Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekend Rewind~Perfection

What a fabulous weekend we had!  Friday night we shipped Elyse off to Papa & Gigi's house and we headed out for a date night. 

Can I get an Amen for free babysitters who come quite close to loving your baby more than you do?!? 

We had a romantic dinner at Steak & Shake before Nick treated me to a viewing of the Hunger Games.  I have read all the books and I certainly wasn't disappointed in the movie...I just can't believe that we have to wait so long for the next one!  This was the first movie we had been to since the Saturday before Elyse arrived...I think the buttery movie popcorn was calling my name.  ha! 
Dressed up for a night out with Papa & Gigi
Saturday we spent the morning just laying around the house and enjoying some quality family time.  After Elyse's late morning meal we loaded up and went to our favorite greenhouse/nursery.  Hilltop Gardens is so beautiful...we just love it!  We spend too much money but got enough plants for 9 planters, a few plants for the front bed, 4 new rose bushes for the south-side of our house, & an elephant ear...I think we may be done buying plants for the year-but no promises!  ha! 
look at all those roses!
Planting annuals each year can be a lot of work...but so rewarding with the beautiful color!
Elyse was passed out in her stroller by the time we were finished-perfect timing for an extended naptime for our baby girl!
 After our trip to the nursery Nick & I both got busy working in the yard---he hopped on the mower and I started working in the dirt trying to get all my plants put together in their pots!  We had originally planned on only filling about 5 pots...but ended up with enough plants for 8!  Glad I kept all those planters from the past few years!
Only 2 of our 8 pots...more photos once the blooms arrive!

My beautiful present for Administrative Assitant's Day!  Gotta love working for my dad!
We ended off our Saturday with pizza take-out & a movie at home.  And Elyse even gave us a present by sleeping through the night from 9 pm -6:30 am!  Yippee!  There's hope after all!  ha! 

Sunday we headed off to church and then spent another afternoon at home.  We both worked outside for a bit while Elyse took her nap & then we had some fabulous play time before heading off to small group. 
All ready for church with Daddy!

Pacifier...check!  Sophie the giraffe...check!  Teething toy on my head from daddy...Check! 
We've been spending more time at home on the weekends since becoming a family of 3 and I'm loving it!  The quality time we're having as a family is completely priceless and I wouldn't have it any other way. 


Sara said...

Gorgeous planters! Your little garden area looks amazing! And those last 2 Elyse photos are hilarious! She's so cute!

Megan said...

I LOVE the picture of Nick and Elyse! The look on her face is priceless.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Your date night sounds fabulous! Yay for free babysitters! What a beautiful day!! Looks like a lot of fun!
She has got to be the cutest baby ever!!! So adorable!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

i always look forward to your weekend updates...i LOVE that Elyse is wearing cute!!

Jess said...

I can't believe how big she's gotten! I feel like just yesterday you were the cute preggo mama!

In this wonderful life... said...

that last pic cracks me up!! and yes, Amen for good babysitters! ;)

Lindsey said...

She is getting so big, so precious!!!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

New to your blog, how cute is your little family? Looks like a perfect weekend. HG was the first movie my hubby and I saw in theatres since my youngest was born too!

Amanda said...

she is so so cute!!!! love your plants! they look beautiful! i think it will be awhile before i get to do anything like that! haha!