Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Weekend Recap + Share Your Summer Linkup

HEY HEY HEY! Wow! It was such a busy but fun weekend!! The fun just kept going thru last night, hence the reason I didn't blog yesterday. So today I'll try to do a quick recap and then I'm also linking up with the Magnolia Mamas for the first of their "Share Your Summer" series!

Friday was my daughter's last day of school. I honestly couldn't believe the day had come and I still can't possibly believe she will be a second grader next year! (insert sobbing)

After we dropped her off at school on Friday, we went to the gym to wait for the awards to start. They were having school wide awards and 5th grade graduation. Her teacher had informed me my daughter would be given an award, so of course we didn't want to miss it. Sure enough she was awarded the Citizenship Award (for only one boy and one girl from each class). We were so proud of her!

Then we patiently waited for her to come home from school. We had to snap a pic of the "cul-de-sac crew". These sweet kiddos are such a joy to be around and I absolutely love the time we spend together every day outside. It will certainly be a fun summer with this crew!

Friday night we let my daughter pick a restaurant for dinner and she chose Panera. I forgot to snap a pic there, but we stopped for dessert before heading home. Who doesn't love HOT GLAZED DONUTS!

On Saturday we spent the entire day at my family's lake house. We always have a get together for my mom's side of the family during Memorial Day weekend. I loved being able to spend time with this side of the family (as we only see each other a few times a year).

On Sunday my hubs had to work, so I took the kiddos to church decked out in their patriotic gear. My daughter was less than happy for have her picture taken that day. Ha!

After such a long day on Saturday, I just wanted to take it easy on Sunday after church. My parents stopped by to visit for awhile and we had to take advantage of a quick photo-op. My mom was wearing the patriotic earrings I bought for her. I also bought a pair for my daughter. They are such cute earrings and we can't wait to wear them again for July 4th. My friend from high school makes them in her shop.

You should check them out for yourself!

They're only $6!!!

Oh, and my parents came back Sunday night to take my kiddos to a nearby church to see fireworks. I didn't feel too well, so I stayed home. They had a blast!


And now that I've reached Monday, this starts my link up post!

This week's idea was "share your summer". Our summer usually consists of:

And while we only had 2 of the 3 yesterday (didn't manage to squeeze in the Popsicles), we pretty much did exactly what we'll be doing all summer.

I packed lunches and a ton of pool toys and we headed to our neighborhood pool. It just opened this weekend and yesterday seemed like the perfect day to go! The pool is literally just down the street from us, past the other cul-de-sac. I love how convenient it is. We don't have to load the car (with our sticky sunblock coated selves). We just load up our big wagon and start walking.

My son always thinks he wants to pull it the wagon, and he gives it a good try. But it's soo heavy that he quickly decides that he'd rather "push from behind" while we pull.

And this Summer should be even more fun b/c of all of our new friends. We have church friends, neighbors, school friends, etc, that all have memberships at our pool. There are so many kids for my kids to play with. Not to mention, quite a few of my friends go to our pool too. It's quite the social hour for us moms! Ha!

And one of our friends hooked us up with ride on their golf cart for the way home. I even pulled the wagon beside it so I could ride too! Haha!

So that will be our Summer (in a nutshell). Lots of pool days and fun in the sun with friends. And on the days we don't make it to our pool, I might pull out the sprinkler and let the kids ride their bikes through it. Or I'll blow up our large inflatable pool. Whatever we do, it usually involves water and popsicles. :)

And one more pic from our weekend. After a few hours at the pool, we came home to freshen up and head to my in-laws house for a cookout. More pics in more patriotic clothes!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!


  1. Looks like a fun weekend, lady! Lots of fun stuff going on and warm Krispy Kreme donuts, yes please!

    Your summer sounds like mine growing up, lots of pool time and lots of friend time, how fun!

  2. So ready for summer!!! Yay!!!

  3. Sounds like you guys had a great time, and you kicked off summer the right way! I hope you're feeling better today!! Is it still that cold? :(

  4. What a perfect weekend and how wonderful that your daughter got the Citizenship award :) Glazed donuts - I really want one now!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Your weekend looks like such a great time with all that outdoor time! Hope your feeling better for this short week!

  6. Aww what a great weekend with so much fun outside! Congrats to your daughter on that award - you should be so proud. Her choices for Panera and Krispy Kreme were the best! I love her red, white, and blue chevron dress, too! Think it comes in my size?

  7. Sounds like an awesome weekend! Yea for Krispy Kreme and the lake looked like a blast!

  8. Looks like a wonderful weekend! Here is to many more!

  9. This is too cute! Looks like a fabulous weekend! xo