Why do weekends go so FAST?! I'm thinking we need to switch things around, 2 day work week, 5 day weekend instead don't you think?? ;) We love having daddy home to play with us. It is really easy for us to get in a rut on the weekends because we are such routine driven people but it was fun to do some things out of the ordinary this last weekend and change it up a bit.
We brought along the ergo baby carrier and decided to walk around the ISU campus. It used to be a place where we spent most of our time together and we rarely spend time there now, living across town and no longer in school. We parked on lower campus and just started walking. We didn't really have any plans but decided as our path took us toward upper campus we decided to hike up to "the pillars". It has SUCH an incredible view of the city. All you see are trees and skyline. Bonus, I think Liam had a blast chewing on the straps of the baby carrier the whole time. haha On our way back down it started to rain so our leisure walk ended pretty quickly as we hurried back to the car. Snuggled into Nic's chest with the sound of the rain around him, he fell fast asleep. It was the sweetest thing.
Well it started with a run, breakfast, and yard work, pretty typical. Okay I didn't say we deviated from the routine the WHOLE weekend! ;) We've been working on tearing out a large section of grass in our yard to extend our patio and we finally finished it so we were feeling awfully productive by noon. As we came in to shower and get ready for the day, Nic turns to me and says, "Want to go to a movie at 2?!" Um mister, I think you miiiight be forgetting we have a baby. Who would last all of 5 seconds sitting in a theatre. Mother-in-law to the rescue - thanks again Grandma! We went and saw Jurassic World. IT.WAS.INTENSE. but a great movie just like the first one. It was only our second date since Liam has been born and it was wonderful. It is easy to forget there is an "us" when we are in the constant throws of parenthood and all our time and energy become focused on our little guy. I loved the alone time with him though and we have already made plans to go again in a couple weeks! I made homemade pizza for everyone when we got home and Liam LOVED it! All 20-something inches of him was covered in pizza sauce head to toe. After she went home, we went on a family walk to the grocery store for spray n' wash. Romantic at its finest! But oh my goodness, how in the WORLD do you keep baby clothes from constantly staining? I'll tell you how... diaper only at meal time, that's how! Since we have introduced more self-feeding with him lately, he dominates his clothes by the end of it! Notice the WHITE onesie below... face palm. That was before I caught on.
We have 9 A.M. church on Sundays and it has been hard on Liam's sleep schedule. That is the time he usually goes down for his first nap but doesn't sleep well when he isn't in his crib so he completely skipped it on Sunday and it threw off the rest of his day. It is a great thing that Sundays are a day of rest because heaven knows we all needed it and didn't accomplish much that day. It was a great weekend. So about those 2 day work weeks.... ;)