Mae Returns + Date Evening + Carolina Raptor Middle

This weekend was an excellent one. It felt like our weekend started a bit early as my mother arrived on the town round midday on Friday. Chase knew my mother was coming to go to however didn’t suppose she’d be on the town early sufficient to select him up from faculty. I used to be kicking myself for not videoing their reunion when Chase noticed her in his faculty’s parking zone. He sprinted into her arms after which jumped up and city after hugging her saying, “I’m so joyful!” It was really a type of moments I do know shall be etched in my coronary heart eternally. I do know I’m so fortunate to have a mom like my mother however now I see my mother in one other mild and know my boys hit the jackpot with Mae as their grandmother, too.

After faculty pickup, we headed house Chase, Ryder and I whipped up a batch of brownies.

You recognize Rhett wasn’t going to let the brownie batter go to waste when he noticed the bowl after his nap!

After a bit brownie batter appetizer, Ryan and I took my mother up on her supply to look at the boys and headed off on a date evening!

(Denims: My fav pair I’ve raved about one million occasions from Old Navy / Clutch: My grandma Mimi’s / Block-Heel Booties: Amazon / Bralette: Amazon / Sweater: Previous however this one is similar

Our first date befell on February 1, 2004 and I really can’t consider we’re developing on our 19 yr relationship anniversary. I’ve formally been with Ryan for MORE than half of my life which type of blows my thoughts. He’s good one and as Ryan says, all of these pre-marriage years have been good ones, too, and positively price celebrating and acknowledging.

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We had a pleasant, lazy morning on Saturday and didn’t make it out of the home till round 10 a.m. Our plans for the day took us to the Carolina Raptor Middle which has shortly turn into one in every of our go-to locations to take the boys once we need to get outdoors. It’s a implausible spot as a result of there are many boardwalks the place the boys can run round and discover and simply be youngsters as they scope out golden eagles, kestrels, hawks, owls and extra.

Our children are big-time animal lovers however their curiosity in raptors and birds of prey skyrocketed after we discovered Alaska Animal Rescue on Disney+ thanks weblog reader Audrey’s suggestion within the feedback part of a earlier weblog publish. It shortly turned one in every of our household’s go-to reveals throughout our weekend film evening and prompted a critical fascination with bald eagles, owls and different raptors in our house. We joined the Carolina Raptor Middle as members again within the fall and have made it there about as soon as a month ever since.

(Beanie: Walmart / Leggings: lululemon Super High Rise Aligns / Hoodie: The Amazon lululemon dupe hoodie all of us love!! / Socks: Gold Toe — so ridiculously comfortable / Footwear: New Balance – gifted / Crossbody bag: lululemon Pageant Bag — mine is previous however this is the most recent version / Jacket: Columbia

Rhett completely loves this mini cabin towards the entrance of the Raptor Middle so you recognize we needed to spend a while ordering smoothies and burgers from his little store.

We ultimately made it again house in time for lunch and whereas we assembled lunch plates for everybody, the massive youngsters ran upstairs and created their very own raptor rescue middle for us to go to of their room. After our second raptor rescue middle go to of the day, I put Rhett down for a nap after which our pal Ben came to visit to affix Ryan and Pepper on a stroll together with his canine Remi. Ryan took Pepper on the longest stroll of her little pet life up to now (greater than 3 miles!) and he or she did so nice! She instantly napped after they bought house however we’re excited to take her on some longer walks sooner or later. She’s come a LONG means on the subject of her potential to stroll on a leash and we’re happy with our little girl!

My mother and I additionally had plans to deal with some picture-hanging round the home. I’m discover with hanging single images or photos on the wall however on the subject of hanging a number of photos facet by facet and making them look degree, my mind shuts down and it’s a process I dread. Fortunately my mother has countless endurance and was an enormous assist… though Ryan instantly made us cocktails when he arrived again from his stroll and located us within the throws of 1 notably troublesome hanging challenge. Let’s simply say his Moscow mules have been very welcome!

Luckily just a few of my hanging tasks weren’t too tough, one being these pennants I ordered for Chase and Ryder’s room from Etsy!

Big Boy Bedroom

(Beds: Fb Market discover / Varsity Letter Preliminary Blankets: BaubleBar / Rug: Chris Loves Julia x Loloi / Toy Baskets: I bought them at an area low cost warehouse however they’re initially Studio McGee x Goal / Nightstand: Wayfair — we’ve had it for years and it’s held up so nicely) 

I like the best way the pennants add to the playful ambiance of our massive youngsters’ room and Chase and Ryder have been excited once we shocked them with the pennants over their beds! (We hung them utilizing these command adhesive strips.)

Ultimately it was time for supper however  the true spotlight of the night befell after dinner when my mother made her biscuit donut holes for dessert! Rhett and I have been in control of topping and put collectively just a few bowls of sprinkles, cinnamon-sugar, powdered sugar and a easy glaze.

I’m fairly certain we annihilated the donut holes in report time!

The remainder of our Saturday night regarded like the traditional bathtub time + story time + mattress time routine for the boys but it surely was spiced up a bit thanks to those light-up bath cubes my mother introduced as a shock for the boys. They completely FLIPPED for these items!!! We have been additionally tremendous impressed with how vibrant the cubes glowed within the tub and the boys thought their “glowy bathtub” was the best! Extremely, extremely advocate them as a enjoyable various to conventional bathtub toys. I’ll one hundred pc be shopping for these as a birthday reward for


Sunday was a chill day in our home. My mother left within the morning so she might make good time on the highway again to Florida whereas the remainder of us started the day with French toast and recent berries. We then streamed a Bible lesson for our complete household which was an effective way to start out the day!

Because it was pouring outdoors, we have been within the temper to maintain issues good and comfortable and opted for some late morning crafting. Ryder, Rhett and I picked up just a few small wooden toys to color once we have been at Walmart just a few weeks in the past so I broke them out, together with our paints, and the boys spent fairly some time portray their vehicles and airplanes.

Ultimately we made it out of the home for just a few errands — Lowe’s, Kohl’s for an Amazon return and Publix for groceries for the week.

By the point we made it house, Rhett was prepared for his nap so we ate a fast lunch, bought Rhett down for his nap after which frolicked with Ryan’s dad who came to visit for a bit within the afternoon. Ultimately Rhett was awake and we rounded out our weekend with do-it-yourself pizza for dinner and early mattress occasions for everybody.

I hope you all had an excellent weekend and actually admire you making my weblog part of your day. Hope to see ya again right here once more this week!