Summer Weekend Recap

A full weekend brings with it so many memories – friends, laughs, and the occasional tired kid meltdown. Last weekend we had two birthday parties for the girls’ friends, one birthday BBQ for my dad, ran some errands, and got to spend Sunday afternoon swimming and having dinner with family.

Before all of the festivities, I started off on Friday afternoon with my amazingly talented friend Meadow (@MeadowStarLA) getting the prettiest set of lash extensions.  I don’t often wear a full face of makeup, but it is rare that I leave the house without mascara. It just makes me feel like I look alive and awake! No need anymore! I literally woke up Saturday morning feeling like I was ready for the day. I literally cannot feel anything different on my eyes, but I look in the mirror and have so much volume and curl. Honestly amazing!!

We got to experience a fun kids place on Friday night for a friends’ birthday. Scooters Jungle was so fun and SO exhausting! My kids LOVED to jump, climb, and go down the incredibly fast slide! We were out a bit late but they slept soooo good that night! Despite Aubrey’s pouty face in this photo she literally had the time of her life!

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Saturday morning was spent at Underwood Farms celebrating another toddler friend.  The farm is a place that we love on any day, but add in a horse drawn wagon ride and some barnyard animal cake pops and we got ourselves a winning destination!

Saturday afternoon we had my parents over to celebrate my dad’s birthday. The girls looked adorable in their new June & January outfits…I cannot wait for their fall line to come out!

Now that Aubrey’s been doing swimming lessons, afternoons in the pool are so much fun! She loves to show us the new things she is learning and practice her new skills! This is how Blake spent the majority of her Sunday. Double fisting sweet watermelon and making a juicy mess!

Hope you all had a fun filled weekend. For those being affected by Hurricane Harvey we are thinking about you all.

Happy Monday! Have a great week!

xoxo

Whitney

Over the Weekend

In this season of life, our weekends don’t get too crazy. Since I don’t have a typical “work day” outside the home, the weekends look pretty similar to the week for me. Kids still need 3 meals plus 37 snacks, naps, and to be to bed at a reasonable hour. So with my husband (usually) home we just try to fit in things together or use the time to do some things around our house. Our home has been a work in progress over the last couple years! From a full renovation to recent landscape and now just the finishing touches. I’m not sure how but I feel like my husband was able to build an entire addition in the same amount of time it’s taken me to find a solution for the extra toilet paper in the powder room. Maybe it’s running errands with 2 young children, maybe it’s my indecisive nature…but the finishing touches take time.

This past weekend I was able to sneak away for an hour to get my nails done (thanks to my mother in law), my hard working husband thoroughly cleaned the back patio (after being dirt and concrete for over a year this was a huge feat!), we organized patio toys, ran some errands with the rest of the world on Sunday morning, and tried to spend some time relaxing together.


I love the new storage solution for the patio! This big box has three sections so we found a home for mega block logos, all the balls, and all of the tools/water toys/ gardening toys. And it’s so nice to look at! Before we had all of the toys piled in the pool and it always just looked so messy! My friend Kelli can give you so many storage/bag solutions!


So glad I cleaned the slider…not! Aubrey had fun “helping” daddy pressure wash and Blake was their little cheerleader inside!


I’m not sure what possessed us to hit up Costco at 10:15 on a Sunday. But I could only compare it to lines at Disneyland or Black Friday shopping! Fun part: Blake got to sit in the big girl seat for the first time! I usually bring her in the Beco carrier but she was getting restless in the line so I put her in the cart with sissy!


In the summer – and most of the year actually – we love using the barbecue. We planned to use this skillet on the barbecue but we were cooking meat for the week so we ran out of room. But cast iron is a delicious way to cook veggies! Side note: Costco currently has Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, which is one of our favorites! When it’s in stock, we buy multiple packages and cut the filets into meal size portions to freeze using our food saver. It really is the best way to store food in the freezer and makes it convenient that we can make our own portions (because who wants leftover fish?! I can’t stand the smell when I have to reheat it!) Our dinner Sunday night was chicken, sweet potatoes, and the veggies above. We left a package of salmon in the fridge for dinner in the week.

How do you spend your summer weekends? Trips? Errands? Activities? Lounging? I’d love to hear in the comments!

A couple of gals, Shay and Erika host a monthly link up – Workin’ it Wednesday. My friend Sharon from Mama Chit Chat and I participated this week! Go check it out to read about their weekends and see how to link up next month!

Happy Hump Day!

Whitney