Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekend in Review (picture OVERLOAD).

Well, I'm proud to say that I made it through Spring Break 2012 without a mental breakdown. A week with downtime is nice, but when you're stuck inside due to bad weather with two kids under the age of 3, things can go south pretty quick. Thankfully we caught a few gaps of light rain this past week to run errands so things weren't too bad. And the weather cleared up just in time for the weekend, so all's well that ends well :)

Friday was pretty laid back. We ran grocery errands. Yall, do you feel like you just unload your pockets at the grocery store these days??? Seriously, I know I bought stuff to make about 6-7 meals, but still... I was shocked at how much I spent. It's kind of ridiculous. Anyways. Friday night I got a little time away getting my new phone setup and checking on some photography spots for a shoot I had Saturday morning. My old blackberry was starting to act funny, and so Drew was nice enough to go halvsies with me and help me get a smart phone. I was (and still am) SO excited about it. I've wanted a smart phone for quite some time, and it has not disappointed :)

Saturday I was able to go up to Crystal Bridges to take some pictures of Cooper. The weather was awesome, and Cooper was cooperative. After pictures I met up with Drew and we took the boys to eat pizza at Sam's. Saturday afternoon we took to the trails again. The weather was just too gorgeous to deny the trails our presence :) Brayden only lasted on the bike a few minutes before wanting to ride in the wagon with Connor, which meant Daddy had quite a load to carry :(

Not too far into the trail there was an area that we could play in the creek.

(I keep threatening to cut Connor's hair, so Drew said he wanted to spike it one last time when it was long. Thus, the oompa loompa look :) )
whenever he sees water and/or rocks, he will point and then say "oooooohhhh!" or "wowwww!"
I got so sad editing these pictures yall. Brayden is growing up SO fast!
I convinced him to wear his Keen's this trip and am ever grateful. He now LOVES them (I had to convince them they are cooler than the $2 pair of flip flops he wants to wear every other day- ha!)
pure heaven
Both boys were all about it. So much so that Connor decided he should go for a swim.


Yes, my heart skipped several beats. Thankfully Drew was standing right there and was able to scoop him up. Not sure how much my heart can bear with two boys who are fearless :/ Brayden was slightly jealous that Connor was able to take his clothes off, so he tried to go for a swim too. (SIGH). They both ended up pretty stripped down.

hanging out with daddy after the clothes were hung out to dry
Brayden is ALL about super heroes these days. At one point he turned around and said "wook at my super hero muscles!" and gave me this pose. Have I mentioned how much I love being a boy mom???? :)
He's SOOOO strong
Brayden then proceeded to splash like a super hero. Connor, sitting on the other side of the creek, thought the splashing was hilarious. So both boys were just giggling and laughing. It was so sweet to watch.
He was SO happy.
laughing at brother
I'm sorry these may seem repetitive to yall... I just love them so much!
wouldn't you know, another superman pose
taking a break to get a rock out of his shoe
I mean, seriously, who stole our baby and replaced him with a full blown boy?!?!
struttin' his stuff
hiking43 hiking45

On the way back to the car we let the boys just play in an open field (to the left of where Brayden is running in the picture above). The lighting was perfect and the boys were so cute running around. I left the field with a full heart... I am blessed beyond measure :) I've decided to not reveal to you the pictures I took in this field until later this week... there's just so many of them and I fear that if I load this post with even more pics that it will become unbearably long. But trust me, they are CUUTE (not that I'm biased or anything).

Sunday was a funday. We went to church and it was AWESOME. Then when we got home Drew sent me out to celebrate one my last days in my 20s by getting a pedicure. I had to go to a new place and ended up picking one that was totally random (I had left to go to one that a friend recommended).... it was the best pedicure I've ever had. It took over an hour and was simply incredible. We ended the weekend with community group; I'm so thankful to have such awesome people surrounding us right now in this season of life.

We have a BUSY week ahead of us with the return of school for the boys (thankful for that) and errands galore. Hoping the bad weather that's coming our way again doesn't hamper things too much. Hope yall have a great week!

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