Friday, June 17, 2011

Sexta-feira é bom!

Roselady over at Diapeepees started Good Fridays...
a day to reflect on the 'good' of the week, no D allowed!  
Sexta-feira é bom!...Friday is good!
(Portuguese this week!)

1.  Spielabend.  This summer, Bean's school is hosting "Play Evenings" once a week.  It gives the kids a chance to stay tuned into their German and hang out with friends.  They are doing a mid-evil theme with princesses and knights and dragon fighting/slaying.  This past week, they made crowns and then learned how to sword fight...yes, all in German!  Such Fun!  And it gave me a chance to connect with some parents I might not have otherwise seen, and that was fun, too!
     No, we don't have a German family connection, in case you were wondering. Just knew that Bean needed something 'extra' in regards to school and we fell in love with this school during our tour. We also feel that learning another language is such a benefit, so it all just made sense!

2.  Flowers.  Bean and I scattered wildflower seeds along the fence in the backyard a few years ago.  Due to the over zealous weedwackers of the guys who do the lawn for our HOA, they never quite 'made it' to the flower stage.  However, this summer they haven't been great about lawn care so far and as a result, we are getting to enjoy some random flowers!  This one is the Forget-Me-Not, which happens to be the Alaska state flower!
Don't look too closely or you'll see dandelion do not care about weeds in the back yard.  They are green and when they are cut with the grass you can't really tell they are there anyway!! ;)

3.  IRL Meet Up!  OK, so kinda d-related since I wouldn't otherwise know this person, but WHO CARES!!  Our family got to meet up with Amy (from three thirty three) and her family last night.  It was aweschumely ah-mazing!  I will have to devote an entire post to it...but need to wait for pictures since Amy had her camera with her at dinner!  Needless to say it was an awesome 5 hours that was worth the 4+ hour drive for sure!!


  1. muito bem! Sabes que Elise fala Portuguese? Eu não falo, mais eu percebo!

    (very good! Did you know that Elise speaks Portuguese? I don't speak, but I understand!)

    Ha, I wrote all that out without Fred's help! Maybe I DO speak Portuguese after all.

    Seeing the title in Portuguese tripped me up for a second there... but made me smile. YAY for meet ups! Can't wait to read all about it!

  2. oh I can't wait to hear about your meet up!
    love wildflowers (even if they are by dandelions...which my boys think are pretty too)
    The german playdates sound fun.

    have a great weekend!!!

  3. I have the same view on dandelions.

    AND...get to the post on the "meet-up"!!! I cannot wait. Amy is such an amazing support around the DOC and she is FUNNY!!! I bet you guys had a blast. So glad to hear you met up.

  4. that is so awesome that you all got to meet up with Amy!! Also loving the 2nd language for the kiddos...such a great thing. Hope you all have a great weekend!

  5. I'm so sad and jealous that I missed the D-mom meet-up! I can't wait to read your upcoming post.

  6. Agreed, life is too short to worry about weeds. :) Pretty pic of the Forget-Me-Nots! Looking forward to your meet-up post!!!

  7. I can't wait to hear about the meet up!! How exciting! I wish we could ALL meet up some day! Nicole D. ( P.S. Why can others post comments and on some blogs I still have to post as anonymous rather than under my google account??


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