Good morning! As I type this, I’m finishing my second cup of coffee and my favorite 5 year old is eating a bowl of Life cereal (her favorite “because the milk gets inside the cereal”) on a blanket on the floor. And while my house has never been more messy, my heart has never been so full. Speaking of full, our weekend was PACKED with fun activities to keep a little someone busy.
On Friday, after picking her up, we met Uncle Big Guy to pick out a dress to wear to dinner. Unfortunately, Big Guy and little Miss don’t really agree on fashion but she still walked away with two new dresses.
That night we took her to a “fancy” dinner at the country club where she proceeded to lose her first tooth – BIG NIGHT!
Saturday morning she woke to find that the took fairy, Sparkle, found her and left $10! An exciting morning, to say the least. And then we were off for a day of adventure. First stop, the bird park. If you live in the area, I cannot recommend visiting more. We spent about two hours walking around and looking at the birds and the best part was the area where you get to feed the birds.
Post-bird park we headed for lunch at TBC West where we enjoyed chips and dip plus tacos.
As we were leaving lunch, I randomly threw out the idea of letting her hit a few golf balls and thankfully we were able to make it happen.
We soon headed home and while I wish I could tell you we all took a little nap, that is not the case. Instead we got to work on our homemade strawberry ice cream.
On the menu for dinner: grilled pizzas. We had a blast making pizza with our favorite girl and thankfully it cooled down and we were able to enjoy dinner outside.
Big Guy and I enjoyed an Insalata pizza from “The Pizza Bible” and we made a cheeeeeese pizza for Haines. So good! Our pizza was topped with mozzarella and goat cheese and after it cooked we topped it with a lightly dressed salad, raspberries and pistachios.
We soon retreated in doors to wind down with ice cream and a cartoon before we all passed out – it was a busy day.
Sunday morning started with biscuit cinnamon rolls (more on that later) and bacon and then Haines and Big Guy had some gardening to get done.
We spent most of the day outside before bathing and playing a few games inside. She requested chicken drumsticks and corn for dinner and we ended with a Barbie movie and ice-cream.
I am so thankful that we were able to spend some one-on-one time with our little nugget. She is incredibly smart and I loved our conversations and her hilarious comments. She definitely kept us on our toes. Thankfully I know we’ll see more of her this summer and I can’t wait to make even more memories.
See ya’ll tomorrow with a recipe!