This weekend was quite eventful. Friday night Mom came down and spent the night. She wanted to take Alistair to his swim lesson on Saturday morning, and since it was early she decided to come down Friday. We had a nice dinner followed by Wine Spritzers and the movie Burlesque with my neighbor Carol. It was great fun! I really enjoyed the movie.
Saturday morning Mom and I got up and took Alistair to his swim class. He had so much fun. We got there a little early and so Alistair got to play on the mini-water slide. HE LOVED IT! Class went really well, Mom was in the water with him and I was on the sidelines taking pictures! It was so fun to get to watch it from the outside and see how much fun he was having. Here are a few pictures of the lesson.
After swim lessons we went to lunch at The Roost. (i really liked the veggie omelette, if you go there, get one!) Then we went to this cute little furniture consignment shop at 116th and Allisonville Road called Treasure House. I also recommend checking it out. It is a little small, but I found a chair that matches my kitchen and the merchandise was all really nice. You can tell they are very choosy about the furniture that they purchase from people. Next, it was to Menards for supplies and then back home for the a day filled with Mother-Daughter gardening. We weeded, we laid landscape fabric, we planted, we mulched and watered! Michael worked hard on mowing and weed eating. In the end, we have the start of a beautiful front flower bed.
I say the start of a flower bed, because as you can see, most of my flowers are either TINY… or you can’t even see them, because they are teeny tiny little seeds that haven’t even started to sprout yet. The finished product should be lovely though. Here are some random pictures of the flowers that will HOPEFULLY grow in our front garden.
Next week onto the back to plant the veggies!
Today, I walked in the “GREATEST SPECTACLE IN DOG WALKING” otherwise known as the Mutt Strut. It is a fundraiser for the Indianapolis Humane Society! It was great fun! I went with Lula our younger mutt, my friend Carol, and her dog Gertie, and my friend Melissa, her daughter Kayla and their dog Nugget! It was so fun to see all the dogs out, and our dogs were SO well behaved. Better yet, the 2.5 mile track didn’t kill me. In October I did a 3 mile walk, and I didn’t think I’d make it, and on this walk, I was surprised we were done already! I am really getting in better shape!!!
So Jessica decided that another dog was in order and we picked up another mutt and decided upon Lula for the name. Loki wasn’t exactly a huge fan at first but he’;s definitely enjoining the company of a sister.
Lula is about 4 months old. Its definitely different experience from when we picked up Loki (who was very sick and almost a year old). Her personality will allow for good training too. She got her first freedom experience and ended up in the backyard of a house we had looked at purchasing before the one we got.
The winter weather keeps trying to edge its way back in with spring not really tollerating it. We are looking forward to the first summer in the house.