Long weekends are always the best because I feel like we can be productive and still have time to do fun activities, like go to the lake.
We started Saturday off with what is becoming our usual routine of going to Noah’s Bagels and Starbucks for breakfast. We had to go to Nordstrom to get new pants for Ciaran. I chased Harlow up and down the 3 story Nordstrom escalator for a good 45 minutes which was then followed by her hiding in the clothes racks and peeking in peoples changing rooms. That was followed by her rearranging the make up displays and climbing in the make up chairs! I think everyone in Nordstrom was pretty excited when we finally left.
Sunday morning started with Harlow sitting on my stomach and using me as a human trampoline while getting breakfast crumbs all over my bed. If that isn’t a way to wake up, then I don’t know what is! We rushed out of the house to drive an hour to our 4th car dealership in two weeks to finally buy our new car. It took hours to do the trade in of our old car and the piles of paperwork that come with it. Entertaining Harlow (while Ciaran did all the paperwork) went as follows: climb up and down the stairs 15 times, go to the kids playroom for a few minutes, run around screaming in delight while distracting the guys doing deals, banging on the glass windows while pointing at all the shiny new cars, going outside to look at said cars and getting tiny fingerprints all over them, have a snack, get a balloon, smack the balloon obnoxiously for 5 minutes, run in to the office dad is in to distract every body, play peek a boo farm on the Ipad, have a snack, change the diaper and then start all over again. I was exhausted by the time we left.
We went out to the lake to hang out with friends and family on Sunday and Monday. Harlow loves it so much out there and it’s so fun watching her become a little water babe because I loved growing up on the delta. Chasing her up and down the beach all day long is seriously exhausting and warrants a few drinks by the end of the day. Taking her on her first boat ride was so much fun, even if she hated wearing her life jacket every single second and the acceleration scared the living life out of her. But before we know it, she will be learning how to water ski!
On the way home we stopped and got Harlow a much needed new pair of shoes for daycare. Her feet are so hard to buy for, but we finally found something (baby Nike’s) that fit and was daycare approved (aka no sandals).