I can’t believe that another weekend has come and gone!
We kicked ours off with something that I have been dreading for months – Olivia’s first haircut. I have been putting it off and putting it off because I just couldn’t bear the thought of clipping those sweet little hairs that she’s had on her head since she was born. I told Brian that once she turned three I would finally let go and do it, so three came and went last weekend and here we are.
We took Olivia to the same lady who has been cutting Brian’s hair since he was four. She also gave Jacob his first haircut, so it was really special that she was able to do Olivia’s as well. When we arrived, Jacob needed a haircut, too, so we let him go first so he could show Olivia how it was done. He sat up in the chair like a boss (like always) and he was done in about ten minutes.
When it was time for Olivia to get in the chair she started crying and clinging to my leg and saying she didn’t want to do it, but we were able to convince her after a couple of minutes. She wouldn’t sit in the chair and she wouldn’t let Oki put the cape on her, but she did at least finally agree to let her cut it. I showed her how much to take off, and then she let me hold the ends of the hair (so I could save it for her baby book) while she did one chop all the way across. Once that was done, Olivia was comfortable and she allowed Oki to finish trimming it up. She looks so grown up now I can hardly stand it!
After haircuts, we decided to just go home and make breakfast for dinner. We then finished the evening off with a family viewing of The Little Mermaid, and then it was bed for the kiddos and Netflix for Mommy and Daddy.
Saturday morning B had a tennis match and I woke up feeling just awful from these stupid allergies that are still raging so I stayed home with the kiddos and we just sat around watching TV, playing, and not doing a whole lot. I was in a bit of a funk by the time B came home because I was feeling so awful, but we all spent some time in the back yard, and the sunshine and Chris Stapleton tunes that B had turned on snapped me right out of it.
We spent the rest of the afternoon doing laundry and jamming out to the new Ed Sheeran album (fan-freaking-tastic, you guys!) until it was time to go to church. I also laid out the new rug that I had found at Marshall's Friday with a leftover Christmas gift card. What do y'all think? Does the rug look OK there? I love it, but it is kind in an awkward spot since you have to walk on it to get to our bathroom on the right. B said he thinks it's an odd spot to have it, but I just can't decide. I LOVE the rug itself and I really want to keep it, but I'm not sure where else to put it.
The kids were both well behaved in church. Olivia did get a little squirrelly at one point, but at least B didn’t have to take her out like last time. Whew.
After church, we met my parents and two sets of my aunts and uncles at a little pub that we love where I proceeded to chug a Blue Moon and take yet another Claritin D… I swear, I’m going through this stuff so fast that we’re going to end up with cops showing up at our door because they’re going to think we’re making meth. Lol.
We grabbed DQ on the way home because, why not? And then it was off to bed for the kiddies and more Netflix for B and me.
Sunday morning was spent making homemade waffles, doing more laundry, listening to more Ed Sheeran, and taking a quick trip to the grocery store for Sunday dinner prep. My mom had a lot going on this weekend and didn’t want to cook so I volunteered. Y’all know I never pass up a chance to host!
We had lunch at my MIL’s and then afterward the kids played in the garden. They spent nearly an hour playing in the dirt and “mixing up potions” in an old gardening bucket. I swear, B and I just need to create a dirt area in our back yard and give the kids a couple of shovels because they stay out there playing forever!
Little Miss Fashionable begged and begged to wear her fancy red bow shoes. I told her that it wasn't very practical for outdoor playing, but I caved and let her wear them, and then she spent the whole afternoon taking her shoes off, dumping the dirt out of them, and then putting them back on. Listen to your moms, kids! We know what we're talking about!
Sunday evening everyone came over to our house for dinner. I made baked ziti, a salad, and garlic bread sticks, we passed around a bottle of wine, and we had a great evening of good music and good conversation. Brian was so kind as to offer to make dessert, so we ended the evening with his homemade chocolate chip cookies. They are the absolute best, y’all. I was so thankful that I was able to taste them after having NO taste buds all day Saturday.
I have seriously never had nasal congestion this severe for this long before. It. Is. Awful. I’m calling today to make an appointment with the allergist… fingers crossed there’s not a 4-week wait to get in!
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.