lovely weekend

May 28, 2019

We had all of the essential elements this past weekend.

TWO parents not working (yay!)

(Note: I had a babysitter come for 2.5 hours on Sunday while Josh did notes & I went to a workout class)

Parenting book club! (We collectively were not huge fans of the book we discussed, but hey — that just made for better discourse.)

ran to the playground and back with an interlude to let my stroller passenger run free

A family pool play date w/ friends (this tired everyone out, big time)

Last piano lesson of the season!

A long (for me) run of 5 miles with the stroller, and a solid Ultimate class.

2 meals out (one at Le Pain Quotidien and one at Shorty’s BBQ – you can guess which one I picked and which one Josh picked).

our kids demolished their smoothie bowls and then demanded more food
We saw G doing this move . . . and it instantly reminded Josh & me of the photo below!
family classic (Annabel in DC, 2013)

We finished the weekend off with a completely casual anniversary “celebration” which still felt fun and lovely. Our kids finally watched our wedding video! Parts of it, anyway.


Seriously, can we get more of these rare bird 3-day situations with NO parent working?! Cameron reminded that that day was for
“those who served . . . food?” and we gently explained the true origins of Memorial Day weekend.

(He also asked Josh to throw him up to do a “cotton ball” (cannonball) while in the pool. HA!!)

Back to work today and I feel moderately refreshed and ready to return to routine. We do have a PACKED summer calendar (every weekend it seems like we are either working or doing something big!) so it was really nice to have a chill family long weekend at home.

Summer goals coming later in the week!


  • Reply Jenny May 28, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I’d be very curious to hear what your book club thought of the book in greater detail!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 29, 2019 at 5:29 am

      We felt like it was a lot of his opinion, backed up by “evidence” that was mostly historical references of his choosing. The author is (clearly) a huge proponent of video games providing some positive benefit for kids, but I never gleaned from him exactly what that was or whether it was worth the cost of what was NOT being done while they were playing. He didn’t delve into the negative health aspects of spending your weekends sitting all day (which many heavy game players do). Finally, I felt it was very video game/male centric whereas most (not all, but most) tween/teen girls are much more into social media than they are games.

  • Reply Sarah May 29, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Looks like a lovely weekend! The copycat pictures of Annabel and Genevieve are to die for! Also, where did you find G’s adorable sandals?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 30, 2019 at 6:00 am

      They are Stride Rite SRTech sandals – and I actually think she’s wearing an old pair of Annabel’s! They last really well!

  • Reply Marcia (OrganisingQueen) May 29, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Genevieve is SO CUTE!!!

    Also, can you share the other books your parenting book club has read together? Is it a monthly book club? Did you say you rotate houses in the evenings?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 30, 2019 at 6:02 am

      ooh great question! I’ll have to go back through old emails and I think this deserves its own post. But examples – Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Small Animals, etc. We do it every 2-3 months and we rotate houses 🙂 The host provides dinner. It has been so much fun!

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