Being Brickner : Scenes from Our Weekend

Monday, August 17, 2015

Scenes from Our Weekend

First, I would like to give a shout-out to good old mother nature, who has given us the absolute best weather lately.  We are used to pretty seasonal temps in July & then steaming hot Augusts around here, it seem this year it's the other way around and we are not complaining.  It's been so nice that it's almost made me forget that I was dreaming of fall a few weeks ago.  Almost.

We took advantage & spent most of our weekend outside, my little brother turned the big 2-9 so we celebrated with some food and drinks on the beach while watching the sunset.  We don't usually get out during the evenings much, especially lately, Avalon can get pretty fussy so I don't like to make it worse by putting her in the car seat (any other moms feel like you turn into a pumpkin when it gets dark?!).  Yet she shocked us all & was happier than ever, and we even stayed way later than we planned, almost 9:00.  We get wild.

My Overalls, Waverly's Headband
Part of my husband's birthday present was a day fishing trip with his friend.  Probably lame, but after a long week with both girls on my own, I'm usually desperate for his help by the time the time the weekend hits & like to keep him at arm's length. ;)  So it was back to the beach for us girls, we met my mom, brother and sister which I was thankful for, especially since Waverly has recently decided that she can swim all on her own.  Apparently floats are for two-year olds, she wants nothing to do with the one we have been using for the last two summers, the one that kept her above water & also kept my sanity intact.  So despite a few major meltdowns because I wouldn't let her take a couple laps around the ocean on her own (how dare I?), it was a really fun, successful summer day.

Solly Wrap
Other highlights of the weekend include a five-year old birthday complete with a slip-n-slide, a trip to the coffee shop for just me & my computer (something I have been trying to do once a week, just to give myself a little time to unwind, I totally recommend it!), and my favorite, Waverly telling me "Mom, she is just gorgeous!", about Avalon, maybe 100 times.

And now, it's Monday.

Sleeper & Sheets
Hope you had a great weekend!
XO

18 comments:

  1. Looks like y'all had a wonderful beach weekend. Happy birthday to your husband, I'm sure he loved the fishing trip. Waverly is so cute in the water, sounds like lil girl needs some swim lessons ASAP so she can swim to the edge of the ocean and back without mama worrying ;)!

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  2. So jealous of your amazing weather! Get me out of AZ! It's hotter than hell and I'm OVER it! (I hear that winter makes up for it... I'm just ready to go outside again. It's opposite for us, we are couped up indoors while everyone enjoys summer, and we will be outside loving life while everyone is indoors avoiding winter, ha!) LOVE your beach time! So glad you were there with family to help. I am seriously dying for you over brave little Waverly. I mean, serrrrrrriously!! Time to get that girl in serious swim lessons for just in case... ha ha! Bless your momma heart!!

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    1. ugh Courtney I feel ya!!! We barely left the house this weekend its soooo hot!

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  3. Waverly calling Avalon gorgeous melts my heart! SO sweet! Happy Monday :)! xx

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  4. Love the picture of Waverly living it up under the pier! Such a fun girl!

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  5. How is she possibly this grown up that she can swim without floaties?!!! Wow. So jealous of your beach days and lovely weather. It's about 800 degrees here right now. Bleh. And I agree, she's just gorgeous! :)

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  6. What a great weekend, and yes to the needing husbands on the weekends! I absolutely adore yawning baby pictures, they are just too cute! And oh the "I think I can swim" thing, my almost 2 year old is going through that now...talk about scary!

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  7. Totally hear you on not getting out in the evenings anymore. The newborn phase is officially over lol.

    Great pictures as always!!

    Oh, and I think I need to sign up for a few solo coffe shop hours myself :)

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  8. Love all your beautiful beach photos. Waverly always looks so full of joy there!

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  9. I feel the same way about Mondays as Avalon does. "yaaaaawn!" haha

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  10. I am so inspired by your motivation to get out with your computer. I need that!!! Otherwise, I find myself up til midnight every night, trying to crank out blog posts. Ugh. These pictures are gorgeous (as usual!) Always love updates on your sweet fam bam!:)

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  11. What a perfectly fun weekend of beaching! It doesn't get much better than little toes in the sand. Waverly is getting so brave to want to tackle the ocean with no floaties.
    Loving the idea of slipping away to a coffee shop for a few hours. I might have to see if I can't set up an arrangement like that.

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  12. oooh a coffee/laptop break? Sounds like just the ticket to keeping sanity.
    Enjoy the lovely beach weather!

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  13. Perfect family beach pics! Is there anything better than family and beach time?

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  14. So fun! The girls keep getting more and more gorgeous! (PS We don't usually go anywhere after 5, unless it's for a walk. Restaurants are out of the picture for a hot second and anywhere we can't move her is crossed off the list, too.) xoxo

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  15. No float? I would die. I'm glad you had your family there to help you with the new master swimmer ;) Even when Emerson was swimming with a float on, I still watched him like a hawk. I hope he's content to wear one of those of the next twenty years. ha. So glad you were able to enjoy some time at the beach though! And a coffee date with yourself? Very nice!

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  16. That picture of you guys under the bridge is SO cute! And Waverly splashing too... so so cute!

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  17. Sounds like a great weekend! And that last pic is priceless!

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