1) Because Canon and I went to Maryland for a couple days so that I could go to court as a character reference for my friend Theresa in her custody hearing. We left on Tuesday afternoon and returned on Thursday afternoon, so we hadn't seen him for a couple days. I wanted to be able to really spend some time with Mark instead of coming back home just to be alone with Canon all day again. (No offense, Canon!)
|Fun with a camera on the plane to MD|
|Mom, let me take the picture!!|
|It's so nice to have the whole row to ourselves to let Canon play.|
|We didn't have a crib for Canon to sleep in, so it took a long time to get him to fall asleep at night. I placed stuffed animals all around him so that he wouldn't roll too far and bump his head on the bed posts.|
2) Mark is really into the NCAA March Madness Tournament right now, and he wanted to watch a game that he recorded and didn't get to yet. He knew that he wouldn't be able to avoid all the news about the game if he went to work, so staying home would allow him to watch the game and not have it spoiled for him.
3) But the factor that somehow placed the most weight for Mark's decision was that the weather was absolutely beautiful. It was so nice outside, so we took a family trip to the park!
|Woo hoo! This is so fun, Mommy!|
|Daddy playing in the tubes with Canon|
|Look up here, Mom!|
|Fun with the Slide|
|Enjoying a lazy morning with Daddy|
|Thanks for the new clothes, Mom and Dad Dahl!|
The Fondue Party that night was a success. We had about 10 people total eating shrimp and beef cooked in oil; ham, crackers, and veggies dipped in cheese sauce; and cookies, pretzels, strawberries, and bananas in chocolate sauce. So yummy!
Turns out that it was a fabulous idea that Mark took off Friday instead of Monday. This was the view from my windows today.
|So much for Springtime...snow = sad :(|