Monday, March 9, 2015

spring forward {weekend highlights}

Happy Monday, my friends! We are especially happy because we aren't dealing with the pesky time change! Bravo Arizona for not participating in daylight savings! I never really cared about the time changes until I had a child... then I discovered what a pain that hour change can be! We are perfectly happy to not have to adjust Mia (or ourselves) to that missed hour!


I wish I had some exciting adventures to share from our weekend, but sadly I have nothing to report. Eric is still working like crazy and as much as we are wanting to get out and explore, our chill weekend at home (when Eric wasn't at work) was just what we needed! Friday night I bathed Mia early and we cuddled up under blankets and watched Tangled. Why I don't do that with my little girl more often is beyond me... nothing compares to those cuddles we receive when watching a show together! Daddy came home and surprised us with ice cream! That lucky little Mia got to stay up past bed time AND indulge in ice cream even after I had brushed her teeth! It was a good night :)
Eric worked all day Saturday so instead of lounging in bed all morning, I got up with Mia and we went to the gym for an early morning spin session. It was a pretty amazing sight when we pulled out of our little community and discovered TONS of hot air balloons all over the west side of the valley. They were landing and taking off in fields next to the road, so we got amazing views of the "ba-oons!" and of course, so many in the sky. I don't even know how to describe Mia's reaction except to say that her mind. was. BLOWN. What a good morning to get outta the house bright and early! I celebrated Saturday by getting Chinese take out for dinner, so good! We are totally enjoying having a million options for eating out again (and I totally enjoyed skipping a night of cooking!)
Sunday started out perfectly with an early morning family snuggle sesh in bed, then Eric surprised Mia and I by bringing us breakfast in bed! Mia only lasted a couple bites until we transferred her to the kitchen table, but it was a short and sweet experience for her ;) We had plans to go on a nature walk then go to church when I discovered Eric was sick (yet he still made his girls breakfast in bed- those pancakes are made from scratch!) and Mia was totally under the weather (I blame teething. Those 2 year molars will be the death of me!) so we ended up staying home allllllll day! Princess pjs, cuddles, smoothies, movies, picture hanging, naps, pot roast and treats ended up being just the kind of Sunday we needed! Now I'm just hoping that Mia's 3 molars we are waiting on will just pop out at the same time this week (I wish!) so that we can be finished with this teething nonsense, and Eric can kick his cold to the curb asap so that we are all back to normal asap!

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22 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

Lucky lucky, Hallie is just waking up as I type this....at 8:42! Looks like early bedtime tonight~

Jenn said...

Hot air balloons? That sounds so cool! And a sunday morning snuggle sesh? Sounds perfect to me!
I didnt know that Arizona doesn't participate in Daylight Savings Time!

BLovedBoston said...

Your Saturday morning spin session sounds amazing - and the perfect start to the day!! Breakfast in bed is such a sweet treat and add that to snuggles sounds like the perfect morning! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

P!nky said...

That is the cutest picture of Mia and her breakfast in bed. Love it!

I always thought it was cool AZ didn't participate in DST. Y'all get all the perks!

Miss you lady!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

I didn't know that about Arizona - I'm jealous! It is so hard with toddlers! Love that you guys got lots of snuggles! XO

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! So cute about the balloons and that picture is adorable. Sorry that Eric has a cold, it seems like they're going around!! Sorry about Mia's molars too, they must hurt sometimes. :-( I hope that you are having a good day today so far though! :-)

Kimberly said...

Okay I was wondering HOW she was staying so clean eating in bed. Even my four year old couldn't do that!! Glad to know it was just for a minute, that I don't have the messiest eaters in the world :)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

molars. yes. evil. Aria got three in a row, but one after the other not at the same time. So she has been miserable since the second week in Feb. Lots of 'tongue hurts mom' and cling! I'm hoping the fourth just pops up so we can get it out of the way. Super annoying those teeth.

Sarah said...

Hot Air Balloons, how fun! Sounds like a great weekend, minus Erik working crazy hours, him being sick and teething, but you made the most of it. I love tv snuggles, the kids are so into the show that you can pretty much do anything and they'll just sit there and take the kisses, hugs and cuddles.

Tawnya Faust said...

No daylight savings?! AMAZING! I wish we didn't participate here because it was a major bitch. I need to snuggle and watch shows with Scarlett more, I'm going to make a point of it sometime this week while Daddy's away :)

Nicole@mamashiptips said...

oh may Julian would have loved seeing the ballons lol. It is so nice not to be in day light saving time lol\

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

Life would be so weird without day light savings?! Your weekend sounds absolutely perfect if you ask me!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Sounds like an AMAZING weekend!!! From snuggly movie time with your lit'l sweetie pie to stumbling upon gorgeous hot air balloons, and breakfast in bed without having to adjust to the time change?! Weekend perfection! ;) Thanks again for stopping by my lit'l nook of the bloggy world today! It was a treat to have ya there! :)

Hannah said...

Oh, breakfast in bed! What lucky ladies you are!! :) It sounds like, even though it was a little more of a quiet weekend, it was still a really lovely one!

Mandie said...

Breakfast in bed, that's the best! Nice work, Eric, nice work. :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Nina Robinson said...

So sweet Eric made you guys breakfast even though he was sick. Definitely a keeper, that one is!

tina bumblebee said...

Oh man breakfast in bed... and now I am craving pancakes!

Schnelle said...

Breakfast in bed? Your husband is the sweetest! Oh those two year old molars are killing us too- they're taking forever to break through and causing lots of discomfort for her. Yay for no time change! Arizona is awesome from what I hear. I have a friend in Phoenix and she loves it. Enjoy your new adventure!

Karina Marie Powell said...

Breakfast in bed. THE BEST. LOVE Mia's little jammers!

Brittany said...

I also had a chill weekend and it was desperately needed on my part. I love getting out and being busy, but sometimes nothing beats a movie and cuddling on the couch! I wish I could have seen her face when she saw all the hot air balloons!

LOVESTRONG said...

That breakfast in bed is making me excited for conference weekend! Woohoo! McKinlee's working on 3 more molars as well.. I forgot the whole fingers in the mouth/slobbering all over everything bit. I'm ready for it to be over. haha Good luck on your end!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

I'm always so confused and envious of Arizona and the non time changes. I can never remember when you are in my time zone or not! Either way, glad you had a great weekend and enjoyed every hour of the weekend ;)

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