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.