Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Scottsdale and more weekend fun

After a 4 day weekend with Eric we are back to the daily grind today and totally bummed about it, ha ha! We were in desperate need of family time and we packed in so many little moments that filled my heart to the brim! I'm definitely sad to have our weekend come to an end!

 Mia has turned into quite the photographer over the last week :) She actually got quite a few full body shots (including our heads) of Eric and me, but of course his smile is the most genuine in this one, ha ha!
  • We didn't really make any plans for Friday because I knew Eric would be exhausted from work and just want a day of relaxing. So we started the day with a workout at the gym, then went to buy a mattress for Mia's bed, and of course we fit in a family lunch date! Mia was so excited to have Eric home that she kept telling me, "daddy not go anywhere!!" Eric was happy to oblige ;)
  • We ordered Mia's bed online and I somehow totally confused THIS week's delivery date for last week. So I was planning on spending the rest of our day on Friday rearranging Mia's room, until I finally made the connection that the bed wasn't going to be delivered, oops! We still rearranged the room and put the new mattress on the floor because I was so anxious to get Mia transitioned! So far, so good (post coming later on the transition!) and now I'm anxious for this coming weekend when we can finish putting together the room and see how everything looks!
  • Of course we ended our night with Disney movie night! Mia finally worked up the courage to watch Monster's Inc since both mom AND dad were home to keep her safe ;) We made a really big deal out of the silly parts so that she hopefully wouldn't develop a fear of monsters in her room, especially with the change of a new bed, and it ended up being the silliest of movie nights :)

 This is why dad is way cooler than me, he gets on the floor and plays with Mia in the Disney store, ha ha!
  • Saturday morning was pretty low key with working out, Mia and Eric washing the jeep together (so cute!)... just the little every day things that are SO much better with Eric around!
  • Eric made my whole weekend by stopping for lunch at Cafe Rio where I indulged in shrimp tacos and a Dr. Pepper :) Yum!
  • We spent the afternoon in Scottsdale (can't believe that's our first trip over since moving here!) shopping and Mia picked out brother's Halloween costume! So fun!
  • Next we went to the cutest railroad park, but the temperature wasn't so cute... over 100 degrees but Eric and Mia didn't mind! We went on a train ride, the carousel, and played in the little "museum". We definitely plan to go back during the winter months and take advantage of playing outside all day in cool weather.

I didn't mind being the third wheel on their train date with a view like this ;)
  • Sunday was a relaxing family day of church, naps and good food :)
  • We started our Monday fun day at the pool! I don't think there's any better way to kick off the week :) the rest of the day wasn't so fun but we crossed a lot off our to-do list with some deep cleaning. Man, I am so thankful for Eric and what a HUGE help he is during his days off. He is the BEST!

Don't judge me for already counting down the days until our next weekend ;) We just can't get enough of our time as a family of 3!


sara [at] journey of doing said...

Beautiful weekend!!!! So glad you all got some more time as a family of three because baby B is going to be here SO SOON!!!!!

P!nky said...

Looks like a fun weekend, lady! Disney movies and pool time :)!

Unknown said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend! We love going to the train park too :) Can't wait to go back when it finally cools down!

Sara Holt said...

So glad you guys got in some quality time before little man makes his debut!! (:

According to Kiki said...

Weekends give me a reason to live. (; No really, I look forward to each and every one because spending time together, even if it's to go grocery shopping, means the world to me. I totally know what you mean. Is that the Disney store?! I wish we still had ours. My daughter would have loved it.

BLovedBoston said...

Love that you guys packed in as much family time as possible!! Looks like little Mia really enjoyed the disney store!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Great weekend, so nice you got Eric for 4 days! So helpful to have the guys at home for sure! And swimming on Monday, we did the same thing and it really sets a nice tone for the rest of the week.

Suget said...

We were in Phoenix a few weekends ago and went to the Railroad park too. OMG. The heat was sooo horrible, I do not know how you can do it living down there. I am glad I decided to take online classes and not have to move down. haha Next time the boys and I are in the valley, we need to meet up. I want to meet gorgeous Mia.

Natalia GutiƩrrez said...

That sounds like an awesome weekend! Family time is the best time

Natalia | Lindifique

Caroline @ Windy City Chic said...

Aww Mia telling Eric not to go anywhere is SO cute!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful weekend, I'm so glad!! Monsters Inc is also one of my favorite movies. :-) Jealous of your gym time too. I haven't been since last Wednesday because of my work schedule. You look amazing!! :-)

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

she's so cute! I love love love Monsters Inc!
yay for baby soon!!

Mandie said...

Ha! I love Mia's photography skills. :)

That whole shelf of Ariel stuff, yea, I want that. Tee hee!

Sounds like a great weekend with your family. :)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Love that Mia is now your photographer! And Scottsdale is amazing! I miss that little city!

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