The original plan for this weekend was for all 3 members of our little family to go to visit friends in Marion, VA. We figured it would be the perfect opportunity for a memorable mini-family vacay, complete with festive fall scenery & activities. Yet let’s be honest, driving 14 hours in less than 3 days with a one-year old would most likely have been a memory we wanted to forget. My sweet girl can hardly take sitting still long enough to drive to the grocery store.
So when it actually came down to it, we went with Plan B. The hubby went alone & it was a girls weekend for me & Waverly Maye.
I would have obviously been thrilled if Waverly had been a boy or a girl. But if I’m honest, having my mini-me is all I could have ever hoped for & I still find myself not believing I got this lucky. The older Waverly gets, the more I appreciate the mother/daughter relationship that is developing more by the day. And I might enjoy dressing her. Just a little bit.
We kicked off our girls weekend with an ice cream date. Miss Independent has learned to feed herself & that is the only way she will have it these days.
On Saturday, we headed back to the beach.
The weather has cooled down & the tourists have left, so I planned a beach picnic for me & my girl. I spent Waverly’s nap time perfectly packing food for both of us, envisioning the sweet lunch on the beach we would have together. Total mom fail. Sand, food & this toddler don’t mix well together. After the third time Waverly took a bite out of her sand-covered strawberries, we ditched that plan too & played (played, & played some more!). Then we threw away the food & met friends for lunch at a restaurant instead.
Side Note! As a mom, my Type-A personality is learning how to suck it up & realize that life with a toddler never goes has planned. That may have been Plan C, but it turned out to be so much fun. 🙂
We had the best time, made sweet mommy & little memories & of course, were super excited to see daddy come home on Sunday.
PS – Waverly Maye is lucky to have another special lady in her life, her “glamma.” The relationship between Waverly Maye & my mom is too cute, & they both really do adore each other. I am positive that most of my desire for my own daughter was because of the close relationship I have with mom. She may not look like a grandma, but she is a damn good one.
PPS – Happy FALL! It’s officially here!
Enjoy your week, friends.