Monday, March 23, 2009

Bridal Shower for Brittany!

On Saturday, we had a small group over for a shower for Sis. Brittany. We had a lot of fun. She has had several showers already, so we decided to give her a pantry shower. The invitations turned out really cute. We used mini brown paper bags (to look like grocery bags) and even made a little logo to look like the Publix logo.

Inside the grocery bag, was a shopping list and a recipe card. Everyone brought a recipe with the non-perishable ingredients that go along with the recipe plus the items off the grocery list and any kitchen tools that went along with their recipe.

She got a lot of stuff for her pantry. I don't think she will need to go shopping for the first 6 months of marriage. She also got a lot of really cute baskets, cookbooks etc.

We sent everyone home with a little "goodie" bag of groceries! Since it is Easter time, we found little egg cartons with bubble gum. We also found wax soda bottles and of course butter (Reece's peanut butter cups that is).

Kelly made a beautiful strawberry topiary which we of course dipped in chocolate fondue! YUMMO!

This was our surprise guest at the shower. The kids found this snake out in the road. We're pretty sure it is a rattler snake of some kind. Maybe a timber maybe a pygmy. Whatever kind it was, it was not welcome and thank goodness Justin and Jeff saved the day by "taking care" of it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bok Tower Gardens

Today, Brady's kindergarten class went to Bok Tower Gardens for a field trip. He was so excited this morning he was up probably around 6am. And I say probably because he was up before anyone else and I'm really hoping he wasn't up any earlier than 6am.

The kids left school at 8:30 on chartered buses. There was enough parent volunteers that each parent only had one other child to look after besides their own. Brady got paired up with his best bud Quinton. He is a really nice little boy and both of them seem to get along great!

The buses arrived at the gardens shortly after 9:30. First they ate a snack. Then they got to watch a movie about the history of the gardens/tower and then went on a "scavenger/sensory hunt" throughout the property.

Afterwards, we met back in the parking lot for our picnic lunches. The kids seemed to have had a really good time, they ate their lunch and then ran off some know, because "running around" the gardens wasn't enough for them.

Then around 1pm the kids loaded back on the buses. We were given the option of checking the kids out at that time and taking them home with us straight from the gardens. My good friend who is also a kindergarten teacher at the school offered to bring Abbey home today, since she had to go back to school. Abbey thought that was sooooo cool that she got to ride home with her very most favorite teacher.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

MIA...or MIF

Sorry to have been so scarce these past few weeks but we have been enjoying the MIF! For those of you who don't get it, that stands for March in Florida. The weather has been truly amazing. Mid 80's during the day without a cloud in the sky and a gentle breeze that could occasionally give you goosebumps in the shade! I tell ya, this kind of weather is why people move to Florida. I really don't know why we don't have our own "Florida Groundhog," because Spring is definitely here and it's been here for the last week and a half. Matthew and I will be attending a Detroit Tigers Spring Training game tomorrow. Again, I tell ya, there's nothing better than Spring in Florida!