Our weekend began with a family walk on Saturday morning. We were all up before the sun so there was no easing into the weekend over here. Phew! Thankfully everyone was in a good mood and enjoyed exploring the neighborhood before our plans for the day took our gang to a new-to-us park in Mooresville.
(I am convinced that most of the pics of Rhett in his baby book will be him in a baby carrier. Baby #3 liiiife!)
We met up with our friends Chandra and Kevin and their two boys at Cornelius Road Park and it was such a great spot! The park was very large, complete with two jungle gyms (one for big kids, one for little ones), baseball and soccer fields, walking paths and tennis courts. It was a bit of a drive for us to get there but well worth it because the kids had a blast and we loved chatting with our friends. We spent a little less than two hours at the park and made it home by lunchtime.
Once everyone was fed and Ryder and Rhett were snoozing away, Ryan and Chase went off on another walk with Sadie and I fired up my computer and attempted to check some work-related things off my to-do list. The rest of our day passed by in a blur of pizza, movie night and early bed times. We watched Tangled with the boys and once again Ryan and I found ourselves commenting on the fact that Tangled didn’t get nearly enough hype when it made its debut in 2010. The music is great, the story is cute and our boys love it! Two more underrated Disney movies: Hercules and The Princess and the Frog. Would you add any underrated Disney movies to the list? We’re always looking for new-to-us family-friendly movies to check out!
On Sunday morning we said goodbye to fall in our house!
Ryan was in the mood to bring our Christmas stuff down from the attic so the boys and I quickly packed all of our fall stuff up so we can decorate for Christmas as soon as motivation hits. I have a feeling that will happen sooner rather than later because right now our hallway is filled with boxes that are driving me only a little bit crazy.
Eventually Rhett’s level of fussiness hit a peak, so we knew he either needed a good nap at home or a good nap on the go. Since our children are often a lot more pleasant out of the house than cooped up inside these days, we decided to drive to a local greenway with their push cars and walk to Birkdale Village.
Remember a while back when I found a used push car for Ryder at the beginning of quarantine? Well, the family had a second car available and I nabbed it for Rhett. Naturally Chase wants to ride in it as well whenever Ryan pushes the boys crazy fast and has them “race” down the sidewalk or greenway.
(I snapped this pic as the boys yelled, “To infinity… and beyond!” on repeat. Well, Ryder just yells “and beyond!” and that’s his cue to Ryan to zoom it!)
We met up with my father-in-law at Birkdale (he’s renting an apartment nearby) and grabbed our first festive drinks of the season from Starbucks before checking out the large Christmas tree in the center of the outdoor shopping plaza.
(Oh and in case you are wondering if I am the kind of mom who lets her kids have cake pops at 10 a.m. sometimes… Yes, yes I am.)
Eventually we made our way to a playground where the boys ran around for a bit before we headed home and Greg joined us at our place for a late lunch. Ryan grilled burgers outside and I made a broccoli cheese soup in the Instant Pot for everyone to enjoy during the Panthers game.
We spent the rest of our Sunday afternoon around the house, doing random chores and putting up some of our Christmas lights outside.
As for the week ahead, it should be business as usual around here. I hope to pop in again a couple more times and, as always, I appreciate you making my blog a part of your day. I hope you have a great week!