We had such a fun long weekend!! I can’t believe we’re already into July, though!! This summer is really flying by!
Friday afternoon included taking a long walk with the boys and heading out to a local pizza restaurant for dinner.
Saturday was pretty low key. We decided to go out for lunch and let W choose the place. He chose our favorite chicken restaurant in A’s hometown. I really love going there and the boys seem to enjoy too. We always sit in front of the large open windows and the boys love to comment on the cars they see and the passersby. W knows the make of every car and S is catching on too so it makes me laugh to watch them point out each car as it goes by. The food is also delicious. So fun!
Sunday was church, Starbucks, and then it was off to the local parade. I mentioned previously that A is not a fan of parades and didn’t want to walk in it last year. My mom walked with us to keep me company and help with the boys. She volunteered to walk with us again this year and A decided to join us too!! It ended up being great, albeit warm. We were walking with the boys’ preschool and the kids were all so cute in their red, white, and blue attire. The parade finishes at a park and the boys didn’t waste any time hopping out of their wagon and heading for the splash pad area. W was soaked and I didn’t bring a change of clothes. Oops. I was super hungry so we finally convinced the boys it was time to leave and found an outdoor restaurant at the harbor overlooking Lake Michigan. We sat at a table with a little fire pit in the middle and listened to a band play while eating a late lunch. I absolutely loved it! Such a fun day! And happy A decided to join us this year.
Monday, A headed out to see a movie with one of our friends. I was supposed to grab lunch with friends later in the day, but it ended up being cancelled. It rained a bit in the morning and when it stopped, I suggested that we pick up McDonalds and head to a park for a picnic. The boys were on board and I texted A to let him know what we were doing in case he wanted to join us when the movie was over. So happy he came to the park because we ended up staying for 2.5 hours!! And the boys wanted to stay longer, but I’d had enough. And the thing is, when your kiddos are still little, you can’t just sit on a bench and watch. They need lots of help navigating the playground equipment (or at least mine do)… going to the park turns into a little workout!
Tuesday, A and I decided to have a little cookout at home. The boys are too young to stay up for fireworks and with all of our outdoor time, they need their sleep. So A cooked brats, burgers, hotdogs, and corn on the cob while I made a cucumber and dill salad, mac and cheese, and fruit salad. We ate outside and everything was delicious. We bought poppers for the boys (those little white things that you throw on the ground) and they thought those were the best thing ever. S cracked up every time one of them popped. A great day and an awesome weekend!