Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

Kyle and Sora gave me the Mother's Day gift of sleeping in (and not having to get up in the middle of the night - but that was a gift more from Kyle than Sora). After I was well rested, we enjoyed the beautiful weather with a family bike ride to the county park. I haven't seen any other kids here before, so Sora rules the place.

 Sora surprised us by climbing up a ladder all by herself. It's hard to see in this picture, but it's how she's getting to the top of the slide.


 She still needed a little help on this one, but got to the top without any help - just needed help figuring out how to actually get to the play structure from there.

 On the way back, we saw the largest turtle ever just chilling on the trail.


And of course there were Canadian Geese.

 We had dinner outside. Here is Sora enjoying her avocado as an appetizer. 

 Cheddar brats from Starzer's Meats - my new favorite meat source. I made some homemade buns to go with them, and we also had some quinoa burritos (totally random, I know, but all was delicious).

And this guy joined us for dinner. Sora (and Kyle and I) love all of Kyle's staff and will miss them as they go on to other things. Phil is one of Sora's favorites and he apparently plays a mean game of backgammon. Sora and I also got to test out our semi-natural bug spray in the nice weather and it worked pretty well. Sora was running all over with her little bare feet and even "peed in the woods like daddy does" for the first time ever. Since we'll be doing a lot of camping this summer, this is a skill we want her to have well practiced!

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