weekend shenanigans

Long Weekend Shenanigans

Alberto decided to make today an extra Monday-y Tuesday. I basically left my house knowing my commute was going to suck hard and just accepted my fate and listened to my audiobook, trying not to let the world around me take me down. Why do people lose their minds when it rains??? Anyways, I enjoyed having an extra day off. It felt so weird getting up this morning having to be at the office. Woof. I was surprised to see that the weather was actually decent Saturday and most of Sunday. The weather forecast kept predicting rain, but we didn’t  have any at our house until Sunday evening.

Laura and I kicked off the weekend with a late lunch at Babalu on Friday. They were having a special this weekend where their burger was only $7. They seriously have one of the best in town!

Saturday morning I knocked out some of my usual housework and laundry. When Zoe went down for her nap, I went out and cut the front yard and did all the bush maintenance. We had some fun outside time with Zoe too!

That afternoon after her nap, we headed over to Chris’s parents house to hang out over there for a little bit. Zoe loves running around their flat front yard so much more than our steep slope at our house. I was thankful that the temps remained in the 80s and weren’t up in the 90s like the past few weeks!

Sunday, Zoe and I headed to the grocery store early to knock that out. When she went down for her nap, Chris and I had lunch and realized we were many episodes behind on Riverdale. How exciting to have something to binge on our long weekend!!! We hung around the house the rest of the afternoon and just played when Zoe woke up.

Monday morning, Zoe slept in really late. I kept getting little things done around the house that I kept meaning to do. I didn’t even know what to do with all my extra time! When she finally did wake up, I made pancakes from scratch. So good!

My sister, two nephews and mom came over to hang out and have lunch with us. I made pasta salad, broccoli slaw, pigs in a blanket, BBQ weenies and crackers with pepper jelly and cream cheese. My sister brought of a veggie platter and queso. We of course had sugar cookies for dessert.

During Zoe’s nap, Chris and I played some Mario Kart and caught up on more Riverdale. I am always down for a game of Mario Kart! I decided to play King Boo instead of my usual CatPeach.

We finished off the weekend with some leftover homemade baked ziti I had made Sunday evening. It always tastes better the second day!

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

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  • Reply Danielle May 29, 2018 at 11:44 am

    It seems like everyone loves those cookies with the red frosting. My kids had them this weekend too. I love long weekends like this. Glad you had a good one!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer May 29, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    We were supposed to get rain all weekend and got nothing! It was a pleasant surprise, though I think we’ll pay for it this week. I LOVE that pic of you and Zoe! You need more pictures together!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo May 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I have to admit to you – sitting with my mom this weekend, she needed a smile so I was going through my Instagram pics & ended up showing mom pictures of Zoe & how cute she is – totally made my mom smile 🙂 Mom about lost it with the cuteness of the pic of her in the wonder woman outfit. So give Zoe a hug for me for making my momma smile <3

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen May 29, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Aw what a cute photo of you and her! Alberto is a meanie, coming before hurricane season too! Your memorial day spread looks fabulous! Hope your Tuesday is feeling less Monday-y

  • Reply laura May 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    All of that food! Pasta salad and cookies! And she looks so cute in her little memorial day outfit! And love love love that picture of you and Z together! Such a good one!

  • Reply Andrea Nine May 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I spy a cute pineapple on an even cuter girl! You and baby girl…..,that’s a framer!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag May 29, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    What a fun weekend! I’m glad the weather turned out well. We had some random bouts of rain but all in all, it went well. Definitely wasn’t thrilled to have to work today. LOL


  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... May 30, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I love Mario Kart! Zoe looks so cute & stylish in her shades!

  • Reply Marie May 30, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Ok I Love love love Mario Kart. I haven’t played that in years. Now I want to. I am so over working!! I really am unhappy at my job which makes going in everyday feel like torture. Working on changing that but it is so not easy. That is such a cute picture of you and Zoe.

  • Reply Audrey May 30, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Ooooh, ballsy to take a picture of the start of the race when you KNOW you should be holding down the button 😉 Hahaha! Sounds like a really fun holiday weekend!

  • Reply kristen May 30, 2018 at 10:49 am

    i felt so weird getting up for work yesterday too! like a few days off and i forget i have to work lol.
    i love Mario Kart – it’s soooo addicting and i always want to play longer than KC does haha.
    Zoe is adorable as always!

  • Reply Sierra May 30, 2018 at 11:15 am

    I seriously love long weekends and need more of them in my life! I’m glad you had a good one and the weather cooperate for you for the most part. Rain can be annoying but you’re right, we can’t control the weather so why does everyone get all up in arms. Zoe is so cute and I love the pic of you and her together! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston May 30, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I definitely felt like the extra day off gave me so much time to get things done and by Monday EVERYTHING was off the to do list – it’s the best feeling! So glad the entire weekend wasn’t a washout for you guys! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  • Reply cara May 30, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Could Zoe be any cuter? I mean seriously. Such a sweet photo of you two. Glad you got to spend a fun weekend with family!

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  • Reply StephTheBookworm May 30, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Now I want some chocolate chip pancakes!!! AHHH! lol

  • Reply Kate May 30, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    People suck when it rains, I will never understand why it makes traffic so awful. But yay for the long weekend, and I’m definitely going to need one of those pancakes <3

  • Reply Alexandra May 31, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Gosh girl, Riverdale is so addictive. hehe We finished recently and can’t help but love the teen drama. haha Glad you guys had a good weekend despite the weather. Ugh… pasta salad is my life. Been so absent from blogging because of house things. I miss everyone! heh XO – Alexandra

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