Saturday began with a family walk with Sadie and the boys before we swapped the double stroller for Chase’s new Power Wheels Jeep and cruised around the neighborhood. Chase is 100 percent obsessed with his Jeep and neighborhood cruisin’ in “turbo mode” seems to happen every day over here ever since Nona and Papa surprised him with his awesome early birthday present!
Once we arrived back home, I put the overnight English muffin breakfast casserole I prepped the day before into the oven for us to dig into, settled Ryder down for a nap and then we spent some time making a birthday card for Chase’s best friend, Claire.
Lauren and Tony planned Claire’s fourth birthday celebration at their house and had a water slide bounce house, tractor rides courtesy of their neighbor, water gun fights, water balloons and tons of summery fun activities for the kids to enjoy.
(Hat: Wallaroo via Amazon / Wide Leg Culotte Cover Up Pants: Aerie and currently on MAJOR sale. They have a stretchy waistband and a breezy true-to-size fit but if you’re between sizes, I’d size down. / Top: Dee Elly via Stitch Fix / Sandals: Francesca’s – color is “nude”)
We wore our bathing suits and cover ups and spent all day at their place. The boys were lovin’ life and we enjoyed the time with our friends, too!
Also, how beautiful is Lauren in her flowy green dress!? She’s currently 35 weeks pregnant with baby #3 and I am just so excited for her! (For any new readers out there, Lauren and I became very close friends after we met at boot camp when Chase and Claire were babies! The relationship our oldest children share is one that absolutely melts my heart.)
We snacked on wraps and birthday cake while the kids ran around and it was such a fun summer afternoon! Ryder fell asleep within two minutes of our drive back home and our Saturday evening was very low-key after a full day outside in the sun.
Sunday morning began with pancakes for breakfast followed by the siblings class at My Gym.
I’m not sure who loves the Sunday morning My Gym class more, the boys or Ryan, but it’s is a great way for all of us to play together and for the boys to get some of their early-morning energy out!
Also, this is random but my lack of a wedding ring in the above picture made me think of it… Have any of you guys ever had “wedding ring rash” on your ring finger? Over the course of the past month or so my wedding ring has been making my ring finger itch like crazy! I spoke with my dermatologist about it during my annual exam two weeks ago and apparently it’s a common thing. What!? Ryan and I have been married for almost nine years and it came out of nowhere!
Aaanway, after My Gym, we popped into the grocery store for some food before heading home and tackling some household chores and playing with the boys. We also managed to sneak in a little adults-only time on Sunday in the late afternoon with six of our friends. We all booked babysitters for the kids and spent a few hours on the lake together which was so, so nice!
We had a blast floating around, sipping drinks and enjoying the sun. (Anyone else loving Truly hard seltzer? It’s my drink of choice this summer for sure!) We made it home before the boys’ bed time and spent some time playing ninjas with Chase and rolling balls with Ryder before Ryan and I climbed into bed and I read until my eyes could no longer stay open. I began reading Next Year in Havana late last week and I’m enjoying it so far.
As for the week ahead, it’s another camp-free week so I’ll do my best to sneak in blogging when I can. I am also heading to NYC for a quick trip but I’ll share more on that soon! Hope you all have a wonderful week!