Monday, June 25, 2012

Haircut, Strawberry Fest, and the Zoo

My original plan for this weekend was to cut fabric Friday, sew a couple dresses Saturday after my haircut, and then hang out with the fam on Sunday for my mom's birthday. Wellll, I didn't get any cutting or sewing done. Which is fine because I just bought fabric today to line the eyelet dresses I'm planning on making. At this point, I'm going to try to get mine and Bridget's dresses done before we go to Maine still. Because really, what else am I going to do with five yards of red eyelet fabric? It basically has to be a Fourth of July dress.

Anyway, so Saturday I went and got my haircut and had some girl talk with my bff/hair stylist; and then later, Bridget and I met another one of my bffs at Strawberry Fest.

My interpretation:

Dress and Sandals: Target; Necklace and Jacket: Kohl's; Bag: Boston Store; Bracelets: Mexicali Blues and Charming Charlie; Sunglasses: Express

Dirty lens...but yay for having front bangs again.

Strawberry Fest was suuuuuuuuuuuuper busy and frustrating this year. Once I met up with my friend E, I wasn't as frustrated because I wasn't try to get somewhere quickly, but navigating a stroller through that many people was not fun. I must've rammed into people's ankles half a dozen times...accidentally of course. At least it wasn't too hot, though.

The first thing we did was grab a bite to eat. Bridget and I shared cheese curds and lemonade, both of which were really good. I was excited to see they had deep fried Oreos there, but I was pretty crushed when I realized the batch I got was under cooked. Pretty gross actually. I guess I'll have to hold out for the perfect State Fair ones.

Bridget eating cheese curds and dancing at Strawberry Fest

E and I then got our shop on and picked up a piano scarf for her to wear to the Summerfest Hanson concert, a new monkey for Bridget, a scarf for my mom for her birthday, and some sweets in the form of a chocolate-covered strawberry for E and a Heath caramel apple for me. I ended up having the caramel apple for dinner, and that did not disappoint!

Sunday morning, Hubs and I tried to decide between taking the dog for a walk on the lake or going to church since we only had time for one or the other before we had to leave for Madison. Although church should've won out, we ended up walking the dog because she really, really needed it, and she was going to be cooped up in her cage the rest of the day.

After letting Bridget take a short nap, we loaded her in the car and headed to the zoo in Madison for some family time.

The kids and grandkid: Sis-in-law, brother, me, hubs, and Bridge

Bridget enjoyed it this year a lot more than last year. Her favorite part seemed to be the monkeys, not surprisingly, but she was also giggling and pointing a lot at the buffalo. Since I'm not a zoo fan, especially on super hot days like yesterday, I was over it pretty fast, but it was fun watching Bridget have fun.

When we finished up at the zoo, we went to Ella's Deli for dinner and dessert. Their menu is massive, especially their dessert one, which is comprised mostly of different types of ice cream sundaes. This place is definitely an experience. The inside is filled with animatronic characters that move along the ceilings and walls and everywhere, and there's also a carousel outside.

Bridget checking out the flying bee kid on the ceiling, whom she kept offering food to, haha

On the carousel outside Ella's Deli

Only a few days left until VACATION!! Is it Friday yet??


  1. That is NOT a Packer horse on the carousel, is it?!? Oh my word!!!

    Sounds like you ad a really nice weekend. I've never been to the zoo in Madison.

    1. Totally is! Are you really that surprised? Hehe.

      The Madison zoo is smaller than the Milwaukee one, but it's free, so that's something.

  2. I love your maxi dress and your belted denim jacket, I totally wish mine had a waist! You rocked this look- and with your yellow cross-body bag! Awesome! Too bad about Strawberry fest being frustrating. Sometimes the stuff that's supposed to be the most fun just isn't. Hope the week goes quickly!

  3. I hate zoos and will have to grin and fake smile my way through the many zoo trips in the future! I just can't stand the smell.

  4. Love your maxi dress look! And your hair looks great! :)

  5. You and those bang just are perfect! Love the hair & dress.

  6. first of all, i love your haircut! it's so pretty on you! secondly, i love that dress...the silhouette is so nice on you. it looks like you had a fabulous weekend! fun filled!!

  7. Aww it's always tough with little kids. But you look super cute with your haircut and shades :)