Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Break - Part 3 - The Botanical Center

It has become a tradition to visit the Botanical Center during Spring Break.  We actually look forward to it all Winter; the minions get to create new projects and we all get a dose of humidity and color just when we think Spring will never arrive.

This year the minions made homemade Chia Pets along with a few other projects :)


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Meet Winston and Rocky. I'll let you know if/when their hair comes in! Here is a little dose of color for you.
 
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I love the idea of using wine bottles to grow plants and succulents - plans are in effect to make it happen in my garden this year.
 
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Throw in a lunchdate with the Hubby, acquiring the still-needed baseball and soccer equipment, new shoes, a bit of time spent with the Great Grandmas here in town, visiting the library, and using up the gift certificates to Barnes and Noble (received for Christmas) and that pretty much sums up our Spring Break. Minus the knitting and soccer/baseball practices that will take place tomorrow...
 
 I really hoped to get more done in the house... We did get a bunch cleaned and organized in the house/bedrooms, you just can't tell at the moment. It never ends. ;) Maybe I'll find all the floors at the same time during Summer Break. Maybe. I can't believe our Break is almost over - off to make the most of it :)

Spring Break - Part 2 - St. Patricks's Day and a Day Trip

Another St. Paddy's Day has come and gone.  In all actuality we celebrate it all the time so there's not much different about the official St. Paddy's Day except for we make our annual trip to the cemetery to give some of our family members their annual shot of whiskey :)

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It was rather cold and windy that day so we didn't hang around for too long; we'll go back and feed the ducks and things on a warmer day. I did notice this in the tree as we were leaving though. Someone has a chilly hand!
 
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Then it was back home for an Irish meal and scones.  I love scones.  One of these days I will make a pretty batch of them but they taste fine just the same :)

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On Friday the Dreams in Fiber household went on a little day jaunt up to Minnesota to get a little change of scenery and to do a bit of shopping... The Disney store was the big favorite of the day - the people that were working were a lot of fun! Plus, they had these mugs :)
 
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I may have taken Luke Skywalker home with me...
 
The Lego Store is always a favorite. I could spend so much money there but we only walked home with a new alarm clock for little miss and a Star Wars Lego set for little man.
 
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We ate and walked around and hit a few other stores here and there.  It was good to get away even if it was only for a day :)
 
I got a bunch of crocheting and knitting done during the drive as well but that will be in a different post as will the photos from our annual Spring Break trip to the Botanical Center :)