After church, Kezia, Kaden, and Conrad ventured to a baseball game. Not last year, but the year before, Conrad and Kaden went to a game that ended up being rained out and Conrad told Kaden he'd make it up to him. Then they got gift certificates that Christmas (like a year and a half ago!) and they still hadn't cashed them in. Kezia told Conrad she wanted to take him to a baseball game for Father's day and so they doubled up on today's game and fit it in this afternoon. I love that Conrad now has a camera on his phone and has even started using Instagram to share pics. It's fun to see what he decides to post.
Here are his pics from the game:
|Note to Self: Teach Conrad where the flash is on his iPhone!|
Then when they returned, we hopped in the van for one last mini road trip. The main reason for the trip was to pick up a package. At the beginning of August, I found the door/drawer pulls online for a smokin' good price. At Home Depot, the price per handle is almost $14.00 (-each!) and because we need 27 of them for our basement cabinets that was going to get very expensive. Online, I found the same pulls for $3.25 (!!) However, shipped them here was going to be an additional $60.00 but to ship them within the US was free and so I shipped them to Pembina Parcel Service (they charge $5.00 to store your package for a month) and waited for the email to arrive. It never did. I ended up realizing this yesterday when I finally checked up on the package and realized it had been shipped on August 10. I contacted the Parcel Pick up service to find out if, in fact, it had arrived. It had. The problem was that there are multiple accounts with my exact name- One is my sister-in-law who gets many packages there for her online business. I even have another friend also shares my first and last name and there must be more of us because there was another client with my exact name. I think it's cool to share a name with others but I guess it is confusing to get packages and not know who to send the email to. Anyway, since it had arrived...and our Fall is shaping up to be a busy one...we decided to drive out and pick it up.
|On our way!|
First stop...picking up the drawer/door pulls....love them!
The girls were very excited for the trip!
We stopped at Menards (I'll post about what I bought on a new addition of "pinned to practice") and then a little stop at Target.
I was able to replenish my cherry coke stock and even picked up some sparkling water that my friend Shaylene just loves. I also bought a pair of jammies that are perfect for Pajama Day at school, some funky duct tape, and scissors on clearout.
We were ready for some supper and while I had my heart set on Paradiso or Qdoba, I couldn't refuse my husband's request to eat at Culver's. He's usually a "same old-same old" kind of guy and if he offers to venture somewhere new, I oblige. Besides, Kezia is not a huge Mexican fan either and so Culver's suited her just fine.
It was pretty good. I had planned on trying the "Wisconsin Cheese Curds" but they were out of stock. :( Guess we'll have to go there again. Conrad enjoyed their Peanut Butter Cup Custard and the kids and I made one last stop at Target for frozen dippin' dots - yum!
Then it was back home... we were a little worried about crossing the border because at 6:00, when we crossed in, the line was so long! But at 11:00...we were first in our line. We were home just before midnight.