On Saturday it was just us girls so we went grocery shopping, came home and spent a good chunk of the afternoon outside on our deck, coloring with chalk, blowing bubbles, and using our swing set. I soaked up the sunshine, sitting right in the middle of it, letting it warm up my neck and back. It felt SO good. Miss A wanted to do some exploring of the backyard, so she picked up sticks, leaves, you name it. She was happy, and I was too. There's just something about fresh air.
Sunday was a wonderful family day. We tackled a few things
I took along our actual camera because I was hoping to take full advantage of the weather and of my hubby. ;) I'm not taking professional maternity photos this time around, as I'd rather save our money for newborn photos. I asked the hubby if he could snap a few pictures, seeing as it would probably be a while until our next warm day. He's such a sweetie and took some lovely shots.
After running up and down the bridge a couple of times and hitting the tunnel slides (with Daddy, thank goodness for Daddy) it was time to head home for dinner. I had chicken thighs marinating in the fridge with olive oil, juice of a lemon, dijon mustard, oregano, and parsley. It's one of my favorite ways to flavor up chicken thighs and it's so easy to put together. In the oven they went with roasted carrots and diced up sweet potatoes. I also had a peanut butter cookie mix to use up so we made those (I ate half of one, so sad) and curled up on the couch for family movie night- a new thing for us! Now that Miss A is old enough to sit and watch a movie from beginning to end we've complied a list of all the kid movies we'd like to watch with her. Big Hero 6 was on the agenda, but I think it's still a tad too old for her, so we switched it off after about a half hour and put on Cinderella, which she has been asking to see. She was completely transfixed and we all cuddled on the couch until it was time to put her to bed. Sweet, sweet nights like these make me so happy. I hope your weekend was just as lovely!