Monday, October 15, 2012

Parade, Baking, Record Breaking, and Stuff

Our weekend was very fun and productive.  We had a good, but cold and wet, time at the homecoming parade.  We had a great time with our friends having spaghetti and enjoying some TABs.

Saturday started out with large fat flakes of snow falling.  There was about a half inch to an inch of snow on the grass and vehicles.  And it kept falling.  We were wet and cold, but had a lot of fun waving and tossing candy to the spectators.  What really kept the kids entertained is the group behind us has all dressed up and one had dressed as Waldo.  He spent the parade hiding in the crowd for the other people in his group to find.  The kids on our float helped by locating him when they could.  We got to spend the parade playing Where's Waldo for real.
Waiting for the parade to start.

Kazoo fun.

After the parade, we went home to thaw out.  We really didn't do much for the rest of the day but try to get Bruiser to nap (unsuccessfully), I napped a bit and then we loaded up to head to our friends' house for dinner.  Homemade spaghetti and salad and garlic bread.  We had a wonderful time visiting and letting the kids run around.  We also watched our team lose the homecoming game.
Sunday dawned with the discovery that there was man attempting the highest free fall back to earth ever. The Space Jump was live on Discovery Channel Sunday morning and we got to watch it.  I then spent the day baking and we smoked a turkey on the grill.  We also had to go get pumpkins from the grandparents--that Papa had grown.  This is a feat in and of itself.  Things don't grow well here, our growing season is just too short.
Sunday actually started with a trip to the grocery store, but before I went I was cruising the channels for something other than ridiculous cartoons on TV.  I found the Live Feed for the Space Jump.  Nick was totally sucked in and watched from lift off to touchdown. It was pretty amazing and cool and I thought it was neat that they had included the former record holder from 1960, when this was first attempted, as the communicator for Baumgartener as he got ready to jump.  Cool to see history being made.
I spent the rest of the day making chocolate chip cookies and Brownies.  Also zucchini bread.  I totally got my bake on again this weekend.  I'm really liking the baking and I think my mom does too as she got me a huge bag of chocolate chips at Sam's Club.  Subtle hint there Mom?
Stick 'em Up!

So how was your weekend?  Do you feel you need another day so you can really appreciate Saturday and Sunday?  I sure do.


  1. I somehow missed out on all this Space Jump stuff... My mom was talking about it this morning and showing me the story in the paper. So cool!!

    I'm dying to get my bake on... sounds like you had lots of yummy stuff on the go this weekend :)

  2. I would LOVE another day! I hate when the weekend ends, and I have to take Aubrey back to daycare.

    Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

  3. we had a homecoming parade this past weekend to thank goodness no snow i would have frozen. oh and will be right over for Zucchini bread will bring coffee

  4. I've been dying to try the Zucchini bread ... maybe this weekend


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