Monday, September 5, 2016

Weekend Recap (Labor Day Ed

Everyone loves long weekends, but I was especially excited for this one since Conor has had two separate work trips over the last two weeks.  And I'm a real baby about business travel.  But currently, I'm in a good groove with the boys, and I actually kept my whining to a minimum.  High fives all around.  So the weekend...

I had a big case of the grumps/blues and was having a hard time shaking it when we first kicked off our weekend.  Thank goodness for friends & a husband who somehow knows just what to do.  After some college football lounging, I was able to cheer up and still have a particularly wonderful weekend with my boys.  One of the highlights being a trip up the mountains to Oktoberfest at Snowbird with friends & neighbors.  We filled our mugs, listened to live music (Finn danced, Liam rolled down the hill), and had some uninterrupted adult conversation while the kids stayed in a bounce house for over an hour!  Funny thing is, that bounce house ticket we purchased...  It's for 5 minutes (ridiculous)!  But we've learned that often the workers don't care how long the kids stay in if there is no line.  So we waited 'til later in the afternoon and let our kids have at it.  Seriously for 1 hour and 15 minutes we did not seem them.  Sweet sweet victory.



Sunday brought a trip to the Farmer's Market which happens to be at an actual farm.  Finn baa'd for all the sheep and the goats (I'm certain he can't tell the difference between them), and we stocked up on fresh fruit.  My boys literally toss raspberries back like it's candy!



Monday the temperatures finally hit the 70s (which we haven't seen since April!) so we kissed summer goodbye with one last game at the ballpark!  The Salt Lake City Bees got absolutely slaughtered, and the boys were a particular kind of crazy, but the sunshine felt good.  There was a breeze, and I could practically feel Fall slowly creeping into the city.






Unfortunately, my crazy boys turned into grumpy boys quickly after the game.  So it was early to bed for them (both down before 7:30pm, boom!), and Old Fashioneds and The Night Of (our newest obsession) for Conor & I.  Cheers to the 4 day week ahead!


14 comments :

  1. Oktoberfest, in September? Sign. Me. Up. That sounds like the best way to start any weekend. And bounce house for the win! Solid call on going later so the staff ran a blind eye to the time limit.
    And, I need a farmer's market/farm in my life. ASAP.

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  2. We have a bounce house for Wyatt's party this upcoming weekend, so hopefully the weather cooperates. We had some high 60's & low 70's last week & now today the high is 90! ugh!

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  3. Ummm, Oktoberfest sounds and looks amazing!! I want to go! And the fact that the boys were entertained for an hour in the bouncehouse is such a success! My kids would be the same way. The baseball game sounds like fun too. :)

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  4. I get a little chilly reading about 70s. We probably won't see that for a good bit, and it doesn't really got much cooler than that in the day. So, I'm over here like 70s? I need a sweater!
    I'm glad you turned the blues around, sounds like a fun weekend...bouncing for that long and early bedtimes. Aria went to bed a few minutes before her usual lights out time and even though it wasn't that big of a time chunk it felt like a win! She swam her little heart out this weekend.

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  5. Looks like the perfect weekend! Also, weather in the 70s? I was getting giddy because it was 98 the other day. I'm so looking forward to 70 degree weather!

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  6. Sounds like a great weekend to me! I am jealous of your fall like temps, though! Great photos!

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  7. I'm glad you cheered up and enjoyed a fun weekend! I always love looking at your beautiful pictures! XOXO

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  8. Wow you guys packed a lot in, and glad it helped turn things around for you. I loved the baseball game photos. We took Ben to a minor league game last year and he liked it, but he was still pretty little. Unfortunately, this year I just don't think he could handle it. He would scream most of the time and there is absolutely no way he would sit still, haha. But, next year we will definitely be going. I know my husband really looks forward to those father/son moments! Such a sweet weekend!

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  9. Your farmer's market sounds so fun! How neat that it's on a farm and there are animals to visit and baa at :) Oliver would be baaing at those sheep too. And oh my goodness, The Night Of is our newest obsession too! I know I'll be sad when we finish it, but right now we just want to keep watching to find out how it ends! eep!

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  10. I hope you got solid naps after that epic bounce house bouncing! It makes me tired just thinking about those little legs bouncing in there for over an hour!
    Bummer that the weekend started off on a bad note but it sounds like it turned around quickly and ended quite nicely!

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  11. Sounds like the perfect weekend with beautiful weather. I love it when simple joys - like a bounce house - keep children entertained, so you can have "adult time." That's a true win for everyone!

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  12. What a great weekend! I love that the farmer's market you went to is at an actual farm - how cool! The Night Of was SO good - did you finish the series yet? Tim and I loved it.

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  13. I never really understood the power of a bounce house until maybe last summer when Noah got really into them. And now we are doing a bounce party for his birthday ;).

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  14. Sorry you were feeling down! Your weekend looked great!

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