Wednesday, July 5, 2017

weekend recap

It may be Wednesday but the weekend just ended for me. ;) It was a great one, too!

On Saturday, we did nothing. It was much needed after the first week returning to work and I was so glad to stick close to home.

On Sunday, we went to church and Etta spent the entire time in the nursery for the first time ever! This was a huge milestone because she has a very real case of stranger danger so she would usually be a hot mess not too long after dropping her off. After church, we headed to my parent's house for dinner and to visit with my grandma. Elden and Edith wanted to sleepover their house (this would be Edith's first attempt and I think Elden's third attempt) so Jon and I headed home with just Etta after dinner. Etta's bed time is 6:30 so we had all. evening. to. ourselves. We binge-watched Friends on Netflix and tidied up around the house. The kids made it until about 11 pm but were still wide awake and showing no signs of willingly sleeping there, so my parents brought them home around 11:15. Maybe one day we can get them to spend a whole night away from us. :)
photos by my dad 

On Monday, we stayed close to home again. Our friends, Heather and Paul, came over at dinner with their kids. Oh my goodness, it was so much fun. The kids played in the splash pad and the bounce house and after they left, Elden and Edith told me how much they missed Lilly, Josiah and Abigail.
I told Edith to go get a dry shirt. She came back with the fanciest dress we own.
Finally, on Tuesday we had a full day to celebrate the fourth. We headed to a local parade that we had gone to last year. This parade is PERFECT. Not too crowded, the timing of it works really great with our schedule, the candy is bomb and there is a TON of it, and the parade itself is only about half an hour long. It will definitely be our new tradition. After the parade we headed straight to my parent's house for lunch and to give Etta her bottle, then we went to the Lake Erie Crushers game. I had my company's suite, which came with a pretty hefty food credit, and it was so much fun! They had inflatables that the kids went wild for. You had to pay $5 per kid to use them, but it was definitely worth it. The one was an obstacle course where at one point you need to climb up a pretty tall wall then jump to a landing pad about 10' below. Edith is a freaking firecracker and took one look, said "ok" and jumped. She was the talk of the area - everyone kept saying "watch the little girl in the green dress, she's FEARLESS!" It couldn't be more true. She scares the crap out of me! 
Etta's first parade!

You know it was a successful day when all three shorties fall asleep in the car on the way home!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun and relaxing weekend.