Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Father's Day Weekend and the Beach

I am sad the weekend went by in an instant. We had some pretty hot weather (in the high 90s) which kept us indoors most of the weekend.

My weekend started off Friday after working half day. I grabbed myself lunch and then hit up Target, Petco and the girls' new daycare. I had to drop off paperwork and fill out a bunch more. Plus I paid the yearly fees and got them all ready to start on August 7th.

I came home and the girls were up from their naps. I heard all about their day and then Rory came home. The girls were beyond thrilled to see their dad. They helped him unpack and we talked about our week. We took the girls out to dinner. They were a bit crazy since they were so happy to have their dad back, but we managed to get a seat in the back where we wouldn't bother anyone.

Once we got home, we got ready for bed, cuddled and then put the girls down. Then we watched Better Call Saul and called it a night.

Saturday morning we got up bright and early and got ready to go to the beach. We headed to Sand Harbor, but not before grabbing sandwiches, donuts for the ride and some fruit. The girls had a blast. Since it was HOT there, I didn't mind the freezing water. Sutton loved being dipped into the water while Avery loved playing in the sand. We stayed for about 4 hours which was perfect. The girls only had little meltdowns when it was time to leave. It was about an hour and a half past their nap time.
toddlers at the beach
 Look how much snow is still on the mountains. Unreal.
Sand Harbor beach
Sand Harbor beach
I was a little unsure if I should post this because bikini and being self conscious, but why not?!

They promptly fell asleep in the car within two minutes of driving. On the way down from Tahoe, we grabbed some coffees and took the scenic road home so the girls could nap longer.

Once we got home, we unloaded everything, gave the girls a snack and then bathed them. Then I showered and headed out to the grocery store and butcher shop.

I made brats, saute onions and corn on the cob for dinner. We watched Fargo after the girls went to bed and then called it a night.

Sunday morning we got up and went to breakfast for Father's Day. We treated Rory to his favorite breakfast place and then headed back to Target for some ballet flats. Side note: does anyone have children who are obsessed with shoes? My girls love their flats they wore for Christmas photos, but they are about a size and a half too small. Yet they insist on wearing them. Ugh. So we had to get some new ones this weekend so they didn't crush their toes and get marks for the elastic strap on them.
twin toddlers
 Waiting for daddy to get ready
family with twins
Rory and the girls at breakfast

We got home and fed the girls lunch. Rory and I were still stuffed from breakfast. The girls went down for their naps at 12:45 pm and Rory headed out on some errands while I watched the US Open. The girls slept for two hours and were only a little grumpy when they got up. But we played and did some chores around the house until family got there.

Another side note: have any of you tried Bai Bubbles? I grabbed it on Saturday thinking it was a sparkling water, a watermelon lime one to be exact. I opened it around 3 pm and drank it while making our bed, changing the laundry over and getting the house prepped for family. I drank it slowly, but once I was done, I felt off. Then it got worse and I felt miserable in my own skin. I had a slight fever and couldn't shake a headache. It so so bad that I thought I was going to be so sick. Turns out the drink is an energy drink of sorts and has equivalent to 4 8 ounce cups of coffee in it. I normally drink one or two cups of coffee a day. So needless to say, read the labels. I should have. It almost ruined the evening.

Family arrived at 4:30 pm and I wasn't feeling good. But after I ate some of my mom's spinach dip she brought over, I started feeling better. And I got better as the evening went on. We had both sets of parents over for a Father's Day dinner. Originally, I was supposed to have a BurgaBox for Rory as his gift, but they delayed my shipping and it never came. So mad about this. So I made a back-up plan which turned out better.

We made tri-tip, grilled veggies and rice for dinner. Then we had German Chocolate cake for dessert. The girls were loving all the attention and we loved the company. It turned out better than the BurgaBox would have.
German Chocolate Cake
Seriously my favorite cake lately and we have leftovers to enjoy this week.

Everyone went home and we put the girls to bed. It was past their bedtimes, but a good day, so it was worth it. We watched some tv shows that we missed last week and then tried to go to bed. Tried is the keyword as the energy drink kept me up all night. ugh.

How was your weekend and Father's Day?


  1. What a fun weekend! Girlfriend you've got a smokin body in that bikini! Love the girls in their bathinsuits, so cute! Sorry you started to feel sick, thats scary that a drink could make you feel that way! Glad you figured out a new gift for Rory, stupid burgabox!!

  2. The girls in their cute suits just kills me. Love it! Sounds like a great day. The photo of the girls and Rory on father's day is amazing!

  3. The girls in their suits....adorable! You look fab in yours as well! Sounds like it was a great weekend! The snow on the mt is crazy!

  4. What a great weekend! That lake view of the mountains is breathtaking! Glad you got to cool off from the hot temps!

  5. Love the Fathers Day pic with the girls.
    I gave up on Better Call Saul - is it decent? DO I need to just binge & get through season 2?
    ... & girl... if I looked like that, I'd have a bikini pic up every day ;)

  6. Sounds like a great weekend! I love that you guys have a beach close by. I wish we had one!

  7. OMG I've never heard of Bai Bubbles. If I had that stuff I would probably die! I can't even have one cup of coffee with caffeine without feeling awful. I'm glad that it didn't end up ruining your night.

    And girl, you look HAWT in a bikini! Flaunt it, girl!

  8. Um you look spectacular, show it off sister! I had that same reaction when I took 5 hour energy and I drink three cups of coffee in the morning. I will stay away from the bai bubbles! The pic of the water with the snow on the mountains is so crazy!

  9. What a nice Father's Day weekend! Umm can we just talk about that view with the water and those snow covered mountains?! Amazing! Beautifully Candid

  10. What a great weekend, you can never go wrong with the beach.

  11. Your weekend sounds perfect!! Love the girls at the beach and it's crazy to see snow in the background. That pic of Rory and the girls at breakfast is so good!! That's so crazy you accidentally drank a crazy energy drink! So glad your night wasn't ruined!!!

    1. It is crazy to see the snow. This NEVER happens this late in the year. I am so glad that everything turned out ok on Sunday due to my caffeine overdose. Ugh.

  12. Oh my goodness that is so much caffeine!! Who ever needs to drink that much?! Holy cow. What a bummer that it made you sick! Sounds like a fun weekend though! Those pictures of the snow capped mountains against the water are so cool!

  13. Your girls are so cute. Sounds like it was a great weekend at the beach! I can't get over that you were at the beach and then in the background is mountains with snow! Gorgeous!!

  14. Your girls are growing up SO fast! And omg how did you not die with that much caffeine?! I mean, I love a good cup of coffee, but holy heck that's a ton of caffeine! I'm glad you started to feel better later!

  15. So glad to hear everything worked out with finding the girls a new daycare, yayyyy! And look at those views at the beach! Best of both worlds right there - beach time with snow capped mountain views. AMAZING <3
    Green Fashionista

  16. We have been some ridiculously hot weather too and it is not going away, ugh! Looks like you all still had a lovely weekend.

  17. That looks so fun! The girls are super cute.