Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day Weekend

I am just getting around to writing about my weekend since yesterday I wrote a post about spending $10 at Target. I mean how hard is it to spend $10 at Target? Not hard at all. I go and buy all of the things. What is hard is keeping it to around $10. But I digress.

Our weekend started off Friday afternoon. I got off just after noon and headed out to lunch with my parents and sister. We dined on some BBQ before I headed over to Ulta to pick up a few make up essentials. The make up post got me really excited about new products and I went out and bought a ton. Probably too many, but I want to try all the things. Ha.

After my Ulta stop, I went to my parents house to hang out while the girls were still napping at daycare. Once I knew they would be up, my mom and I headed over to pick the girls up and then grabbed iced coffees on the way home.

We hung out at my parents house for a few hours. The girls had snacks, playtime and kept my parents on their toes the whole time. We left just before 6 pm so we could get the girls dinner. We had a 40 minute drive and the girls were getting hungry even though they dined on many snacks. I made the girls dinner and picked up things around the house while they ate. Once they were done, we got in our pjs and snuggled until daddy got home from golf. He got home just in time to put them to bed for the evening.

He came baring salads for dinner and I opened a bottle of wine. We watched Parenthood and went to bed early.

Saturday morning we realized that in the middle of the night our internet went out and I tried to fix it all morning, but nothing was working. Boo. No Netflix that day. We got ready and went to our favorite muffin place for muffins and coffee. After a mini breakfast, we took the girls to the park to burn off some energy. We were only going to be there for 30 minutes, but ended up being there for an hour and a half.
toddler fun at the park
toddler fun at the park
toddler fun at the park
Look at the joy on Sutton's face!
toddler fun at the park
toddler fun at the park
toddler fun at the park
And the not so joyous toddler

After the park, we headed home to hang out while Rory mowed, edged and fixed the sprinklers. After feeding the girls lunch and putting them down for naps, I headed out to the grocery store and a few errands.
toddler snack time
Just enjoying some snacks on the coffee table

I made a new recipe that night. I had to improvise on a Pinterest recipe I found and it turned out to be really good. I hope to post it in the next week or two when I make it again. So good and perfect for Spring/Summer.

We also bathed the girls Saturday night since we would be out Sunday evening, so we got everything ready for the week ahead Saturday evening. Rory had a work trip to go to on Monday, so we wanted to get everything ready for that as well.

The girls went to bed and we watched Fargo and called it a night.

Sunday morning I got to sleep in until 7:30 and I call that a huge win. I would have loved to sleep in longer, but it is harder when you can hear toddlers running around the house. They didn't get the memo that it was Mother's Day. They were still hyped up and made many messes for me to clean up.

Rory ran out to get us coffee while the girls terrorized the house. I took a long shower and then got ready for the day. The girls made an even bigger mess that I had to clean up before heading out to brunch with my in-laws. Rory made reservations for indoors since the weather was supposed to be crappy, but they sat us outside. It was windy and a bit chilly, but we made do and it gave the girls the chance to run around a bit more.

After brunch, we took the girls home for naps. While they napped, I headed out to have mimosa with my friend Stacey. So nice catching up with her for a few hours.

On my way home, I stopped at the store to grab a few things to make the Special K bars MacKensey posted back around Easter. I got home and Avery was very fussy, but I made the bars and Rory gave her a breathing treatment because her cold was acting up. Once I was done and Rory was done give Avery her treatment, we headed over to my sister's house for a Mother's Day BBQ. She and her boyfriend made tri-tip, roasted potatoes and green beans complete with wine and homemade beer. Sutton ate a ton and had a blast, but Avery's cold got the worse of her and she didn't want anything to do with anyone except Rory. She didn't even eat dinner and that is huge for Avery. 
mommy and twins on mother's day
I did manage some smiles out of Avery long enough to snap this photo.

After dinner we had the dessert bars and then headed out. It was a short visit with my sister, her boyfriend and my parents, but at least we all got to spend some time together on Mother's Day. 

Avery's sickness really ramped up and she had a high fever of 102 degrees. We gave her some vicks, lavender oil in her diffuser, propped her mattress up and hoped for the best. The girls woke up a lot Sunday night which caused Rory and I to have little sleep.

Rory ended up cancelling his work trip because the girls seem to get sick when he is gone and he feels guilty not being around and helping out when they are sick (and saving me from using ALL of my sick leave). I told him to still go on his trip, but he said it can wait until June. 

Rory stayed home with Avery on Monday and was able to get the AT&T guy to come over and fix our internet. We had our box replaced, new wiring and a whole bunch of other stuff done since our system was really old and basically fried. So now we can finish Parenthood. Only three episodes left.

How was your weekend?

While it wasn't the best Mother's Day I have had (I only have two others to compare it to), I am just grateful for the family that I do have and the love I received on Sunday.


  1. Wow what a weekend girl!! I wish I would have gotten to sleep in more on Mother's Day but that didn't happen! It sounds like you had a nice day until poor Avery got sick! I'm so sorry! How nice of Rory to cancel his trip to help out! I hope she's better now!

    1. Thank you so much. It was incredible of him to cancel his trip. Super thankful for him. Avery is feeling better now. I wish I could sleep in daily, but toddlers. Ha.

  2. It sounds like an overall great weekend minus the sickies ag the end. Glad you had time with your girls and family.

  3. So sorry Avery got sick! But it looks like lots of good was still sprinkled into the weekend-your time at the park looks wonderful and I love that shot of your girls smiling with you!

  4. Sorry to hear that Avery got sick! Always something isn't it?!? Hope she is feeling better! Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Sounds like a good weekend, minus the sickness. I hope Avery is feeling better! And hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  6. Aw sounds like a real world Motherhood kind of Mother's Day weekend! Glad you got your smiling photo though and congrats on another year of Mommyhood!

  7. Poor Avery. What a sweet daddy to stay home with his girl. I know that had to be a relief for you too.
    Isnt it a cause for panic when the internet is down!??!!?!?
    The girls in those overalls - I'm dying!

  8. I hope Avery is feeling better! XOXO I love the picture of you and your sweet girls. Happy belated Mother's Day! And $10 at Target? It's pretty much impossible for me to do, which is why I never link up..haha!

  9. So sorry she was so sick. Oh I can't believe you blew through Parenthood so fast, I love that show so much! I am glad he is staying home to help and got the internet fixed! Mine used to go out all the time at the original shitty kitchen and it was the worst!

  10. I hope Avery is going okay!! Happy belated Mother's Day! You are an amazing one for sure!

  11. Poor Avery... more sickness! That is just crazy! How sweet of Rory to cancel his trip... that is awesome that he can do that!

  12. I hope Avery is better soon. You are going to cry at the end of Parenthood!

  13. Glad to hear you had a good weekend minus Avery not feeling well. I get so stressed out about using my days for unplanned things because I feel like it takes away from the fun times we have planned with the kids. I really wish there was a better practice in place for working parents. Beautifully Candid