our weekend kicked off friday afternoon when family arrived for a jam-packed overnight. two toddlers, an infant, and four adults…that’s a lot. but between giggling, running circles around the kitchen island, an extended visit to the park, a group bath, countless books read and a lesson in bucket wearing led by EBN – good times were had by all.
ABN and i blew up the air mattress and slept in the living room, staring up at the stars through the skylight. it was the closest we’ve gotten to camping in a while. EBN really is her mama’s daughter – at times the scene was a bit overwhelming – lot’s of noise, people and stuff. i began to notice that at the most chaotic moments EBN would disappear into her own room to read books and sit by herself. in my mind she was taking a deep breath.
saturday morning started off bright and early (remember, there were 3 little ones!) but after breakfast and kisses goodbye, the BNs headed out to the east bay to have a mini-MINI-camp reunion. 4 of my closest friends from my summers spent in malibu were in town with their baby girls and so the 9 of us (6 adults, 3 kiddos…major math) got together for brunch. it’s crazy that so much time can pass between visits (like years) but when we see each other it’s as if we were just all together, complaining about the food and singing at the top of our lungs. bringing the girls together was really the highlight. in just a few short years we’ll be packing their trunks and loading them onto big yellow buses. it’s awesome that they are within 6 months of each other and will get to be in the same cabin where they will learn that camp friends truly make the very best friends. (and we are all bad parents because none of us took pictures – FAIL).
after coming home and napping (all of us), ABN and i enjoyed the penultimate at-home date of sushi and the last disc of friday night lights. omg. i was a mess – hell, i’m still a mess. i was prepared and at the same time, not.prepared.at.all. i sobbed. like, super ugly, nose running, mascara everywhere, sob. it was gross. i had to go stand outside in the rain. i just can’t believe it’s over. texas forever.
sunday morning after lots of baby/mama cuddle time on the couch, we took a family hike. EBN has finally decided that she’s not so into being carried in the back-pack (gone are the days of ABN getting his exercise by carrying 30 extra pounds through the mountains of pacifica) and now she loves to scale the trails herself – a stick and a rock in each hand. we don’t go far and we do go slow – but the time together is super fun and EBN on a hike is pretty funny stuff.
i spent the rest of the day prepping for the local 4th of july celebration. i picked up decorations (i hate the dollar store) and organized supplies.
we’ve got a very busy week ahead, meetings, work and 4th of july prep and then, thursday, NANI and P’PA arrive to see little EBN (they will see us too but we all know the real reason for their visit). if it’s a bit quiet around here it’s just because i’m running around like the crazy mama that i am – i tend to over-commit.
ps. tomkat!?!? obviously, i’ve been expecting the split since the day i found out they were together. but after all this time i just sorta forgot about them. i also heard the news from ABN – now that was shocking!
pps. i got my latest STITCH FIX box! you guys – i found the dress for the wedding in september
plus 2 more! i can’t wait to share what i got later in the week.