Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Weekend in the Life

I remember the days of living for the weekend and then weekends became laundry and errand days and then I married a buy who works weekends. It used to be weekend evenings, but now it is weekend mornings. It actually coincides with Harlow's schedule; they go to bed at the same time and take an afternoon nap at the same time. I know that will eventually change but for now, it isn't so bad.

What does a typical weekend in our world look like? Take a peek:

There is a Friday a.m. cycle class at my gym. Harlow can enjoy the child care, I can get my spin on and since the husband is off, he comes along and plays basketball or runs. 

My parents live less than two hours away, sometimes we will meet halfway and visit with each other. If they forget something at my house, like the time my dad forgot his wallet, or if they are going to take H for a weekend we will meet up. This weekend we exchanged a lawn mower for a bike. My dad is working on hubs' bike and he gave us a lawnmower to use for the summer. Yes, adulthood sucks. 

Then it's lunch time. Harlow's schedule is pretty good now where she goes down for her nap between 11:30 and noon. Clearly she wasn't excited about the waffle holding her over. 

Daddy came home on a quick break for breakfast on Sunday. 

I tried toddler wearing for about five minutes - until I had to take something out of the oven! Harlow was clingy Sunday morning while daddy was at work, so I tried her out. This is a lillebaby and while it worked and it fit, it needed some adjusting. H is only 21/22 lbs so it's not like I am a rock star! 

I am almost done with my 24-Day Challenge and am LOVING the app that is so easy to use. But by day 20-something, I have it pretty down pat and forget to track things.  I did my upper body workout and added a 20 minute core class to the end of my workout. My weakest links are triceps and core. I am soooo sore today! Gotta keep it up!

This weekend's weather was absolutely beautiful. Warm, sunny and just perfect. So we spent some time outside at Freedom Park. Which has very little shade. You would never realize we moved from Las Vegas. It was 80 degrees and I was sweating, so we moved from the sunny park to the shady park closer to home. 

Memorial Day Monday and the gym was closed, so I got myself out of bed and went for a wog. I refer to my "running" as a walking/jogging combo. Jogging is even subject to ridicule because I am not sure I can even jog.  The morning was perfect: slightly cool, moisture in the air and a beautiful sunrise coming over the trees. I stopped to take more photos than jogging steps though. But can you blame me?

Plans were made to check out Tyler Arboretum. That place is just simply gorgeous and tons of fun for kids. They have tree houses! I didn't take any photos, but the friend I went with did. She happens to be an incredibly talented photographer, too! She has an 8-year-old son who enjoyed playing with Harlow and Harlow enjoyed calling him "Bubby." I look forward to taking my niece and nephew here, they will get a kick out of it. And I will bring the BOB stroller next time. My Chicco just wasn't cutting it, neither were my cute sandals.

That, my friends, was my Memorial Day Weekend in a nutshell. Big difference from my baby who couldn't even crawl last year.

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