Hi friends! How was your weekend? Hope you had a great one! We had some fun adventures with friends, spent lots of time relaxing at the house, and also got quite a few of the supplies for Livi’s new room. I’m excited to see it come together! Word to the world: Ikea on a Saturday is not for the faint of heart. I live for shopping chaos, but that’s a different level.
(P and I were celebrating that we got out of pajamas before noon.)
Friday afternoon, I had my doc appointment and headed straight to Whole Foods since it was in the neighborhood and everything. 😉 I got some food to grill + two bottles of rosé. The Pilot poked fun at my wine choice, and said maybe we could go to prom afterwards. P surprised us with a late afternoon nap, so Livi and I scoured the yard for snails (it was easy; they’re everywhere),
played “basketball” on the patio (aka tossed lemons into her toy shopping cart)
and hung out while the Pilot grilled dinner. It was the perfect weather to eat outside, and Miss P woke up just in time to enjoy her bottle and some bites of sweet potato with us. 🙂
Saturday morning, the Pilot took Liv to the gym while P and I hung out here at home. We ventured to Ikea, which was pure insanity, and then a highlight of the weekend was dinner at the Station 15 fire station!
(pretty sweet gym set up)
played in the fire engine,
knocked down a target with the water hose,
and we were all treated to dinner cooked by the firemen. (Swoon. I mean, delicious. haha.)
The kiddos had hot dogs, while the adults enjoyed the fire station special. This is the classic meal at all of the local stations: taco salad. I had mine minus the meat, and it was amazing: crushed corn chips with veggies and salsa. The taco meat smelled incredible. Apparently the secret is to enjoy the taco salad with ranch and salsa as the dressing. The Pilot ate his salad the suggested way, and said it was awesome.
The kids were SO into it and had a blast.
Miss P couldn’t even handle the excitement. 🙂
We went back home and had both kids in bed by 8:40. Usually P is out before 7, but our little night owl usually takes more convincing, since she is the master of delay tactics. She was absolutely crashed after a full day and evening. The Pilot and I were able to enjoy a movie, so we decided to watch Ex Machina. He had mentioned to me that he rented it a few weeks ago and thought I would enjoy it, but I had no intention of watching it because the title made me think it was a Terminator-type movie. It is NOT like that at all. It has more to do with artificial intelligence and is the kind of plot that’s instantly intriguing without being super action-packed or violent. (I like action movies but wasn’t really feeling it that night.) It’s one of those movies where you finish it and are trying to figure out what happened after it’s over. That’s all I’m saying.
Sunday, we met up with our friends Josh and Sam and their two girls at Belmont Park. Both of our daughters are months apart in age with theirs, so it’s pretty adorable to see them all together.
How sweet are these little friends?
The girls rode all of the rides their height would allow, and we had a delicious brunch at Draft. There’s something pretty magical about hanging out with friends, a spicy Bloody Mary, and the waves crashing against the shore. I’m not-so-secretly hoping they forget about us out here and we don’t get assigned to move. A girl can dream, right?
For my entree, I got the egg white scramble with goat cheese and stole a thousand of the Pilot’s potatoes.
After Mission, I GOT TO GO TO WORK!!!! It was just for CPR training, but man, it felt nice to be in the gym again. 😉
This morning, we’re off to the park since the weather has been so awesome, and I’m also going to put together some ideas for Summer Shape Up. It will be here before we know it!
See ya later today with a popular reader’s request of lately: how to take a medical break from the gym without losing your mind.
Happy happy Monday, friends!
If you could live anywhere, would you choose where you are currently? What was the best part of your weekend?
Something to do: This workout! It’s a quick and sweaty circuit you can do anywhere.