Monday, June 26, 2017

Weekly Recap {6.26.17}

Happy Monday! We enjoyed another great Summer week/weekend. Our weather was gorgeous and we were buys, busy busy!

Brayden was in S.T.E.M. camp all week but it was only a couple hours each day so it pretty much felt like we had to go back and get him after we had just dropped him off. There really wasn't much for me and the girls to do in between besides run errands or play at the park.

Tuesday after camp we decided to ride our bikes to the local donut shop and let's just say it was an experience. It was the first real bike ride for Brayden & Ella (who both really just started riding without training wheels) and I think that will be our last trip for a while. Way too much anxiety!!

Later that night I took Brayden out for a little Mommy/Son date. We played mini golf, a few arcade games and had some ice cream. It was so good getting some one on one time in with my boy :)


Wednesday after camp we went to my in laws to swim because it was HOT

Wednesday night was swim lessons for Brayden and he did SO good! He is swimming, but he still has some stuff to learn. I'm not 100% confident that if he were to get thrown/fall into the deep end, he would  know what to do. I'm hoping several weeks of lessons will get him closer if not there.

Wednesday night he also pulled out his loose tooth!! That's #5 for him!

Thursday after camp we headed to a local park/splash pad and had lunch, then some friends met us there to play. The kids had a great time!


Thursday night was another baseball game and another super late night.  Friday was the last day of camp so I made sure to snap some pics of Brayden and his buddies.


I let the girls jump in puddles while waiting for Brayden to come out. Avery fully enjoyed it!

We went to Ikea right after camp with my Mom (thank God she was there with me, these kids are crazy I tell ya!!!) I got a few things I've been needing and we headed home where Rick met us and then we drove him to a golf course to meet his friends (he was ubering home later so I figured I would help by driving him there) We got home and made some pizza then Brayden made us all bubble wands.

Saturday we did lots of cleaning/organizing and switched Brayden's bed to Avery's room (now she has a twin) and converted our crib into a full bed for Brayden. I always knew my son was a hoarder buy omg it was insane the stuff I was finding. There were 3 garbage bags filled with stuff to get rid of by the time I was done (and actually didn't even get to finish!) We had to cut it short to head to the last game of the season!!

Rick did such an amazing job coaching these boys and I know I'm not the only one who felt that way. Everyone praised him and the kids were so sad it was over and kept telling him they were going to miss him. It was so sweet!!!

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Later that night our friends came over for dinner/drinks and we let the little kids play. Avery got so tired she just passed out on the couch :)

Sunday I was moving slow. Rick took Brayden with him to a bowling tournament he was playing in, then to the Boomers baseball game (our semi pro league) so I had the drama queens, I mean girls with me for the day. We had to run quite a few errands and they were absolutely awful at every store we went to . All I could do is laugh at their insane behavior otherwise I would have been crying. When we finally got home, I fed them a late lunch then put Avery straight down for a nap.  Ella relaxed a little then remembered I said we could play with glitter while Avery slept, so that's what we did.


Later on after the boys got home, Ella wanted to go for a bike ride so we did. I still cannot believe how well she rides her bike without training wheels!! Sidenote: She needs a new bike, can anyone recommend a good one?

The rest of the night was spent relaxing, I was still sooooo tired, I couldn't wait to hit my bed.

Today we are going to just hang out at home, maybe go to the park and we have plans to make homemade rockets :)

*linking up with B Loved Boston & The Sirois Family


  1. I love it when a great weekend wears you out so much that you just fall into your bed! So glad you had gorgeous weather and the donut shop experience sounds crazy and yummy, LOL! I hope you have a great and beautiful start to your week!

  2. What a great, busy week. Emily has lost 5 teeth too now and #6 is wiggly. Loose teeth gross me out. So neat that Rick was a beloved ball coach. I bet he is a little sad that it is over too. Enjoy your lazy Monday friend!

  3. You guys had the epitome of a great summer week / weekend! I have been to mini golf in years and now I really want to! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. We talk about family bike rides but I feel like it's easier to watch the kids if I'm walking while they're riding! lol!

  5. Homemade rockets?! That sounds interesting. :) You guys have been busy busy - luckily all with fun things though!

  6. Sounds like a great week to me! I love that you were able to get some one-on-one time with your boy. I love getting that time with my kids too. I hear you on the anxiety of bike rides for the first couple of times, until they really get the hang of it! Have a great week!

  7. Wow, you and your kids have been busy! Looks like a pretty packed week...and I completely understand that feeling that you have to laugh at your kids so you don't cry. Ah, fun times. Love the splashing, swimming, bubbles, biking, donuts, and your husband's coaching pics. Here's to another good week! :)

  8. Now that's a busy weekend! Isn't it the best when the littles are just so tuckered out that they fall asleep on the couch?!

  9. This was just the perfect summer week! How does Brayden do at putt putt? We have always wanted to take Jacob but I'm not sure if he's ready for it or not since he's so teeny tiny. Haha.

  10. Another busy summer week and how fun to sneak in a mom and son date. I need to put those on the calendar for my oldest two so I make sure they get done since summer is rolling by! xoxo ERIN

  11. So much fun going on! I love that you road your bikes to a donut shop but I would have had anxiety too. Look at Brayden with his missing teeth! I love that you had a sweet mommy date with him too <3 Beautifully Candid