This weekend was so good for my heart! I have saved up most of my PTO for the end of the year because I knew I would want to spend time with my family around the holidays. Starting off, I took off last Friday to have a three day weekend! Thursday evening I met one of my girlfriends out for dinner. We went to one of our favorite Italian restaurants and it was DELICIOUS. I had an amazing gluten-free pasta dish with calamari, mussels, and clams. Amazing, amazing. I also realized I never really go out without my family and even though both babies were in bed, I felt a little bit lonely without Rob and the boys!
Friday morning, I slept in until 8 which was amazing! I am normally up around 5:45 for work, so this was perfect! I started to pack a little for our weekend trip--I forgot how much work it is to pack to be away from your babies! Around 9 both boys woke up, so I fed William while Henry played. Henry and I had a sweet breakfast of oatmeal together which is something that meant so much to me during my maternity leave!
After breakfast, we packed up for the library. I had some books to return and I had some DVDs that were ready for me from the library. I am trying to get Rob hooked on a show with me--we seriously watch so little TV together!
When we got home, Rob was home for the day as well, but was leaving to take our dog to the boarder. I finished packing for the boys and myself and when he got home we got everything ready for our Kentucky trip!! We made it to my mom's house around 4 PM which is so early for us! It was so nice to get to have dinner together and hang out with my family.
William likes an early bedtime so a little before 7 he was really getting grumpy. I gave him a bath and put him to bed upstairs. He is such a good kid and he is so easy to travel with! Henry always sleeps with my mom when we visit and they also went to bed pretty early. My mom had some cooking she needed completed, so Rob and I stayed up a little later to make brownies and chicken salad for her.
Saturday morning we were up bright and early to travel to Louisville for the weekend. One of my best friends organized a tailgate for our ten year reunion (cannot believe it has been that long!!!). Rob and I made it into town around 11:30 and headed straight to tailgate! I got so see so many friends and it made me really happy to reconnect with them!
After the game, we went to check into our hotel room. We stayed at a brand new hotel and unfortunately our room wasn't ready for us. I was pretty frustrated because I wanted to shower and nap before we went out to dinner, but we tried to make the best of the situation. When we finally got into our room, we had to hurry to get ready before we headed out for the evening. We met up with our friends and went to a great Cuban restaurant that was DELICIOUS!! I seriously wanted to lick my plate clean. :) After dinner we went out to one of the bars we always went to in college. I had no idea it was also a restaurant and that there were tables where you could sit! Because we are now old, we were there in plenty of time to get a table and listen to the band. I was so happy to be with my friends and hang out!
Sunday morning came way too quickly and we met our friends for breakfast at Wild Eggs bright and early. This is probably my favorite brunch place in the world and this visit did not disappoint at all! Their gluten free french toast is just amazing and I am always so pleased with it.
We said our goodbyes and headed home to our babies! I missed them both so much, but I know they had a great time with my mom and sister. They sent us lots of cute pictures like the ones below so I'm not for sure if they even missed us. ;)
We got back to Columbus around 3:30. Rob and I unpacked the car before he headed out to the grocery store for us. He picked up Chinese food on his way home which made me so happy! I did about six loads of laundry between us and the boys, but we are starting the week in such a great place with clean laundry and a stocked fridge. :)
I also have to include this super cute picture of Henry working on his legos. I saw this idea on pinterest where kids can match letters up for words. Henry is obsessed with these and it was such an easy project. After we did a little lesson for awhile, I let him build a tunnel with the legos for his trains. :)