Tuesday, June 25, 2019


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How is the weekend already over? And I couldn't get my butt in gear to write a post on Sunday night. I blame how busy we were. But I did get it out for you all today :)

Our weekend started off with a work softball game. I didn't play since I had surgery about a month and a half ago and I can't afford anything hitting my face. But I did watch and it was quite comical. After the game, we picked up the girls and went to swim class. The girls did pretty good.

After swim, we headed home, dropped off the car and then walked down to Food Truck Friday. We walked around and decided what we would all get. The girls opted for slices of pizza. Rory got a bahn mi sandwich and I got some biryani (Indian rice dish). And then Rory and I shared a lemonade and then got mint chip gelato for the girls.
 A momma and her ducklings.

It was sooo crowded there.


After hanging out, we walked back home and got the girls ready for bed. Then we watched some tv and went to bed ourselves.

Saturday morning we got up, got ready, headed to breakfast and then out to the Animal Ark. At the Animal Ark, they rescue animals and rehabilitate them. It is a great program. We got to see the bear feeding and then a special bird show/lesson.
bear feeding

 Desert Tortoise

 A hawk

 We did this with the girls last year in October and wanted to see how much they grew.

 It is hard to see, but there is a tiger right by the fence.

They even have a playground there which the girls played on for a good 30 minutes.

After the Animal Ark, we headed home and the girls took a nap. While they napped, my in-laws came over to watch them, so we could take Walter over to someone's house for boarding. We wanted to see if he got along with the other dog and what their place looked liked. After we got home, we headed to dinner with my in-laws and the girls.

After dinner, they watched some Toy Story 3 with my in-laws while I cleaned and Rory did some yard work.

Sunday morning we had some zucchini bread and coffee for breakfast and then did some more cleaning around the house. Then it was a bunch of errands including Costco, the grocery store, Home Depot and Bed Bath and Beyond. Totally frustrating trying to find a new garbage can for our kitchen. Our motion one broke in less than a year.

The girls went down for a short nap and then off to a birthday party for their classmate. It was at a trampoline park and the girls LOVED it. 

After the party, we headed home where I cooked and the girls and Rory played with their new stomp rocket. I posted about it on Friday, but it is a total winner. The girls loved competing against each other and so did Rory and I. Totally worth it!
Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets

We had dinner, did the dishes, bathed the girls and then got ready for the week.

How was your weekend?


  1. It sounds like you guys had a great weekend! Animal Ark sounds like such a neat place. My girls would love that (and I love their mission!).

  2. What a fun weekend, I spy that tiger! I’m totally ordering stomp Rocket right now, my family would love this!

    1. It is fun for all ages for sure!! I hope you love it!

  3. I have bought many a stomp rocket for my friends' kids! They are the best. Food Truck Friday sounds great, still drooling over your dish after you posted it this weekend!

    1. I am going to buy one for my nephew next! It is soooo good. I want to recreate it!

  4. I love animal sanctuaries & just any place you can get close to nature like that!!!
    Smart girl - stay away from anything that could hurt that nose!!!!

    1. Me too. And this one is sooo cool since it is so far out of town. I love how they have their own little oasis.

  5. What a fun weekend! That animal ark sounds like such a cool place. Food trucks always seem to bring the crowds. I might be in the wrong business lol. Sierra Beautifully Candid

    1. Haha. I might be in the wrong business too. it is a lot of fun going there though. We had a great weekend!

  6. I have to get that stomp rocket for my nephew - he would love it!

  7. LOVE Food Truck Fridays! And how fun is Animal Ark?! My daughter has such a big heart for animals, and would love it <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. That food truck food looks so delicious! I'm so glad that the girls love the stomp rocket! Our kids play with that thing all the time! It's definitely stood the test of time!