Before I get started on our weekend recap, I just want to say happy birthday to my Daddy!! I love you, Daddy, and I wish you many, many more!
Well, today is a BIG day in our household… our firstborn is starting Kindergarten. Waaaahhhh!! He got to meet his teacher last week (even though we already knew her beforehand) and he was thrilled to see his new classroom and meet some new friends. I have a feeling he is going to do fantastic this year! Mommy on the other hand? Not so much. I’m probably a sobbing mess as you’re reading this.
Anyway, we had a great weekend. Got tons of things crossed off of the to-do list, got to spend lots and lots of time with my favorite people, and celebrated a couple of birthdays along the way.
Friday started out with dinner at Cracker Barrel. When we eat Cracker Barrel during the summer, we typically get veggies to go and we eat them at home, but during the winter we love to go there for dinner and have breakfast. Well folks, after all of this fall talk and my constant yearning for fall these days, we went there and had breakfast Friday night and it put me in SUCH a fall mood. We’re talking eggs, bacon, biscuits, pancakes, coffee… the works! Afterward, we browsed their store because they had all of the fall, Halloween, and college football stuff out!! GAH, I can’t WAIT for September!!
When we left, it was cloudy and the temps had miraculously dropped to the low 80s, so we spent the entire evening outside. We went for a lovely stroll around our neighborhood, and then we let Jacob ride his new bike some more… he’s gaining confidence and it makes me so happy to see him thriving! When he got off the bike, Olivia wanted to jump on… her feet can’t quite reach the pedals, but her doting daddy and brother rode her up and down the sidewalk… she thought it was the best thing!
After we put the babies down for bed, B and I whipped up some Moscow Mules (our new favorite summer drink) and we kicked back in our PJs to watch the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics. It was loooong as I’m sure you all already know, so once we reached “B” for the countries, we were over it and we switched over to Friday Night Lights, which I’m liking more and more by the episode!
Saturday morning I got heaps and gobs of stuff done around the house. I finished cleaning out and organizing all of the kids’ toys, I got the entire house completely tidy (no more toy and junk explosion), and I got a few more little projects done that have been on the list for a long time. Jacob and Olivia played SO well together all weekend... it was wonderful! They even greeted each other like this Saturday morning:
We took a break from cleaning to play Jacob’s new game, Hoot Owl Hoot, and it was so much fun for the whole family! Seriously mommies… you NEED this game! It’s a game that requires all of the players to work together toward a common goal and either everyone wins or everyone loses. It’s a game of strategy but it’s simple at the same time and we all had so much fun playing it. Even as an adult, it requires some thought before making a move, so it kept me quite entertained as well. As a matter of fact, we played it at least five times as a family this weekend, and B and Jacob played it twice on their own as well.
Saturday evening we went to Red Robin with B’s dad and family for our niece, Haley’s, birthday. Our burgers were soooo good and the kids were so well-behaved even though we were there for close to two hours. Toward the end, Olivia got a little wiggly, so I took her out to the lobby and we played with Snapchat to keep her entertained. Hehe.
After dinner we went back to B’s dad’s house for cookie cake and presents and then it was time to call it a night. On the way home, the kids were requesting songs like they always do, and Brian started doing a crazy dance (at a red light, of course) to a song called “Silver Scrapes.” It may not sound familiar to you, but if you watch college football, you will recognize it from one of the ESPN commercials. The kids LOVE it and they loved it even more when Brian started dancing all silly.
When we pulled in our garage, Can’t Stop the Feeling by JT was playing and B asked the kids if they wanted to have a dance party, so we all danced like crazy as the song finished. When we all started getting out of the car, Jacob said, “This is the best day I ever had!!!!” It was so funny and so sweet. I love that kid. #DanceParties #RaisingThemToBeAwesome ;o)
Sunday morning I got a ton more done… swept and mopped and finished up the house chores, and completed a few more projects I’ve been wanting to work on, including a command station in our kitchen (LOVE and need to share with you), and I got everything all ready for Jacob to start school. We played Hoot Owl Hoot three more times and then we all got ready to go to B’s momma’s for lunch.
We celebrated Haley again and we all left with full bellies. We spent Sunday evening with my family and we celebrated my Daddy, and then it was bed for everyone because – back to school!
Think of me today… I will need all of the thoughts and prayers I can get. I’m gonna be a basket case!!
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.