How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?
On Saturday afternoon, the Husband and I attended our friend Isaac’s birthday party at the 5-star Ballantyne Resort. We hung out with friends, sat in the hot tubs, relaxed in the steam rooms, and drank mimosas. I left the spa feeling very adult, peaceful, and calm, but when we got home, there was immediate kid chaos! Even in the face of a scream fest, I thought, “Man, I actually missed this while we were away…”
… Although I seriously wouldn’t be opposed to more “spa voices” in my real life! Claire has gotten SO LOUD in the past few weeks, and the kids now have screaming competitions. I swear that my ear drums are bleeding.
Speaking of Claire, she turned 10 months on Friday. She has gotten really good at waving bye-bye (doing it unprompted now!), and she said her third word – CAT! Mama and Dada were #1 and #2. And she’s taken a few steps but hasn’t really started to walk. It’s funny how different the kids are; once Henry took one step, there was no stopping the process (he took his first step at 7 months and was a fully independent walker at 9!). But Claire seems more cautious. Which I am totalllly okay with.
In other exciting parenting news, I accidentally left Henry’s sneakers on the roof of my car and drove away. I heard a THUMP THUMP when we were on a busy road and saw the sneakers go flying off the back – whoops. I was pretty jazzed when I retrieved them several minutes later and they were not squashed flat.
It’s the little things in life, am I right?!
So… How is “No Excuses” life going for everyone? No Excuses <— I will workout. When there’s a will, there’s a way. I had to dig up serious will on Sunday, when H refused (like, flat-out REFUSED) to go into gym childcare. I ended up doing sprint intervals on the track and some strength-training moves (squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, pull-ups) while he played on a nearby playground. It actually ended up being an awesome workout, and it made me want to do playground-workout combos more often. Everyone was pretty pleased!
And see those stormy skies? We have been having some rotten weather, no thanks to Hurricane Joaquin. I’m loving the cooler temps but this rain has got to go!
We rounded out Sunday evening with a play date with friends. Brandi made quinoa muffins – I need the recipe!
Hope you have an awesome Monday. <3