Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our Long Weekend

I love long weekends. I know I've said it before, but I wish every weekend was three days.  This past one was a bonus one since it was four days. Of course that made it even harder to get up and get ready for work this morning, but I guess all good things must come to an end.

Anyway, here is the recap of our weekend:

Friday we took a stroll over to the park so the munchkin could swing and slide. Then we walked over to the big lawn so I could try to get some cute pictures.  Instead I spent my time making sure he wouldn't fall off of the bench since his new mission in life is to climb everything.

That afternoon we blew up his baby pool (birthday gift from daycare) and we let him splash around on the back deck for a while.

The elephant slide sprays water. He loves it until it sprays him in the face

Is it just me or is my little munchkin getting a bit of a milk gut?

Saturday we got up and went downtown to the farmers market for some fresh produce and his favorite treat - a cinnamon soft pretzel.

Cinnamon sugar deliciousness

After a long nap at home we went to dinner with our friend, Jay, and his son, Collin. They were doing an adoption drive at the restaurant so Andrew got to see some cute puppies and dogs while we were there. And no, we did not bring home a new pet.

Sunday we considered going to the beach, but with tropical storm Beryl out there the winds were strong and we decided we didn't want to get sand blasted.  Instead we went back downtown to the farmers market and to check out some of the artwork for Spoleto. I saw some really cool fish pictures I would have loved to have gotten for his nursery, but they were really pricey ($45 for one little picture and we'd need several) so I didn't get any.

We hung out, had some snacks

Walked over to the tent where they were having a singing exhibition:

Hung out on the lawn for a little bit:

And shared a real strawberry popsicle:

Andrew climbed around like a monkey until it was time to head home:

Yesterday we relaxed around the house for the morning before heading out in search of a glider for the porch and a wagon for the beach. We got the wagon, but they sold out of the glider (damn!).  On the way home we stopped at the park for some more swinging and sliding fun.

Andrew had a blast until he took a header down the steps of the slide and did a complete somersault.  Yeah - mommy of the year award winner here  :(

He was fine - no blood or (major) bruising.  After a little more time in the swings to make up for my mommy fail we headed home for dinner.

Oh, and our attempt at transitioning him completely to the sippy is not going all that swimmingly, but we're working on it.  Hopefully daycare sticks with it today and maybe by the end of the week we'll actually have him drinking milk out of it.

So there you have it - a fabulous and relaxing extra long weekend with our little munchkin. I hope everyone out there had a just as fabulous weekend - minus any playground mishaps  :)


  1. Oh poor guy-and you!! Luckily he won't remember his tumble. We all fell as kids and we're ok (Right??)!

    Looks like a fun weekend! I wish they were all that long as well. The pool is super cute, we may need to upgrade to something fun like that. Hope Beryl didn't cause you all any problems!!

  2. Awww! Sounds like so much fun! It was rough dropping the kiddo off at daycare today. She cried. I cried. Sigh. I'm with you I wish they were all three day weekends!

  3. I am your newest follower. Cute blog!

  4. aww he is getting so big! looks like a fun weekend!