Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Not So Ordinary Day

Yesterday seemed like it was going to be a pretty ordinary day. After having a nice weekend, with a couple cookouts with family and friends, the weather had changed drastically and had been cold and wet! With the rain and wind in the morning, I had been pretty bummed. It was Earth day. It should be sunny and nice. We should have been outside planting something and enjoying the weather!

Well, afternoon came and the weather cleared up. It was still windy, but the rain had gone and the sun was out. I started thinking about being able to get outside and plant the flowers my mother-in-law had given me for Easter. (Yeah-I know-I should have gotten out and done it sooner.) Maybe the kids could burn off some energy that they had been building up the last few rainy days. I decided that it would be best to go out after dinner. Rich would be home and we could do our little Earth day activity of planting some some flowers as a family, then the kids could play.

While the kids slept for their afternoon nap, I did some of my normal internet things, like blog hopping, catching up on e-mails, etc. I went to clear out my spam folder and noticed an e-mail that wasn't one of my usual spam e-mails. I opened it up and, at first, thought it was junk, but kept reading. I read it twice before I realized it was for real! I don't know if you remember my A Dream Swing Set post and how I could win a beautiful new rust-free wooden swing set and brand new camera? Well, I won! The e-mail from the guys at Dad Blogs was informing me of being the big winner of the Kid's Creations Three Ring Adventure play set and they actually ended up upgrading the camera to the Canon PowerShot A1100. Isn't that crazy?! I was literally shaking with excitement and disbelief! I think I actually had a lump in my throat at one point as I was trying to tell Rich on the phone and couldn't quite breath right. Dad Blogs has my info and they have already informed me when everything should be here. I can't believe it!

After all the excitement, we still made it outside after dinner and planted the flowers in honor of Earth Day. The kids played on the old swingset and in the pea stone pile while Rich and I discussed where we wanted to set up the new play set that is coming. (I'm still thinking that's pretty crazy!) On top of that, we broke down and bought a pet containment system for Bear after a concerned neighbor stopped by. Rich set it up last night when the kids and I came back inside. Bear will no longer be king of the neighborhood...just king of the 90 foot radius from our mudroom. LOL! So, what I thought was going to be an ordinary day, turned out to be not so ordinary after all.

Here are some pics of last night:

Morgan helping plant the flowers.

Blake on the swing.

Blake playing in the pea stone pile.

I wanted to say a quick thank you to Dad Blogs and Kid's Creations for the awesome giveaway! Thank you also to Alexia, because I wouldn't have even known about the giveaway if she hadn't blogged about it first! Also, thank you to all those who have already congratulated me. You are all SO sweet! :-) I'll be letting everyone know how the kids are enjoying the play set once it is here and all set up. Thanks again!


Cascia said...

Sounds like you had a nice Earth Day. I love the photos of your kids. Congratulations on winning that great prize! I want to see photos of your kids playing on the new play set once it is set up. Have a wonderful day!

lace said...

I agree with Cascia. We'd love to see photos of the new swing set with your kids playing on it.

Rob said...

Congrats on winning the swing set.

Alexia said...

I still can't believe you won! Super exciting!

Nicole Feliciano said...

That is so awesome. I love when good people win great contest. Enjoy and I can't wait to see pics!

ChefDruck said...

I am so happy for you! I love hearing stories about the good karma of the blogosphere. I can't wait to see pics of your kids on the new swingset!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

You LUCKY DUCK!! That's awesome! Def post pics when you get it.

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