We had the best long weekend. Honestly, the best. So good that I didn't even bust out my camera (all that much) because I was trying to live in the moment and not through the (crappy camera phone) lens. First off, I was lucky enough to have Friday-Monday off from daycare, so that was 4, yes 4 days off!! Woo hoo! I'm not going to lie, usually Joey and I are VERY, VERY lazy when we have time off and we like to do, well pretty much nothing. We get so tired with every day life that we just want to stay in and relax. However, we had tons of plans for the weekend - and it turns out there's STUFF and PEOPLE out there, and it's FUN!
Friday started off great because my awesome friend Hilary took Noelle for the morning so I could be productive! What a luxury that was! While Halle napped, I power cleaned, then when she got up we had ourselves a little mama and me Target and lunch date. It was so nice and relaxing to be with just one kiddo - especially Halle, who doesn't get tons of one on one time.
My little lunch date! <3
Then later that evening we had a dinner date with the family I nannied for prior to Halle, and we had so much fun. We grilled steaks, had some yummy pasta salad, tested out some new beers, and the kids ran wild playing around the house and yard. It was a beautiful evening, and we ended the night with dancing and running around to music. It was amazing to spend time with another family we love, and to see the kids continue their relationship right where they left off. We haven't seen them since Christmas, but you would have never known. The kids are like cousins, more than friends. They have a very special bond.
I wish I got more pictures of the kids together but my goodness, they were BUSY. I couldn't get one decent picture of the kids together without someone running off!
We have Paw Patrol problems, lol.
Her cuteness is too much.
Cookies and Cream cupcakes!
Sunday, Noelle and I went to church with Hilary and Myla and checked out their church! I really enjoyed the wonderful music the best, and Noelle had the time of her life with Myla - as usual.
Off to church we go!
Deep Halle thoughts: "What is this stuff my parents are always drinking?!" And, "Why do they continue to put me in this ridic garb?"
Monday we went over to our friends the Pounds house for breakfast. Another super fun family event. The kids played, we chatted, and we had a great time just being ourselves. No one got dressed, and all our kids hung out in their pajamas. We (the moms) each brought something to share, and we all dined on pancakes, eggs, and bacon. We spent the rest of the day napping as a family, and then Joey and the girls went over to his brother's house for dinner so I could have some time to myself to clean and do homework.
Finishing the weekend off with books with daddy!
Overall, what a fantastic weekend. But of course, we cannot forget what Memorial Day is all about. There is always a reason for the holidays we are given, and this is a very important one. It's a day to remember every fallen soldier who has sacrificed and risked their lives in order for us to live and enjoy ours. God Bless their surviving families.
Hope everyone had an awesome weekend as we did!!