It’s always a good weekend when you get to spend some time with some of your favorite cousins.
And that’s exactly what I got to do for a few hours yesterday afternoon, while celebrating our cousin Meghan at her baby shower!
I really wish I had taken more pictures of the décor because it was just beautiful. I did wind up getting to come home with a couple of hand-painted mason jars (which I forgot to take a picture of) but they match our house perfectly so I was super excited.
Since we were celebrating and all, we thought it was a perfect excuse for some bubbly…
Which went quite well with some delicious chicken parm and, of course, cake.
It was a really nice few hours out of the house, and it’s always fun when the girls get together <3
As for the rest of the weekend? Not a whole lot going on, actually. My dad came over on Saturday morning to help Jay with cutting down some more of the trees and brush in the backyard, which I feel will likely be a forever project.
And my mom came along, too, and hung out with me and the boys. Compared to what the weather had been recently, Saturday was chilly!
Saturday also included a solo trip grocery shopping (woooo!) and a quick stop at TJ Maxx, which resulted in some of my first Christmas gifts of the season. Eeeek!
Daylight savings had us up at about 6:15 with Lucas, which wasn’t too bad (although it would have been nice if he got the memo from Alex and slept until 7:30), since it also gave me a little extra time to cook up a batch of apple bread I’d been wanting to bake.
And thanks to a little rough-housing with the boys later Sunday morning, we also wound up with a full mug of coffee spilled all over the living room rug, blankets, books…Yes, that was fun, and also resulted in a little unanticipated cleaning.
Sunday also included lots of play time (and seriously, these two just make my heart melt sometimes)…
A little prep for some chicken and rice soup…
And even a quick stop by Target to check out the new Hearth & Hand line by my pals, Chip and Joanna.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a ton of time to really browse, but I did see some super cute stuff, so I’ll likely be back to check it out again some time in the near future. : )
How about you guys? What was fun and exciting?