Weekend Shenanigans

Happy Monday! Cant believe it is the last one for the month. August is birthday month for me! It is crazy, because at the beginning of quarantine, I never dreamed we would still be home for Chris’s birthday in May. And now here we are cruising into mine and we still haven’t been anywhere.

Friday morning, I surprised Zoe with this Cry Babies Doll/House and she loved it. We are talking about hours of play since she has had it. And the little cry baby doll it comes with sleeps on her nightstand next to her bed now. She has the full size Pegasus cry baby that she has been carrying around for the last month, so I figured it was a safe bet.

Saturday morning we had some play time, and then Tomorrowland 2020 started! Every year we look forward to streaming the festival on our projector and listening to the music all day. This year it was a little different, as the festival was virtual. They did an amazing job with all the effects and I was really impressed with how seamless it all was. I still like the real thing though, as the crowd really gives it a different vibe. Hopefully it will be back to normal next year! Zoe is always down for a dance party and cried when it was over.

We also put together a lot of puzzles, painted lots of pictures, played in the sand, changed outfits about ten times, and stayed up way too late.

We ordered Cracker Barrel breakfast Sunday morning, a new tradition we are making a thing. It is always sooooo good. We hung around the house and played Sunday morning. Then ordered chinese for lunch, which Zoe wasn’t a fan of…but I was!

And then we had an ice cream party! Zoe and I made brownies, and I had gotten a lot of fun sprinkles, toppings and hot fudge syrup to go on top. Zoe was such a fan that we did it twice in one day!

After our first ice cream party, Zoe and I took a ride around town and then Facetimed with one of our friends we haven’t seen in way too long!!! We spent a lot of the afternoon in our backyard hanging out. It was in the low 80s and a little overcast, so I didn’t feel like I was going to melt. Zoe had so much fun in the sprinkler and with her water table.

Neither one of us wanted to come inside for dinner, it was just so nice out there. But reality called and the weekend ended. Back to the grind today!!

I spent a lot of time this weekend looking up interactive lesson ideas and sensory play for Zoe. I have been slacking majorly in that department over the last month or two. I mean, it is summer. But we both function better with structure. I want to really invest the time to make it an enjoyable experience though since it looks like we are in this for the long haul right now. I may put together a post of our successful activities.

Have you previewed the Nordstrom Sale yet?? I do get excited for it every year. I never go crazy, but I love picking up a few staple pieces. This year, I am looking at the Barefoot Dreams cardigan, lounge wear and skincare/hair care items. Since I plan to stay at home for who knows how long, I want to be comfy!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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  • Reply Kristin July 27, 2020 at 8:52 am

    I love how you keep so busy at home!
    I tried a few sensory activities with W this weekend and both were a bit of a bust lol.
    I would read that post!

    The Nordstrom sale is a huge guilty pleasure of mine, in that I like looking but not buying. I love seeing what others get. I did place a Gap order for loungewear this weekend lol.

  • Reply Biana July 27, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Sounds like the cry babies was quite the hit – I think anything that gives so much play time is the best!! I’m sorry that your birthday will be in quarantine, but i Know you guys will make the most of it with some great food! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer July 27, 2020 at 10:03 am

    I have been craving Cracker Barrel like crazy – we need to order their breakfast this week! I always love the N Sale but like you, don’t see myself going anywhere anytime soon. I do want one of the Barefoot Dreams blankets, though! And the beauty/home section stuff. Jason’s birthday is Sunday… no way I thought we’d still be home in August!

  • Reply laura July 27, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    OH man, Cracker Barrel and Chinese?!? SO much yum. I’m glad we got that little bit of Facetime for S and Z – he was so looking forward to it all weekend. Tomrorowland was great – but was definitely missing the crowds, too.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent July 27, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    I love you are making the Cracker Barrell breakfast a usual routine. That’s so fun. Its always good to look forward to something like that.
    When 2 ice cream parties happen – I mean, that’s just the CHERRY on top of a good weekend – look at me being witty 😉 LOL

  • Reply Danielle July 27, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Ok I was just thinking the same thing about my birthday. Rory’s birthday was in March and I was like that sucks that you have to celebrate your birthday in quarantine…and now I have to as my birthday is this Sunday. So crazy. I love those puzzles. We are huge Dr. Suess fans over here. Yum to that food. I love ice cream parties and should do one with the girls soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply Audrey July 28, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    What a fun weekend with the family. I love that Cracker Barrel tradition! And Chinese for lunch!! YUM! (Zoe, you’re crazy!!) I love that you guys streamed the concert as a family- how awesome for all three of you!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag July 29, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Sounds like a lovely weekend. I want an ice cream party – how fun is that?! I had Chinese the other day and it was so yummy.


  • Reply Kate July 29, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Now I want to have an ice cream party! Zoe has been having so much fun, I need to start doing more of these activities for Serena. These poor kiddos have been home for SO long, who knew it would go on like this when it started? Oy… but YAY for birthday month!

  • Reply Andrea Nine July 29, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Birthday month in the house! Starting Saturday anyway! Oh gosh now you have me craving a Cracker Barrel breakfast!

  • Reply SMD July 31, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    I’m adding to my barefoot dreams collection. I live in them in the winter.

    Happy birthday month eve!

    Man that CB breakfast looks amazing.

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