Our weather was still pretty chilly this weekend (but I'm not complaining because our snow is pretty much all gone). I don't spend a lot of time in our house during the day, but I was home on Saturday morning, doing some work at the table, and I was enjoying all of the natural light pouring in the windows. I am so excited for summer in this house.
While I was doing some work, Dave and E want to Home Depot to pick up some supplies for the weekend project. We have a great spot for storage in our basement, behind a cement wall. Even when we finish this room the storage space can remain where it is. Dave built a rather large shelf so we could stack our stuff.
This is the before. A jumble of baby stuff, Christmas decorations, photos, etc.
E helping with the shelves.
Moving on to trains while Dave finishes up.
Here is the finished project.
Good work Dave!
In the middle of building the shelves and then putting them together, we went to a birthday party for one of E's friends. She was turning three. One of our friends who just had a baby also came. It was nice to visit with everyone, but very nice to hold a three day old (!) baby. Side note, I think people who are negotiating world affairs should hold quiet sleeping babies while they are talking. No one can be angry when they're holding such a sweet little thing like that.
The kids made a little craft. An owl made out of a pompom and felt pieces.
E working diligently with his glue.
Homemade and hand decorated cake by the birthday girl's mama! So good!
By the time we got home after the party, I was exhausted. We picked up a rotisserie chicken and some taters at Sobeys on our way home. Sometimes that is all you need for a meal, and it was so tasty! I fell asleep watching TV so I gave up and went to bed.
Sunday was Palm Sunday. We got to church bright and early to get our palms.
In the afternoon we did the usual walk up the street for some groceries, and then I went to the actual grocery store for the canned goods, milk, etc. Then we cleaned up, decorated for Easter, and made supper.
I tried this new recipe from Jamie Oliver's 15 minute meals, and it was so good!! You could say it was "just" nachos and tomato soup, but there were so many delicious flavours in the soup, it was anything but simple. It was easy to make and although not a 15 minute meal, it was certainly no more than 30. Here is the recipe. The picture is the one from the cookbook but mine looked pretty much like that.
A busy week ahead with work, church, family visitors, and hopefully some warm weather!