weekend report: delayed edition

June 7, 2016
Delayed because Mr C pulled some serious shenanigans at bedtime last night.  He is in a . . .challenging phase right now.  I recall somewhere in the depths of my memory that Annabel may have been difficult around that time too, but I may have blocked it out.
Anyway.  Here’s to a better day!
OMG, did that go fast.  Honestly, wasn’t it just Friday night!?  We were home all weekend and didn’t do anything too adventurous (does the beach count when you live right there?) but it just flew. 

We pretty much followed the plan I laid out on Friday – it kept us juuuust busy enough, but also allowed for some downtime (and a nap for me, yesterday).  Perfect.  After detailed self-searching and data-driven analysis (or not), I have come up with the following Summer Routines & Summer Fun lists.  They are separate, because the former is all about repetition/routine and the latter more of a bucket list of things to do.


1) Sunday playdate/dinners, preferably involving bathing suits.  I really love going out with a bang on Sunday nights, and since it is light fairly late, late-ish swim playdates & BBQs are just perfect.  I’m trying to fill our calendar with these, and will try to include both family & friends.

2) Library outings.  I want to make it to the library at least twice/month with the kids.  I’m thinking Saturday afternoons.

3) Summer Reading:  I am going to ramp up reading time a little and dig into some juicy novels.  Preferably from the library (see above!).  Suggestions welcome!

4) Friday Movie Night:  I know a lot of families do this, and I think C is allllmost at the point where he could sit through a short kids movie.  We will debut Finding Nemo in our living room this Friday in preparation for the sequel coming out soon. 

Of course there is no reason that these all have to be summer-specific (except the pool one, maybe, but this is South FL!).   But hey – why not!?



1) Ice cream family date on a random weeknight

2) Family BBQ (host!)

3) Weekend getaway (Legoland?!)

4) First movie night @ the theater for C (worth a try anyway, will keep expectations low!)

5) Attend a kid-friendly outdoor concert (if we can find one!)

6) Water play @ South Pointe park

7) Trip to Zoo Miami

8) Make smoothies

9) Go shopping for Father’s Day w/ kids

10) Go on a boat (any boat!)



post-beach mojitos

biking home with A at dusk

beach girl

beach kids


amazon box CAR

staying cool in the heat



(to help me stay accountable in this heat)

M barre3 “ultimate multitasker” (40 min) 

T ran 4mi on treadmill, ~9:40-10:00/mi w/ walk break in the middle

W rest

R 5 mi, 10:03/mi, 79 degrees

F 4 mi, 9:47/mi, 81 degrees
S Flybarre 45 min class
S 2 mi, 10:32/mi, plus 1-2mi walking; 84 degrees
Total – 15 miles / 2 barre
Josh – 4 runs and 2 strength workouts! (YEAH!!!)

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