This past weekend is one I’d like to remember. We had a really good time, and it’s what I expect when I think of weekends together in the summer.
Daddy had to work, so you and I woke up, got dressed, and ate breakfast. You had an egg with a little bit of cheese, milk, and a peach. We cleaned up and headed to the Children’s Museum by our house.
We got there shortly after opening and basically had the place to ourselves! We spent a long time at the water play area followed by having the giant “sand” box all to yourself. I think you probably would’ve stayed in that area ALL day if I had let you! We got to visit all of the exhibits that you wanted and stayed as long as you could take it – heaven! We took a snack break in there too.
Afterwards, we did a little bit of shopping. I got some clothes for you in the next size up as I know it’ll be coming sooner than I’d like. Then we went to Chick-Fil-A and ate in the restaurant. I think you like the people watching even more than the grilled chicken nuggest and fruit cup. I may have even let you take a few sips of my lemonade.
We then went home and took a nap (well, I did some cleaning while you napped) for almost three hours. Daddy came home and we ate a snack (some more peach and some animal crackers), and then we went to your new favorite place — the pool! We spent about an hour splashing and floating and even a little standing in the splash area. The indoor pool at the gym is saltwater so it’s nice and buoyant without the super harsh chemicals and we don’t have to worry about sunscreen!
After an hour of swimming we were ready for dinner, so we decided to go to IHOP — which is pretty much your favorite place. Pancakes and eggs (even if you did have them for breakfast) were devoured. We ended the night splitting a fruit only smoothie and you quickly went to sleep.
Sunday we had church in the morning and ate breakfast on the way their (fruit and pancakes). Afterwards we went to McAlister’s for lunch where you had a toasted cheese sandwich. We even let you just bite into the bread without cutting it into bite-size chunks for you!
You went home and took another nice long nap. Afterwards we got you a snack (milk and an apple-mango bar) and had Miss Jenel and Addison over and we had a blast with your new water table! You were SOAKED but had a blast. You figured out the water wheel pretty quickly and had a blast filling it up. We gave you your bath early your clothes were so soaked!
We had a nice meal of veggies (green beans and peas) and fruit (apples and nectarine) with a piece of toast and milk.
We were all pretty exhausted and ended the night cuddled up watching Big Hero 6 until it was time to get you ready for bed.
Weekends like this are my favorite. You were loving and learning and so excited about everything. Not all weekends are. There are ones that you’re pushing every button and boundary you can, but that’s how you’re learning. We’re slowly teaching you why the boundaries are there, but you’re not there yet. ;)
This morning was a whole other adventure (code brown would be appropriate nomenclature), but that’s to be expected to. We’re learning together. I’m lucky that God blessed me with someone as amazing as you.
I love you, sweet girl,