Monday, August 18, 2014

A Low-Key Weekend

Jarrod spent last week in New Jersey at a training for work. 

Five nights without Daddy home plus nearly two months of being with my kids all day except for trips to the commissary and running a couple other errands had me worn out!.

So Saturday I took some “me” time.  I went and got my hair done, got a pedicure, and ate lunch on my own.  I still had a couple non-me errands to run (remind me not to hit up the commissary the Saturday after payday again), but I enjoyed the time pampering myself.

While I was out, Jarrod took the kids to a free lacrosse skills clinic.  Now, Trenton and Charlotte went in knowing absolutely nothing about lacrosse – other than the fact that their friends Cullen and Bennett really like the sport.  They had a really good time at the clinic though.  They even want to get some of their own stick thingies (Kate, I obviously need your help with terminology) so that they can practice in the backyard.  There isn’t a lacrosse league for young kids around here, but the coach told Jarrod that they are planning to put on these clinics once a quarter and if enough interest is sparked, they’ll try starting a league.

Youth Lacrosse

Trenton and Charlotte had free tickets to the Renaissance Faire for Sunday (our library’s summer reading program rocks!), but we woke up yesterday morning to pouring rain.  We braved the rain to go to church, but Jarrod and I decided to that we should skip the festival.  Even though it stopped raining around lunch, we just wanted a low-key day (and we hadn’t told the kids about our original plans, so there was no protesting from them).

Matching Smocked
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And just to keep it real, here is the first picture of Charlotte and Evelyn together.  It’s just so sad that we have to clean up Legos before we go to church!

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I got started on a project for Charlotte’s room yesterday afternoon.

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Trenton and Charlotte shared a room in California, and I really didn’t decorate it.  So now that they are in separate rooms, I’m working on decorating.

We decided to venture out for dinner yesterday evening.  There are quite a few choices for restaurants in the medium(ish) towns on either side of us, but I told Jarrod that I wanted to drive through an area that we hadn’t seen yet.  So I pulled up Yelp, found a place that got good reviews, had a kids menu, served alcohol, and was open on Sunday (apparently somewhat hard to find in small PA towns), and we were off.

The restaurant was about 45 minutes away, and we loved driving through the little towns along our route.  Yelp didn’t fail me when it came to the restaurant.  It was a little fancier than we expected, and we were a bit worried about the kids at first, but they did really well.  And they were really excited when after we finished dessert, the waitress brought out complimentary chocolate chip cookies to take home!

On our way down to the restaurant, we passed acres upon acres of orchards along with a farm/orchard stand.  The stand was still open when we were on our way back home, so we stopped.  Trenton and Charlotte picked a watermelon, and Jarrod found a tray of peaches.  Good ‘ol summertime!

Peters Orchards - PA

It was good to wind down and relax a bit this weekend.  I think it was exactly what everyone needed!


Jen said...

I love Yelp!! They are pretty on point with restaurant finds.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Glad they had fun and sooo jealous of your Saturday! Good for you momma!

Rachel Ross said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!! Glad you got some you time to recharge!

henning love said...

so glad you took some children free, just me time for yourself on saturday! they are necessary to recharge!

Theresa Breslin said...

HAHA! "Stick thingies"---you are basically correct (they are "sticks"). I played lacrosse in college! Funnest sport ever!!

Shannon said...

Even your low-key weekend is busier than some of ours. And I love the pre-church photos!

Laura Darling said...

Looks like a great weekend! Glad you had fun at the restaurant! :)

Hana R said...

I am loving Charlotte and Evelyn's matching outfits....and even Charlotte's sad

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

Courtney B said...

Good for you for taking some "me" time!! Sounds like a great weekend!

Amanda said...

That sounds like a great weekend. I would love some me time like that. LOL.

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Cute little girlies in there matching outfits!!! Im excited to see what you have cooking up for Charlottes room :)