Monday, March 16, 2015

Fresh Air = Weekend Fun!

Happy Monday (said no one ever).  Well, it was back to the grind today and it definitely started out as a Monday.  I won’t get into that right now, though.  I’d rather continue to reflect on our wonderful weekend.  We finally, FINALLY had a weekend where nobody was sick, it wasn’t raining, and it wasn’t cold!  All the clappy hands!!  

Lately Olivia has been cranky in the evenings since she’s been adjusting to taking just one nap a day instead of two, so we haven’t even attempted to go out to eat on a Friday evening in several weeks.  However, this past Friday we just decided to take the plunge and try it again, and everything went surprisingly well. 

We kept it kid friendly (duh) and went out for pizza… the restaurant is always a zoo on Friday nights and there are usually a bunch of other kids there, so it’s nice and loud… the perfect setting to camouflage the inevitable meltdown.  Luckily, we didn’t even have to worry about that, though.  Both of the babies were as good as gold, and as happy as clams just to be out of the house, I think.  We topped off our meals with some raspberry gelato (Jacob’s pick), and then we headed back home for early bedtimes for the kiddos, and relaxation + a full TiVo for Mommy and Daddy. :o)

Saturday we hung around the house in our PJs most of the day, and then we went to our usual 5:30 Saturday evening mass. 

Unfortunately things didn’t go as smoothly at church as they did at the pizza place – both of the kids decided to act like a couple of wild animals, and since we were in church, we didn’t have a nice, loud atmosphere to conceal the noise.  Jacob was jumping around like a wild banshee, and Olivia kept slamming her milk down on the ground and throwing herself back because we wouldn’t let her run wild.  Everyone in there was probably thinking our kids have no home training.  Note to self – do not take your very small kids to church after they’ve just taken two hour naps.  Let them burn off some energy first. 

Luckily, we had Olivia’s paci and she calmed down once we busted it out, but man, we are trying to keep her away from the pacifier, not encouraging her to use it.  After some serious threatening from hubs and yours truly, Jacob eventually calmed down as well, and then he wanted to snuggle which is always welcome.  

After church we took the kids to Panera for dinner (just call us daredevils… or just plain crazy), but they were perfect angels.  Go figure.  We sat outside because the weather was absolutely gorgeous, and we actually had a picture-perfect dinner.  It totally redeemed the evening.  

Sunday we had our usual lunch at Brian’s Mom and Step-Dad’s house, and his sister and her husband and kids joined us as they always do.  The weather was absolutely AH-mazing so we all hung out in the back yard after we ate.  Jacob played trucks on the deck and Olivia hammed it up in Mommy's sunglasses.  It was nice and relaxing, and oh-so-wonderful to get some fresh air and a healthy dose of Vitamin D! 

This face, y'all.  Here it is again!

After that, it was naps for the kids at home (and free time for Mommy and Daddy – WOO HOO!) for a couple of hours, and then in the evening we went to my parents’ house for some good food, good wine, and good company.  I guess they don’t call it Sunday Funday for nothing!  How were your weekends?  I hope you enjoyed yours as much as we enjoyed ours!


  1. LOL! I tooootally agree about camouflaging out the noise at restaurants. So funny and so true. We also enjoyed a little bit of vitamin D over here and it was finally warm enough to go out and enjoy it! Thank. Goodness. :) It looks like you had a great weekend. Your kids are adorbs!

    1. Thank you! :o) Yessss, the louder the restaurant, the better these days. And eating outside - the ultimate! Glad you guys enjoyed your weekend, too!

      <3 Linds

  2. Looks like such a fab weekend! Love all the pics :)


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