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Weekend Adventures

We had some serious fun this weekend!

Since our week pretty much stunk (like I mentioned in this post), I really wanted to make sure we had a good weekend. I wanted to spend time together as a family, both being productive and getting out of the house and enjoying the slowly warming weather. However, I kept our weekend free of set plans, it always seems when we plan something in advance, those plans fall through (well, other than my pedicure, but more on that in a bit), and I didn’t want to be disappointed. I wanted to have a really lovely time with my guys!

We all know Spring is here and the temperatures are slowly warming, which means one thing in my world… Sandals! I love them, but during the winter I let my feet go. I rarely lotion them, and I definitely don’t paint my toe nails, so an intense pedicure was needed. My friend and I booked an “Excuria Ultimate Pedicure” at Excuria Salon and Med Spa. Oh my goodness! Not only do my toenails now look gorgeous, this was one of the most relaxing pedicures I have ever experienced. They have massaging chairs, and the products they use are to die for. It was heaven! I will definitely be going back (and I recommend anyone who lives in the WNY area, plan a visit to Excuria). We then had a lovely brunch at Milos. I am so grateful to Seamus for handling Emmett, while I went out and enjoyed some relaxing lady time.


Cuddling while momma got a pedicure.

The rest of the day was spent unpacking some more boxes (we still have so much to go), Emmett napping, and then a trip to Home Depot. We’re planning on painting our laminate bookcases. I know you’re all probably thinking I’m crazy, but I found a great article on how to do it properly so that the paint actually sticks and lasts. We’re going to use a new backing on it, rather than the cardboard that it currently has. We got that yesterday, our paint brushes, primer and color swatches, so we can choose the color that best matches our TV console. We still need to get some sandpaper and the paint. I’m really hoping for a nice weekend, next week, so we can get started on this project (I’m really excited).

And our Sunday was just as good!

Emmett had us up early, cuddled up in bed, watching TV, so there are no complaints from me. We spent a lot of the morning coloring, and when we weren’t coloring we were running around like a chicken with our head cut off. LOL Eventually we sat down and made our shopping list and hit Wegmans for our weekly grocery trip. We grabbed some Little Ceasar’s for lunch (because you know you can’t make any of the food you just bought). 😉 And then lil E took a nap.


Emmett has these alphabet cards, when he got to “M for Monkey” he decided he needed to go on a monkey hunt and find each monkey he owns, and pile them all on daddy.

While he was sleeping I did a great deal of laundry, organized some things around the house and spent some time blogging / perusing the internet. I was super excited for Emmett to wake up, though, because I was looking forward to a trip to Anderson’s and the playground.


It was my first Anderson’s of the season, and MAN! did it hit the spot. My vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone with rainbow sprinkles was just delicious. Emmett had a baby-sized vanilla ice cream that he very obviously enjoyed. Then it was off to the playground for some epic swinging. 🙂 Emmett loves loves LOVES swinging right now! He squeals and giggles and has the biggest smile on his face while he goes up and down. It makes me endlessly happy. He also did some sliding, playing in the sandbox and running with mom and dad. He was one happy little boy!


This ended up being a bit longer than I had intended, but as you can see it was an awesome weekend!

Your turn!

How was your weekend? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!



PS: I completely forgot to mention – WE GOT OUR COUCH ON FRIDAY!!! And it fit!!

It's growing on me. When we first got it in, I hated it. But as we slowly rearrange things and make this a home, I'm liking it more and more.

It’s growing on me. When we first got it in, I hated it. But as we slowly rearrange things and make this a home, I’m liking it more and more.

Wonderful Weekend

What a seriously wonderful weekend!


There are just some weekends that stick around as one of the best in memory. They’re those weekends that you think about when you’re kids are long gone and out of the house, and are home visiting again for the holidays. This was SERIOUSLY a wonderful weekend! So what made it so wonderful, you might ask? All the family time, time spent being a family and creating memories.

I’ve mentioned our weekend morning routine few different times on this blog, and we started that same exact way this week. I wish we had time to do that on weekdays, it really does put you in a great place mentally, when starting the day. Either way, once we rolled out of bed and began our day, we had our breakfast, watched our usual 8:30 am episode of Bob the Builder and had our Trader Joe’s Strawberry Toaster Pastries. I think I love Saturdays because there’s no pressure to get any chores done, and we can just spend time playing together.

After Bob the Builder, we did just that, we played and played and played. Emmett was being incredibly silly, but we had fun together. Eventually Seamus went to the gym, and I got Emmett bundled up to go outside to take some snowy pictures. This didn’t go so well – E had on a snowsuit, hat and mittens but still after only about 10 minutes, he’d had it and melted down. I felt terrible, but of course I had to snap a few photos of the meltdown before we headed in for some mommy cuddles and love.

He had been wearing mittens, but insisted I take them off. Oh Emmett!

He had been wearing mittens, but insisted I take them off. Oh Emmett!

I was supposed to go to a concert Saturday night with a good friend, but the weather was pretty messy, and no plow had come down our street. If I had even managed to get out of my parking spot, I would have had to deal with slippery roads, so I unfortunately had to cancel. In the end, I didn’t even leave the house, except to take pictures, all day on Saturday. Instead of going out, I finally decorated our tree. We got the tree last weekend, and had placed lights on the tree, but had not yet put on any ornaments, now it looks beautiful!

Today, we woke up, partook in our normal weekend routine and then eventually hit the showers early. We wanted to grab brunch, and grocery shop before the crowds hit. Unfortunately, when we went out to my car the plow had gone down our street (this is a good thing) but had essentially blocked me in, so we had to spend a great deal of time shoveling out. Eventually I managed to get out of my spot, and off to The Original Pancake House we went. The food was delicious and it wasn’t that crowded yet, AND Emmett wasn’t the loudest kid there. Typically he’s the loudest anywhere we go, but there was another baby who was yelling/crying louder than Emmett was. It was a relief, but I feel for those parents, because I know what it’s like to have a yelling toddler.


After that we headed to Target to gets some odds and ends, then Wegmans for groceries and then back home, where we stayed for the remainder of the day and evening. Emmett took a nice nap and I was able to get a couple of Christmas presents ordered, and got some blog stuff done. While Seamus got dinner ready, Emmett and I played with my iPad. I have a bunch of fun toddler games on there and you tell how much he is growing and learning. He can now recognize some animals, when it asks him to point to the “cow,” or it will ask what an animal says, and Emmett’s able to respond to it. It is such an amazing thing watching him grow. We ate dinner, had a little time to play, had a bath and then it was (sadly) time for bed.

As you can see, nothing major happened to make this weekend stand out, but it was FULL of family time, which is so very important to me. Every possible moment that I get to spend with both Seamus and Emmett, makes my life just THAT much fuller.


Your turn!

What fun things did your weekend include?


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