I have always thought weekends were too short, but the last few weeks this has really been extra true for me. I think part of it is that I know my time with Henry as my only baby is really winding down and he is just at the most fun stage! He loves snuggling up with me in a chair in his room for bedtime stories and every night he requests at least one extra book. I can't blame him a bit because I want just one more book with him too. :)
Friday evening we were all pretty worn out from the week! Henry and I made a trip to a local nursery to pick up a few plants after I picked him up from the sitter and we had the best time. My mom recently found a little shrub called a "little Henry sweetspire" and I wanted to plant some around our deck. Henry loved talking to everyone and pointing out all of the different flowers to me. I used to dread going to the store with him, but he is pretty easy to take places these days (when he is not tired or hungry!!)
When we got home he had a quick supper while we waited on Rob to come home from a golf outing. As soon as Rob walked in the door, that's allllll Henry wanted. I love this picture of them snuggled up together watching Scooby Doo. Scooby Doo was Rob's favorite show growing up and Henry seems to love it just as much (although he does love to tell me how spooky it is!!)
Saturday morning we all slept in a little bit and Rob made us brunch. Henry sometimes will insist on both a milk and juice sippy. It cracks me up so much when he does--and he actually drinks both of them! He had a HUGE breakfast of bacon, pancakes, and grapes--plus the two sippy cups. :)
After our little family brunch, we finished getting ready and headed to our friend's couples' shower. Rob wasn't able to make it so Henry was my sweet date. :) The shower was so beautiful and there were so many fun people I got to see! One of my favorite things (besides the gluten-free cupcakes!!) was the cake they had made to look just like their wedding invitations! So very cool, I thought.
My friends and I never take pictures together--most of the time because we are in yoga pants! I knew I had to get this picture of us all drsesed up. :)
I do have one funny story to tell from the shower about being pregnant. There was one lady there that stopped me to ask if I was pregnant. I said yes, I'm about 6 months. Her response? Oh thank goodness! HAHA!! What did she think?!
The shower was about 30 minutes away from our house, and Henry totally passed out on the way home. When he falls asleep in the car he will sometimes still go to sleep in his bed, but it doesn't always happen that way. However, I was able to carry him inside, make him a milk sippy, and get him upstairs to his bed and he fell back asleep for almost 2 more hours! I was so thrilled that he got a great nap in, because I knew he needed it. :)
After Henry woke up, Rob and I hung out a little bit before I headed out to hang out with some of my friends for awhile. Rob was worn out from his day, just like Henry so it was nice for me to get out a little solo. :)
Sunday morning we made it to church for a wonderful service and then did a little grocery shopping on the way home. Henry got a little upset in the checkout lane, but the nicest lady came over and brought him a little balloon. It was the very sweetest gesture and was totally the apple of Henry's eye for the rest of the day! I was so touched that she thought of such a nice thing for us when he was obviously having a rough moment.
While Henry was napping, Rob and I planted my three little Henrys and another shrub I had found at the nursery. I totally do not have a green thumb, so I really appreciated Rob's help on getting them in the ground!! :) I did also plant two of my tomato plants. I have two more, but we aren't for sure where to plant them just yet. My mom is coming up this weekend and I know she will have some good advice. We are also going to plant several trees which is SO exciting to me! I love the blank canvas our yard provides, but the idea of getting a yard full of flowers and trees together that we will enjoy for years to come is a little bit overwhelming.
In the evening, we had Rob's parents over for dinner. Rob had cooked some delicious ribs and I made a few sides to go along with them. Henry was THRILLED to see them and show off his balloon. Rob's mom also helped me give Henry a bath and that was a big highlight--I don't think he knew a lot of people have seen bubble bath before. ;) And, like I said above the snuggling while we read books together was such a sweet moment during our day. When you have a very active toddler, the moments where you can sit together and just be are so priceless. I know those moments are the ones I will look back on when he is 15 and driving me crazy. ;)