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.
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.
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.
Hope you had a great weekend!