I know I’ve said this a gazillion times, but boy do I treasure a quiet weekend. Far, far, far different than my life before marriage and kids, but there’s nothing I love more than a relaxing weekend. I always like getting things done over the weekend, but I’m thankful for weekends where we are just spend time together as a family without any commitments.
Last week was a pretty exhausting week for our family. Between Magnolia’s first week at her new daycare, our adjustment to her new schedule and our new routine, supporting Magnolia’s emotional transition, an ultrasound and OBGYN appointment for baby boy, dentist appointment for me, and a jam packed week at work, it was a pretty busy week!
To get the weekend started, Neal and I went on a real date! We’ll admit that we’re not the best about making the most of our date nights. It’s far too easy to just go to dinner and a movie close to home, which is always fun, but we haven’t been all that adventurous these past few years. Our plan was to go to dinner by our house, but literally as we were exiting I said, “why don’t we go to Alexandria?”, so we did! We went to dinner at Northside 10, which I HIGHLY recommend. The food was exceptional, the prices were moderate, and the atmosphere is great! We ended up staying there for the entire Capitals hockey game and had an absolutely wonderful time!
Saturday was a really rainy and stormy day here in DC. Magnolia and I woke up early, ate breakfast at home, and then ran a number of errands. The “Nesting Bug” has bitten me, so I’ve been working really hard to set up Magnolia’s big girl room and to prepare for baby. Our goal is to start moving Magnolia to her big girl room next month, that way she has time to transition before the baby arrives. Saturday morning Magnolia and I drove to Virginia to pick up a few things at a Target there as they were the only store in the DC area with the sheets and storage bins I had been shopping for.
Once home, I worked on Magnolia’s room a bit and then took a long nap. On Friday morning I got my TDAP shot and for whatever reason, it really took a lot out of me. I was achy, tired, and lethargic, so napping was key!
Saturday night, Neal and I went to the DC Divas game in Springfield. It was a rainy night, but it was really fun watching the game! We were thankful my mom watched Magnolia for a second night in a row!
Sunday morning we went out to breakfast with my mom, ran a few errands, and then Neal took my mom to the airport. I had planned on getting a bunch done while Magnolia napped, but when she wanted to snuggle with me, I took full advantage and took a long nap with Miss Magnolia. I love these moments with her. I’ve been so thankful for these past few years with just her, so I’m soaking up our last few months before baby!
Sunday night I went to one of my absolute favorite work events of the academic year at TPC Potomac. It was a lovely evening and I was so thankful to celebrate our senior athletes. It was a great way to close out the weekend and to kick off the last week of the spring semester. Once home, I watched the Caps game with Neal and then headed to bed since I had OrangeTheory this morning.
I’m looking forward to the week ahead, to closing out the spring semester, and to supporting Magnolia through her 2nd week at her new daycare. April has been a good month, a long month, but a good month. I hope to close it on a high note!