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Weekending


Monday, July 24, 2017

I feel like it has been forever since I wrote anything here and that is because all of my posts last week were written early since I was in New Jersey and Pennsylvania last week. Let me just say, wow, New Jersey has a TON of tolls. I plan on doing a little recap of my week later this week, but for now, I am going to talk about my little weekend. I am saying little weekend because storms in Denver caused me to have a 3 hour diversion into Scottsbluff, Nebraska and a missed connection in Denver. I didn't get home until after 2 pm on Saturday. Exhausted.

Once I got home, I just couldn't wait to take a shower and get into clean clothes. This was after greeting my family. The girls helped me unpack and once I was clean and settled in, we played and caught up. Then we had an early dinner since I was starving and ate little over the last 24 hours.

We went to dinner and then tried to take the girls around the mall to burn off some energy and calories from dinner. The girls had mega tantrums and it was embarrassing. I haven't seen a tantrum like this ever. It was epic. Screams, kicking and lots of tears all because we wanted to go into a store that the girls didn't want to go in. Once the tantrums ensued, we grabbed the girls and headed out. They screamed the entire time. Awful. Once we were in the car, we tried to tell them why we left, why it isn't ok to have a tantrum like that and to chill out. Avery did, but Sutton wasn't having it. They were so upset. Ugh. We drove home, got them ready for bed and just chilled out. Not the way I wanted to end my long day.

Sunday morning we thought about going to the lake, but after not having all the supplies needed, we decided to go to breakfast and then head to Graeagle for the first part of the day. The girls love it there as do I.
family

We went to the pond first and walked around it. It is about half mile to three quarters of a mile. We threw rocks into the pond and tried to spot the frogs we kept hearing.
graeagle pond
graeagle pond
 Avery didn't want her picture taken all day.
graeagle pond

After the pond, we headed over to the ice cream shop. Rory and I each got a scoop (which was massive) and we shared with the girls in the park across the way. The girls loved the ice cream minus the almonds in it. We played in the park for a bit before heading to the Brewing Lair, a local brewery that we love.

Once we got to the Brewing Lair, we noticed that it was getting crowded and they were having an even there later in the afternoon, Pints for Pups. It was in support of the humane society. So cute. They were setting up a food truck, a band, lawn games and more. We watched things get set up, had some beers, let the girls run around and play with the lawn games and just relaxed. It was very hot there, but so amazing.
The Brewing Lair
The Brewing Lair

After having a beer, we headed to a food truck for some lunch. The girls and I had grilled cheese and fries while Rory had a tuna sandwich. Everything was tasty. We headed home after and the girls fell asleep in the car.

We got home around 2 pm and bathed the girls and then bathed Walter since he was so stinky. Then the girls and I did chores around the house while Rory mowed the lawn. I headed out to the grocery store around 5 pm and grabbed stuff for the week. By the time I got home, it was already 6 pm. The day had flown by.

I prepped dinner, did some laundry, played with the girls and then swept and moped the kitchen and bathroom floors. It is amazing how dirty they get with the girls being at home everyday right now.

We put the girls down close to 8 pm and Rory fired up the grill to cook tri tip while I finished dinner inside. We had dinner, watched some tv shows and then went to bed early.

How was your weekend?

I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.

15 comments:

  1. NJ will suck every last penny out of you, and the tolls are no joke! Glad you made it home safely albeit delayed, and yay for Walter baths! Too cute <3
    Green Fashionista

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  2. Oh NJ. Sigh. I grew up there and don't miss it a bit. The tolls are just a part of why I hated it lol

    Also, mama, I feel you on the tantrums. They're so exhausting and so embarrassing for all parties. Spencer has thrown a couple thus far in public (not many), but oh my goodness, I feel so shamed when I have to drag him out of there - especially since my husband is deployed, and it's all on me. I promise you, it does get easier the more they understand though! <3

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  3. I still can't believe all of that trouble that you had getting home. I know you were so relieved to finally be reunited with your family. You really should be able to take some extra time off this week to make up for it!

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  4. LOVE your pineapple top!!!! You look So pretty and with the pink shoes...CUTE!!! Tantrums are the worst, especially in public. Dang NJ!! I have a feeling this week will be waaaay better for you, I hope sweet lady!!

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  5. All of the photos just scream summer!!! <3 So sorry you had so much trouble with tantrums :( they are so so rough!! Hope you have a lovely week!

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  6. I love the photos! I've heard about the excessive amount of tolls in New Jersey, does not sound enjoyable to me.

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  7. The lake photos look awesome girl! xo,Biana-BlovedBoston

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  8. I have that shirt too! and wow the girls are getting so big! Looks like a fun weekend.

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  9. Yay for a day in one of your happy places. Looks like you guys had a blast. I hear you on tantrums. Emmys had some epic ones lately. Ugh! Glad you are home with your fam.

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  10. Gotta love those crazy tantrums said NO ONE EVER!! I hate when that happens especially when there's things I want/need to do. That pic of you and the girls is so cute!! We have so many tolls here in Chicago too but sounds like NJ might have us beat!

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  11. lol.. living in New Jersey.. yes we know.
    Oh those tantrums.. I remember D once threw a tantrum when he spotted a book he had in the store and was convinced this book was his book and wanted to take it home with him.

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  12. Sorry about the tantrums, that age is hard! That brewery sounds great! Sorry you had so much trouble getting home, glad you made it safe and had a nice weekend!

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  13. I thought you were going to say NJ had a lot of traffic! Yeah, it has tolls too. Too bad you got delayed coming home!

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  14. I was thinking of you while you were stuck on the plane. That is just awful. Glad you made it home, but wish you had gotten more of your weekend. And, I soooooooo feel you on the tantrums right now. It's our life, ha.

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  15. We went to NJ in June & yes my hubby complained lots about the tolls. I love it there though. It was an 8 hour ride for us. So long. I love the pineapple shirt that you have on in that pic. Where did you get it?
    http://therantingsofadramaqueensmum.blogspot.com

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