Welcome back, friends. Are you all scattered from adjusting back to a schedule or feeling relaxed after the long weekend? I am feeling relaxed after an amazing staycation that included a lot of family time, which is just what I was hoping for with four weeks of travel/plans ahead landing us at the end of of the month and officially four weeks from my due date. Oy.
So relaxation, time at home and time with the three amigos was the goal of the weekend.
I have also been feeling very protective of the time I have left with my little party of three. Baby is two months away and I am experiencing intense emotions of Mitch not being the only child. My excitement of bringing another baby into the world is often met with mixed emotions of knowing my time with Mitch will soon be split. And especially in the beginning months when little one needs a lot of attention.
All of that being said, we’re living up every moment with Mitch.
Saturday morning we were all up and ready for a day at the football stadium. My college alma mater had their home opener, so we geared up, packed the car and headed for East Lansing for a day back on campus. We arrived in enough time to grab lunch before heading into the stadium.
Thanks to the heavens above, our tickets were in the first row on the 20 yard line behind the Michigan State team. Needless to say, Mitch was beyond entertained; the game, the cheers, band and intermission entertainment kept him occupied through the third quarter.
Being back on campus was such a blast. It’s been years since I graduated, but the cheers came back in no time. I will always bleed Green!
Not only were our seats amazing, they were located just one section from my aunt and uncle who have season tickets! We spent some time chatting and catching up during half-time, which was such a fun bonus to our day.
With my team in the lead and Mitch hanging on by a thread, we headed out during the fourth quarter. Everyone was whipped from the long day in the sun and all of the excitement. Our night wrapped quickly with dinner on the grill and early bed times all around.
Sunday was an off day all around. Despite sleeping for over nine hours, I woke up completely exhausted. When Mitch came into our room around 7 a.m., I was in a deep sleep and fairly disoriented. I’m not sure if the game wore me out or simply my body was tired from the stress and to-do list that’s been non-stop for the last four months, but I was barely able to get up.
I spent a few hours playing with Mitch through the morning and then headed back to bed when he went down for his nap around noon. Two hours later I woke up feeling better, but still quite tired. In my two pregnancies, I have never experienced exhaustion to that degree.
Willing myself to make something of the day, I got up and found Phil outside working on a few house projects. I decided to tackle the grocery shopping and arrived home completely zapped. We ate a meal prepped in the freezer and called it a day.
Thankfully, we all woke rested and ready on Monday! I snuck in a workout (grateful for energy again) before returning home to find two hungry boys. We grabbed our bikes and headed out to brunch.
The weather all weekend was perfection – starting in the mid-sixties and reaching a high of eighty before cooling off again. With temperatures starting to warm, we opted for brunch outside in downtown Plymouth.
It didn’t take long before we dug into our omelettes and sides. The table became very quiet for a good twenty minutes.
After our bellies were full, we spent time running around downtown and snagged a few fresh veggies from the market before riding home.
We didn’t stay for long though! Thunderstorms were predicted to roll in around 2 p.m., so we quickly packed and headed to the pool. The pool closes after Labor Day weekend and Mitch loves it so much that we knew a visit was a must over the weekend. And boy, were we right.
Mitch spent one hour jumping in and out of the pool non stop. As soon as he climbed out, he jumped right back in – no fear.
At one point he told Phil to move over so he could do it all on his own (not happening, kiddo).
Only pure exhaustion could pull him out of the pool.
We headed home and put him down for a very late nap, but one that was much needed. Phil and I got cleaned up and started working on Mitch’s new room now that some of the decor has arrived. I absolutely love the look of the room and cannot wait for it to come together. Mitch spotted a set of sheets and went nuts for the trains pattern. Fingers crossed the transition goes well! Mommas, I would love your suggestions and tips!
Once Mitch woke up, it was pouring rain, but we decided to not let the weather dampen our dinner plans. We enjoyed a delicious dinner out (I was ready for a night off cooking) and all settled back at home to get ready for the week.
Mitch started in a new class at school today – my heart! Where is the pause button with kids?!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Did you watch a football game, or go?
Any little ones starting school today?