Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer Weekend Vibes

Ah Monday, we meet again.

We kicked off our weekend on Friday with the last swimming lesson of the week and I’m happy to report that Olivia finally went an entire lesson without crying!  There was a tiny bit of whining on a couple of occasions, but overall, she did fantastic!  At the end of the lesson, the swim instructor pushed all of the little kids to the bottom of the pool to see if they could pick up some coins and I couldn’t even believe it that Olivia retrieved a dime!  When it was Jacob’s turn he cleaned house coming up with three quarters, a dime, two pennies, and a Canadian dollar.  Haha.  Not sure if she meant to put that one out for the kids to retrieve, but it was there.  Hiiii, Canadian readers and friends!!

After the lesson was done, Mrs. Joni passed out popsicles to all of the boys and girls since they had done such a wonderful job, and then it was time to head home.  I had taken the rest of the day off, so the kids and I loaded up and went home for a little bit of rest before B came home from work.  The kids watched a little bit of TV (they earned it today!) and instead of tidying up the house like I should have, I laid down on the couch to snuggle with the kids and read for a bit.  It was a wonderful way to kick off the weekend and I wish every Friday could be like that!


When B got home we headed out to Five Guys for dinner and then we took the kids for some celebratory Blizzards at DQ since they had done so well at their lessons all week.


The kids were exhausted and fortunately fell asleep quickly Friday evening so B and I fired up Bloodline and watched two more episodes… I am completely HOOKED, you guys.  So good.

Saturday morning we had a birthday party for Jaxon, a little kid in Jacob’s class, so we headed over to their house for some pool fun.  I wasn’t sure how many of the parents would actually be swimming so I didn’t even bother to wear my bathing suit, and then I regretted it about five minutes after arriving because it was soooo hot outside.  Most of the parents did end up in the pool, and I just hung out on the side with my legs in.  The moral of the story?  If you live in the south where it’s 95 degrees and humid every day, always wear your bathing suit.  What was I thinking?  Haha.  Both kids had a blast and Olivia even jumped off of the diving board four or five times!  What a difference a week makes!



Saturday evening we attended church and then went to eat Mex with my parents, grandmother, Uncle Billy, Aunt Maureen, and Uncle Chris.  I swear, our kids would eat Mexican every single night if we would let them.  Must be because I ate it so much while pregnant with both of them!  It must have rained while we were in the restaurant, because as soon as we stepped outside, we were greeted by a double rainbow!  Aaaahhhh so pretty!




Saturday night looked similar to Friday night – two exhausted kiddos from so much swimming and two more episodes of Bloodline. 

Sunday morning was cloudy and it looked like the bottom could fall out at any minute, so we were pretty lazy.  The kids watched a couple of cartoons while B and I sat around the kitchen table – him paying bills and me catching up on life stuff, and then Jacob and Olivia joined us at the table to work on summer journal and cut out stamps respectively.  We also did Jacob’s birthday interview for an upcoming post, and that was fun as it always is… kids really do say the darndest things!

The afternoon was spent at my mother-in-law’s and step-father-in-law’s celebrating my brother-in-law’s birthday.  They had a spread of beef tips, rice, fried okra and green beans from the garden, black eyed peas, scalloped corn, jalapeno cheese bites made with jalapenos from the garden, homemade rolls, fresh fruit, and two big bowls of watermelon.  We had a Dairy Queen Blizzard cake for dessert to celebrate my BIL and also my nephew’s little league state win this weekend.  I was positively stuffed.

We played in the back yard for a short bit, and then it was time to head home to let Olivia get a short nap in before heading to my parents’ for Sunday dinner.  







I was particularly excited about this one because we didn’t get to go last week.  My parents had hardwood floors installed a couple of weeks ago and it looks like a totally different house!  Gone is the old carpet that I used to run around on when I was little.

Momma and Daddy had prepared another feast for us, and we were able to enjoy another few hours with family before it was time to head home and get ready for Monday.  But not before seeing yet another amazing sunset!


B was stoked because Game of Thrones is back and I was all over here like Zzzz.

Happy Monday!  More swimming lessons and chaos for us this week!



*Linking up with B Loved Boston for WeekendingMy Glittery Heart for Hello Monday,  More Pieces of Me for Hello Monday Linkup, and HoHo Runs for Weekly Wrap.



24 comments:

  1. What a great weekend!!! I could eat Mexican all day every day, too. It's just so dang good! And those rainbows and sunset - gorgeous!

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  2. Yay Olivia on making it through!!! Love a pretty rainbow and lady back summer weekends!! Yum..beef tips and green beans..sounded like a yummy spread! Happy Monday gorgeous, hope it's great!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! Yes, Olivia is doing MUCH better now. We are hoping that it continues. One more week of lessons to go!

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  3. Yay for no crying in the swim lesson - such a great thing!! Glad you guys had a nice weekend and the double rainbow is a nice surprise! xo,Biana-BlovedBoston

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  4. Rainbows are such an amazing thing! We love searching for them. Yay for Olivia finishing up swimming lessons and having fun at the party. We are huge mexican food people! Yum!!

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  5. Hahaha yeah I never know to bring a suit or not to pool parties for the kids but I just leave an old one in our beach/pool bag just in case. Look at those double rainbows!!! And yay for Olivia getting a dime! And Jacob for getting a mini fortune LOL!! I'm sure they will be both do awesome this week!

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  6. We are doing swimming lessons too and this was the first one with no tears for us. Hallelujah!

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    1. Yay!! I'm so glad for you guys! I know that makes it so much easier on you!

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  7. What a fun week! The pool party sounds fun for the kids. It's great that they're getting swimming lessons, it's so good to learn early! And those rainbows are beautiful!

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    1. Yes, it is SO important! And they are doing great!

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  8. I was reading your blog with my 6 year next to me. He was asking who the kids were so I was telling him and he asks me, "mama, are they TWINS??" πŸ˜‚ I just had to share because it made me LOL!
    P.S my 6 year old is also named Jacob and I am Lindsay!😎

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    1. Haha. We do hear that AAAALLLL the time and they older they get, the more we hear it! That's so funny!

      And that's so cool! Jacob is turning six this Sunday! Now all you need is an Olivia and you'll be set. Haha.

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  9. How gorgeous is that sunset?! Yayyyy for the kids finishing swim lessons, and Olivia made it through without crying. She rocked it by getting that dime <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. What a fun summer weekend! Loving Olivia's little bun, so cute!
    & all that yummy food you guys had at your in-laws...sounds so good!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  11. We liked Bloodline. The last season is a bit of a letdown, but it is a good one. And, we watched Catastrophe and found the first season to be super funny (a bit much, but funny), but the second season we thought was a little off-putting. Great job to the kiddos with the swim lessons, and I love your parents new floors. Gorgeous! Oh, and gotta love a rainbow!

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  12. Yay for Olivia with the swimming! And I love the rainbow and sunset pics - my faves!

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  13. I love that picture of sweet Olivia sniffing the flower. And I already told you on IG..but the watermelon shot is perfect. Happy Monday!

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  14. So glad that Olivia ended up doing well with lessons! I'm with you!! Everyone deserved ice cream and Mama needed some wine! HA
    Love that sweet picture of Olivia smelling the flower! So precious

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  15. What a perfect summer weekend! Woohoo for summer lessons and that is so neat that Jacob and Olivia did so well diving for coins. Sounds like you all had a great weekend!

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  16. Aww looks like a great time. Great pics :)

    www.modernflourish.com

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  17. Between the rainbows and the sunsets you had such pretty skies this weekend!!

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  18. Ha! I'm the same way about GOT- who cares!?! And every time the theme song plays, we sing the Peter Dinklage song. I used to cut off the rind of the melon for the kids and this summer started cutting it into triangles like yours and they absolutely love it! Hope you had a great Monday!

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  19. Those sunsets have been amazing lately. Must be all of the rain y'all are getting. Looks like a perfect summer weekend and I am so happy Olivia is warming up to the idea of swim lessons. I had "one of those" kids too. Now they are both little fishies!

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