Our Weekend

We are still slowly recovering from the weekend over here, it was jam-packed & a little exhausting, but so much fun!  We kicked it off Friday with a trip to the waterpark, it has been so insanely hot here that being near water seems like the only option.  Like usual, Waverly had a blast & burned off a ton of energy (going down the slides head first), while Avalon mostly slept in the solly, fitting in an awake time just long enough to dip her little toes in the water.
For the record, my mom meets us on most of our waterpark days now that I am outnumbered.  I’m thinking that by next summer I will be able to handle both girls on my own there, yet I’m sure I’ll be eating my words once they are running in two different directions away from me. 😉

Solly WrapMy Suit

 Saturday, we took a big family trip to the amusement park!  It was my parents anniversary, plus my husband & I had been wanting to take Waverly to the Sesame Street attraction that they have there as part of her birthday gift, so we had been planning this trip for a while.  Honestly though, I got a little nervous the night before, the forecast called for major heat, plus I wasn’t sure how baby-friendly walking around a park all day would be.  Yet we ultimately decided to go, packed our car full, & took the hour trip early Saturday morning. 

I am so, so glad we ended up going, the girls shocked me with how well they did & Waverly was in pure heaven the entire day.  She loved the Sesame Street attraction like we thought she would, but also loved all the other kid rides just as much & did not turn one down!  It was so much fun watching her discover something new, she seriously could not contain her excitement.  Avalon did great too, we took breaks in between rides to get her out of the heat and so that I could feed her.  Plus, my husband & I even got a chance to ride a roller coaster together while my parents watched the girls, overall, such a fun, memorable day!

Waverly’s Dress, Avalon’s Bloomers & Headband My Top
And lastly, our night.  We had planned on leaving early to get the girls to bed at a normal time, but ended up staying later so that we could see the fireworks show (which Waverly was actually excited about, after hating them on the fourth a few weeks ago).  While we were waiting, my husband went on a roller coaster with my brother while me & the girls stayed down to watch.  Waverly was so cute, every single time another car came down she was convinced it was her daddy, yelling (screaming!), “hi daddy, I’m down here, come & get me!” each time.  Afterwards, she told us “her guys” were up there (they come everywhere with us) & started yelling to them.  It was so incredibly cute, a moment I will remember forever for sure.
Also, she loved the fireworks this time. 🙂 
Hope you are having a wonderful week!


  1. August 4, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Sounds and LOOKS like a fabulous trip, so glad you decided to go and it went well. I loved amusement parks growing up, they have some amazing family memories tied to them.

  2. August 4, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    What a fun weekend with your sweet family! Loving Avalon in her little mint bathing suit and white sun hat – Vivian has the exact same suit and hat, and I just love it! Waverly's face in the amusement park pictures is just priceless. She obviously had a great time:) Can't believe how big and brave she is now! Time goes so fast! Squeeze that precious Avalon!:)

  3. August 4, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Water park and amusement park.. What a fun weekend! Glad to hear it went well with both kids. We are at the stage where these activities go smoothly, but I can't imagine doing it with a newborn in tow!

  4. August 4, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    So cute 🙂 I actually think it might be easier now, witch Avalon being so little you don't have to worry about her running away! But I only have one right now so I really shouldn't talk! Also, have you ever heard of Beach Front Baby Wraps? They're mesh, so perfect for water! I immediately thought of them when I saw you in the water with your wrap! http://beachfrontbabywraps.com/ xo Chelsea play. wash. rinse. repeat.

    • August 6, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Thank you for this! I actually have seen so many people wearing them at the waterpark was wondering where they were from. I will definitely look into – thank you!

  5. August 4, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Beautiful pictures from the weekend! We have yet to take Liam to an amusement park, so we may need to do that soon! Waverly looks so happy there!

  6. August 4, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    What a fabulous and fun weekend!
    Love seeing the picture of the four of you. Such a beautiful family!

  7. August 4, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    What a wonderful weekend! All the pictures are gorgeous! Im kicking myself for not buying that flamingo suit when I had the chance. Also, I love the new blog header 🙂

  8. August 4, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    Looks like you guys had a great weekend with tons of great photos 🙂 I am scared to brave the pool/waterpark when I have a second kid!! Haha! Loving your new blog look, and the name! XO

  9. August 4, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    Love the new site design!
    I want to give you encouragement — when I had my second, I took my toddler and newborn to the park and was breastfeeding my baby while keeping my toddler from falling off a slide and I swore I'd never to to a park alone again 🙂
    Promise it'll be easier when Avalon isn't so high need. One day you'll be at the water park with both girls and it'll be so fun and easy you'll think, "I think I could do this with three!"

  10. August 4, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Aw so cute, you look great with two kids…and you changed your blog name…how did I miss that…oops! Sorry, it's been a long couple of weeks, haha 🙂 Love seeing kids explore new things. Taking my kids to Legoland tomorrow, so excited!

  11. Anonymous
    August 4, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    LOVE the new name!! and you're so lucky to have family near. I steer clear from places like that unless the husband is home. You look amazing, mama!

  12. August 4, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    What a fun weekend! Can't believe how big Avalon is looking and what a little lady Waverly is turning into. I barely feel ready to handle my two alone at the grocery store, so I totally understand wanting backup at the water park. The more pairs of adult hands, the better!

  13. August 4, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    Sounds like such a great weekend and Waverly looks like she had an amazing time! Children are funny things one minute they like something then they don't then they do, constantly changing their minds ha.

  14. August 5, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    So fun!!!! I love that one piece you have on! Where is it from? I just got my first one piece for our trip to Cancun and am surprised how much I love it! I guess growing up as a swimmer and having to wear one pieces I grew to not like them, but now if 6 incisions on my tummy I need to protect them some days from the sun so I have been looking for a couple of one pieces and high waisted bottoms as options!

  15. August 5, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Ummmm I just noticed the blog name change….. I LOVE IT!!!! EEEEEK!! xoxo

  16. August 6, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    So many wonderful pictures from such a fun weekend! We love our localish amusement park, so it will be really fun to take both girls sometime. Maybe this fall!

    Love the blog redesign and name! I've considered the same since mine is about kid number one too. But we'll see 🙂

  17. August 7, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Oh I recognize Busch gardens! So many wonderful memories of the rides in "Italy" when I was a child too. I don't live near Virginia anymore (SC!) but I still can't wait to take my baby one day 😊 thanks for sharing! Sweethughes.blogspot.com

  18. August 8, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Such a beautiful family & you look stunning! You're just glowing!!

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