Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekend Recap

This last weekend was near perfect!  And I say near because... kids still whine & cry regardless of the fun.  But we managed to keep that to a minimum!  Perhaps I was in such a good mood all weekend due to the sleeping in (both days), which was quickly followed by two big brunches.  Lemon poppy seed pancakes & crepes make for no better way to wake up.  Plus, I get to take long 2+ hour naps with Finn on the weekends.

We spent our days mostly outside with the neighbors.  Sprinklers.  Dance parties.  Bikes.  Wiggle cars.  We made it to the farmer's market for fresh produce as well as the. best. popsicles. ever.  Then we snuck in a quick trip to the waterpark.  My boys were shirtless and barefoot nearly all weekend long, which is exactly what summer is all about!    

But the highlight of the weekend was spending an evening up at Snowbird for their summer concert series.  We almost didn't go, since Finn only naps once a day now and therefore hits the sheets ridiculously early; and, because Liam hadn't napped at all.  But we're risky parents.  And some drinks & music in the mountains trumped all.  We joined four other families up there for happy hour & a little picnic dinner.  The band was your typical rock/folk, but they were good!  Little Finn was especially into it.  The weather could not have been better, nor my children more well behaved (minus one pushing incident... remember near perfect).  It was a roaring success, so I think we may just be back every Saturday all summer long.  Plus, I can never get enough mountain air.  Mountain sunsets.  Mountain everything!!!






Events like these are far more relaxing now that Liam is at the age where he can now run off with his friends with little intervention needed.  I simply love it! These four are the best of friends but can also treat one another just like a sibling.  They love.  They fight.  But they totally get one another.  It has been such a treat to watch them grow together over the last nearly four years.  And during that time, their moms became some of my favorite people.  I often talk about my "tribe"; well, here is a little glance at some of the kiddos who make up my tribe.  A few are missing, as well as all the baby siblings.  We often have 10+ kids on playdates now.  It's a little bit of chaos, but it's all worth it to raise my boys in such a tight knit little community.


And now Monday is here.  The temps are supposed to be in the hundreds. 
I think the mountains may be calling...

16 comments :

  1. LOVE a tight-knit community like this, this is just the sweetest, Laura!

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  2. Cash has a few buddies just a couple of weeks apart & it is so freeing letting them go off & play together while we sit with all the babies. :) What a lovely weekend!

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  3. Beautiful pictures, as always! It looks like you had an incredible weekend!

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  4. I love how independent the big boys have become!

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  5. Just perfect (or nearly at least)! Love it, and that is so special to have friends for so many years that your boys are growing up with. Makes me smile!

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  6. Sounds like the perfect weekend! So fun that you have such a great group of friends :)

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  7. THIS. I want this. The community. The outings with friends. The growing up together. Pure perfection. Hopefully I can find something like that when Mason gets a little older and starts making real friendships!

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  8. So sweet! What a fantastic weekend.

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  9. I'm convinced you are going to have the best summer hands down! I'm jealous of your laid back mountain life!

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  10. What a fun weekend! I love the trees in the shots!

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  11. Near perfection with kids is pretty much perfection! Love all the summer fun being had and spending it with your group of friends!

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  12. Perfect weekend, perfect photos! I love (and I'm jealous) that you live so close to the mountains. Your tribe sounds pretty dang amazing.

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  13. Finn is looking like such a toddler now! Love your boys' blonde hair!!!

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  14. Oh your community sounds lovely! What a great weekend, Laura.

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  15. Having a close knit group of friends with kids is so wonderful! I absolutely love my tribe (not to mention I love the term tribe ha ha) ♥ Sounds like an amazing weekend!

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  16. awww your tribe/community sounds amazing. with so little family here, i hope i have something similar when we have kids.

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