Turns out this guy has some serious powers – not only did he predict six more weeks of winter, he communicated in “groundhogese” to his handlers that he had cast a shadow. Legend, maybe, but we had a snowy weekend here in Michigan. Seems like winter is here for the foreseeable future.
It was also a groundhog weekend in that we had a similar weekend to last. Hey, when you get momentum, keep it going!
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a lot of the weekly updates – manly daily snuggles with Amelia. When I thought about how I wanted to spend my last week at home, I knew a quiet week filled with her warm cheek on mine was what would fulfill me. I cannot get enough of this sweet girl.
We had an early start to the weekend with a fun Thursday. Amelia and I dropped Mitchell off at school and she decided to sleep for a few hours in her carseat, which gave me time to run a few errands. We popped into Starbucks followed by Trader Joe’s for a few groceries. However, I could not leave without the beautiful bouquet of two-toned tulips; they get me every time!
Since sleeping beauty was more than content after our must-dos, we continued on to downtown Plymouth to window shop. The weather was the nicest day we’ve had in weeks and it felt good to be out and about.
That night we went to my sister’s house for dinner with her family and my brother who was in town for a tennis conference. The night was crazy with the kids, but as always my sister made an amazing meal (she is seriously talented) and it was so fun to be with my siblings again.
Friday was a slow day thanks to a late night. I spent my free time getting ready for the upcoming week (grocery lists, paying bills, and connecting with my boss) between playtime and listening to my new audiobook.
Kindle books have been a saving grace since my arms are usually filled with kids. I’ve always been a physical book person (libraries are one of my favorite places), but when push comes to shove, I still get to read a book and its been incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling. Next up is Year of Yes by Shonda Rhymes. Oprah recently interviewed Rhymes on her podcast and I instantly downloaded the book. While I am only just digging in, the books is captivating and an interesting social experiment.
Saturday started on a busy note: a workout for me, Henry got his haircut and the boys went to Home Depot for the monthly kids day. I love that Phil and Mitchell have a monthly date to hang out in the morning and work on a project. They also met up with some friends for a playdate.
My time at the gym was spent doing cardio since I feel cooped up in the house thanks to the weather, followed by a workout from the Tone It Up app. I followed this arm workout!
The boys arrived home around lunch time, so we all ate and then put the kids down for a nap. The rest of the day was spent working on (the never ending) house projects and relaxing as a family.
Sunday morning started with a fresh coat of snow. I decided to workout at home and did an amazing yoga sculpt class (also from the TIU app) that was exactly what I needed to stretch out the stress and aches in my back. While Amelia took her morning nap, we played a new board game. Once she was up and fed, we packed up for brunch at a new to us spot. Brunching seems to be our thing this year.
Please note Mitchell’s hat hair. The restaurant was busy, but we were able to grab a table without a wait (always a bonus with two kids) and were served piping hot dishes in a flash. The food was delicious, coffee was a seven out of ten and the staff was great- we will definitely be back!
Mitchell boycotted his nap, so we played cars and caught up on laundry before an early bedtime for him. Phil and I made tacos and watched the Superbowl until finally calling it a night.
And with that, I am off today for orientation at daycare with Amelia. Wish us luck and send me any tips!
How was your weekend?
Favorite thing to buy at the grocery store/Trader Joe’s?
Xxo – BB