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Applejack Festival in Nebraska City, AKA Alice’s Best Weekend Ever

We left with a five pounds of freshly picked apples, a purse full of parade candy, worn-out carnival wristbands, and an angry sunburn to remember the trip by. Big thanks to the Nebraska City Tourism department and chamber of commerce for the amazing day at the Applejack Festival in Nebraska City. I grew up going…

“I look just like a businesswoman!”

I owe her a monthly letter soon--I have a lot to tell Future Alice. We just spent a week in Chicago on our first family vacation together and had a BLAST. We did all of the sights in six days and I learned what a fabulous travel companion my daughter is--her enthusiasm never decreased from sun up to sun down. The TSA! The airplane! The trains! The buses! The river through the city! The room key! The tiny soaps! The king-sized bed and cable TV! All so glamorous. And that's to say nothing yet of the amazing experiences we had at the planetarium, art museum, aquarium, science museum, department store...

Getting Goodies at Getting’s Garden

On our way up to Lake Okoboji this weekend, Alice and I stopped at Getting’s Garden in Sanborn, Iowa to pick a box of strawberries! We were going to use them to make pies and jam but we’ve already eaten almost all of them. There’s absolutely no comparison to the flavor of a fresh strawberry you picked yourself–it’s tart, sweet, a little earthy, and SO delicious. We can’t wait to go back on our way home to Omaha, and we won’t miss the upcoming raspberry season in August!

☂ ☼ My little sunfish! ☼ ☂

This Summer, Alice took swimming lessons with her friend Laith at our neighborhood pool. It was just the basic intro class and they learned how to hold their breath underwater, kick their legs, float on their backs, and turn around in the water. On the last day of class, they swam from one end of the pool to the other with life vests!

Alice’s Colorful Valentines

This is seriously the cheapest way to do class valentines ever…you could use collage materials like sheets from the yellow pages that get dumped on your doorstep, brown paper bags, stickers, all the art supplies and paper in the dang cabinet. I cut out rectangles of drawing paper for every kid in Alice’s class, and…