Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Usually we look forward to the long Memorial Day Weekend because it means three days of enjoying warm and sunny weather outside in our backyard...kind of like a preview to the lazy days of summer that are right around the corner  Well, true to this year's crazy weather patterns, the long weekend was cool and gloomy with rain.  I was definitely happy we accomplished our yard work and planting our flowers last weekend when it was a little nicer outside! 

Thankfully, Friday and Saturday were nice enough that we were able to play in the backyard, take the kids on a bike ride, fly kites at the park down the street, and grill burgers.  The rest of the weekend we spent catching up on chores and laundry, running errands, playing card games, grabbing breakfast at Denny's, watching movies, and baking pink cupcakes. 

Yep.  That's right.  Pink cupcakes.

Olivia is officially obsessed with the "Pinkalicious" books and I've been promising her for weeks that we would bake pink cupcakes together.  This long weekend seemed like the perfect time to make good on that promise. 

First we assembled the ingredients...

Then, we mixed up the batter....

And before we put those pink cupcakes in the oven, we made sure to lick those pink beaters clean!

The pink cupcakes turned out wonderfully PINKALICIOUS!

Olivia was so thrilled...she even asked for "just one more pink cupcake!"

Unfortunately, to her disappointment her body has yet to turn pink! 

Tomorrow is back to school for Allie and back to work for Ben.  Although Olivia did not turn pink, she did manage to come down with a cold and fever today.  So, I'm guessing the rest of us will be lying low here at home tomorrow...wishing that summer would just hurry up and get here!


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