weekend shenanigans

Winter Wonderland Weekend

You guys! My heart is so full of joy this morning. We woke up Friday to see that the snow had started coming down. We had started out with a 2 hour delay at daycare and it turned into a snow day. Hurray! Zoe was so excited to see all the snow. She kept going to our back door and looking out on the deck and pointing and squealing with delight. We went out together for a little while just the two of us, and then again when Chris got home from work. We had so much fun and got so many cute pictures!!! It snowed just a little last year, so this isn’t technically her first snow…but it was the first time she got to go out in it and have an official snow day.

Zoe pulled all the clothes out of her bottom drawer of her dresser and laid down on them for a few minutes, clearly the snow wore her out!

I seriously cant believe how much it actually snowed and for how long. This has to be a record here for as long as I have lived in the south. It was the perfect powdery wet kind too and the roads were pretty decent because we didn’t get a ton of ice like we usually do. We got to make snow cream and watch the Grinch.

Saturday, we headed out early to Bass Pro Shop to get our pass to stand in line and see Santa!!! This is Zoe’s first time meeting Santa too, I felt like she was too young to take out last year. She did so well and didn’t cry at all!

I loved that the snow still hung around on our drive to see Santa. It was soooooo pretty!!!!

After Santa, we headed home for lunch and a nap because we new we were going to head back out to meet up with Laura, B and Sheffy! We ended up at CommHouse. We had the best time just hanging out and watching the kiddos be totally adorable. Clearly they have plenty more play dates in their future!

We enjoyed snacking on the totchos, wings and Kung Pao Cauliflower. Zoe ate a lot of the totchos. She loves carbs.

Saturday night I got the Christmas tree up and partially decorated. I need to finish the rest of it this week and get the one up in Zoe’s room!

Sunday, we headed out early to Target to get our grocery shopping done. We stopped at Casa Fiesta for lunch, and then headed over to 280 to Best Buy and Bargain Hunt. We didn’t get home until close to 3pm. We settled in for lots of Christmas movies (Badder Santa, Elf, The Santa Claus, Santa Claus 2 and Home Alone) and I made some bacon pasta. (Recipe to come later!)

And just like that the weekend was over and it was back to work! Oh, it needs to be noted that Zoe had her first tacos on Friday. And then she ate some at Casa Fiesta Sunday too! Obviously, she loved them. I mean, she is my kid!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 11, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Looks like you have a little snow baby on your hands!! she loves it so much!! Love how calm she was around Santa as well – such a great little babe!! xo, Biana

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As December 11, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I love how much she enjoyed the snow! So cute!

  • Reply Ali A December 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

    the snow this weekend was such a pleasant surprise and i really loved seeing it come down — can’t imagine how fun it must be to experience with your baby girl! also, kung pow cauliflower? INTERESTED.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I can only imagine how special it was to have Zoe playing and enjoying her first real snow day! We loved getting to look at it and I hope we’ll get to really experience it with the girls one day! And yes to all the Christmas movies and all the tacos too! We’ve been slowly making our way through our favorite Christmas movies, but we still have a few more to watch!

  • Reply Carly December 11, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    So cute to see Zoe having so much fun in all of the snow! Your Christmas tree is so pretty and watching tons of Christmas movies sounds like the perfect end to a day of errands. That kung pao cauliflower looks amazing- I still haven’t tried it any non-traditional way (aka like in a salad, lol).

  • Reply SMD December 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I love when the snow sits on the trees but does not bugger up the roads.

    Big weekend for Zoe – snow, santa, tacos, dates!

  • Reply Lauren December 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Ahhh first tacos! That’s a girl after my own heart!

  • Reply laura December 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I love her cute little face in the snow, and her and Sheffy were so sweet together. We definitely need to get them together more often. And I want some more of that cauliflower. That stuff was the shizzzzzzz

  • Reply Kate December 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    How fun that you guys had a snow day! And I need to know more about this snow cream. YUM <3

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue December 11, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    SNOW! I am so jealous, I live in COLORADO and we’ve had ZERO snow yet! It doesn’t feel like Christmas at all. 🙁 Looks like a super fun weekend for you though, I’m glad Zoe had so much fun!
    Sooo,,, Totchos = Tater Tot Nachos? What a genius idea.

  • Reply Danielle December 11, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I am jealous the snow you got and the fun you had with Zoe. Looks like a great time. As you pointed out, Avery has the same pjs as Zoe. Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

  • Reply Cara December 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I loved seeing all of your photos on IG of Zoe playing in the snow! Too precious! And love the tree!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis December 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Yay for a snow day on Friday! I can’t believe the amount of snow you guys got. When last did that happen? Zoe looks so cute all bundled up enjoying the snow with her smiley face! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 11, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Cannot believe you guys got so much snow! It’s been a few years since we’ve had more than a dusting. Ah, a girl after my own heart! I love carbs, too!

  • Reply Jenna December 12, 2017 at 12:14 am

    The snow was so nice! I can only think of one other time we’ve had this much, and it was back in the 90s when we had a blizzard.

  • Reply Kay December 12, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Looks like a snowglobe. She is too cute playing in the snow!

  • Reply Sierra December 12, 2017 at 10:48 am

    What a perfect snow day and fun weekend! You all did get a lot! I’m glad Zoe got to enjoy it and had so much fun. The pictures are adorable! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I just adored seeing her snow pics. I’m a scrooge when it comes to snow so to see it through a babies eyes…. Makes it better for me.

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen December 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I love all the snow pictures! It was so fun seeing it here too, we haven’t had snow in 10 years! I am making some homeade king pao cauliflower tonight funnily enough, yours looks good, but not as good as those tatchos, good heavens!

  • Reply Alexandra December 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Snow cream is the best! Yum. I was so jealous of you guys!! We haven’t had any yet!! What a fun weekend for you all! 🙂 XO – Alexandra

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