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We had such a blast this weekend. On Friday our power went out, so we had to forgo our planned date night in and swap it out for a date night at the movies. I'll take it! Saturday was the absolute best. We had a free ticket to the zoo and since it was going to expire soon, we decided to put it to good use. We are so glad we did! Elliott was literally running from exhibit to exhibit asking questions and looking on in awe. He even won a prize in a dance contest with a cockatoo! But more on that later. Sunday was a low-key day, but we still managed to have fun and we tried out a delicious new recipe! Love it when that happens. This week is off to a great start. It will be busy, but it's a good busy. Happy Monday!

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Honestly not a whole lot happened this weekend. That was my fault. My silly illness just won't go away! Elliott did however write his name for the first time all by himself. He also is kind of obsessed with his new pants complete with suspenders. They're his new "school" pants. And maybe I'm a little obsessed with them too. Just a little bit. Preston introduced Elliott to one of his favorite childhood movies - The Never Ending Story - I have to say it's a lot cheesier than I remember! But Elliott loves it. Of course. This week we will be getting the little guy ready and psyched up for school and I have a few fun projects for his first week to school. Happy Monday! 

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What a fun weekend! We ventured to the park and climbed some trees, we made it to a pool just in time to get kicked out of the water for an hour due to lightning. Which we took full advantage of and got some soft pretzels at the concessions stand. The clouds kept threatening to storm, but they never did - at least not while we were there! And we finished off our perfect Saturday with milkshakes, dinner and a movie - in that order. Then Sunday came and Preston and I were sick. Not terribly sick, but just enough to make you feel out of it. But that didn't stop us from having fun at home! Did you ever play that game where you put your fingers up in front of your face until they look like you are squishing someone else's head? I used to play that all the time when I was younger and I decided it was time to introduce that to Elliott. He still doesn't get it. Ah well, more fun for us! Hope your Monday is off to a great start! 

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Well, I wasn't really expecting to take most of last week off from the blog, but that's the way it goes sometimes I guess! This weekend happened to be Elliott's half birthday so we had a great time partying with some friends and just doing fun things he requested. He was a very lucky boy and got a toy he's been begging for for probably a year. We like being withholding. I have to say I was afraid it might be one of those buys that he is excited about and then gets over after a day of non-stop playing, but he has been completely inseparable! Which I like to see. Preston and I went on a mini-date and had the best beef brisket known to man. Melt in your mouth good. Doesn't need any sauce or salt good. That good. Basically it was an awesome weekend. Happy Monday! 

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This weekend Elliott and I decided to have a little impromptu date and head down to the farmers market. Besides driving around for 20 minutes looking for parking, we loved it! We picked out some peaches and raspberries that were unbelievably good and have been snacking on them all weekend. I wanted to find the brazilian cheese bread booth because, who can resist some pan de queso? And we bought a few french pastries as well. It made for a great little lunch at the park. It was a perfect date! On Sunday, Elliott insisted on doing his own hair (heaven help me) and we played some games and Elliott got to bed before eight! It was a miracle! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start.

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Honestly, this weekend was exactly what I needed. There was a lot of game playing going on around these parts. Mostly a ring toss game (details coming soon!) and some fun at the park. Preston and I had a little date night and Elliott ate about a dozen popsicles which induced more than one brain freeze. And apparently the cure for a brain freeze is simple. You just hold your breath with your cheeks full of air. Who knew, right? Life solutions according to a four year old!  Really, a great weekend. Hope your Monday is off to a great start!

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This pretty much sums up our weekend. We had a lot of fun with friends at various parks and dinner parties, I found out that Elliott has a greener thumb than I do and we unfortunately lost Belle to a very hungry T-Rex. R.I.P. Belle. We are looking forward to another hectic week filled with swimming lessons, doctor visits, and many, many projects. If they weren't fun projects I would be dreading it! I hope your week is off to a great start. Happy Monday!

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We had so much fun this weekend! On Friday we headed down to Granary Row where we enjoyed the food trucks, live music and bright colors. I think I took about 100 pictures of all the colorfulness! Saturday, Elliott's cousins came for a visit and we headed to the science museum where they were having some games and prizes for the kids. They also had a dance contest which was hilarious to watch! The two little ones weren't as interested in the science part of the museum, but luckily they have a fun little play area that was right up their alley! That night we had a grand time playing card games and just hanging out. All in all a pretty awesome weekend! Here's to a hopefully equally awesome week!

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This weekend's post bleeds into the 4th of July - you forgive me, right? The last few days we spent making plans and then not following through with them, listening to rainstorms and going to the movies. We actually went to the movies three times this past week! It was great. It's not very often that there are movies we actually want to shell out money for. Earlier today we went to a little road rally where there were races and music and food. What else do you need? Elliott was thrilled to race and receive a few medals - even though he unknowingly cheated. This week is off to a great start! 

P.S. In case you are wondering we saw these three movies. And loved them all. 

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This weekend went pretty much as expected. The pool party was a blast and Elliott cried when we had to leave. A good sign that he had a great time! Saturday night was boys night. Preston and Elliott built a fort, ate pizza, watched a movie and slept in the fort. Which meant I got to hang out in my room and have the bed all to myself! It was glorious. Maybe a sign we need a larger bed? This upcoming week will be a doozy. Loads of projects and work to get done so we can have a fun 4th of July. Do you have any plans for the 4th? Have a great (short) week!