Happy Memorial Day to my fellow Americans. While most are enjoying a three-day weekend, I always like to take a moment to reflect on the fallen soldiers that gave their lives protecting our freedoms. I am forever grateful.
Sometimes I wonder if David and I are loners. We really love our friends of course, but sometimes a weekend with just our family is what we need to recharge. This past weekend was the perfect example. Well, close to it. David actually worked Friday night, but the girls and I still stuck to tradition and made homemade pizza.
David didn’t get home until close to midnight which gave me the perfect excuse to catch up on the last two Nashville episodes (my favorite show that ABC cancelled is actually searching for a new network to pick it up so we can continue to watch Deacon, Rayna, Scarlett, Gunner and the whole gang- #bringnashvilleback) AND the first episode of the new season of The Bachelorette.
Obviously a productive and worthwhile night for me.
Somehow I still felt well-rested while these cuties helped me make breakfast. Kaitlyn is becoming quite the egg cracker while Hailey prefers cheese grating over getting her hands “icky” with raw egg.
Afterwards Hailey stayed home to help David with cleaning out the garage while Kaitlyn and I got the sweeter end of the deal and hit up Josh’s for some fresh produce and other goodies.
That chocolate milk in sinfully good.
We arrived home in time to eat lunch before heading straight to nap/quiet time. While Kaitlyn snoozed, Hailey built with Duplo Legos (her new favorite) in the playroom and David and I poured ourselves Kentucky and Moscow Mules then sat outside to soak up the warmth.
At 2:00 on the dot, Hailey came bursting down the stairs, suit on and ready to go. Not long afterwards, we headed out.
In literally only the past week, Hailey has become such a fish. She begs to swim and we have to beg back to get her out.
Knowing that Saturday was supposed to be the nicest day of the weekend, we took full advantage by pulling out our tube too.
That smile though.
And of course, sister see, sister do.
We finally made our way back home, but hung at the dock for a bit longer, much to Hailey’s delight.
I love that we took advantage of the nice weather because Sunday was cooler and cloudier, and the perfect set up for a more relaxed and productive day.
After a leisurely breakfast that probably lasted two hours with our chatting and coffee sipping (my favorite kind of mornings!), we got to work on all the usuals- laundry, cleaning, food prep and home projects.
David fixed lights that haven’t been working for months while the girls play-doh’d.
I picked fresh dill that grows wild in the backyard yet still makes me feel like a gardener extraordinaire to make a chicken salad. The girls helped and dipped celery in sour cream for a snack. Interesting.
It was a beautifully slow-paced and relaxed kind of day.
With a little afternoon swimming at the pool and no nap for Kaitlyn, both girls were ready to crash at 7. So we put the girls down and enjoyed an odd-but-tasty dinner.
Homemade roasted chicken salad over a quinoa, sweet potato, spinach and avocado salad with a zesty lime vinaigrette. I just winged the whole thing, so there is no recipe to link to, but it was a surprisingly good combo!
Since David works today, the girls and I will probably play the day like normal then grill out some burgers later if the rain holds off.
Not the most wild or exciting weekend recap, but a perfect introduction into the (unofficial) summer. With school out, I’m looking forward to our more relaxed schedule and enjoying the sunshine.
Wow, I’ve been blogging for a while…
What was your favorite part of your weekend?