Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's Day Milwaukee Weekend

Nick and I had our first date on Memorial Day 2001 in Milwaukee. Spent the day at the zoo, bar and then grilled out dinner. We've been meaning to get back for a visit for years. I think the last time we were there was 2002-2003. So for Valentine's Day this year I surprised him with a weekend away. Things certainly have changed since that first date. When we walked past the place where we had lunch I clearly remembered sitting on the picnic table and having a big part of me know that day that he was the one.

Friday Kari went to visit a work customer while Nick and Bennet chilled at the hotel. Ok- she didn't chill. Threw a hissy fit. Did not want to nap. That night we met up with Nick's friends from high school, Caroline and Leslie. It was a nice, relaxing couple of hours to catch up. It was far past Bennet's bedtime, but she was a trouper! Driving home we saw 2 guys in a Cadillac watching an adult film while driving down the freeway. Not shy about holding anything back. It was Nick's highlight and my lowlight of the trip. :)

Saturday we were off to the zoo. It was a little chilly in the morning. Bennet's favorite animals at the moment are elephants, monkeys and lions. Before we left the hotel Nick asked Bennet, "What does the elephant say?" She looked at me and made the trunk motion with her arm and made a little noise. Melt your heart that kid.

I am so glad I'm not a giraffe.

We took a little break at the FarmLand play area. Genius!

"Hey Dad- I like this chair."
Stereotypical pregnant woman with a giant pickle. Pickles are DEE-licious!

First ride on the carousel. I'm pretty sure I enjoyed it more than she did, but hey- who says you have to grow up?

As soon as we left the zoo Bennet was zonked out. So Nick and I drove around, went through a drive through and killed an hour. We joked that it was like a Mastercard commerical - que Billy Crudup. "Taco Bell drive thru- $10.02. One and a half gallons of gas- $5.00 Sleeping toddler- PRICELESS" We spent the rest of the day shopping and relaxing. Truly a wonderful weekend away.

Mother's Day morning. Complete with bed head.


McFarland Family said...

Looks like the Sweeney Family had a fantastic weekend! We don't have elephants at are zoo sad! Happy Belated Mother's Day to you!

JC/DC said...

What a fun weekend Kari! The first pic of Bennet in the car seat took my breath away...she is getting so big!

Brenda said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. Bennet is getting so grown up. What a smiley, happy girl you have.

elk said...

Aww looks like a fun time you had on your Mom's day :) love the bed head comment, heh!!

And that pickle looked really good, even for a non-pregnant lady!


Carla said...

So cute about the elephant! Smart little cookie! Great pictures all around!