This past weekend was great… no big plans, no place to be. We pretty much just did a bunch of hanging out and that was OK by me.
Friday evening we made a pizza and opened a bottle of wine, and we had dinner on the back porch because the weather was something out of a magazine. Sunshine, seventies, and deep blue skies with big, white, fluffy clouds rolling by. We put Ed Sheeran’s latest album on to set the vibe and we turned on the twinkle lights to provide a pretty back drop and we then proceeded to sit for nearly three hours just enjoying each other. The kiddos played and B and I chatted and sipped our wine.
We let the kiddos have treats out of their Easter candy and I joined them by having a lollipop, to which B swears he’s never seen me eat. I’m the candy queen… I don’t discriminate! Gimme all the lollipops! We had also just had the lawn aerated a couple of days prior so Jacob had a blast picking up all of the dirt clumps and crumbling them. We stayed out back until dark and then we put the kiddos down for bed so we could catch up on a few shows with big bowls of frozen yogurt in hand.
A good evening it was indeed.
Saturday we stayed home all morning and most of the afternoon catching up on a couple of projects around the house. The kids have had some floating shelves in their bathroom for a couple of years and one of them was starting to sag, so B added brackets underneath each of them for more support. They don’t look near as elegant as they used to, but I figure hey, it’s a bathroom. Does it really matter all that much?
While Olivia napped Saturday afternoon, I grabbed my sunscreen, my book, and a huge bottle of water, and I lounged out in the sun for about an hour. You guys will be happy to know that I have finally finished Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks… you may remember that I’ve been reading that one since Christmas. I’m now reading Lauren Graham's book Talking as Fast as I can and I’m loving it! (Even though I accidentally spoiled a couple of things for GG for myself. Oh well.)
Saturday evening we decided to forgo church because we had a guest priest saying mass and the kids had been pretty crazy/fussy all day so we didn’t want to risk the meltdowns. Instead, we finally took Jacob to get his hair cut (it was long overdue) and Olivia and I amused ourselves by making silly faces while we waited. We then went to an early dinner with my parents and my uncle. Olivia had been begging for cheese dip, so we had Mexican, of course! Momma’s not going to turn down a margarita!
After dinner the kids started begging for DQ Blizzards (I swear, they’re conditioned to ask for them every single time after we have Mexican!) and we obliged since they had been behaving so well since we had left the house. DQ failed to give us lids and they had piled the ice cream so high that it didn’t all fit in the cup, so by the time we got home with them they looked like this.
We had quite a mess to clean up, but it was worth it! We let the kiddos split their mini Blizzard and B and I put ours in the freezer to save for after they went to bed. Before bedtime, I had to snap a picture of J because, for once, he wasn’t wearing a superhero or Star Wars shirt! You don’t see that often! And he even chose this one himself. :o)
Sunday morning I unthawed some strawberries that we had picked up from our trip to the strawberry patch and I finally made a strawberry pie to take to Sunday dinner at my parents’ house! It turned out well and I will be sharing the recipe with you tomorrow.
Sunday was rainy all day so we sat the ferns out in the front yard to get some rain and I couldn’t resist taking this picture.
Because it’s true! Why oh why don’t I have a green thumb?
We spent the afternoon having lunch at Jason’s Deli, scoping out the sale at HH Gregg since they’re going out of business, and then taking the kiddos to Barnes and Noble to play for a bit. We were hoping to make it to a playground but the rain was pretty constant, so instead we headed home for naps and laziness. The rain brought in a cool front, so I got all cozy in some fleece PJ pants, turned on some jazz, and worked in my office for a bit while Olivia napped. It was one of those deliciously delightful rainy days… not one of the yucky ones!
We had spaghetti and vino at my parents’ house for dinner, and then we brought out the strawberry pie which was a hit!
All in all this weekend was just lovely. I couldn’t have asked for a better one. The down time came at just the right time as it was much needed.
Now to get through this work week… I don’t think I’ve worked a five day work week in several weeks! EEK! Happy Monday!
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending, My Glittery Heart for Hello Monday, More Pieces of Me for Hello Monday Linkup, and HoHo Runs for Weekly Wrap.
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