Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day weekend 2015

I hate to say it, but Eric had to work over Memorial Day weekend, which means that it was an extremely low key weekend for Mia and me! I really can't complain because we just had 5 days straight with Eric last week and we definitely made the best of them! Of course I would have loved to spend the weekend on a beach, or camping, or just grilling and hanging out together as a family, but I have to admit that this weekend was just what I needed as I got to catch up on sleep and relaxing! Some of my favorite highlights from the weekend are-
  • Swim lessons on Saturday. Mia is getting so much braver in the water (she floated on her back for the first time! Of course that lasted all of two seconds once she realized we were no longer touching... but it's major progress considering every other time we tried so wouldn't let the water touch her ears!) I actually love doing the classes with her because it's so fun to see how much she loves them, we have a lot of fun together, and it takes all the weight off my body being in that water :)
  • Saturday night movie night! We've slowly been working our way through our Disney movie collection with Mia on the weekends. We usually only watch a half hour at a time, so it takes all weekend to finish a movie, but it's guaranteed cuddle time and I LOVE it! This time we watched Beauty and the Beast. Mia is super obsessed with princesses right now (those are the only books she will pick to read!) so she loved watching Belle!
  • I never do this, but I was so exhausted after breakfast Sunday morning that I turned on the TV, cuddled up to Mia on the couch and took a nap! Mia was in heaven because, hello? TV! I was in heaven because of cuddles and sleep, ha ha!
  • Mia's favorite part of the day was church! She seriously loooooves church. And I seriously use that against her... if she's being a stinker or not listening to me, I threaten that we will stay home instead of going to church (or that I will take her home if we are already at church), HA! Does that make me a bad mom? Maybe... but she shapes right up every time ;) 
  • I had all the boring plans lined out for Monday morning like the gym, grocery shopping, etc since Eric was at work, but then I decided to make it fun for Mia. After we got home from running errands, I cut some watermelon slices and off to the pool we went! They turned on all the water slides and fountains for the first time since we've been here, plus the place was packed! Mia was in heaven and kept shouting, "this is FUN!" We missed Eric, of course, but I'm glad I made the day a little more special for Mia!
  • We ended the day with lasagna (grilling is strictly Eric's job, ha ha!) and more watermelon, but Eric did have a BBQ with the guys at work so at least someone ate the right grub for the holiday ;)
We are forever grateful for the brave men and women who serve our country and fight for our freedom! How lucky are we to live in this beautiful country... land of the free, because of the brave!

19 comments:

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

So glad you got some rest, mama!!! And that you guys made the best of your weekend - love Mia's little smile!!!!! Xoxo

P!nky said...

Looks like you had a great weekend, lady. So fun you watch movies a lil bit at a time, way to make them last :)! Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites, Belle is such a fun princess.

Woohoo for swim lessons going well, baby safety in the water is so important. And teaching your child to swim at a young age is great so they aren't scared of the water as an adult. Mia is the cutest lil water baby.

I think it's so awesome she loves church, too funny you threaten to take it away from her :)!

Jenn said...

I love that you guys are watching the Disney movies--they are some of the best!
We bought a nice sized watermelon this weekend and I've been enjoying the heck out of it too--so refreshing!!

Christina Sotherden said...

I love Mia's patriotic spirit!! Too bad Eric had to work but sometimes those relaxing weekends are the best! The pool day sounds like the best!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Aww glad that you guys had a good weekend despite Eric not being able to be around! Love that Mia is doing well in swim lessons and got lots of play time on the water slides! And LOVE Beauty and the Beast!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Evelina said...

I love all the pool time you clocked! Pool days and watermelon are what summer is all about :)

meandmr.com said...

Sounds like a great relaxing weekend!!!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

BLovedBoston said...

A want a disney movie night with you guys!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

tina bumblebee said...

Yay for her loving Belle... she's my favorite too :)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

lasagna sounds good! I made soup because nobody made it to the store for ribs lol. Close enough!
Disney movie nights are the best. We need more of the movies, I have my ancient VHS collection but don't even bother with em.

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

No joke, it is 9am and when you mentioned lasagna, I totally wanted some! Is that weird? LOL.
And I love how much time you guys spend at the pool. Seriously every time I see you post a pic at that AMAZING pool of yours, it immediately makes me want to find a splash pad to take Mason to!

Kasey Sutgrey said...

What a blast! Chloe adores church also, isn't it the cutest thing wwhen you go get them from Sunday school and they have them little craft for the day?! Melts my heart!

Tara said...

she is SO cute in her little patriotic shirt! you are such a fun mom, always doing something you know mia will love!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Fun weekend with just the girls. You always make the best of Eric working all the time. Splash pad fun, yay! And no that doesn't make you a bad mom. We are trying to get my daughter to not cry at the church nursery, so we decided to take her into church with us, and every time she started to act up, we would say, if you don't straighten up we're going to take you to the daycare, she straighten up so quick it would make your head spin. Probably not the best to threaten the daycare for your kid to behave when eventually you want said kid to go there...

Brittany said...

Isn't Beauty and the Beast so timeless? It's still my favorite and I tear up every single time. Even though you didn't get any barbeque, I think watermelon makes up for it! :)

Nina Robinson said...

So smart to break up disney movies into 30 minute segments! I'll have to try that with Ez because he's not ready for a full 90 minute movie just yet. Your post just reminded me that our pool/toddler water park is finally open for the season. That's definitely going on our to-do list this week. Glad you got some much-needed rest and still snuck in lots of fun this weekend, sounds like the perfect way to spend a holiday weekend :)

Alana Livingston said...

You need to record her swimming so we can watch--I want to see this little fish swim! haha
I'm sorry Eric had to work, but it sounds like you made the best of it!
I love that Mia loves church! That's funny that you threaten to take that away from her because it means the most to her hahaha

Sara Elizabeth said...

Sad that Eric had to work, but it sounds like you girls were able to make do!! ;) love that you stuck in some nap + cuddles!!

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

Glad that you made the best of your weekend even with your man working. It is just so fun that she loves church so much too!

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