Friday, March 25, 2011

Dishwashers and bike rides (Spring Break, part 1)

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(This was our happy girl at the beginning of our walk. Her face looked much different on the way back!)

Spring Break began with a large shopping trip... to Lowes. My days of fighting a poor quality, dying dishwasher were over! When we got home at about 8pm Friday night, Jason went right to work with instillation (gotta love that guy!).

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(Eli along the People Trail. I was amazed at how well he did on his bike for the first time this season.)

I woke up Saturday morning to find my kitchen in shambles-- old dishwasher in front of the fridge, drawers pulled out, cardboard and styrofoam everywhere. Ugh! I knew that keeping Eli and Ruby happy and preventing David from eating things he shouldn't would be a challenge (that's putting it nicely!).

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Luckily, we had beautiful weather that day, so I threw the kiddos, the bikes, and the stroller in the minivan and headed off to a wonderful people trail about 5 mins from our house.

It was a wonderful ride. David was absolutely silent; he was so in awe of everything around him. That was a real blessing when Ruby had a meltdown of epic proportions!

By the time we got back home, the dishwasher situation was nearly resolved. All in all, a great start to Spring Break!

BTW, just in case you are wondering, the dishwasher is a Bosch and it has been lifechanging. I know how dramatic that sounds, but I am so serious. Day old pancake batter, no problem. Burnt on cheese, easy breezy. I never pre-wash anymore and it is bearly audible (very important for the sensory defensive little guy!).

1 comment:

  1. I hated when my dishwasher bit the dust. So glad you got a new one. The kids looked like they had a great time on the people trail. I loved riding on it with the kids and we lived so close we were on it almost every weekend. Hope you have more beautiful days like that one soon.