We spent the weekend eating, drinking, celebrating and just chillin' with our family. If you would ask me about my ideal weekend, it would involve all of the things I just mentioned. So you can understand that we had a really kick ass one.
That's why this Monday is not easy. The only reason I'm getting through it is because it's my normal day off and that means I have time to just relax with little man at home and decompress after a great weekend. But I would love to be back reliving the past three days, and maybe slow it down a tad. These are seriously the best days - he is so much fun and Nick & I needed some us time too.
What did we do, you ask?
Well, we went on a
Friday morning started off with a roadtrip with this little guy. He was cracking us up the entire way - how did he get so funny? Well, I suppose when you have funny parents, it's inevitable, right? Kidding. =)
He rotated between, "mama, are we der yet?" to "look at that!" while pointing crazily out the window. We also practiced our numbers and I loved having the opportunity to wow Nick when he zoomed right past "10" and knew some of "11-20" - not really in order, but hey hearing him say "eleben" is just about the cutest thing ever.
We surprised my niece Sophia by picking her up at school (her face was priceless when she spotted Cruz & I) and DeLaney showed up with my parents, so we spent the afternoon swimming, swimming and more swimming. I haven't spent this much time in a pool since I don't know when and it was so much fun. We rotated from the big pool to the "bathtub" as Cruz referred to the hot tub.
We hit up this little steakhouse and I had high hopes for a good meal. I mean when I find a building that wows me, I expect the food to be good. This place had exposed brick, dark beams in the ceiling and a great atmosphere, but it was extremely dead on a Friday night. That didn't bode well. While I was enjoying the vino and eating off the kid's plates (the gouda mac & cheese was bomb!), everyone else was stuck eating subpar steaks. Not a good sign for a steakhouse. Good thing I prefer to eat off the children's menu and went from sneaking bites of their food to my cup of beer cheese soup - I was pretty pleased with my meal. And the best part - the kid's meal was only $1. YES a dollar. I didn't think you could get anything for a dollar anymore.
|Cruz loved the gouda Mac n Cheese too|
We spent the rest of the night back at the hotel - adults drinking beer on the patio of our room overlooking the pool while the kids played. THIS is exactly what I was looking forward to when becoming a mama because I remember my parents doing this when we were little. And it was everything I imagined it would be.
Until this little drama king came out to play. This was his pose when I told Laney was leaving and it was bedtime.
Saturday morning was spent lounging at the hotel, swimming some more (Sophie and I did our "pool exercises" since I was too lazy to go to the gym), eating, drinking, watching some football in the hotel bar/restaurant before having to get ready for the wedding.
Since the reception was at our hotel, we headed back to the bar until the reception started. This consisted of more cocktails, Cruz running wild around the pool tables, the ladies playing some Megatouch and the biggest wine glass ever.
We really had one of the best weekends that we've had in a while. So much so that I also swore off alcohol...again. Well until next weekend that is. Does anyone else do this? After a really good weekend, you tell yourself no more drinking, but deep down know that you will in fact drink in a mere six days as soon as your Friday rolls around? I myself seem to do this weekly. =)
Hope you all had a great weekend too!