I'm on the quite the recap roll, so why not fast forward to current day (hello mid January) and give you a little glimpse at our weekend. Conor had been out of town on business travel for part of the week, so I was thrilled when he snuck out early on Friday and joined the boys & I for lunch. We then took the littlest to the pediatrician... He's had some pretty bad eczema for about two months now, so we believe he may have a dairy allergy. Since I am breastfeeding, this affects me too. So as of Saturday, I am officially dairy free. It's going to be a very difficult transition for me. Luckily, we make most of our meals from scratch, so I will be able to find substitutes and hopefully get in a good non-dairy groove. Thanks to all for the kind thoughts and words of support on my Instagram post. I would love to hear even more about recipes you love or good dairy substitutes. Surely, I can use all the help & support I can get. This change left me in a bit of a bad mood, which was no good coupled with the post holiday funk, which always seems to happen after long visits home. Thankfully we had a pretty packed weekend that kept me in relatively high spirits.
We had not one, but two birthdays parties to attend, so we divided & conquered on that front. I took Liam to a tea party (even boy moms get invited too!) Saturday morning. The host had goodies for everyone, which included a bowtie & suspenders! I was able to get Liam on board with the bowtie, but not the latter. However, come Easter, he most definitely will be sporting the suspenders. Eek, I can't wait! And then that same evening, Conor took Liam to soccer party where he ran around for 2 hours straight kicking the ball whenever he managed to get his little feet near it! It was nice to have one-on-one time with each of the boys; I don't get that often enough!
Sunday was a true "funday"! Conor took Liam up skiing early in the morning. They had a little man date with another father-son duo. I stayed home in my cozy bed with Finn, but I want to get up on the mountain Liam soon too! They rushed back to catch the Seahawks playoff game, which if you saw was part massacre, part amazing comeback... But alas, they lost! Then naps all around before an epic evening of sledding. The sun was just starting to set as hit one of the fastest sledding hills I've ever been on! I was terrified, yet completely exhilarated. Liam never stopped smiling. And Finn was perfectly content to hangout in his little sled, just taking in the sights. We took him for a couple of spins down the hill whenever he would get antsy. We were joined by friends and shared some fresh brewed hard cider at the top! It was the perfect way to end our weekend!