It's been a CRAZY couple weeks let me tell ya. So a little (I mean long) recap of what's been going...
Starting August 18th I was officially on vacation with my little family. So that Thursday the three of us headed to a local amusement park. It was a gorgeous day and we all had a blast! Since that was also our 4th wedding anniversary, once C was in bed we cooked a delicious meal together and had a bonfire, complete with s'mores!! It was a great start to our little 'staycation.'
Friday morning we met up with my parents and nephew and spent the morning boating. It was another gorgeous day and we all had a lot of fun enjoying the weather and boating. After naps, we hung out at my parents house. The boys are at great ages (they are only 7 months apart!) and really love being around each other and playing.
Saturday we had my friend's daughter's 1st birthday party and then we headed to Saratoga to visit Matt's oldest sister. Sunday we just hung around the house and the cousins all played together. The weather wasn't great but it was so nice to have a relaxing day just hanging out. During C's nap we took our niece and nephew out for ice cream which was a treat for all of us. We really love spending time with all our nieces and nephews! On Monday morning the three of us headed to the race track and walked around downtown Saratoga. We later met up with Matt's sister and her kids and spent the afternoon and early evening enjoying Lake George. The kids played on the beach, we spent time at the arcade, we ate Polish Water Ice (my fave!) and just had fun!! We left that night around C's bedtime and made the 4 hour drive home.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we just hung out around the house - trying to get some things done as well as relax and enjoy being together.
On Thursday I went into the office for about an hour before heading to Buffalo for our annual overnight strategic planning event. I hated being away from my boys but so thankful it was only for one night and, of course, thankful for Facetime :) Thursday was our 'fun' day - we were able to tour the naval park on our own and then went on a harbor cruise before enjoying dinner and drinks. Friday was spent in meetings all day before heading home to my little family <3
Saturday was just a regular day. But then Sunday. Sunday was horrible. C woke up and was having trouble breathing. He was wheezing a little but mostly we could see how hard he was working to breathe. We called the doctor and spent over 3 hours in the office. He had 3 nebulizer treatments and a dose of a steroid. He basically slept all morning on me, though not soundly due to difficulty breathing and constant interruptions. We finally got home and saw a huge improvement in his breathing. He ate a quick lunch and was back down for a nap. He was clearly so exhausted from working so hard just to breathe - my poor little baby. It was such a scary day for Matt and I. I am happy to say he is doing much better!!! We were sent home with a nebulizer and continued those treatments on Monday and Tuesday. He will finish up his steroid prescription today. I am so happy to have my sweet baby back and looking forward to this long weekend!!!!
~ the hubs and I both got hit with a stomach bug earlier this week. Then this morning around 2:30 I woke up with a cough and a wicked, wicked sore throat. So, yeah it's been a fun week.
~ Tuesday I could barely walk I was feeling so awful from the stomach bug. But I suffered through my morning at work and then 2 hours of talks about investments offsite (at a super fancy country club)...then proceeded to puke my brains in the bathroom in front of my boss. At that point, yes, I went home.
~ I don't think people realize how intense and non-stop my job is. I'm an Accountant/Accounting Manager. Don't I just sit at my desk all day? Yeah, um, no - not even close people. Not even freakin' close.
~ This little boy is the absolute light of my life.
~ Since I haven't been feeling well all week I haven't eaten much of anything. I'm thinking ice cream for dinner tonight sounds absolutely perfect. Not to mention that would make me the coolest mom ever, right?! ha-ha :)
~ Even though I don't feel so well, I'm thinkin' of hitting up Target tomorrow night in hopes of some sales on summer clothes. I still have some birthday money to spend!!!
~ Matt is bringing Camden to work tomorrow so we can all have lunch together and I am so looking forward to it. I love showing him off to everyone here, not to mention, I love that I'll have that little bit of extra time with him.
~ Matt and I are no longer mama and dada but instead mommy & daddy and it legit makes me so sad. My little baby is growing up WAY, WAY too fast!!!!
~ We have no concrete plans this weekend and after last weekend that EXCITES me like no other. The weather is supposed to be perfect so I'm hoping to maybe go to the Park Ave Fest, the splash pad, and maybe do some blueberry and raspberry picking. What are your plans for this weekend?
This past weekend was fun - so, so much fun. And exhausting - so incredibly exhausting. But awesome memories were made. Kids and adults alike had a blast and that's really all that matters.
I only worked a half day on Friday. I picked up C from daycare and headed down to my parents house. Camden was going to have a sleepover at Nana & Papa's house!! I hung out there for a couple hours and then headed to pick up our niece and nephew. Their birthday gift this year was a sleepover and some one on one time with Uncle Matt and I. Our first stop...a Red Wings baseball game - complete with pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, cotton candy, balloon animals and FIREWORKS!!!! It was a late night and the kids were out cold 2 minutes after we left the parking lot!!
Saturday morning we all got up around 8;15. We facetimed with our little man quick and just hung out. Matt left to get Camden around 9 and got home shortly after 10. While Matt was gone the kids and I played downstairs. The highlight was blowing up an entire bag of balloons and seeing who could get their balloon the biggest without it popping :) Once C and Matt got home we headed out for donuts!
Next on the agenda? The zoo. It was a quick trip but all the kids had fun. Kids and animals go together like PB & J - that's just how it is :)
After the zoo we headed home for some lunch and put C down for a nap. During his nap time we watched the movie Tarzan. Once C was up we were off again - this time to Canandaigua to meet up with Matt's sisters and other niece and nephew. We ordered pizza then spent the rest of the time swimming at the hotel pool. All 5 kids are little fish - they seriously had SO much fun!!! We left around C's bedtime and he fell asleep on the way home.
Sunday we got up, I gave Camden a haircut, then we all scurried around to get ready so we could be in Canandaigua by 10:30 for a birthday brunch for Matt's mom. I've gotta admit - we were all tired, and having Camden sit long enough to enjoy a meal out is tough. But we survived (barely...) After brunch we attempted to join the rest of the gang for a geocache. But Camden just wasn't having it. He was crying. He was tired. So we cut out early so we could get home. It was a fun weekend but dang were we all exhausted!!
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!