week and trying to enjoy every minute!  Our time here is quickly coming to a close, and it is so bittersweet.  So tomorrow it is the Children's Museum and the Amazing Pizza Machine for our little Isabel's birthday.  Can she really be 3?!!!  She is my partner in crime, by cuddle buddy, the kissing machine, one feisty mama, and my little miracle.  We are so lucky she is in our family and hope she always knows what a special little sweetheart she is!  Please don't grow up so fast...