Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekend Recap

We had a first in our house this weekend!  Both boys slept through the night!  It was as if God smiled down upon us and decided "I shall give these two parents the gift of sleep tonight, and I won't even make the pregnant one have to pee!"  Finn strolled downstairs and into our bed around 6 am, Liam followed an hour later.  But after crawling in bed with us, they kept on sleeping!  So not only did they last the whole night, but then they still decided to sleep in!  8:30am has become our new wake up time, and I am loving it.  It was the perfect way to get our weekend started.

Saturday was for soccer; a game which Finn actually watched most of from my lap.  Huge success there!  House projects (Conor is still working on some shelving for the nursery).  And fishing!  It was a somewhat last minute plan due to the gorgeous weather, so we didn't want to travel to far that evening.  Meaning, it wasn't a drive into the mountains event.  But I had heard of a well stocked local pond, so we ventured out there.  A mere 15 minutes from our house.  It was a pretty spot among some wetlands.  Lots of fisherman, not so many fish bites.  Only one actually.  So no fish were caught.  Finn was ridiculously loud (he gets this from my side of the family), so that couldn't have helped.  We'll be working on quite voices and a titch more patience next time.  Regardless, it was good peaceful family time as the sun was setting.  Finn was all about the worms, while Liam was hesitant at first but not to be outdone by little brother.  We liked the spot and will surely be back.  Liam has hopes we're going to get him his own fishing pole!









Sunday was for brunch up at Snowbird.  Conor is traveling much of the next month, so we wanted a big last breakfast together before all our time apart.  It was one of those meals where our children actually behaved wonderfully.  Table manners were top notch.  And Finn ate his weight in bacon and then proceeded to literally drink the maple syrup.  So much syrup, everywhere.  We emptied my pack of wipes.

We also stopped by one of our local greenhouses to pick up a few starters.  Conor insists upon getting the garden going early, while I'm a wait until Mother's Day kind of gal.  So we compromised with just a few essentials.  I promised Liam he could pick out whatever plant he wanted, to plant wherever he wanted.  Once he laid eyes on the pumpkin plant, there was no going back.  We grew pumpkins our first fall in Utah, and while I love them, they take up so. much. space.  But I promised, so we'll have a pumpkin patch again this year.




While getting the garden ready for summer and planting our few things, we found some worms!  They were immediately added to the container in the fridge and will be used for our next fishing adventure.  Freshly dug worms are always best!  I can already tell that I have will have some wonderful helpers in the garden this year and can picture the many hours we will be spending outside.  Our strawberries are blossoming, or raspberries have tiny buds.  Ooh, I just can't wait!



After an absolute crazy Monday of trying to get all. the. things. done., I'm packing up the boys and heading up to Washington to visit family for a bit tomorrow!  Hoping for lots of relaxing at the lakehouse & quite possibly getting the boat in the water for the season!  Wish me luck on the solo flight.  Finn's last flight before he is two.  Which means he's sitting on my lap.  Even though he's huge.  And even though my pregnant belly is huge.  And Finn isn't really one to just sit.  So yeah, wish me luck!

11 comments :

  1. Yay for spring! I love that your family is already settling into fun, outside, spring adventures like fishing and gardening. Good luck on your trip to visit family. Flying can certainly be an adventure; here's to hoping your boys are calm and peaceful for the trip. Sending an extra prayer your way :)

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  2. It sounds like the most perfect weekend for you all! We have tried pumpkins so many times, but have failed. We live on bedrock and it makes things so unpredictable.

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  3. Your pictures are always so vibrant, they just jump off the page with joy!

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  4. Definitely sending all the good luck your way for this flight - though I did giggle at giant Finny "sitting still" next to your bump haha! Hopefully you have great seat mates!!!!

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  5. Oh goodness, between the fishing and the greenhouse...so much cuteness! We are working on fishing with Ben. We go a lot during the summer at my parents lakehouse, but Ben still tries to throw the fishing pole in the water every time. He just can't sit still. I'm hoping we've made some improvement on that front this year, but I'm thinking it might be another year based on our current attention span, ha!

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  6. We're going to miss out on the last before two flight with Mabel. But oh well. That means I get an entire aisle with them!

    Love the pictures with the worms!

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  7. Aww...yay for sleeping in!! My kiddos slept in over the weekend too. It was awesome. We went to a greenhouse last week and got a bunch of flowers. They make me so happy. Can't wait to see our garden.

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  8. YAY for sleeping through the night - and on a weekend, too! Doesn't get much better than that! Loving the greenhouse pictures!

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  9. Oooooh hooray for all the sleep! How wonderful!! :)

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  10. WHOOP WHOOP for sleeping all night in their own rooms and then sleeping in until 8:30am on Sunday. That is what weekend dreams are made of right there!

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  11. I want this sleep all night thing you speak of. It sounds freaking magical.
    And your garden sounds amazing. I wish I could grow things. My abilities stop a humans. :/
    I hope you're having the best time with family!!

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