February is flying by! It’s been a great month so far! I haven’t taken many pictures, but here’s what we’ve been up to lately via the camera roll.
On the 1st (Sunday) we went to a late lunch after lounging around the house in our pj’s all morning (we went to church the night before so we had no agenda this Sunday). We ate at a local restaurant in our downtown with the best pie. Funny note…we had a Groupon to this place for $40 and we were literally finding things to order to come up with $40. It was fun to “splurge” and get drinks, appetizers, a full meal for B, AND desserts for EACH of us. It reminded me how frugal we are when dining out.
We came home and played in a box. This might be Maddox’s favorite toy so far in his life!
Monday we met some friends at the NEATEST place called Play Street Museum. It was worth every penny. It’s small and closed in so you don’t have to worry about losing your kid or trying to find them. I literally talked with my friends (and held Maddox) for over 2 hours. I had to drag (literally) B out of that place. I definitely plan to re-visit this place. If you’re local, I’d highly recommend it. Probably suits 1-6 year olds best. Here are some more pictures.
I FINALLY got around to making some food for Maddox while B was at school. I made all of B’s food so I’ve felt horrible having only started this at 7 months. Problem is, he doesn’t like it compared to the jar food. Awesome! Jar food it is for now.
But celery sticks make the perfect teether!
His afternoon nap always gets messed up on preschool days. Here he was asleep on me for 15 minutes while I watched TV, before we had to get B from school. I don’t sit down much and I never watch TV during the day, so this was so relaxing…brought back memories of having one kiddo.
This is how I eat dinner most nights. On the floor. In 5 minutes.
This kid came out of his room with a hat and glasses. He cracks me up these days!
Beckham on the other hand, liked his dinner. Chicken nuggets, mac n cheese, and green beans.
Last Saturday I sent this to Ryan of “our morning” and he replied, “Oh another full cup of coffee to set in the sink.” Haha…when drinking coffee at home, I take forever and then end up never having a chance to drink it. B was finishing his show and M had just finished his bottle and was playing with who knows what.
After Maddox took a nap we headed out for the day. I grabbed a coffee and enjoyed it on our drive over to my parent’s neck of the woods.
First we went to Lakeshore (a learning store) to complete their weekend craft. Before we made it to the craft table, he found the books and stayed here a really long time reading all the dinosaur books.
Maddox and I hung out while we waited for him to finish.
We finally made it to the craft! They were making coupon holders for Valentine’s. They had other crafts for older kids. He loved squirting ALL the glitter glue on his paper.
After the craft, we “had” to go back to the kitchen and books section. M joined the fun. We went to my parents afterwards and hung out there the rest of the day (Ryan was out of town)…the weather was GORGEOUS so we spent time outside.
On Sunday we went to church and then out to eat. B jumps off the back of the car every Sunday after church.
After naps (we ALL took a nap) little bit played in his box! I tell ya, this thing is great.
We had small group for church last night so we headed to the park! It was absolutely beautiful outside. The park was PACKED!
After dinner, baths, and a trip to the grocery store by myself, I came home and Ryan was reading this book (he thought I was a weirdo for snapping this pic). But I realized this is why he sets our finances up so well…he reads books like this and learns so many ways to handle our money. We were reading some crazy stats in this book. For example, “75% of Americans can expect to see their assets disappear before they die. And the social security safety net – if it survives into the next generation – won’t provide a reasonable standard of living on its own.” And it talked about how the average time of retirement used to be 12 years, now it’s closer to 20 and approaching 30 because people are living longer and retiring earlier. I always ask Ryan “How do other people afford to buy big houses and cars and everything else” (while having a pity party for myself) and then when I read these stats I see why…majority of them are not saving for retirement. Another quote from this book said that “48% of all working Americans haven’t even calculated how much they will need for retirement.” And “more than a third of workers have less than $1000 saved up for retirement, while 60% have less than $25,000.” These stats comfort me, but also make me nervous for the future America. Anyway, long story longer, I love how this guy provides so well for his family…even if I give him a hard time sometimes.
We had a great weekend and I am REALLY looking forward to this weekend…it’s my birthday weekend and we get to go on our first date since our anniversary in August!