Monday, December 7, 2015

Busy Weekend Before Weekends Get Even Busier!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all had an amazing weekend! Ours was kind of relaxing with a little bit of busy thrown in there. It was a good balance. Which is a good thing because the next two weekends, the last two before Christmas are going to be NUTS! They are jammed packed with so many things happening! 

Friday night we had a quiet night at home! Sam was in his usual before bed crazy mood! I seriously think it is getting harder and harder to get a picture of him! 

But after he went down to bed Ryan and I had a "Netflix and Chill" night! One of my most favorite things to do now! 

Saturday morning I was up early because I had a to-do list of things I wanted to get done! Ryan always says he doesn't understand why I get up so early but I really do accomplish SO much during that 1.5 hours of alone time! 

That morning we had breakfast at home and then packed up for a quick grocery run and lunch at Subway. Sam LOVED Subway and we will be going more often as a quick meal option now that we know he loves it. 

When we got home we all unpacked the groceries and then I got started on a batch of cookies. It was still about an hour before Sam's afternoon nap so he helped me! I was surprised how into helping me he is! He is very good about waiting for me to hand him the measuring cup to dump in. He was loving watching the mixer go around and around. 

It was just one of those moments that was etched into my memory. I always dreamed of baking Christmas cookies with my child/children and this was the very first time that happened. 

That afternoon Sam went down to sleep I got his Shepherd's costume for the pageant ready! A 0.99$ pillow case cut right down the middle, cup a spot for arms and shortened. A tie for around the head and a dishcloth for his head. Easy! 

We had a visit with the little cousins across the road and finished decorating the house. We had a quick supper and when Sam went down to bed we had a little date! Our November date actually! Pizza and Mario Cart Tournament! We also threw in decorating the our Christmas tree with all of our special ornaments. 

Sam reading his own bedtime story! ha ha! 

The best thing I got this year is this "treemote"! Who ever invented this thing is a GENIUS! You plug it in and plug your tree to it. Instead of trying to reach around and plug it in every night, without knocking any ornaments off, you just click the "on" button! It is awesome! 

Sunday morning we got ready for church and headed there early to get Sam dressed. The pageant went off perfectly! Sam walked down the aisle as planned but he had NO interest in the rest of the service. He wanted to help Grandpa play piano, play with the candles, stand on pews. I was sweating after the service with my toddler! Ha ha! 

After church we had a great brunch at my parents house and then settled Sam down for a nap at home. While he slept, I got supper ready as we were having special guests over that night! 

Sam's daycare provider (and family) all joined us for supper! I think Sam was a little confused when he woke up from his nap and saw them there! But very excited to play with his friends! We had such a fun visit and the house felt kind of lonely after they left! Looking forward to the next visit. 

How was your weekend? 



  1. Sam looks humungous in that first picture in his chair, no more baby! You did more with the pillowcase than me...haha I cut a hole for his head and a hole for both arms bahaha! Regardless, I have to say, they were very cute shephards!

  2. What a big boy Sam is becoming!!! Crazy looking back to last year when they were just babies!!! What a cute little shepherd!! Sounds like a fun weekend! I managed to get my baking done too!!