It was a gorgeous MDW over here! Today’s a bit of a washout, but the last two days have been nothing but clear blue skies, tons of sunshine, and 70 degrees.
On Friday evening, the clouds and rain cleared off to reveal a beautiful evening so we ate dinner outside on the deck and then Andy put out our new American flag that he purchased on the way home from work.
We made mini pizzas out of these little gems that I picked up from Costco the other night and paired them with salad and watermelon. Side note, the above photo of my trunk was the result of going shopping while super hungry, ha ha!
We also headed out to the local trail for a walk — it was so refreshing after such a gray, cold, and rainy week!
We love this trail because it feels like you’re out of the cities and really out in nature.
The next morning, I headed out to a local garden center to purchase flowers! This activity, paired with the bright sunshine made my heart so happy. Upon arriving, I chatted with one of the gardeners on site to ask about which flowers would be best for my front porch based on sun / shade cover.
After learning some tips and tricks, I walked around and started adding plants to my cart. While shopping, my auntie called me and she ended up joining me at the garden center! It was so fun to catch up for a bit while looking around at the different types of plants!
While I was plant-shopping, Andy and Fletcher headed to the arboretum with my Mother-in-Law and then went out to lunch. Fletcher had so much fun with Grandma!
Upon arriving home, I immediately started planting. I ended up rearranging the pots a couple times, but am quite pleased with how they turned out.
Now I just need to keep them alive until the end of the summer. :)
Later that afternoon, we went on another walk and this time we stopped for an ice cream cone along the way.
It’s always so fun to see Fletcher’s reaction when we go for walks — he just soaks it all in.
He got another tooth this weekend so he’s been chewing on all the things lately! Poor little buddy!
On Sunday, we spent the morning cleaning up around the house before heading out to run some errands and walk around one of our favorite lakes.
It was Fletcher’s first trip to Home Depot and he slept the whole time! We didn’t really find what we were looking for, so we headed to the lake to walk around.
On the way to run another errands, we decided to swing by Starbucks for a refreshing drink after our walk!
Andy ordered their Strawberry Acai Lemonade and it was SO good — literally the perfect summer drink!
I went with my usual venti iced americano. :)
We stopped at another store to look at their mulch and house numbers selection (we’ve been doing some minor updates to the front of our house since we moved in towards the end of the season last year) but didn’t see anything we loved. I read on the front porch for awhile and then we made dinner before Andy headed out for a bit.
While Andy was out running an errand, Fletcher and I went for a long walk. While Fletcher snoozed in the stroller, I caught up on a podcast.
Fletcher also got a new seat this weekend and it was all fun and game until he tried to climb out of it. He is constantly surprising us because he just seems so much older than his four months! :)
We’re enjoying a lazy day at home today since it’s pouring rain and we go back to work tomorrow!
What did you do for MDW?
Twist, chocolate, or vanilla cone?