Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Weekend Rewind~yeah, it's still hot!

It was another weekend where the only acceptable form of entertainment was either inside with the air-conditioning running full blast or one where you could be completely submerged in the water for hours on end.  We opted for the a/c this weekend and spent LOTS of time indoors. 

Friday evening we stayed in, I cooked dinner, and we watched the Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics.  I have to admit, after the whole Industrial Revolution I kind of lost interest...I fell asleep on the couch and Hubby woke me up as the parade of nations began.  We headed to bed basically right after the US entered the arena...just wasn't all that impressed with the production. 

Saturday Hubby & I both had the day off and I was desperately needing a Momma Morning.  I headed out leaving Hubby at home with Elyse & went shopping all by myself.  I bought Elyse a few new board books at Barnes & Noble, went to Hobby Lobby and picked up a few things for a quick Pinterest craft, and went to Banana Republic to window shop.  I got home around lunchtime and honestly felt so refreshed.  It was amazing what a couple of hours did for me when I didn't have to worry about Elyse's nap time, or when she needed to eat, or what I was going to do to entertain her. 

I'm so stinkin' grateful for my amazing hubby! 
Mom...I'm really not into picture-taking tonight...please stop!  ha! 
Saturday afternoon Hubby & I both just lounged around watching the Olympics and doing a few things around the house.  And then it was time for Date Night! 

One of the glorious things about Hubby's parents being so close now is that we have a second set of "free" babysitters!  We dropped her off about 4:30 and headed off to run a few errands before catching a movie.  We watched the Dark Knight Rises and both really enjoyed it.  It wasn't your typical movie-going experience either...we watched it from comfortable recliners were waitresses brought our dinner and waited on us hand & foot!  One of the new local theaters has 2 suite-style theaters that are reserved for 21+, have about 50 seats per theater, and include in-theater dining.  It was such a fun experience and we'll definitely be going back! 
Mamaw, Elyse (complete with a lipstick kiss on her forehead), & Pappy
We headed back to pick up Elyse from my in-laws...she had been put to bed several hours earlier and made the transition really well. 

Sunday was reserved for church & relaxation at home.  After church we headed to Target for a few Elyse-related items, and then grabbed lunch at Houlihan's.  That is seriously one of our favorite local chain-restaurants.  They have so much yummy stuff to eat! 
All dressed up ready for church!
After lunch it was time for Elyse's nap so we headed home to put her to bed...turns out it was naptime for Mommy & Daddy as well.  We both slept until she woke up at 3!  Gotta love family afternoon naps! Otherwise it was a really laid-back Sunday.  I did make a trip to the grocery store and we watched plenty of Olympics while doing several loads of laundry.  Pretty much a fabulously relaxing way to end an incredibly HOT weekend! 


Jennifer said...

I thought the opening ceremony of the olympics was like watching someone's bizarre dream. It was SO weird!!! I wasn't impressed either. Maybe we have to be British to get it?

Whoohoo for a second set of babysitters - awesome!

I'm ready for fall, how about you?!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

An afternoon of alone shopping and a date night with free sitters? Lucky you!!

Melanie said...

Sounds like a pretty great weekend to me!! Trips to Hobby Lobby & Target..a mid-day nap..and mommy time..lucky you!!! LOVE her dress in the last photo, by the way! Where did you get it?? Also hope you share your pinterest project too..I've been working on some myself! ;-)

Sara said...

WHAT? A movie theater that serves drinks and dinner? Shut up. I want to go!

Bethany said...

Dude the Marquis Suites RULE!! We should go sometime together!