around here // father’s day weekend

June 22, 2015

around here

How was your Father’s Day weekend? Ours was incredibly full and busy – but so fun.

At the end of last week, Liam got sick with fever again. Poor guy seriously catches every little whiff of a virus. He still has congestion and low-grade temperature, but with the real fever behind him we’re just going on with life.

On Saturday, after chores and errands (and while David was at work), my good friend Lauren came over to help me declutter and reorganize the kitchen. I wanted to start there since I spend so much time in it, and I figured I’d get the most bang for my buck. Lauren was a big help in providing feedback, and keeping the kids distracted. I have a bunch of stuff to get rid of now, and I’m loving the extra space in my cabinets.

David and I had planned a date for Saturday night, but he decided what he really wanted to do was take Meredith to see Inside Out, so the three of us went. I tell you, they should shorten previews for kids’ movies because it didn’t start until 45 minutes later and 20 minutes into the movie Meredith had no more attention to give. We had to leave and I was so bummed not to be able to finish it! We rarely get to see movies, not to mention the waste of money. I guess that’s life with a preschooler, and we can’t even blame her.

Father’s Day was packed with seeing both of our families. I whipped up cute little cards for the grandpas using chipboard, stamps, the Instax, and washi tape. I ate my weight in barbecue, watched some Women’s World Cup, the kids played in the kiddie pool, and my mother-in-law busted out this amazing kids’ activity that I highly recommend. All you need to do is plan ahead a little bit, gather some bins, little toys, food coloring, salt, medicine syringes, and spoons and you’ll have the littles (ours were ages 1-6) occupied for at least an hour.

This week I’m intent on getting back to the gym, finishing my book club audiobook, and completing a Project Life spread using the app. I’d love to hear about your weekend and what your goals are for this week!

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Comments on around here // father’s day weekend

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    From Nora:

    We went to see Inside Out, too! Agreed on previews but I did love the Lava short film (did you have that, too? I’ve been singing the song for the last few days). We made it through the movie and it was so adorable, with the ending being my favorite.

    Apart from that, weekend was spent adjusting: to being a family of 5, to being a more active parent again. Got a BBQ & some swimming in yesterday as well as a trip to see a local circus which is just so amazing. I’m exhausted today!

    I hope Liam feels better soon.

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    From Melissa:

    Your hand made Father’s Day cards turned out perfect! Love them!!! Serioulsy.

    Also sounds like you had a great weekend :) We have a date night planned for Friday and I’m so looking forward to it.

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