This weekend was supposed to be for relaxing. And it was in a relax-between-projects-and-outings kind of way. But relaxing nonetheless. Our mornings were slow, and the snuggles were plentiful. I had been looking forward to Saturday all week, because I had a fun little date planned for Liam & I. He doesn't seem to need or want special time with just me, but I have started craving it. He is at this pretty spectacular age that I want to fully enjoy, and sometimes I can't do all that I want to with him when Finn is around. Conor often takes Liam on special adventures, so I finally wanted a turn. Finn loves his Daddy, so I don't have to worry about leaving him for a few hours at all.
So Saturday, I took Liam to the Children's Theater for a Magic Show! It's historically modern (I made that up) and feels like a boutique theater inside. It's an intimate setting, so not one bad seat. We shared a pack of Mentos & a New York Seltzer from the snack bar and housed them both before the show even started. I loved his anticipation waiting for the magician to appear, and then his look of shock & wonder once the lights dimmed and a silly man walked down the aisle just a few feet from us.
During intermission we snuck over to the soda fountain next door for some fresh macaroons. I didn't know this was a two treat event, but apparently it was. And the wait for my amaretto macaroon was so worth every sweet bite. My biggest mistake was only buying two. Two is never enough, especially when your toddler insists upon sampling your treat as well.
The show was wonderful and captivating. The laughter of a theater full of kids was completely contagious. I spent half my time trying to figure out the darn magic and the other half staring at Liam's face. Watching him take in a moment is one of my favorite things to do. I loved being able to have my focus on just him.
The rest of the weekend was spent on a few small house projects, the most exciting of which being a corn hole set. Conor & Liam worked on it together and it is nearly complete. We just need to stain it some fun, but yet to be determined, design and then it will be ready come Spring! And then of course there was the Super Bowl. We have hosted people the last two years (particularly since the Seahawks were playing), so this year we decided to enjoy the game with just our little family. No big prepping & planning, no big clean up. It was perfect! One of our neighbors & her daughter joined us for a bit. We loved having a playmate for Liam, which made the relaxing & subsequent drinking far far easier.
I'm already wishing for the next weekend!
Conor has work dinners on back to back nights this week, which always make for long days...