Monday, March 3, 2014

Our Family Weekend!

This weekend was all about family and spending quality time together.  That kind of weekend is my ultimate favorite.  Since my husband worked graveyard shift last week we didn't get to spend much time together.  So we were extremely happy to hear he would be up for a family fun day on Friday.  I was able to score some sweet tickets to the Imagine Children's Museum in Everett.  I rounded up the chicas, tried to let Mario sleep till noon and then we grabbed a semi healthy lunch and headed there.  This was Gia's and Mario's first time, although Amira was so young she doesn't remember going.  All four of us had such a blast!  The museum has so many different rooms with fun themes that kids can play in for hours.
 Amiras favorite part was the café.  She loves anything that has to do with pretend food and restaurant play.  She really takes her time preparing our dinners and ice cream sundaes.  Gia loved it all, it was a bit much to take in for a 2 year old.  I know for a fact that the water play area was both of their favorites too.  I took my eye away for one minute and Gia was drinking the water!  Oh geez, NO Gia!  They have an amazing rooftop play area too.  I was very impressed with the structure.  We all ran around, went down spiral slides and dug in the "dirt."  On our way home we stopped at Dairy Queen for blizzards, super yummy!  Friday couldn't have been any better. 
Saturday my small entire family came over for Mexican Fiesta.  We were suppose to be celebrating a few Winter birthdays but then my dad came down with that horrible flu/cold so my mom had to come solo.  My Uncle wasn't able to make it as he was doing his Army Reserve.  My aunt and brother were here so that was pretty awesome.  I don't see my brother often enough, he is so busy with life in Seattle.  I cant get mad at him since I love him so much.  I'm so thankful he took the night off work to be with us.  My girls are in heaven when they get to spend time with family.  I cant say enough how ecstatic I am for when my parents move back up to my neck of the woods!
I made margaritas (for the first time) in my blender.  I must say they were pretty darn good!  Everyone was feeling good and getting a little pink in the face. Haha.  My mom made her famous pork burritos and frijoles, yum!  I made shredded beef burritos and Spanish rice.  I also concocted some fresh pico de gallo, recipe to come.  Mario and I love some chunky spicy fresh salsa!

My mom left on Sunday morning to get back to my sick daddio.  Sure hope this horrible flu season gets the heck out of dodge soon!  Amira had her friend Rylees birthday party.   So many of my girlfriends kids are turning five!  Amira is next, her birthday is the end of April.  I cannot believe she will be five years old and going into kindergarten!  My mama bear heart is full of 1,000 emotions on that subject.
Annoying Gia with selfies.
Sunday night we made Rootbeer floats!

There you have it, my perfect weekend.  The rain has decided come home as well.  I knew that sweet sunshine was just a teaser.   Thank you all so much for reading my little blog.  I seriously love you guys!


  1. Looks like you had a great weekend :) I need organize some new things to do with Ava, stat. Getting bored with the same little things...

    Happy Monday :)


    The McGuire Family

  2. I LOVE your weekend! So full of fun and love! I'm thinking the margaritas sounds awesome right now :) Have a great week friend!

  3. What an awesome family wknd! That children's museum sounds amazing. So glad you were able to get tickets.

    I hope you Dad feels better soon!

  4. That sounds like such a sweet, perfect weekend. My girl wouldnt even know where to start if we were to go there, sounds like a dream land! (; And you crack me up! Your daughters are so cute, drinking the water lol. Love it. <3

  5. What a great weekend! I can't wait to take Mia to a children's museum!!
    Ooooh I can't wait for your pico recipe! You always have the best recipes and I've been dying to find a good pico one!

  6. Fun filled weekend, glad you got to spend time with family!

  7. Yay what an awesome weekend! Love the last photo the girls look like they wanna jump on Mario and get those rootbeer floats lol

  8. So sweet that pic with your hubs & the girls! I love children's museum!

  9. Looks like a great weekend! You'll have to post that marg recipe!