This past weekend was full of fun. Unexpected, unplanned but well-timed fun! It all started when Jeremy woke up and said, “How about Krispy Kreme for breakfast?” Um, ok. Kind of an odd statement coming from him considering he has always said he likes Dunkin Donuts over Krispy Kreme (I’m a KK girl, myself!) Also odd considering that there are no Krispy Kremes that close to us. There is one in Dupont Circle in DC and one way up in North Rockville. Looking for an adventure at 8 in the morning, we decided to head north and hit up Krispy Kreme in Rockville. As soon as we entered the parking lot, Jeremy started talking about moving there to the apartments right across the street. Not only was there a Krispy Kreme, but there was also a Cheeburger Cheeburger, Panera, Moby Dick, and a wing place, I think. This was heaven in his mind.
The Hot Doughnuts Now sign was lit, and I knew I was actually in heaven. Flashbacks to college at UVa when the Krispy Kreme still existed there. During my summers as a counselor at the Summer Enrichment Program, I frequented that Krispy Kreme store. Not only did we provide donuts every Sunday for the campers, which required ordering dozens upon dozens of donuts, but we often had donut eating contests between the counselors at night during our staff meetings. I think I ate 13 donuts in about 5 minutes once. Oh to have my college metabolism again!
Anyway, back to our fun weekend. Fresh glazed donuts melted in my mouth. The glazed cinnamon donut overloaded my senses with deliciousness (and Jeremy claimed it was the best donut EVER!) The kids were covered in gooey glaze and Easter pastel colored sprinkles. Success! Even better was that they got to witness the Krispy Kreme donut making process…
Please excuse Mason's "pose." This is her go-to photo pose now, and while funny at first, I'm not digging it any more.
After a bust at IKEA (we were an hour too early), we headed home to hang out a bit. The kids did their own thing while Jeremy played Mr. Fix-It on our bathroom sink. And when I was asked to join them on the fun, I couldn’t resist. It was time for Lite Brite fun!
Mason with her Lite Brite castle.
Cooper with his Transformers image. I say "his" because it was a "boy one." He helped in getting the pegs to Jeremy and I, but his tiny fingers couldn't get the pegs to stick. Also, this Transformer was supposed to be just red and blue, but we ran out, so it is a combo of pink, purple, red, blue and orange. Cooper didn't seem to mind. He was so proud of it!
For lunch we went to downtown Silver Spring for a local Cherry Blossom Festival. We saw a traditional Japanese dance and traditional drummers as well as many amazing local vendors. Very fun. And we barely escaped the downpour and hail storm! Star Wars Attack of the Clones that afternoon and Skyping with our friend, Andy, who is in Rome – definitely a good end to a great day!
Sunday was more of the same unplanned variety. We went to the zoo and saw more animals than we had ever seen in one visit. Lions, tigers, elephants, pandas, orangutans on the lines above our heads… Unfortunately we missed the cheetah cubs, but it just gives us more reason to go back real soon.
Meema and kids taking a break after seeing over a dozen turtles!
Lake fam' in the new elephant outpost. Very cool addition to the zoo!
We finally made it back to IKEA with better luck this time and then go to come home and enjoy the gorgeous afternoon – riding bikes, going to the park, mowing the lawn…
They have to earn their keep somehow! Ok - just kidding. This was for only a brief moment before Jeremy took back over.
And that’s our weekend in a nutshell – sort of – this was kind of a long post in the end. Oh well. The beauty of the weekend for me was that it was just a relaxed “do what we want” kind of a weekend. Nothing too fancy – just old school fun. And I couldn’t have been happier!