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I had an amazing Mother’s Day weekend. I spent the morning walking with Bean and soaking up the incredible weather. It was a little chilly at 7 a.m., but the air was crisp, the birds were chirping, the sun was shining and there was no where else in the world I would have rather been.
We headed home after an hour of walking and were greeted by the smiling Mister. Bean and the Mister put their heads together and spoiled mommy rotten with cake, starbucks gift cards, a spa package and lots of hugs and kisses.
Before embarking on our adventure, we met my parents and brother for breakfast.
The Original Pancake House was certainly a delicious start to the day (you may recall my pumpkin cakes?!)
Knowing I’d be indulging later, I kept things light with fruit, yogurt and housemade granola. Of course I had some of the Mister’s pancakes, as well
Then we drove down to Chagrin Falls for more walking in the sunshine. Ice cream was required.
Remember Jeni’s Ice Cream? They opened a location in Chagrin Falls! My order included Bourbon Buttered Pecan, Bangkok Peanut (peanut ice cream with cayenne!) and Gavel Road (salty caramelwith roasted peanuts). The Mister’s order contained Cherry Lambic, Brambleberry Crisp and Meyer Lemon. He definitely picked the better flavors — the brambleberry was out of the world!
After our walk and ‘cream, we headed back home for a lil R&R.
But it wasn’t long before we packed up the diaper bag once more and headed to The Melting Pot for an INCREDIBLE dinner. We had a bit of a rough start (nothing like nursing in a bathroom while you hear women complain that the end stall has been occupied for 20 minutes), but Bean ended up cooperating and we had a lovely dinner filled with laughter and great conversation.
We winded down at home on the couch, where I fell asleep in the middle of a movie we were watching — standard. I kissed my baby goodnight, headed upstairs and fell asleep in the Mister’s arms. And at that moment, there was no where else in the world I would have rather been. The perfect ending to the perfect day.
Sadly, it’s over…back to reality.
It’s hard to believe that we mothers have to wait an ENTIRE YEAR before another day is dedicated just for us. Let the countdown begin!
How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?
I’ll be back later with a quick and delicious recipe!
It’s been more than two months now since we brought Sawyer home and I really don’t know what we ever did without him. Because this little person, so full of wonder and energy, fits perfectly into the center of our universe. Sometimes I believe the Mister and I were brought together not only to love each other but to create this little person that the world just couldn’t live without. For everyone who meets him immediately falls under his spell and wonders how they ever got by without his snuggles and smiles.
Not a day goes by where he doesn’t share new glimmers of his personality and each and every day I fall more and more in love with my baby boy — the perfect little man the Mister and I made from scratch
Happy 2 months, Sawyer!
Yes, this past Friday, our little man hit two months. Did you miss his one month report?
At two months Sawyer…
Can roll over!
Has mastered the mini-push up
Has found his voice — cooing, aaahing and squealing all the time
Is learning to hold up his head (before conking it back down)
- His piccolo music
- Being naked
- His gum drop (pacifier)
- Kicking his feet
- Long walks
- Fresh air
- His playmat
Nicknames: Bean, Beanie, Soybean, Soyjoy, Natto, Birdie, Little man, Bobble head, Little sir, Lady sir, Mini bug, Mr. Fuss
One Month FLASHBACK…
Good morning and Happy Monday!
I’m coming off a great weekend and feeling marvelous
Before becoming a mom, I always loved my weekends (who doesn’t?), but I don’t think I ever truly appreciated just how precious they really are.
Because for two marvelous days, the Mister and I get to be on nobody’s schedule but our own. No alarms. No meetings. No late nights at the office and no missed dinners. No wondering what our little Bean was up to with grandma. No wishing that we were at home together as a family.
On weekends, we don’t have to worry about getting spit up on first thing in the morning. We don’t have to furiously pack a lunch and scarf down breakfast at the same time. We don’t have to keep checking the clock to make sure we’re on track to get out the door on time. We don’t have to cut snuggle time short.
Instead, we can live in our smelly, spoiled milk covered sweats, eat breakfast on the couch, go out to lunch and never look at the clock.
We can take afternoon naps…
and snuggling is never, ever rushed.
Weekends are no longer about fancy plans or big adventures — sure, I still get excited about getting to try a new restaurant and planning fun activities, but weekends are bigger than that. Weekends are about the fact that no matter what — whatever or whenever, I’m with my little family.
So here’s to the weekend – 5 more days to go!
What’s your favorite part of your weekends?