A Get Again on Monitor Type of Weekend

Hey mates! How are you? We’re again in North Carolina and I’m running a blog from house proper now after two weeks away in Florida. Although I admittedly have somewhat little bit of the post-vacation blues occurring proper now, it concurrently feels good to be again right into a routine, again in our beds and again house to the place we love a lot. However there’s no denying that point away with household was simply what we would have liked to finish our summer time on a excessive word!

(The above pics are from Friday’s mother-daughter tea we handled my mother to for her birthday!) 

From Florida to North Carolina

We spent the morning and early afternoon in Florida on Saturday with the intention of constructing the day really feel much less like a journey day and extra like a 1/2 day of Florida enjoyable. Our plan labored nicely as Ryan and I had enjoyable with the boys on the seaside after which had been joined by my mother and father, sister and her household on the pool for pool video games and many swimming.

I notice I’m a fan of the pool as somebody who loves swimming and something water-related however pool time with the boys is next-level enjoyable proper now. I’ve cherished educating them a few of my favourite water video games and the hit of our Florida time was “browsing” the place I’d maintain out a small inflatable boogie board for them to attempt to land on. The target was to then attempt to make it to the opposite facet of the pool with out falling off. It was waaay too entertaining and I can’t let you know what number of instances they requested to play surf over the previous two weeks!

The drive house was higher than we anticipated for leaving round 1 p.m. on a Saturday. We made it house somewhat after 7 p.m. and spent a strong two hours unpacking, doing laundry and organizing round the home earlier than the boys had been prepared for mattress. It all the time amuses us how every thing outdated in our home turns into new once more to the boys after a while away. They had been loving life with their toys, bikes and scooters once we arrived house!


The best way we ended our Saturday was similar to how we spent our Sunday except the beginning of the day which we spent watching the very finish of the Girls’s World Cup. Did anybody else catch the sport? I’m not precisely an enormous soccer fan (I am keen on and completely relate to Glennon Doyle’s soccer commentary — hilarious and oddly correct) however man oh man I bought wired watching these penalty kicks. I feel I stated how dangerous I felt for the the goalies and the ladies who missed their photographs somewhat too many instances. Heaven assist me when our boys get into extra aggressive sports activities. My coronary heart may not be prepared for that stress.

After the World Cup recreation, our boys had been all about exterior playtime which labored completely as a result of Ryan and I cut up up family chores and he was throughout yard responsibility and saved an eye fixed on the boys whereas I frolicked tackling inside stuff like laundry, meal prep, cleansing and making an attempt to get a maintain on the ants that determined to infiltrate our home whereas we had been away. What the heck!? Anybody have suggestions for eliminating a number of ants? We’ve used these Terro ant traps up to now with good success however we are able to’t appear to seek out the “supply” of the ants if that is smart and are simply discovering them in odd spots round our downstairs.

We broke for lunch which was a scrumptious shepherd’s pie I made due to inspiration from my sister.

Leslie made shepherd’s pie that tasted like consolation meals in a bowl throughout our time in Florida and it jogged my memory how a lot I really like this good-for-the-soul dish. I didn’t observe a recipe however it fortunately turned out nicely which is an effective factor as a result of my meal plan for the week forward has us consuming it for dinner tonight, too.

One other perk of trip for me is that it all the time appears to breathe new life into my want to cook dinner and meal plan once more.

Right here’s a glimpse at our dinnertime meal plan for the week forward:

After lunch the lake was calling to us!

We did somewhat kayaking after which swam round for a bit earlier than Ryan had the concept to strive our inflatable slide in the water versus off the dock. Genius!!

The boys cherished it and we swam till some fussiness from Rhett instructed us he wanted a nap. Whereas he slept, I caught up on some very uncared for work on the pc whereas Ryan took the boys out to get crickets for Fortunate.

As soon as everybody was again house and Rhett was awake, we spent the remainder of our Sunday enjoyable in our pajamas after early baths for the boys and film evening. The boys are majorly into a brand new present on Netflix known as Creature Circumstances and requested it for film evening on Sunday. Apparently it’s created by the identical individuals who make Octonauts (the present our boys have cherished essentially the most for YEARS) so I’m simply throwing it on the market as a child present advice that checks a variety of our packing containers for reveals we gravitate towards for our boys (semi-educational, non-violent, no name-calling, and many others.).

As for the week forward, it’s our household’s final full week of summer time break. Ah! It’s additionally (deliberately) a camp-free week, so we’ll be filling our days with pool playdates, just a few adventures and hopefully even a visit to our native waterpark since visiting the water park close to my mother and father’ place for Chase’s birthday was such successful. I hope you all have an incredible week!