It’s The Little Things: Week Seventeen

We had the most incredible weekend, one of those that you never want to end & also, that you need another one right after to recover from. 😉  It really was the most fun, the weather could not have been better & it was the perfect start to what I know is going to be one memorable summer.

I’m pretty sure my smile running out of work Friday afternoon was even bigger than the one Waverly gets going down the slide lately.  And that is saying something, the slide brings my girl some serious smiles. 🙂  We were very ready for a three-day weekend, & kicked it off with a fro-yo date followed by one at the park.  Waverly was obsessed with another little girl she met on the jungle gym, she named her “Mimi” & kept repeating it while giving her the biggest hugs ever.  The girl’s name was Catherine & she was 3, luckily she was also as sweet as can be & let Waverly give her a new name for the entire afternoon.

Waverly has been asking for “Mimi” ever since, her & “Bobby” get way more conversation time than anyone else lately.  Oh, how I love this child (& her imagination)!

We spent the majority of our weekend grilling out with loved ones, eating, drinking & celebrating entirely too much.  Just the way warm weather weekends should be, right?!  Waverly had an absolute blast, she loved every minute of all the extra people to entertain her & obviously, decided not to nap because she didn’t want to miss a thing.  By late Sunday afternoon, we debated leaving her at home with our in-laws rather than taking her to another cookout.  I was convinced she would breakdown at any moment from major lack of sleep yet ultimately, we took her & she partied like a rock star. 
I’m sure I’ll regret it when Waverly decides to never nap again, but at the time it was well-worth it.
In food news, I was really excited to attempt to expand my cooking skills with a new side dish this weekend.  I’m starting to think that the boxed pasta salad I’ve been showing up with for a few years now is really getting old.  I saw this recipe on Natalie’s blog a couple of weeks ago, I love a cold dish in the summer & this corn salad seemed easy enough.  It was super delicious, we made it for two seperate cookouts & it was a hit at both.

Lastly, I couldn’t resist a festive brunch for our little family on Sunday morning before we hit the beach.  These “mini” waffles are perfect for toddler fingers, they are a go-to for Waverly’s breakfast each day.  Sometimes she just sucks the syrup out of them, but most days, we consider them a win!  She also loves strawberries & blueberries, watermelon was a favorite last year but this time, she said “EW!” if they were anywhere near her plate.  Toddlers. 🙂

Overall, such a great weekend full of “little” moments & memories that I know will last forever.  I just keep thinking that these are the days, I don’t think life can get much better than this. 🙂
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  1. May 28, 2014 / 5:07 am

    That romper in the last photos!! I die! She is so sweet! I'm glad she was a good sport all weekend and partied like a rock star so you didn't have to miss out!!

  2. May 28, 2014 / 5:28 am

    So glad you guys had a great weekend. Loving all the pictures, and I must attempt to make that corn salad! Yum!! xoxo

  3. May 28, 2014 / 11:41 am

    So glad you had a great weekend! Little Waverly's outfits are the cutest!!! Glad she let you have a great weekend!! 🙂

  4. May 28, 2014 / 11:55 am

    You look beautiful in those pictures with your sweet girl, Mama! You're just glowing – you can tell how happy Waverly makes you, and it is the most precious thing:) Love that you guys had a great long weekend! And I am heading over to check out that corn salad recipe now. Looks super fresh and yummy – perfect for summer!

  5. May 28, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Looks like you guys had a fabulous weekend! Your spread on Sunday looks so festive and fun! Also, LOVING your shirt from the first couple photos! Where did you get it??

  6. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    What a great weekend. You two are just GORGEOUS!!

  7. May 28, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    what a great weekend. That romper on Waverly, cute, cute,cute!

  8. May 28, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    She's such a cutie!! I get that "big smile" when I run out of work on Friday's too– going home to play with my toddler is the BEST!!

  9. May 28, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    Looks like a good weekend! Love your outfits as usual and those fun waffles!

  10. May 28, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Oh noes about the watermelon! It just isn't summer without watermelon. Hopefully she'll remember she really does like it soon. That cold salad looks yummy! Glad you tried something new. Such cute waffles. I don't think Im ready for Aria to ever not nap…let's just keep doing that until 18.

  11. May 29, 2014 / 1:32 am

    Sweet girl!! I bet it's so fun watching her imagination play out… I can't wait for Mia's to come out more in the next few months!
    That corn salad sounds delish! I'll be trying it asap!

  12. May 29, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    The romper is adorable. Waverly and I can be friends ecause I'm not a watermelon fan either!! Sound like a great weekend and I am so looking forward to our summer!!

  13. May 29, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    You and W just have the best hair!

  14. May 29, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    That brunch looks delicious! And oh my goodness! Waverly is just so cute in that romper! I'm obsessed with rompers! Where is it from? Looks like a divine weekend! Just a few more weeks till summer break right?

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

    • May 29, 2014 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks, girl!!!! 🙂 The romper is from Gap, I was going to link it but it was sold out, there are some more on there though that look very similar!!!! 🙂 And YES – so close to summer I can't stand it!!!!!

  15. May 30, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    that girl, she is too cute! love that romper! and that corn salad looks delicious! perfect for a summer cookout!

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