Weekend Fun

After completely overhauling our backyard for the month or so before Waverly’s party, we decided that we needed a break from house projects (um, for the most part) for a little while.  It feels so good to have my husband back for the weekends again, I’m starting to realize that during my summers, if it wasn’t for that, I might not realize that the weekend had even arrived!

We recently took Waverly to the boardwalk for some random weekend fun with my side of the family.  We honestly don’t go down there a lot during the summer since there are so many tourists, we try to stick to the bay or other areas where there isn’t so much craziness.  Yet it was actually a ton of fun, Waverly of course loved that craziness & even surprised us all when she actually sat in her stroller the entire way down there.  We took her to a little carnival & ate ice cream, total toddler heaven!

My Tassel Necklace & Shirt
Waverly’s Scarf (Similar)
Of course, it was all fun & games (literally), until Waverly wanted to go on the giant ride with a major height restriction, one she didn’t even come close to hitting.  And probably won’t until she is five.  
Total toddler tantrum. 😉 
I mentioned that we had family & friends over for my husbands birthday last weekend, our birthdays are actually pretty close & mine is a few weeks away.  We tossed around the idea of celebrating both our birthday with friends by actually doing something not kid-friendly, possibly past the little ones bedtimes, with lots of alcohol.  Then we realized that there was just too much going on (& that our lives revolve around our kids, plus we can’t hold our alcohol anymore), so now, we have decided to still celebrate together, just the two of us!  We are going out of town next weekend, only 45 minutes away, but my parents are keeping Waverly Maye overnight for the very first time.  We haven’t both ever left her so it’s a pretty big deal for us, we are excited & looking forward to it (especially the sleeping-in part).  I know it will be good for all of us but something tells me she will be all we talk about the entire time. And that we will miss her so.
Waverly’s Headband
Romper Sold-Out, Similar Print Here

Happy, happy Monday to you all!  Wishing you a wonderful week!



  1. August 18, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Yay for a weekend away with the hubby!!!!! I'll be thinking of you mama!!! It'll be hard but you'll love reconnecting with your hubby one on one for sure!!! Can't wait to hear about y'all's adventures!!

  2. August 18, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    What a fun weekend! Love that tassel necklace!!

  3. August 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    Looks like such a fun weekend!! Love Waverlys little outfits, so cute!!

  4. August 18, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    YAY for a weekend getaway!!!!! We have actually yet to do that and my birthday is actually coming up in the next couple weeks (the big 3-0!) and we thought about doing it but decided on wine tasting instead 🙂 Hope you guys have the best time!!! (ps when's your birthday?? we might be birthday twins like our kids are almost birthday twinsies!)
    ps love that pic of you guys eating the ice cream! You are your husband and smiling and Waverly's like "nope, gonna eat the ice cream mom!" love it!

  5. August 18, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    You deserve a weekend away and it is okay to talk about them while you are gone! I hope you have a great time. I am trying to plan a weekend getaway for us also.

  6. August 18, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Aw you guys TOTALLY need some 1-on-1 time together. It's good to reconnect and work on your relationship and it will benefit your little one also 🙂 I hope you get to relax and enjoy the "quiet time" because it will seem to weird to not have baby crying or wanting your attention. haha Marli has just started having mini tantrums, but what works for me is that I kind of downplay it (meaning not giving her too much attention) and telling her "oh goodness, you're being silly Marli" and then redirect her/take her away from the situation and put her focus on another distraction and it works 95% of the time. 🙂 Maybe that will work with her? It's so tough being a baby…bless their hearts 🙂 Have a great one!

  7. August 18, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Giiiirl that romper on her is so cute!! I agree, when you have kids, partying even if it's till 11pm with a couple of drinks is like partying for an entire night! lol! You do need one every now and then though 🙂

  8. August 18, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    Can't wait to hear how much fun Waverly has on her first overnight with the grandparents! Hopefully it will inspire me to plan our own little overnight getaway.

    The Joni Journey

  9. August 18, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    What a fun weekend to get away and enjoy family!! I love that ice-cream pic.

  10. August 18, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    We are about to do the same thing Ashley, and I am terrified! We are going to leave Maddie with my brother for a night and I am dreading it! I know we just need to do it, but I'm so worried about how much we are going to miss her!!!!! I know she'll be just fine, but I am so nervous about it. Will love to hear how your trip goes too, GOOD LUCK MAMA!!! xx

  11. August 18, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    She is so precious! Glad you all had a wonderful weekend!

  12. August 18, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    What a fun weekend! You looked gorgeous, of course! Don't you love summer? I SO don't want to go back to school!!! (Insert toddler tantrum by mom!! Haha!)

  13. August 18, 2014 / 5:47 pm

    That smile! That cone! Perfect!
    How exciting to get away for a night!!! Sleeping in, oh man yes please. That sounds pretty perfect. Have the best time!

  14. August 18, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    Aw that happened to Abigail too! She is still talking about not getting to ride the bumper cars and it's been like months. Poor girl! She keeps saying, "but I'm older now!" and I'm like, sweetie it has nothing to do with how old you are but how tall you are lol.

  15. Anonymous
    August 18, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    what a great weekend!! and that romper is SO cute!

  16. August 18, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    oh that romper! adorable! and have a great time with your overnight getaway. We have LOTS of family nearby so Elyse has spent LOTS of nights away from us. And it truly is so refreshing!

  17. August 18, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    and again. cutest outfits ever! we had major explaining to do at the fair with stupid height restrictions too. . . its just plain mean for these tots. you're going to have so much fun celebrating your birthday!! i love it!!

  18. August 18, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Beautiful pictures. And Happy Birthday! Good for you two for going out together. How fun! It will be a memorable weekend and so refreshing for you relationship.

  19. August 18, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Liam gets so frustrated when I have to tell him that he is too young or too short to do something; it's just not fair! Good luck on your first overnight!!! I will be expecting a full report since we have never left Liam either.

  20. August 18, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Such great photos – that jumpsuit is SO fun!

  21. August 19, 2014 / 12:14 am

    Adorable photos – looks like such fun! And I think it's great that you two are going to get some alone time in. Every couple needs that once in a while – as hard as it may be to do!:)

  22. August 19, 2014 / 2:41 am

    What a fun weekend! And I hope y'all have a great time on y'alls overnight getaway. It's nice to reconnect and have some kid-free time every once in a while.

  23. August 19, 2014 / 3:49 am

    yum… those ice cream cones look delish!

  24. August 19, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    So cute and such great pics as usual! (ps I completely agree about the no-longer being able to hold alcohol part hahaha) Can't wait to hear about your trip away!! xoxo

  25. August 19, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    What a FUN day!! I wish we lived close to fun stuff like this!

  26. August 20, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    How fun! You can see the excitement and joy in all of your faces. A date night – so fun! And yes, she will be what you will talk about the most. We do that too!

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