Long Weekend Adventures

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

It's completely acceptable to recap a weekend on a Wednesday, right?! I promise at some point soon I'll start blogging about something other than our weekends (how boring!), but life has been a little crazy and I haven't had as much time to sit down and write as I'd like. I have about a million meaningful blog posts in my drafts, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few highlights from our long weekend.

Friday was absolutely beautiful, so the girls and I spent a lot of time outside after school -- admiring flowers, swimming, playing in the playhouse. They kept coming over to me on the blanket next to their kiddie pool and dumping water on my legs until my shorts were completely soaked, so I figured what the hell, grabbed a bucket of water and started chasing them around the lawn splashing them. Their faces were priceless and their shrieking ear-piercing... I'm sure my neighbors thought the whole scene was entertaining! ;) After Steve got home from work that evening we took the girls for ice cream at a local shop where they got their usual: a scoop of strawberry with rainbow sprinkles. 

Saturday morning I was up before the rest of the crew and decided to take my coffee outside on the back patio. The sky was perfectly blue, the sun was shining but in that lazy morning way, and I sat with my feet up flipping through one of my cookbooks and meal planning for the week. It was such a peaceful start to the day! Not long after, Miss C found me (she said she peeked through the blinds and saw me!) and I took her breakfast outside so we could sit and chat before Steve and Hadley came down. Once they did, they joined us outside and the girls played in their pajamas for a while.

After nap time on Saturday, we headed to my friend's house about an hour away for a BBQ with my best friends from high school and from college -- it doesn't get better than that, does it? :) The kids had fun running around together and the adults had fun eating, ha! 

On Sunday I picked up our grocery order (have I mentioned that grocery pick-up is life changing?) and then we had a 1st birthday party at a local farm for the afternoon. The rain held out so we could enjoy cake and pick strawberries -- the birthday girl was too cute! Sunday evening Steve had dinner plans with friends, so the girls and I did dinner and bedtime solo.

On Memorial Day, my in-laws came over in the afternoon and stayed for dinner so the littles got plenty of playing time in. My MIL & FIL always get me fresh flowers to plant as my Mother's Day gift and they have the best green thumbs, so they planted one of my large planters for me. It looks so nice in the back garden, and my goal is to keep it that way! ;) I ran to Kohls and Target but other than that it was a pretty low-key day. 

I know MDW is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and in that way it certainly feels celebratory and happy. But I also know the true meaning of Memorial Day is remembering those who have sacrificed everything so we may be free. That certainly wasn't forgotten on this day of remembrance and I extend my thanks and admiration to their families and everyone who serves. 


  1. I love the idea of a birthday party on a farm to pick strawberries. We have berry fields about 2 hours from us and I love going each summer. Those are the cutest outfits on your girls on MD.

    1. Thanks! :) I thought it was such a cute birthday party idea, too. All of the kids had a blast!


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