I don’t think we’ve tried to pack that much into a weekend for . . . well, perhaps ever. G didn’t take any proper naps (just car snoozes), C slept for 14 hours straight on Saturday night (completely missing the fact that there was a babysitter), and we put a lot of mileage on our Highlander traveling down I-95 and back.
The weather was amazing and we basically stuck together as a family rather than splitting up as we sometimes do. It was really, really nice.
Friday night as usual: not much happened except that after putting G today I got to watch Mary Poppins Returns with A&C. I actually wanted to see it (unlike most of their selections) so that was nice! I love Emily Blunt. Josh got home right around kid-bedtime.
Saturday G was up at 6 (oh, G!) and I took her for a sunrise stroller run. She was actually very happy and calm and it was nice. We then proceeded to pack in a meetup with OMDG + her husband and daughter (she is even more fabulous in person than one might expect), piano, a quick family visit, AND a playdate with a new family (mom = pediatric surgeon; dad = neurosurgeon. Just your ordinary MD power couple). (
At said playdate, we realized that the neurosurgeon and I are related. As in, his mom got on the phone and she actually knew my dad when he was a little kid! We ended up sharing a bunch of family photos and they are going to connect in real life!! That was so cool.
We then drove back home, our babysitter arrived, and Josh and I went on a double date to Joe’s Stone Crabs — an old-guard Miami establishment that I had never experienced. It was incredibly delicious and I would go back. Stone crabs are my jam and I am very picky about key lime pie – and theirs was wonderful.
Sunday G was up 6:20 – not quite as bad but as you might imagine we were not in the mood! I got up with her for a bit and then Josh took over while I went to an 8 am Ultimate class (current workout obsession) where the instructor tortured us with a lot of incline running and lower body strength work. As soon as I returned, we got ready and headed to the Florida Rennaisance Fest — admittedly this is NOT my favorite event but Josh and the kids love it so . . . we went. And they did have a great time.
I think next year I will go in costume. Or I will stay home and let G nap. We will see!
We drove straight to park birthday party and then to swim at Josh’s parents house. The weekend action culminated in a sushi dinner with cousins + his parents. All 3 kids passed out within 15 minutes of this drive and were transferred to beds.
JUST WOW. I am not sure we’ve ever manage to pack that much into one weekend before, and I kind of loved it.
PS: It’s now spring break here! The Broward public school give one week off plus an extra day (last Friday). The kids’ cousins in from NY get 2 weeks, but apparently a lot of schools aren’t off until April.