Sunday, June 29, 2014

Weekend Update: The End of June and Some Simple Summer Fun:

I can't believe June is coming to a close and we will be welcoming July in just a couple short days!

Steven had Friday off and we were ready to get out of the house to enjoy some fun in the sun as a family. We cherish our time together as a family and the fun things we get to do, but we appreciate it even more so now (if that is even possible), since I am unable to just get up and go whenever I want. So the only time Charli and I really get out of the house is when Steven is home, so we were so excited to take full advantage of having Daddy all to ourselves on Friday! 

After we woke up and had breakfast, we headed straight to the County Park near our house so Charli could run around at The Sprinkler. 

She had an absolute blast! It is so nice that she is at the age where we can just sit and watch her play!

After The Sprinkler we decided to swing into the Water Park area since we have season passes to let her run around some more and of course go down the water slides... Her favorite thing to do! Seriously the child dragged Steven down the slide about 20 times!

 Then it was back to the house for lunch and naps. 

The rest of our Friday was pretty low key as Daddy left to head up to Columbia for his last races of the season that were on Saturday, and the thunderstorms rolled in. 
Friday was a quiet evening all around!

Saturday morning was gross, rainy, and grey and consisted of a whole lot of lounging around, a little bit of "illegal laundry" (which Steven likes to call it, since I really am not supposed to be doing it), and playing for us girls

 While Steven started his first race of the day up in Columbia

He said he didn't do as good as he would have liked but he still placed 6th out of about 50 racers which I still think is amazing! 
He had one more race that afternoon before heading back home to us! 

The sun finally came out after nap and since I was feeling good, Charli and I headed out back for some sprinkler fun and popsicle treats!

We may not be able to do all of the super fun summer things that I would like, due to my current situation and I may have some mighty fine guilt about it weighing down my heart, but running through the sprinkler and eating popsicles in the backyard are two little things that we can enjoy this summer! And for me and my family those little things bring us true joy! 
It is simple summer fun at its best!

 Steven arrived back home just in time for us to sit down as a family for dinner and take Charli up for bath and bed! Then we curled up in bed and watched my favorite new show Gossip Girl! I have never watched it and have now been sucked in due to Netflix (and bed rest). We are on Season 2 and I seriously can't get enough and I love that Steven will watch it with me! 
Perfect ending to our Saturday!

This morning we had our Sunday waffles and headed out to the garage so I could supervise and delegate tasks to Steven for several DIY projects that I have and can't work on due to not being able to bend over. So I sat in my chair and put him to work! ;) 
Charli loves helping daddy work too

It was a super hot day so we headed up to the pool so Steven and Charli could cool off before lunch.
Yet another thing I am unable to do due to my current situation... be submerged in water...
So being 8 months pregnant in the dead heat of a southern summer and I can't even get in the pool... Gotta love it...

After we got home and put Charli down for nap, I too curled up and passed out for a good couple of hours. When I finally woke up I found Charli and Steven back out in the garage working on some more crafts for me! We spent the rest of the day in the garage crafting while Charli played with the neighbors before the thunderstorm rolled in. 

It was truly a perfect, relaxing, family kind of Sunday! 
And we are another week down with baby boy staying put! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend as well!


  1. Yay for baby staying put. I seriously can't imagine being stuck down that far along. P.S. We just started Orange is the New Black.. but if Netflix has Gossip Girl.. I'm starting it after the babe and husband goes to sleep tonight. I've always been interested, didn't know Netflix had it and now that I do, I am toast!

  2. Sounds like a really fun weekend despite the bed rest. Glad baby boy has stay put another week! Charli's hair is getting so long, so adorable!

  3. That does sound like a truly wonderful weekend, bed rest and all. Charlie's hair is beautiful, and I'm sure sprinklers and popsicles make her day. You'll get to do all those other wonderful summer things next year with two babies instead. :) Glad you and baby boy are doing well.

  4. That's wonderful that you were able to get out and about some this weekend. I'm sure that helps some with the bedrest boardness. Hang in there, momma!

  5. Pretty sure every kind in america was in water this weekend! And poop about not being able to get in yourself. Can you at least dangle your feet in?! :)

  6. I love that you could still have so much fun with your family this weekend!! That stinks that you couldn't enjoy the water, but hang in there!!