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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mother's Day Weekend

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We had a pretty good weekend. The weather was very Spring like with many showers, but we made the most of it and got outside in between the rain showers.

Friday morning I dropped the girls off at school around 7 am and went in to have a Mother's Day brunch with them. At first they were scared that they would be taking photos with the Easter bunny or Santa (that is the room they usually take photos in), but once they learned they would be taking them with me, they got excited. We took some photos and then had some scones, coffee, yogurt and fruit. Then the girls gave me the cutest Mother's Day crafts.
Mother's Day

Mother's Day crafts

Mother's Day crafts

Friday after work, I headed out to lunch for a salad and then to Target. I spent an hour and a half there and it felt like 15 minutes. I had to get birthday gifts, some shorts for the girls, some tolietries, cereal and some dog treats (Milkbone dental chews). Plus I looked at the dresses that were buy one get one 50% off.

After Target, I picked up the girls and took them to a park near our house, but the swinging area was flooded since it rained earlier in the day. So we loaded back up and headed to another park. It was just me and the girls there along with a couple other kids. We spent about an hour there before it got really windy and started to rain again.
toddler park

toddler park

We left and headed home to use the bathroom and wash our hands before heading out to dinner. Rory was golfing, so it was just the girls and I. I took them to a place that has really good mac n cheese (for them) and an amazing bbq burger for myself. I let the girls watch some Frozen on my phone while I caught the hockey game.
twins

After dinner, we went home and I got the girls ready for bed. Then we watched a little Mickey Mouse Club House and then I put them down just after 7:30. Rory got home not much later and we decided to watch the first episode of WestWorld. We heard so many good things about it, so we had to check out the series premiere.

Saturday morning we got up and lazied around the house. I did some major cleaning since I didn't want to do any of that on Mother's Day. Around 10 am, my in-laws came over to game plan a new fence for our yard. We want to give the girls more play area in the backyard. We also went over some updates we want to do to the bathrooms.

We left around 11 am to grab a quick lunch which ended up taking longer than we anticipated. But we hurried home, changed the girls into their mermaid leggings and went to my friend's twins 4th birthday party. It was themed mermaids and pirates and they went all out on the party. They had a bounce house, walking the plank, a candy bar, two pinatas, bbqed food and so much more. The girls were a bit shy, but they had a blast. They missed out on naps since the party was during naptime. They did a pretty good job, but were pretty tired throughout the evening.
mermaid leggings

mermaid and pirate themed party

mermaid and pirate themed party

mermaid and pirate themed party

mermaid and pirate themed party

mermaid and pirate themed party

After the party, we drove home and the girls were tired, but didn't want to nap. I gave them their second bath for the day since Sutton had candy in her hair. After baths, we hung out and then decided to get some pizza. It was rainy out and we didn't want to cook. Plus the girls were tired and we didn't want them to wait for dinner. The girls went to bed early that night. They were fast asleep at 7 pm.


After they went to bed, we watched some shows on our dvr, folded laundry and finished up some chores around the house.

Sunday morning I got to sleep in. Rory got the girls up and they let me sleep until 7:20 am. This may not seem late, but it was sleeping in for me when I am at home. It was glorious. Once I got up, we got ready and headed out to Mother's Day brunch with my in-laws.
Mother's Day brunch

Mother's Day brunch

After brunch, we went to the park to let the girls burn off some energy.
Park fun
 The girls sweaters are from Mexico and seriously so cute (and handmade)

Park fun

Park fun

Park fun

It was starting to rain again, so we headed home. The girls brought me out my gift together and it was soooo cute. They each carried a side of the bag. They got me the Allbirds Tree Loungers that I wanted. These shoes are amazing. You don't have to wear socks with them, they are unbelievably comfy, they are breathable and soooo light.
Allbirds tree loungers

The girls played and I made a grocery list (I couldn't escape all mom duties :)). Then I headed out to go shopping for myself. My sister met me, so she could look at dresses for her rehearsal. I bought three shirts from a local boutique. Plus I grabbed a coffee and some spray lotion from a local soap/beauty shop. Then I went grocery shopping and came home to watch some golf for a bit. Once the girls were up, I painted their fingers and toes. Then they all went outside to do some yardwork while they let me watch some shows on our dvr, catch up on IG and just have some time to myself. It was sooo nice. Plus they brought me out a glass of wine at 3:30.

At 5 pm, I started making dinner, pasta with asparagus and pancetta along with a salad. The girls were big eaters and were soooo good at dinner. After cleaning up, I headed out to take Walter on a walk before the rain came again. It was nice to get out when I did. It smelt like rain, the sun was setting and was a perfect evening.

The girls went down quickly again as they were soooo tired. Once they were down, we relaxed, drank some wine and enjoyed the rest of the evening. It was an amazing Mother's Day.

How was your weekend?

20 comments :

  1. It sounds like you had such a nice weekend! I giggled at "we had our second bath of the day because Sutton had candy in her hair" -- this is SO my life too, haha. I'm glad to hear you love your new shoes! My weekend was nice and relaxing, too. Sometimes it's the little things!

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  2. LOVE seeing these pictures and alter smiling faces! Love your cute new loungers, I have heard they are amazingly comfy!! Glad to hear you had a sweet Mother's Day weekend!

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    1. Thank you! I love those loungers. Soooo comfy. I hope you had a great Mother's Day too!!!

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  3. Love your new shoes!!!!
    I just adore your girls love a good playground! They are always wanting to swing & slide, dont they? Living life to the fullest :)
    So funny they thought a big furry character was going to be there to take a pic with :) LOL

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  4. Full weekend for you! But looks like it was amazing! Those leggings are so darn cute. Glad you had a great day.

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  5. I need to check out those shoes, super cute! Sounds like you had a busy weekend, glad you could get some time to yourself on Sunday! Those sweaters from mexico are too cute! Have a happy Tuesday!

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  6. What a nice weekend!! That is so cute they were worried about the Easter bunny or Santa being in there. Taking pics with mom is a much better option! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  7. The girls mother's day crafts are just precious!!! That pasta sounds amazing, and I love the shoes you got! I hadn't heard about them. but they sound fabulous. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Oh they are amazing and totally worth it. So comfy. I hope you had a great Mother's Day as well!

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  8. Your girls are so cute - even more so in those adorable hand-made cardigans from Mexico. They made you such sweet gifts too with the handprints - I miss those days! Bless them being scared of the Santa and Bunny room - I must say though if I was that size I think that big rabbit would scare me too! Lovely photos - and those biscuits are awesome - the mermaid themed party is a great idea. Glad you had such a great week-end - Joanne :)

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  9. Those shoes are super cute--what a great gift! Sounds like it was a really nice Mother's Day weekend!!

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  10. Those shoes are so cute!!!! I love that photo of you and the girls.

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  11. The girls are so cute in their sweaters and seriously - I love their leggings! Also, those cookies look so yummy from the party. I'm glad you guys had a good weekend :)

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  12. So glad you had such a fun and great Mother's Day Weekend! Your hair looks great girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  13. Um this all sounded fantastic! Cheers to you! (Love those shoes too!)

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  14. Ok those shoes look great! I so need a pair, thanks for sharing. The girls are so cute in their little matching sweaters. Love that they are the same but in different colors.

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  15. We had very similar weather last weekend! It sounds like you had so much Mommy & daughters time! I LOVE those sweaters you got them in Mexico, so freaking cute!! And yay for sleeping until 7:20! I think I got to right around 7 too!! I so want to throw one of my girls a mermaid party, love those colors together!

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  16. What a fun themed party; Pirates and Mermaids sounds like a lot of fun.

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    1. It was such a cute party and one that we really enjoyed!

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