Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Weekend Recap

We had another busy weekend that just felt like the epitome of spring.  Gorgeous, yet windy, weather and all sorts of activities.  Unfortunately, I was in a bit of a funk that I really couldn't shake until Sunday afternoon.  I'm not sure if it's the sleep deprivation, the missing family, or just being a bit of a hormonal woman, but sometimes a patch of rough days hits me.  Regardless, we ended on a high note, and it's back to happy Laura now.

So our weekend... I had book club Friday night (we read The Life we Bury) where I had 4 kid free hours, two massive sugar cookies, & plenty of wine.  Plus all the lovely girl time that always seems to be needed, since I live amongst boys. 

Then Saturday our kind neighbors invited us to join them at the tulip festival.   Liam loved following around the older girls, constantly checking his map, and smelling all the pretty flowers.  He's at his happiest just being outside.  Finn enjoyed the view from my back but also wanted in every single water feature we came across.  Ponds, fountains, waterfalls.  I definitely have another water baby on my hands.  I have learned to carry plenty of extra clothes for him!




Saturday evening I took Liam to a classmates birthday party.  It was my first of the kind, and I was super nervous & anxious about it.  I didn't know the mom at all, and I'm actually really shy around strangers.  Liam fell asleep on the drive to the party, so he was a hot mess upon being woken up.  Nothing like meeting new people while your child is crying and sleepy.  Luckily, I did have one mom friend there, so that helped to fill the silence in some of those more awkward moments.  I know that this is just the beginning of these types of events, so I really need to get used to it.

Sunday was our best day!!!  Conor had purchased a t-ball set for Liam in anticipation of him joining a league this May.  Why yes, yes we are the parents that practice with our kid beforehand.  Liam loves everything about it, which is exactly what we hoped for.  He takes his gear very seriously and is always wanting to play.  He takes instruction quite well and really tries to listen & improve.  We went to a nearby park and played for hours.  He would hit a couple balls and then run the bases.  He was so so tired, but would only sit down at a our picnic for a few minutes before hitting the field again.  Sometimes practicing without us.  He would tell me "one more bite, and then I'll be up at bat!"
 


Finn was content to crawl around in the dirt and chase down a baseball every so often.  Another boy who is just happy to be in the outdoors.  Conor was in heaven too, reliving the "glory days."  I couldn't help but smile nonstop seeing all my boys out on the field together.  I am always surprised by how quickly Liam is growing and what he is capable of.  He is fast & strong.  And his hair just happens to flip out perfectly underneath his baseball cap, which is about the cutest thing ever.  Number one fan right here!



Now that ski season is over, bring on the t-ball.  
Which will obviously included lots of sunflower seeds & peanuts for me!

25 comments :

  1. You can have as many off days as you like, being the only girl must be hard sometimes. Lovely pictures as always, Laura!

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  2. A tulip festival? That sounds beautiful and amazing. I love the pictures you took while there. I want to go somewhere to see that many tulips at one time. Sunday sounds pretty amazing too.

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  3. We're starting with classmates birthday parties too and I agree that they are somewhat awkward! T-ball looks like fun! We have to wait til Carter is 4 to start that!

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  4. That tulip festival is beyond gorgeous! I always get jealous when I see people going to it. I'm totally with you on the kids events and being shy around moms I don't know. I so wish it wasn't the case :(

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  5. Oh my stars I can't get enough of the baseball. That's dream land for me right there!!

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  6. I am dying over those tulips!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures! The one of Conor and the boys is a framer. And Liam's hair! It's so long.

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  8. Gorgeous photos! T-ball must've been so much fun!

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  9. oh i'm sorry you were in a funk but yay for getting back to happy laura. was that book any good? i can't get over how adorable finn is. his hair reminds me of a cockatoo, and i mean that in the nicest-i-hope-my-kid-has-hair-like-that-way. haha.

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  10. I definitely have chunks of days like that. Mine tend to fall on Sundays but it changes occasionally. Such a perfect weekend, though! I'm the same way around new people. I've taken Wyatt to one party on my own and I was a sweating mess the entire time. Probably because I was chasing him around a bowling alley. ha

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  11. That tulip festival sounds amazing and so gorgeous! And right up my alley since I've been obsessed with tulips lately!
    Like you, I'm shy around people I don't know. Luckily I usually make Seth go to the party too so I at least know him but I'm terrible at talking to people I don't know!

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  12. I just can't take Liam's hair right now!! So stinking handsome!! I have days that I'm in such a funk sometimes & then I feel even more annoyed that I'm wasting my day being annoyed at the world. I know this might sound silly, but I honestly feel like it is hormones based on Ben's nursing rhythm. For example, if he is teething and nursing like crazy and then he all of a sudden goes back down to just a few sessions in a 24 hr period, then I feel like that hormone surge isn't there and my mood is kind of funky for a day or so. Also, if I binge on a bunch of junk that seems to affect my mood too. Anyway, all of that to say I think it is totally normal & you aren't alone. :)

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  13. Oh I think we all go through those kinds of funks! Glad your weekend ended on a good note! And yes, cutest baseball player around!

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  14. Those pictures are just beautiful and your little baseball player is adorable! I'm glad you were able to get out of your funk. XOXO

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  15. I am making a trip for the Tulip festival next year, all of the pictures I've seen looks so gorgeous! My hometown, Holland MI, is actually famous for our 'Tulip Time' festival in May, but it doesn't seem like it compares to yours out there!

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  16. That funk you speak of? Me, the last two days. I totally chalk it up to lack of sleep, 100%.
    In other news. Your weekend looks pretty darn amazing, and your photos are glorious (per the norm). I love that your boys are so outdoorsy! There's no better place to be!

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  17. I sometimes get into a funk like that too. I think the busy and the mundane just catch up to me. So glad you had a wonderful girl’s night. Sounds lovely! Oh my word, look at all of those amazing tulips. So beautiful. Gorgeous photos. Liam looks like a natural when it comes to baseball. Can’t wait to see all of the t-ball photos to come.

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  18. I feel ya on the school birthday parties. We've been to a couple and I felt SUPER awkward. At some point we just get to drop them off, right? But wait, I'm not sure I want that either :/

    I'm convinced that baseball tees were made for Liam. He is like the perfect all-American baseball player!

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  19. Those baseball pictures are gorgeous! Love that he was so into it. Plus a few hours of mom time, esp with cookies and wine.

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  20. Ahh that tulip festival was absolutely stunning. There are definitely some framers in there. And, those baseball photos are just lovely as well. Nice job! Glad that the Birthday turned out to go alright, and also glad you're feeling better. Hoping this weekend is just as nice for you guys!

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  21. I wish we had something like the tulip fest around us, so beautiful!! I never would've guessed YOU would be shy?! Kids are always a good 'common-ground' thing though, I suppose. :) Seems Liam will be quite the athlete, love it!!

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  22. We all have those moments where the funk just takes over our thoughts and emotions for a little bit. I'm glad your weekend ended on a high note filled with your boys and outdoor activities! Xo, Stephanie

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