Mae Returns + Date Evening + Carolina Raptor Heart

This weekend was a great one. It felt like our weekend started somewhat early as my mother arrived on the town round midday on Friday. Chase knew my mother was coming to go to however didn’t suppose she’d be on the town early sufficient to choose him up from college. I used to be kicking myself for not videoing their reunion when Chase noticed her in his college’s parking zone. He sprinted into her arms after which jumped up and city after hugging her saying, “I’m so comfortable!” It was really a kind of moments I do know will probably be etched in my coronary heart perpetually. I do know I’m so fortunate to have a mom like my mother however now I see my mother in one other gentle and know my boys hit the jackpot with Mae as their grandmother, too.

After college pickup, we headed house Chase, Ryder and I whipped up a batch of brownies.

Rhett wasn’t going to let the brownie batter go to waste when he noticed the bowl after his nap!

After somewhat brownie batter appetizer, Ryan and I took my mother up on her provide to look at the boys and headed off on a date night time!

(Denims: My fav pair I’ve raved about one million instances from Old Navy / Clutch: My grandma Mimi’s / Block-Heel Booties: Amazon / Bralette: Amazon / Sweater: Previous however this one is similar

Our first date befell on February 1, 2004 and I actually can not consider we’re developing on our 19 yr relationship anniversary. I’ve formally been with Ryan for MORE than half of my life which form of blows my thoughts. He’s good one and as Ryan says, all of these pre-marriage years had been good ones, too, and undoubtedly price celebrating and acknowledging.

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We had a pleasant, lazy morning on Saturday and didn’t make it out of the home till round 10 a.m. Our plans for the day took us to the Carolina Raptor Heart which has shortly turn out to be one in every of our go-to locations to take the boys after we wish to get exterior. It’s a incredible spot as a result of there are many boardwalks the place the boys can run round and discover and simply be children as they scope out golden eagles, kestrels, hawks, owls and extra.

Our youngsters are big-time animal lovers however their curiosity in raptors and birds of prey skyrocketed after we discovered Alaska Animal Rescue on Disney+ thanks weblog reader Audrey’s advice within the feedback part of a earlier weblog publish. It shortly grew to become one in every of our household’s go-to reveals throughout our weekend film night time and prompted a severe fascination with bald eagles, owls and different raptors in our house. We joined the Carolina Raptor Heart as members again within the fall and have made it there about as soon as a month ever since.

(Beanie: Walmart / Leggings: lululemon Super High Rise Aligns / Hoodie: The Amazon lululemon dupe hoodie all of us love!! / Socks: Gold Toe — so ridiculously comfortable / Sneakers: New Balance – gifted / Crossbody bag: lululemon Pageant Bag — mine is outdated however this is the most recent version / Jacket: Columbia

Rhett completely loves this mini cabin towards the entrance of the Raptor Heart so you understand we needed to spend a while ordering smoothies and burgers from his little store.

We finally made it again house in time for lunch and whereas we assembled lunch plates for everybody, the massive children ran upstairs and created their very own raptor rescue heart for us to go to of their room. After our second raptor rescue heart go to of the day, I put Rhett down for a nap after which our pal Ben came visiting to affix Ryan and Pepper on a stroll along with his canine Remi. Ryan took Pepper on the longest stroll of her little pet life up to now (greater than 3 miles!) and he or she did so nice! She instantly napped after they bought house however we’re excited to take her on some longer walks sooner or later. She’s come a LONG method in relation to her capability to stroll on a leash and we’re happy with our little woman!

My mother and I additionally had plans to deal with some picture-hanging round the home. I’m discover with hanging single pictures or photos on the wall however in relation to hanging a number of photos aspect by aspect and making them look stage, my mind shuts down and it’s a activity I dread. Fortunately my mother has countless persistence and was an enormous assist… though Ryan instantly made us cocktails when he arrived again from his stroll and located us within the throws of 1 significantly tough hanging undertaking. Let’s simply say his Moscow mules had been very welcome!

Fortuitously a couple of of my hanging tasks weren’t too tough, one being these pennants I ordered for Chase and Ryder’s room from Etsy!

Big Boy Bedroom

(Beds: Fb Market discover / Varsity Letter Preliminary Blankets: BaubleBar / Rug: Chris Loves Julia x Loloi / Toy Baskets: I bought them at an area low cost warehouse however they’re initially Studio McGee x Goal / Nightstand: Wayfair — we’ve had it for years and it’s held up so nicely) 

I really like the way in which the pennants add to the playful ambiance of our massive children’ room and Chase and Ryder had been excited after we stunned them with the pennants over their beds! (We hung them utilizing these command adhesive strips.)

Finally it was dinner time however  the true spotlight of the night befell after dinner when my mother made her biscuit donut holes for dessert! Rhett and I had been in control of topping and put collectively a couple of bowls of sprinkles, cinnamon-sugar, powdered sugar and a easy glaze.

I’m fairly certain we annihilated the donut holes in document time!

The remainder of our Saturday night regarded like the traditional bathtub time + story time + mattress time routine for the boys nevertheless it was spiced up a bit thanks to those light-up bath cubes my mother introduced as a shock for the boys. They completely FLIPPED for this stuff!!! We had been additionally tremendous impressed with how shiny the cubes glowed within the tub and the boys thought their “glowy bathtub” was the good! Extremely, extremely suggest them as a enjoyable different to conventional bathtub toys. I’ll one hundred pc be shopping for these as a birthday reward for


Sunday was a chill day in our home. My mother left within the morning so she might make good time on the street again to Florida whereas the remainder of us started the day with French toast and contemporary berries. We then streamed a Bible lesson for our entire household which was a good way to begin the day!

Because it was pouring exterior, we had been within the temper to maintain issues good and comfy and opted for some late morning crafting. Ryder, Rhett and I picked up a couple of small wooden toys to color after we had been at Walmart a couple of weeks in the past so I broke them out, together with our paints, and the boys spent fairly some time portray their automobiles and airplanes.

Finally we made it out of the home for a couple of errands — Lowe’s, Kohl’s for an Amazon return and Publix for groceries for the week.

By the point we made it house, Rhett was prepared for his nap so we ate a fast lunch, bought Rhett down for his nap after which frolicked with Ryan’s dad who came visiting for a bit within the afternoon. Finally Rhett was awake and we rounded out our weekend with home made pizza for dinner and early mattress instances for everybody.

I hope you all had a great weekend and actually respect you making my weblog part of your day. Hope to see ya again right here once more this week!