This weekend was packed with sunshine and friends- pretty much the perfect kick off to summer.
Alexis, Christen and her son, Crawford, all arrived Friday around noon. The husbands weren’t able to get off early, but the weather was perfect, so for the first time ever I decided I could handle the boat on my own.
So with us three ladies and 2 kiddos, we took to Lake Norman. It was ridiculously fun and I am so proud that I was able to drive us around, dock at the Blue Parrot and get us safely back home. The boat didn’t sink and no one went overboard (unintentionally). I consider that a win!
Saturday morning everyone joined in on our Davidson farmers market tradition. The kids got to stretch their legs and looked ridiculously cute doing it.
Hand holding was all the rage.
We grabbed drinks and breakfast and soaked in the wholesomeness.
Gazpacho for breakfast because… why not? It’s summer!
After picking up some goodies and swinging by the grocery store we came home to fuel up on dips before heading back out on the water.
We sipped Corona Lights, watched the kids play, soaked up the sun and I posed awkwardly for a picture with the girls. Seriously, what’s up with my arm?
Hailey was so exhausted from keeping up with Crawford that the pacifier made a special appearance to help us extend our boating excursion.
Once back at home, we grilled all the farmers market goodies and settled in for a night of chatting on the porch.
To my delight on Sunday morning, my friends wanted to meal plan with me!
So we put together the week’s meals while the kids ran around and the guys worked on a few projects.
Chores and meal planning- what fun!… who wants to come visit me next?!
Everyone left midday, Hailey napped early and stayed asleep for 3 hours. I hit up the farmers market and grocery stores and made a video about it on instagram. I’m promising myself I won’t go too overboard with the videos, but it sure is fun!
After nap, Hailey and I went to Garrett’s pool party to help him celebrate the big 0-2!
Hailey had her first cupcake.
It took her about 10 seconds to devour it.
Back home, Hailey crashed hard despite the sugar rush. I grilled dinner while David finished up some more home maintenance.
Then, we followed suit and crashed onto the couch. We were pretty tired ourselves, but a video about a family that went sailing around the world was all we needed to inspire us to hit the ground running on another week.
So let it begin…!
What signifies summer to you?
For me, it’s the lake, fresh summer produce, the grill and, unfortunately, mosquitoes!