We had another great weekend. Somehow everything seems a little better when it's above 30 degrees and there is a hint of sunshine, am I right?
We took Gavin to get his first pair of shoes! We went to the same old-school shoe store where we took Emily for her first pair and where Steve got all of his shoes from toddler- high school. It's family run and the owners are the ones fitting people's shoes, it's a great place. Gavin is a walking machine now, he took to it much faster than Emily did. But when I put shoes on him he seems unsure and just stands frozen in one place. Hilarious.
While we were at the shoe store Miss E decided she wanted a pair of shoes too. (really?? the same girl who has insisted on only wearing her pink converse for over a year?) So we jumped on that one as fast as we could and let her pick out her own pair. She hasn't taken them off since we left the store. Win, I guess?
After shoe shopping we took a chance on going to a restaurant....it was interesting. Thank God for the ipad and lemons and ice cream and grandparents. Emily loves lemons, Gavin isn't as in love.
Since the polar vortex took a couple of days off, we took the kids out for a couple of walks without freezing our eyeballs. The fresh air did us all some good.
A super exciting part of the weekend was when I took advantage of a triple nap (Steve, Emily, and Gavin) and decided to mop all of our hardwoods. I threw together a recipe using essential oils (of course) and it worked really, really well. 1 gallon warm/hot water, 3T white vinegar, 5 drops lavender, 5 drops Lemon. I chose Lavender because it is antimicrobial and Lemon because it is antiviral and refreshing. I also ate some chocolate without hiding in a corner and watched the Vanderpump reunion in silence. It was pretty great.
And now for the most important part of this post. It is my Grandpa's 92nd birthday today. He is the most amazing man you could ever meet. He's the kind of person who can sit down and talk to anyone about anything and you are thoroughly entertained the whole time. He's the best story teller, a hard worker and an all around wonderful man. I'm so proud to be his granddaughter.
Happy birthday Grandpa, you have worked hard to build a family & a farm that we are all blessed to be a part of. We love you!