Monday, July 28, 2014
This weekend was spectacular. No huge events, but filled with lots of fun things, and while I wish it wasn't over, it didn't seem to blink by either. We had fun, were productive, and even fit in a road trip.
On Friday, the girls and I started our day by all sleeping until 6:30. Probably sad for the general population, but that's huge around these parts. We had a playdate with our best little girlfriends (and baby boyfriend) catching butterflies, playing on the swings, and riding the backyard rollercoster that left Ashlynn all pink cheeked and passing out on the car ride home. That night, we put the girls to bed and had Nany and Pop over to make sure the house didn't burn down while we actually went out on a date.
It's truly pathetic, and I'll take the blame, but we haven't been out since Kenley was born. Between her not being a fan of a bottle, or people who aren't her mommy, and that we really don't have any family other than Nany and Pop close by to babysit without it being a production, we just haven't done it. I'll post more about it in Kenley's monthly update later this week, but sleep training worked and my freedom increased amazingly. Instead of doing a fancier BYO like we probably would, we decided to go to one of our favorite little hole in the wall Thai places. We rarely get Thai or sushi since when we do go out (with the kids) since we make sure there is something Ashlynn will eat and obviously family friendly. We couldn't remember the last time we had Thai and were craving it by the time Friday came. We both licked our plates clean so I'll say it was a win. No criers or wake ups while we were gone and it was a total success. Looking forward to getting out more often and starting to look into other reliable sitters in our area.
On Saturday, we woke early ate breakfast and when Kenley went down for her nap I bounced solo to the grocery store. Something else I rarely do. It was a quick run, but glorious. We packed up after she woke up and headed to NJ. We met up with some of Pete's work friends from when he was just out of school and employed in North Jersey. We haven't seen them since a few weeks before I gave birth to Ashlynn and we got to see their new house and meet their little boy. Ashlynn had a blast playing in their bounce house, slide, and baby pool. We didn't pack her bathing suit, so she borrowed Will's and I must say, she rocked the board shorts and rash guard like a beast. No doubt this child is mine.
After chowing down on a spread that would put anyone in a food coma we headed back and we had minimal crying on the entire 4 hour commute (there and back). Got the girls cleaned up and to bed pretty close to bed time and finally got to catch back up on Game of Thrones. We are still on Season One, so we are trying hard to binge as much as we can.
On Sunday, Kenley was up pretty early but consider she slept a ton in car I couldn't be too upset. We had pancakes, vacuumed the house, cleaned the bathrooms, pulled weeds, did a circuit workout in the driveaway while Ashlynn played with glitter chalk and her water table, all before 10 am. It was maybe the most product morning ever. We showered and headed to Lowes after Kenley woke up and grabbed a few more things to fix around the house. Kids had snack, kids took naps, husband worked out and cut the grass, and then we headed to our local outdoor mall and just browsed a couple shops before getting dinner and then ice cream. It was totally one of those days where we didn't anything huge, but we were so accomplished and the day didn't fly by.
I wish we had one more day to spend playing together, but back to the grind we go. It's okay, I'm looking forward to counting down to our beach trip next month. Less than three weeks to go!