We had a super fun, low key weekend! I haven’t written a weekend recap in a long time, so I thought it was time to write one:)
On Friday evening, we dropped Harper and Will off at our church for a Valentine’s parent’s night out. While the kiddos played, had yummy snacks, and made Valentines, we enjoyed a delicious (and kid-less!) dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We even had time afterwards to go on a hot date (ha) to Target and Michaels (sans kiddos, which never happens!). I can’t remember the last time we went on a date…it’s been at least 6+ months. Harper and Will had a great time, which made me feel less guilty about dropping them off after they had been at the babysitter’s all day. We had a 2 hour delay Friday morning, so I got to spend a little extra time with them. Mommy guilt:( So hard…
We woke up early on Saturday morning to get ready for our last swim lesson. The kiddos have been taking lessons for the past six weeks, and it has been such a great activity for the cold winter months! Both Harper and Will made some nice progress in their lessons but will need many more lessons. Poor Harper…she will never be tall enough to independently stand in the shallow part of the pool
After swim lessons, we headed to Chick-Fil-A to pick up more free vanilla iced coffee and then to the local library to check out books. I signed the kiddos up for a fun winter reading program, so we picked up our first reward. We’ve participated in summer reading programs in the past, but this is the first time they’ve been part of a winter reading program. It also fits nicely with our 1,000 books before kindergarten program we are in. Speaking of that, Will and I better get busy reading. He starts kindergarten in the fall and we still have books to read to make it to our 1,000. We only started the program last summer, so we’ve had to play catch up.
On Sunday, it was super cold, so we opted to stay home instead of going out in the almost negative temps (with wind chill) to church. Harper is having a dollhouse birthday next month, so we worked on decorating her dollhouse that my dad made. The “wallpaper” we added didn’t stay as flat as I liked, but I think it gives the dollhouse some color. Hopefully it won’t be that noticeable once we add furniture. I searched Pinterest for more birthday decoration ideas…it’s hard to find dollhouse party ideas out there, so it’s just going to be more of a pink/gold color birthday theme.
I love the Pioneer Woman and her yummy recipes, so I tried out her chicken spaghetti. Yum…so good! I highly recommend it. Harper loved it but Will, who has been super picky lately, did not enjoy it as much. He picked out the peppers and onions. However, my hubby and I thought it was delicious, especially paired with roasted asparagus.
We read lots of books, played tea party, snuggled, played games, colored, organized, and just had an overall low-key but super fun weekend. Now we’re gearing up for some possible snow! Harper and Will are so excited to go sledding…we’ll see how much we get! Stay warm:)