Saturday, MH took Tot for donuts - an outing that is becoming a weekend ritual for them. Then they took some cans to the recycling center while I grocery shopped all by myself. Tot then attended a birthday party at an inflatables center and highly enjoyed himself. He also enjoyed his very first game of air hockey.
Later, Tot rode his bike and played some with the dogs outside, then we decided to take the dogs to a local lake that has a place for them to run. We used to do that quite often with the dogs, but with Tot's arrival, their off site exploring was reduced drastically. They (the dogs) highly enjoyed themselves, cold water and all. I was a bundle of nerves. It's odd how perspectives change with life changes. Pre-Tot, our family used to go to this exact same spot and walk for quite a while taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of nature. This time, all I could see were all the ways that our little independent one could get hurt or fall in the cold rushing water.
Sunday after church, MH and Tot cleaned up some brush that had accumulated in our yard after the ice on Christmas day and subsequent clean ups by the power company. Then Tot and I cleaned up a little bit more and took a leisurely, long walk before I headed in to make chicken wings and macaroons for a Super Bowl party. Tot was in his room chilling out because he was being grumpy, but after I set off our
|My tiny dude's shadow looks so BIG.|
I love our weekends at home just being a family doing leisurely low (or no) cost things and having a good time. I'm in a homebody mood these days. Maybe it's the weather or maybe it's the company, but right now there's no place I'd rather be than hanging out with my guys and dogs just being us.