Sunday, March 12, 2017

This Is Levi

I failed to keep up with my weekly updates already. But here are some pictures that were taken at the end of February/beginning of March.

We all piled in our bed and watched a movie a couple Friday nights ago. 
And I've already forgotten what it was... 
Levi would probably remember but I'm not waking him up to ask... ;-)

After eating breakfast at Crackle Barrel Levi got to pick out Jelly Beans because he was so good! He was also gifted a dollar bill from an elderly gentleman who was seated at a nearby table. This is the second time this year that someone gave Levi a dollar when we were out! 

A little science experiment that was a big hit! More on this later! 

Posing with his jelly beans! 

This was supposed to be another little experiment of ours. We picked this egg out of the dollar section at Target and it was supposed to "hatch" after being placed in water. However a certain little someone broke the egg before it managed to get into the water. He ran upstairs excitedly telling me that there was a butterfly in the egg. We put it in the water anyway and watched the butterfly "grow". 

Helping me make some spring decorations... I am not good at craft time around here but I'm trying!

This was obviously a busy day! He also finally enjoyed playing with a home made gift that was given to us a year ago. He couldn't get the clothes pins opened up before to match the colors but he figured it out now and did a great job! 

And as always the art of eating a donut. This one was thoroughly enjoyed! 

All children so adorable when they are sleeping. I caught Levi like this and just had to take a picture. My sweet little man and his Peanuts friends. You can't go wrong with Snoopy. :-)  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lemon & Lavender Disinfecting Cleaner with Essential Oils

SPRING IS IN THE AIR! From spring cleaning, to the wonderful flowers that are starting to bloom the smells are amazing! Below is a recipe and deals to enjoy as the weather warms up!

Lemon & Lavender Disinfecting Cleaner

1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol (for germ killing)
1-1/2 cups of water
10 drops of lavender Essential Oil
10 drops of lemon Essential Oil
Combine in spray bottle and shake to combine ingredients. 
Spray on surfaces and let sit for a few minutes before wiping. 

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Puddle

Boys and puddles - there is just some sort of magnetic pull!! Weird weather yesterday meant a little snow squall and then melted snow that made the perfect puddle for a little boy to run through!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Trip To Washington D.C. Zoo

February 20th was Presidents Day. Mike had the day off and since it’s never fun to go to work when your spouse isn’t I took the day off too. The weather right around that time of the month was giving us Spring like temperatures so we figured it may be just the perfect day to go to the zoo. So we loaded up Levi and a bunch of snacks and headed off on our adventure. First up (after a stop at Starbucks and a bathroom break) was the panda bears! Fortunately they cooperated and we were able to see them. Levi was his normal self as was interested for 5 seconds before he was ready to go find more animals.

There were a lot of people but I’m sure not nearly as crowded as if we would have gone in the summer. The downside is some of the animals were winterized so we didn’t get to see everything. The gorillas normally put on quite a show but they weren’t as active this trip. But they smelled as bad as always! The elephants were fun to look at, the lions were being their lazy selves and just lying around soaking up the sun, the petting zoo was a hit because Levi got to love on a little burro/donkey and you can tell from his face that he loved doing that!

We wandered around the zoo for quite a while seeing as much as we could! Then instead of walking back to the Woodley Park Metro we walked the opposite direction and caught College Park instead. Then jumped in the car and headed for home. Stopping at Red Robin for a bite to eat and then did a little shopping at T.J. Maxx. 

Fuzzy picture but he's never still! 

 I know Mike and I both enjoyed our day and I’m pretty sure Levi did too. He definitely seemed more interested than when we went to Animal Kingdom at Disney. Of course the hot Florida weather may have play a part of that…