Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 28th

May 28th, 2011

Since the middle of February Saturday's have been "Rally Day" here in Madison. Every weekend there is a rally of some sort.

Today there were not any big rallies. You see, it is Bratfest weekend here in Madison. The worlds largest bratfest to be precise. However, this fantastic, enormous bratfest is sponsored by Johnsonville Brats. I company with some sketchy politics, one of which is being a huge supporter of Governer Walker.

So, instead of rallying at the capitol, the people put on their own bratfests. Sure, the "official" bratfest was still big and crowded as ever, but three alternatives sprung up for people who didn't want to support Johnsonville.

Today we went to two of them the "People's" bratfest and the "Wurst of Times" brat fest. They were both great, but I have to say that the Wurst was better! 20 free live bands to enjoy, and great brats.

Before we went to either fest though we stopped by the new democratic party offices in Madison to help them decorate the walls. The boys were glad to donate thier signs from the first rally that we went to (the one for the teachers). The picture of them with their signs on the wall is portrait and so it won't fit in my 365 book, but this one of them outside the office is pretty cute.

May 27th

May 27th, 2011

I love this new light that we got for our back patio table. It is solar, so it charges all day and then I can turn it on at night (when I am sitting outside working).

I hope that I get to continue to enjoy it all summer (you hear that mosquitoes! Stay away!)

May 26th

May 26th, 2011

Like I said, we have all been spending a lot of time in the hammock.

Today I was sitting in the dining room and I looked out the window to see this. Nicholas just laying in the hammock looking at the sky. He is such a cute boy!

May 25th

May 25th, 2011

We are all really enjoying the hammock! The dogs are still a abit jealous. Today Dion helped Marley to climb up and snuggle with me. We were happy in the hammock together for over an hour.

Also, I love the beautiful springtime weather we have been having!

May 24th

May 24th, 2011

Today we had an excellent playgroup at my house. There were 5 boys, and they all played nicely together with no fighting! And there were 4 moms and we all had a great time. I even learned how to use an extra long needle to knit with the "magic loop" technique that lets you knit any size hat/sweater/sleeve/sock on a 40 inch needle.

It was an excellent day!

May 23rd

May 23rd, 2011

This photo is sadly kind of blurry, but I love the way that my bulbs are coming back this year! We planted a few new things, but mostly all this green is coming back from last year. Also, I love how nice my Mother's Day hanging baskets are looking.

May 22nd

May 22nd, 2011

On our way home from Ashland we stopped for lunch/dinner in Minocqua. While we were in town we went to a park, the boys got thier swim clothes on, and they went swimming.

They had a blast, even though the water was VERY cold. It was a fun end to an excellent weekend.