Did you guys have a nice Memorial Day weekend? We were lucky to have three warm & sunny days off all together as a family, plus Natalie's Bampa and Mimi are here for an extended visit. We had a really nice weekend all together, full of family outings and plenty of downtime.
Here's a look at what we did:
On Saturday morning we all (minus Mikey & Natalie) sipped on coffee until we felt awake enough to run some errands and then head to a local Children's Fair. It was a small event, but it had lots of stuff to keep Natalie happy (goats to pet! hamburgers to eat! drums to play! and more!). It was perfectly timed to give her a chance to run around and wear herself out in time for a nap. That afternoon Mike and I employed the baby-sitting services of the visiting grandparents so we could head out for a drink and housewarming party with friends.
On Sunday I spent the morning at dance practice ( I keep thinking about how I have to fill you guys in on all things Jeerleading, but I'll save it for another time), and then we all took a leisurely drive up the coast to get some lobster in Lincolnville. We got to eat with a gorgeous view of the water, and Natalie was happy to roam back and forth between our table, the beach, and the restaurant gift shop.
Memorial Day itself flew by--we went downtown to watch the parade, which ended up being only about 5 minutes long (just fine in my book). Natalie learned how to roll down a hill, and we chased her up and down the grassy hill in Harbor Park for a little over an hour. After her naptime we were joined by my parents for a little cookout on the back porch, where Natalie was in her element with four doting grandparents to laugh at and applaud her every move. Girlfriend loves adult attention, I tell ya.
In all, it was a great long weekend. Today marks the first "real" day of my unemployment, which is a very strange feeling... I dropped Natalie off at daycare per usual, and came home to an empty house. I have an interview to prepare for, an exam to study for, and a pile of paperwork to sift through, so it isn't exactly a day of leisure... but it is a day in my pajamas drinking coffee and listening to loud music, so it definitely feels like a day off from work. Weird.
I hope you all had restful long weekends! I'll be back on the blog more regularly this week, promise.