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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