On June 4th we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary! Jason’s sister & brother-in-law, Heather & Mike watched the boys so we could go on a date.
We went to the Botanical Garden and had the place mostly to ourselves since the weather had already reached into the 100s during the day. But the evening was warm, not unbearable, and we enjoyed ourselves.
We had dinner at a Cuban place we like called Havana Cafe (we had a Groupon!) where again there were only a few other people. For an appetizer we like to get their frituras de frijoles negros (black beans fritters) and we splurged on a little flan for dessert. Yum.
Looks like he belongs in a horror film with all that ketchup on his face!
“Don’t stand in your seat!” Zach recently learned that he could stand since we are lazy and rarely buckle him in…
I got my hair cut!! After 8 years of growing my hair out I decided it was time for a change. My friend Dawna does a fabulous job! It was a 3-day process due to the amount of time we both had and figuring out how to get the red to show through the dark brown.
Then dyed a couple shades darker:
Then added some purplish red streaks that faded quickly:
I love it.
Don’t worry, like I said, it fades fast!
Imagine my surprise when my sister-in-law Heather showed up with her hair dyed brown at a similar length to mine! She’s growing hers out and we just figured we confuse everyone further what with all the Heathers in our combined families.
My friend Liisa let us borrow her son’s train set to make it easy for us to leave her house one day. I think we figured out what to get Alex for his birthday!
I got a new lamp! I’ve been obsessively trying to find one just like it and finally my friend Bonnie got sick of hearing about it and sold hers to me. Her decor is ever-changing (paint, picture arrangements, furniture refinishing, etc) and her style is a design inspiration to me! I found the lamp shade at Target (and now I see it all over in makeovers online) and got it on sale. I am so happy with it.
Swimming at our favorite spot
I finally made this ball maze with Jason for the kids - found the idea on Pinterest!
Ah, Father’s Day!
(We eventually put water and bath salts in those!)