Whew! I need a weekend to recuperate from our weekend! I just cannot kick this cold. It’s been a solid week, and I still don’t feel 100%. Daniel Tiger tells us that, “When you’re sick, rest is best,” but DT doesn’t have a husband, two small children, constant laundry, and a jam packed social calendar! We try to keep our weekends pretty laid back . . . but we failed this weekend!
This is a typical morning for me now: feeding Em while Lucy eats her breakfast on my lap. I could fight it, but it’s just easier not to.
Someone was super happy on Friday morning! #teeth
We had a play date at Pump it Up on Friday. This was our first time going there, and I think the girls were a little young yet. Most of the bounce houses were quite large and intimidating.
Lu and Amelia tried to play some T-Ball, but really we just had to make sure they didn’t bang one another with the bat!
I finally got Lucy to go in one of the big, open bounce houses, and she even let Miss Marie hold her to play basketball. #babysteps
However, she did insist that I sit in there with her, so I crawled in with Emmy in the carrier. It wasn’t easy because the openings to those things are quite small!
This slide is the only activity the girls could do all on their own. Thank goodness they had it!
These cuties did a great job watching their siblings.
Matty had a work party Friday night. I don’t have pictures, but I invited Marie and Amelia over for pizza and playtime. Marie’s husband was going with Matty, and they promised to be home by bath time. But at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon with a looong four hours looming ahead of us, we decided to get the girls together and tough out the evening together. Matty got home just as I was putting Lucy in the tub, and then he gave Emily a bath and we got this sweet picture. #armrolls
We went to our niece, Sadie’s, 8th birthday party on Saturday morning. Lucy needed a diaper change, and I made the mistake of trying to do it in Sadie’s room. Lucy was in heaven! She kept trying on all of Sadie’s dress up jewelry and saying, “I almost done, Momoozle, just give me ooooone more minute.”
Lucy and her newfound trumpet provided the musical backdrop for the opening of the gifts.
Emily Roses rolled across the room to visit with Pop.
It was an emoji themed party, and Ems got in on the fun too.
How cute is this cake that my SIL made??
And it was delicious, too!
After the birthday party, we dropped Emily off at Grandma Ri’s for the night. We took Lucy home and had just enough time to vacuum, straighten up, and freshen up before my mom arrived to watch Lucy so that we could go to our friend’s birthday party for a few hours. They live on a lake and we took a relaxing (and chilly) boat ride. I think this was my first time all summer that I was on a boat without having to worry about keeping a small child from falling over!
We were home by 9:00 and went to bed fairly soon after that because the next morning I had my 2nd annual Scarf Exchange with my mama friends. Seriously . . . how did all of this land on the same weekend?!
Everyone buys a scarf and wraps it up, and then we take turns picking/opening/stealing. Although we are two years in and not one person has stolen a scarf yet! We also never buy a new gift bag for the event. We just pick something we have in the house already or, if you’re like Becky on the far left, you use the newspaper ads!
We sat for almost two hours and talked, laughed, and ate breakfast. Such a great way to start our Sunday!
While I was living it up with the other mamas, Matty and Lucy had some bonding time at home.
After I got home, Lucy and I went to Trader Joe’s and Meijer while Matty cut the grass and switched out the flowers on our front porch. This was the first time I let Lucy use one of the tiny carts at TJ’s. She was a bit of a wild woman, but did ok. After about 10 minutes she said she wanted her water bottle and a snack, so we transferred everything to a big cart and she ate while I pushed. Oh, and she had a minor tantrum when she didn’t understand why she couldn’t have more of the pumpkin cheesecake we sampled. #onetoacustomer
We went home, put away the groceries, picked up Matty, and then got back in the car to head to Rita’s to help her with a few projects around the house and pick up Emily. Lucy couldn’t fight it anymore and got herself a nice little catnap on the drive down.
We got home right at bath time, got both girls to bed, and then did our evening chores. Now as I finish up this post, Matty is already sleeping and I’m hoping to join him momentarily. But more realistically, after I fold the load of towels in the dryer so that I can move the girls’ laundry from the washer to the dryer. And then I’ll dry the clothes again in the morning for a little bit to get the wrinkles out again before folding them. 😉
Other than Lucy’s school on Tuesday, we have a wide open week. I’m hoping to get some Halloween decorating done. I have all the big aspirations and high hopes to do something festive around our front door. Dream big, Molly, dream big!
Have a great week!