What an awesome Sunday we had!!
We’ve had an exciting several days! My sister and her family are in town visiting and since I had off at the same time we’ve spent a lot of time together, allowing our children to play and have a good time.
Friday we went to Midway Park in Beamus Point, NY. I’m really glad we did too, it’s a really small park, perfect for 2 year olds and with very few people there. The kiddos were pretty much allowed to run from ride to ride with us following behind. They had such a good time and used up a TON of energy. I’m not much of a ride person, I prefer to people watch so I wasn’t sure what to expect with Emmett. He LOVES rides! Ones that spin, especially! Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law for taking Emmett on several rides that I wouldn’t do (me and spinning just do not mix).
Then on Saturday we celebrated my mom’s retirement and Emmett’s birthday. My siblings and I got together and hired a photographer to come to my mom’s house to take family photos of all of us. We hired J. Lee Photography and she was awesome to work with! She arrived promptly and never rushed us. She was open to us taking as many different poses as we wanted and was eternally patient!! If you’re looking for someone in the Dunkirk/Fredonia/Buffalo area who is affordable, I highly recommend her. As soon as we get our prints, I’ll be sharing with you.
Since the photo shoot was late, Emmett and I stayed the night in Dunkirk. Emmett was excited to wake up and know he got to see his grandma again and play with his cousin. He really had such a blast with her! Once we got back home Emmett and daddy did some cuddling, we had some lunch and then it was nap time for Emmett and I. You never sleep quite as well at someone else’s house, as you do at your own. After he woke up we grabbed some iced coffee, went to the playground, picked up pizza for dinner and then spent the evening playing together. This is what Sundays were made for!
This will be another exciting week for Emmett! It’s his birthday week! Tuesday I’ll be taking him to the Chautauqua county fair with his cousin, then Wednesday we’ll be going to the zoo and out for Linner (lunch + dinner). I am loving this time with him!!!
So onto our Sunday meal plan for the week:
Monday: Marinated Chicken and Zucchini
Tuesday: Dinner at the fair (yum!!)
Wednesday: Linner out for Emmett’s birthday
Thursday: (back to work) Hot Dogs and Oven Fries
Friday: Teriyaki Pork Loin & Cauliflower
Saturday: Fish Tacos & Fresh Veggies
It’ll be a pretty easy week cooking wise, but we need to get back in the habit of shopping and cooking after a week off. I love vacation, but MAN it does a number on the waistline! 🙂
I’m linking up with Laura from Mommy, Run Fast! and Jill from jillconyers.com. Join us!
BEST part of my weekend? Church! 😀
(God bless you for even having a menu – that’s something i have to work on…)
If we didn’t meal plan our grocery bill would be through the roof. It’s a necessity for us!! Thank you for visiting!
Sounds like you had a really fun vacation week! I’m glad to hear that you got to spend some time with your family and I can’t wait to see the pictures from your photoshoot.
I’m so psyched about the pics! I believe she said it would take 4 to 6 weeks, I’m going to be crawling out of my skin by then. LOL Thanks for stopping by, Janice.
I love rides!!! The best thing I did this weekend was relax in the back garden and played bat and ball with my two youngest
That sounds like a really great weekend!! I feel like we don’t get in our backyard enough, and Emmett has SO many toys back there. haha Thanks for visiting!
Sounds like you had a great weekend! I wish I had a sister to partner up with! Love that you do weekly meal plans. I particularly fond of Tuesdays dinner, fair food is the best!
Fair food IS the best!! I’m really excited! I couldn’t tell you the last time I’ve gone to a fair or even a lawn fete or something. It’s supposed to be really hot here, but I’m really looking forward to it. Thanks for stopping by!
Time with cousins is the best! Sounds like such a fun weekend. L can’t wait to see grandparents. They’re coming when the baby is born, but it’s driving her crazy that we can’t tell her exactly when that will be. 🙂
Oh man!! I can’t imagine how excited she is for both the grandparents and her new sibling. So soon!!!
Oh I love fish tacos. This week I’ve planned shrimp tacos but it’s usually fish. Thanks for linking up 🙂
Hey Jill!! Fish tacos are a new favorite of mine. I used to be afraid of them bc I was thought they’d be too fishy, but they’re fantastic!!!