Monday, June 20, 2016

Weekend Recap - It's Almost Summer!

I'm back at my desk for the last Monday of the school year! The kids are taking their finals this week, and we'll be done Thursday at noon. I cannot wait to get our summer started because after this past weekend, I know it's going to be an amazing one!

Eric was gone this weekend at a Bachelor party. He was spending his days at an insanely awesome lake house, out on a boat, playing yard games, & drinking beers. I'd be jealous, but I was hanging out with these two...

We came home Friday night & Ella immediately got into her "pikini" to play in the water table. I figured Liv would just crawl around like usual, but I guess I should have put her suit on too because OMG she loved that water! They played & played & played in that little table! And while they played, I sat in the sunshine! Which was exactly what I needed :)

After a quick dinner, we threw some clothes on & headed to the playground! I love the playground at our local elementary & we almost always have it all to ourselves. It's the perfect size for Ella & she loves it. 

Livy was all about swinging & the noises she was making were too funny!

I think this close up perfectly captures her joy! I think everyone should be this happy at least once a day. 

We went home & watched Finding Nemo, and since they were pretty tired from being outside all evening, the girls went to bed early. Sadly, that meant they woke up early on Saturday. So, we had breakfast & took a walk right back to the playground in our PJs. Ella thought this was the coolest thing ever!

Our big plans for Saturday involved a trip to Wolfy's pool! We had our coach's meeting on her deck, in our swimsuits, while Ella swam & Livy snacked. It was a gorgeous 85 degree day. We don't get too many of those in New York, so we really try to embrace them! 

After our meeting, I got in the pool to swim with Ella & took Livy in with me. She wasn't a huge fan of the float... 

But when I took her out & carried her, she was a wild woman! She loved splashing! Of course, since I was carrying Livy, Ella wanted to be carried too. #momprobs

We stayed at the pool until naptime, then headed home. Ella slept in the car & then played in the water table while Livy took a 2 1/2 hour nap! It was gloriously peaceful & we were all feeling refreshed when it came time for dinner. We ate at home, but headed down to the lake to get some ice cream after! 

On Sunday, I dropped Livy off at Aunt Britt's & took Ella to see her first movie! We saw Finding Dory & it was SO cute. I highly recommend it to everyone. She did much better sitting through it than I expected, but I'm so glad I took her to the nicer theater where she had a big seat to wiggle in. She went between that seat & curling up on my lap the entire time. We have to practice our theater etiquette a bit more, but I was really proud of her! 

And while we were at the movies, Livy went to a BBQ with Aunt Britt & Uncle Matt...

After the movie, we went grocery shopping then it was back to the water table while we waited for Daddy & Livy to get home! 

I had planned to make a steak dinner for Eric, but he ended up eating at the BBQ with Britt & Matt before they brought him home. So Ella & I just had some hot dogs and we all enjoyed each other! Now I just need to survive a week of finals, pack up my classroom & get us packed for a week in Virginia! Summer is SO close... 

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And last, I just want to take a moment to address my absence this past week. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that my niece has been in the hospital. She is the sweetest thing ever & one of Ella's very best friends. Out of respect for her privacy, I won't go into details, but it's been a very long, scary week for us. She is in good hands though & would appreciate any and all prayers for her health. 

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