I never really understood what people meant when they’d say they were “living for the weekends.” Except for that one time I worked a job I absolutely hated and would come home crying most days. Yea, definitely got it then. But other than that, I’ve never felt like I was counting.down.the.seconds. until 5 o’clock on Friday. Week, after week, after week. Until I became a working mama. And now I tottttaaaalllllly get it!
WEEKENDS ARE THE BOMB. The shiz. The best part about my entire week.
I am now soaking up every single second of the weekends, like a giant sponge, because as soon as my head hits the pillow Sunday night, it starts all over…the countdown to next weekend when I get ~55 uninterrupted hours with my girly girl and my main squeeze. I think workweeks would be a heck of a lot more productive if they were 4 day workweeks, instead of 5, but I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir on that one.
This weekend we stayed in town, only venturing as far as our two most frequented weekend spots: Tacos 4 Life for dinner Friday night, and the lake for a family walk on Saturday. We played and played, and Adam and I snuck in some at-home date time during naps. I even got some alone time! Here’s a quick looky-loo at how it all went down.
Friday night, as soon as we got home, we headed out to our favorite local taco place and stuffed ourselves silly.
Saturday morning, after morning snuggles (duh), we headed out to run our errands for the weekend. I wanted to get them done early so we’d have the rest of the day to relax. We hit up Academy, Chick Fil A, and Target. The Saturday morning trifecta. It was baby girl’s first trip to Academy, and she loved it. Fun fact, it was my first job in high school.
Sappy mom: I shared this on Instagram because I couldn’t believe how cute she looked in this little onesie. I bought a mixed pack of these last summer, not having ANY idea what she would look like in them! And now she’s here. And she’s wearing them. And it still just blows my mind.
For lunch on Saturday, Adeline had some bananas again! She’s lovvvving them. I snapped this pic on a whim, and I’m so glad I did. It’s perfectly imperfect. Her foot flexed like she does when she’s happy, the way she’s looking at Adam and softly smiling, Truckee lurking in the background waiting for crumbs, and Adam crouching down so he and Adeline are on the same level. Be still my heart.
Saturday night, Adam watched Adeline and I got to treat myself to a pedicure!!!!!! Thanks to a gift card from a bit of blog work, I took myself out for a little “me” time and loved every minute of it.
While I was gone, Adam updated me on how dinner was going: she LOVES sweet potatoes to say the least! First time trying a sweet potato puree and it was a hit. Clearly!
Sunday morning, bright and early (as in 5 am) baby girl woke up crying in her crib. Instead of rocking her or giving her her paci until she quieted, I threw her in bed with me and then we proceeded to sleep another 4 hours together. Sweet thing just wanted her mommy. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. We don’t co-sleep, but I loved having some extra snuggles!!
Due to that 4 hour “nap”, we were almost late to church. Again. Just like every Sunday. As we were running out the door I casually said, “it’s okay, at least we’re making an effort to go!” And I really, really mean that. It is a STRUGGLE to get out the door on Sunday mornings, and some weeks we just don’t make it. Some Sunday mornings are miserable – she’s fussy, I have to change her diaper 1,000 times during the service, she has a blowout, she pees on her dress. But we try really, really hard to be there still, and I just hope one day Adeline looks forward to bible class. I hope she is seeing that church is a priority in our family, and that even when we don’t feel like it, we try our best to make it. My heart melted when I took this picture of her sitting in Adam’s lap, listening to the singing and watching the slides on the projector. It also happened to be Senior Sunday, so don’t even ask if I teared up a bit. I’m always praying for your sweet, sweet heart baby girl. “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” -Proverbs 22:6
We tried to do lunch after church as well, but Adeline was so fussy and so tired that we ended up getting our food to-go once it came out. She fell asleep as SOON as we got in the car. I think I snapped her sweet little hand holding her foot – @sarah_ingle1 on snapchat!
She slept for a couple hours, while we cleaned, and when she woke up I took her outside for a bit to get some sun! This was the first time she wore her floppy hat and it cracked me up. Such a little old ham.
For dinner, she had leftover sweet potatoes and bananas again. A success indeed!
Truckee also had a special treat this weekend – turkey & sweet potato patties! I received these as part of the blogger program through chewy.com and these just miiiiiiiight be Truckee’s favorite treats yet!! You can purchase them HERE.
Last night Adeline had a really hard time going down, and was super fussy again all evening. I’m not sure if it’s teething, a growth spurt, a cold, or a combination of all three.
PS Adam has finally started a side business for his woodworking. Check out his new Instagram and Facebook page if you’re curious! He has made several things for our house, and has a few fun projects in the pipe!