We had a little taste of spring this weekend. Although, who am I kidding? Pretty much this entire winter has been a taste of spring! It’s been so bizarre.
Friday evening we headed downtown to enjoy the beautiful sunny and 75 degree weather. We stopped by the big mural on the way to dinner and the kiddos had a blast running around and posing in front of the massive abstract painting. That picture of Olivia kissing Jacob by the wall… be still my heart!
After dinner we walked to the new ice cream/homemade fudge and treats shop where I had some of the best ice cream of my entire life!! I am almost always a mint chocolate chip girl when it comes to ice cream and I’m usually disappointed if I try something new, but Friday night I stepped out of my usual box and decided to try their Lemon Meringue Pie ice cream. Oh. my. gosh. Somebody needs to tell me where I can find some of that to keep in my freezer! It was so good! On a side note, check out those floors!! Makes me want to redo our master bath!
We wrapped up the evening with a walk back to the car, bedtime for the kiddos, and then The OA and Gilmore Girls for B and me.
Saturday morning B had tennis, so the kids and I worked on their valentines to take to class on Tuesday. We used the pre-made Target Dollar Spot valentines for the kids’ friends, and then I made some tags that said, “I won the jackpot having you as my teacher” for the teachers. In the teachers’ bags went a few 100 Grand bars, a few Paydays, and a few scratch off lotto tickets… who doesn’t love the chance to win $50k?
Saturday afternoon was spent cleaning out the kids' artwork, cleaning out a few more things and taking sweet pictures of Olivia’s Valentine’s Day leg warmers. Fun fact, I bought those for her when she was in my belly over three years ago, but her legs have been too chunk-a-licious to wear them until now. I’m so glad that I held onto them, though, because she is loving them!
Saturday evening we went to church, and we finally made a huge leap and stopped allowing Olivia to have her paci there. For the last couple of years, she has only been allowed to have paci at nighttime, naptime, and in church and nowhere else. We have been trying (and failing) for the last few months to convince her that she doesn’t need it anymore in church, but we were always worried that she would cause a scene, so we never took it away. Well, we finally decided to be proactive last weekend and we told her that it was the last time that that she would be allowed to have it during church. We reminded her throughout the day all day Saturday to prepare her for it mentally, and then right before church we had a whole ceremonial “leave the paci at home” ordeal. We let Olivia take it out of the bag and leave it on the kitchen counter and wave goodbye to it as we walked out the door. That way she was able to really process that it wouldn’t be available to her at church.
Well, when we got there and sat down she looked at me with her big puppy dog eyes and said, “I want my paci.” I gently reminded her that we had left it at home, and then that was that. She never asked for it again. She did, however, hum, talk to herself, and shush really loudly so many times during mass that we almost had to take her out, but hey, at least she didn’t cry for the paci! Haha. #MoreThingsWeNeedToWorkOn
We are hoping to get rid of the thing altogether sometime in the spring. Yes, we know, it’s long overdue. #SecondChildProbs
Sunday morning I finally got a start on my new Lauren Conrad book that I got for Christmas, and then we took the kids to the playground since it was cloudy but still oh-so-warm. We then headed to B’s momma’s for lunch. She had made the cutest homemade heart cookies for VDay! We spent the rest of the afternoon out in the back yard. The kids love to play in their garden, and Sunday was no exception. They had a blast throwing sand, rocks, sticks, and pine straw in a wheelbarrow full of water and saying that they were mixing up potions. I just love their little imaginations! (Even though I was slightly dying inside watching them play in that dirty, stagnant water.)
Sunday evening was dinner at my parents’ house. We hadn’t been to their house in three weeks due to other events the last couple of Sundays, so it was nice to get back into the swing of things! My momma had decorated the table for Valentine's Day and she even made a special Valentine's Day dessert! Such a festive evening!
I hope you all enjoy your week! Happy Monday!
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.