We are coming off such a busy and fun weekend and I feel like I could share everything in an individual post, but knowing me it’ll be a year before anything is shared. (Seriously, I haven’t shared a cool birthday party we threw over a year ago. I’m pretty behind.)
This weekend we celebrated our boy’s 7th birthday. And we celebrated hard. I drove him to school on Friday, and I took a box of cookies in for his class. His school prefers for you to send in a healthy snack, so I also took two bags of clementines. Because this was all a little much for my son to carry by himself, I went into the school first thing. It was pretty sweet how everyone was excited about his birthday (and how excited he was.)
(Ignore his seat belt – we were about to get out of the car.)
Family came to town on Friday night and we celebrated with presents and cake. We asked what our son wanted for dinner, and where he wanted to eat, and he chose hamburgers at our house. It was a tight squeeze, but it was fun and we saved money by cooking at home. (And it was so much more relaxed, plus he got to play with his presents.)
Saturday was his friend birthday party and we held it at Asheville Pizza. I will share more party details later (this week, maybe?) because it’s such a great space, and a really good option for any type of gathering. I then spent time celebrating a friend and her babies on the way. 🙂 Saturday was REALLY busy! By the end of the afternoon, I even found myself at Asheville Outlets buying new running shoes. (Remind me to tell you how I wiped out last week and then realized I needed new shoes because the tread was GONE on mine!)
I thought Sunday would be a little more calm, but it was anything but quiet. We left the house early to get to Biltmore when it opened. We met up with Lindsay for family photos! I’ve been wanting to see the sunflowers at Biltmore, and as luck would have it, they were blooming the weekend we had our photos scheduled. PERFECT TIMING!
Shortly after our photos we drove down to Hendersonville and met up with my in-laws at an apple orchard. We didn’t pick apples, but we did buy some. After lunch came naptime for my daughter, and I escaped the house to meet up with friends I haven’t seen in YEARS (all at once, at least.) It felt good to spend two hours just talking and not worrying about which child is crying.
This weekend felt how I think weekends should feel. Full of fun, little responsibility, plenty of outdoor time, time spent with family and friends, refilling the soul. I have to work on Labor Day, so I don’t get a long weekend like most people I know. I think I’m ok with it, because we made the most of what time off I did have!