Well hello there, and a happy Monday to you! We had the best of weekends and I wish we could just have one more day to relax and recover from all of the fun we had.
We kicked off the weekend with Jacob’s Mother/Son Dance at school. It was his very first dance and I was so honored to be his first date! The theme was mustaches, so when we walked in, we were told to grab a ‘stache and some sunglasses and head on in! They served pizza and fruit and had an ice cream bar with all of the toppings you could ever want! The DJ was really interactive and throughout the night we joined a conga line, we formed lines and danced through them to Uptown Funk (which is one of Jacob’s favorite songs), we did the Cupid Shuffle (which I still remember from my clubbing days – hehe), and we even Whipped and Nae Naed (seriously).
The highlight of the night was sharing my first slow dance with my sweet boy to Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. I’ve always adored that song and now I’ll love it even more. If you follow me on Insta, you probably already saw this, but I thought it was worth mentioning again – it was so weird being there because I used to dance with boys from school in that very same auditorium, and Friday night I got to dance in there with my own little babe. I have officially come full circle and I feel very old.
Saturday morning we got up early and headed out to catch the Air Show. But not before stopping by Panera for cinnamon crunch bagels and cinnamon rolls on the way! Olivia sat in the booth with me (instead of a high chair) for the first time, so, of course, it had to be documented! And she was all over the place as I suspected she would be, so back in the high chair she goes! Haha.
The kids had a blast at the air show. Jacob got to jump and slide in some inflatables, meet some Navy pilots, tour a Navy jet, and watch all of the amazing stunts that the airplanes did. We had hot dogs for lunch and then let the kids climb in all of the military vehicles that were on display. About an hour in, the clouds started clearing, the sweaters came off, and the sunscreen came out. And my dumb self somehow got sunscreen on the camera lens, so the majority of the pictures came out blurry. #BloggerFail I decided to include a couple anyway, just for memory’s sake.
Olivia also had a Level 8 Code Brown while we were there, so we had to change her diaper on the tarmac behind an airplane hanger. That was... interesting to say the least. In the five years that we've had kids, I have to say that was the first time that I was honestly at a loss for what to do about changing a diaper. All they had were porta potties, and I wasn't about to try and do it in there, so on the tarmac it was! #MomLife
After the air show, we headed back home and I had a tiny bit of time to squeeze in some tanning and reading time before heading back in to get ready for date night. I haven’t just sat around and read during the day in months, y’all. Months. It was nice.
Saturday evening ended with another date night, this time with all of our friends! We went to a new restaurant that we’ve all been wanting to try and we celebrated my birthday as well as my friend Jeannine’s birthday since we’re only 20 days apart. It was an amazing night full of good conversation and laughter. Oh, and more amazing food. Holy moly, we are on a roll with the fancy dinners out!
We all started the meal with cocktails – B and I both had Moscow Mules (I’m pretty sure that’s going to be my new favorite drink), a couple of the girls had Sangria, one of the girls had a Blackberry Basil (which was divine), and a few of the guys had whiskey. We shared an app of crackers and two different kinds of dip, and then for my entrée, I had the filet with white truffle parmesan fries and the smoked gouda mac and cheese. And OH EM GEE, it was another incredible meal! After dinner, the waiter brought out desserts for the birthday girls, Rocky Road Sundaes – chocolate pound cake, Belgian dark chocolate ice cream, honey marshmallows, candied pecans, white chocolate syrup, and malted Chantilly cream. Oh my. Dessert on point!
I love these girls (and their hubbies) so much and this couples' date night was just what we've all been needing!
As for the matching cardigan picture below, my friend Eryn came dressed in a navy maxi dress with that floral cardigan, and it turns out that was the exact cardigan that I had gotten for Jeannine for her gift! So crazy! They obviously had to take a pic since they were twinning! Too bad I didn't get one for myself as well...
Sunday Brian’s mom didn’t cook like she usually does, so we headed to Five Guys for some burgers and then we took the kids to the playground. While we were out there, we saw a few planes flying over!
We ended the weekend with dinner at my parents’ house where my grandmother told us all about her recent trip to England! So jealous! But we are oh so thankful to have her back!
Have a wonderful week, everyone!
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.