Cheers to the Freakin’ Weekend

Per usual, I am copying Life According to Steph’s style and I’ve decided I want to start doing a weekend recap every Monday.  Hopefully I can be consistent. So here goes nothing.

On Friday, I self-imposed an early dismissal from work at 12:30 pm so by 1 pm the hubby and I were on the road to the shore.  My brother and his family were visiting and had arrived on Thursday night and the my in-laws had taken the boys to be with their cousins while we worked half a day.  It worked out perfectly.  When we arrived my older son, Desmond was playing awesomely with my youngest nephew Julian.  They’re only 5 months apart from each other so it was only a matter of time that they would gravitate towards each other.  My little one, still feverish, was excited to see his mama but he also was playing with all the boys as well, it was adorable.  We went to an early dinner and headed straight to the beach.  The boys played at the water’s edge until the little ones got tired.

We were able to put all the kids down to sleep and have some adult time on the top deck of the house.  It was awesome.  Great conversation, great beer and champagne.  It was just nice to hang with other adults without having little ones to attend to.

On Saturday morning, we made breakfast and let the kids play in the garage hello – bouncy house! My brother and I went for a run (3.3 miles yay!) and then we joined my hubby and sister-in-law with the kids on the bay.  We did a little drag netting and brought the kids home for naps.  We took our little one with us to lunch, while my generous mother in-law stayed with my oldest nephew.  We thought Des was going to nap as well and left him in our room to nap but when we came back he was wide away jumping away in the bouncy house.  We rounded up the kids and went down to the beach.

The water was colder than the day before and the waves were rougher.  There was a long board classic surfing competition going on, so the beach was crowded but it was entertaining.  I took a quick nap while my husband ran the kids ragged on the beach.  Then back home for dinner and a movie for the kids.  Since Des didn’t nap he became a handful  so we took him for a walk and he passed out in the stroller.  Is it bad that I had this huge sense of relief when he fell asleep?  #sorrynotsorry   Once bedtime was settled, we went for a walk to get ice cream and ended the night in the hot tub.

On Sunday morning, my brother and the family left in the late morning.  We took the kids to the playground by the bay for one last hurrah and were able to get this great picture:


Afterwards we ended up taking a walk before lunch at the Port Hole and both kids napped in their strollers.  Of course we had to document it:


We stayed later then normal but had these amazing views of sunset on the way home:

Yesterday would have been my father’s birthday. Being with my brother this weekend was the best way I knew how to celebrate it.  He would have been so happy to see our families together.  Happy Birthday Dad, we miss you so much!

Happy Rainy Monday.