Friday, July 28, 2017

Weekends at the Lake

We've spent the past two weekends up at Edinboro Lake and it has been delightful.  Brett's family gets a cottage there every year for a week and we always try to go up for a few days.  There was plenty of sunshine, boating, water skiing, and family fun!  And thankfully, great weather!


Elijah had so much fun playing with his cousins & digging in the sand!
Looking forward to next year!

And I'm also looking forward to THIS weekend because...
my bestest longest friend is getting MARRIED!
Cheers to a fun weekend celebrating LOVE!*

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Life Lately!

Oh hey!  Long time no talk - oops!  Life has been craaazy busy (and FUN!) and I haven't had a chance to sit down and blog.  We've been doing a TON of fun summer stuff and it's so exciting to experience it all with Elijah - he is having an awesome summer (we would know - he told us himself!)  So here's a little peak at what we've been up to lately... enjoy! :)

Brett's Birthday!
We surprised him with donuts & spent the day at the pool :)


Hiking!
Followed by games & dinner at Mad Mex - so fun!


Running around downtown!
And getting delicious Jamba Juice smoothies afterwards


Mini golf!
Omg, this was Elijah's first time playing and it was HILARIOUS!  He loved it!


Froyo!
There's no such thing as too much froyo :)


Elijah's first pets!
We got him 3 goldfish & he named them: mommy, daddy, and baby (heart melting!)


Summer cooking!
Fresh veggies, plus homegrown basil and oregano - yum!


Oh, I love this life with my people :)
Cheers to more summer fun!*

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fire Trucks, Biking, and a Birthday Party

Adventures with my little fam are the best :)

 Trax Farm

 "Touch a Truck" event
Eli loved it!  (minus all the loud sirens and horns)

Biking downtown and playing in all the spalsh pads!
(and then visiting my sister's arts fest)

My niece, Pari Joon's 2nd birthday party!

Here's to another fun weekend on the horizon - Brett's birthday weekend!
Cheers!*

Thursday, July 6, 2017

4th of July "Staycation"!

Hello hello!  I can't believe it's already Thursday!  With the 4th of July being on a Tuesday this year, I'm all mixed up on my week!

We had the BEST long holiday weekend from Friday to Tuesday!  I'm deeming it a "staycation" if you will - we were originally planning on going away for the 4th but then decided it would be fun to just stay home and do lots of fun stuff around Pittsburgh.  And that's exactly what we did!

...Friday...
Coffee outside, morning runs, delicious froyo, and fireworks!
We didn't want to keep Elijah up late on the actual 4th of July since he had to go to daycare the next day, so we found a nearby town that was doing fireworks on Friday and he loved them (for the most part... not a fan of the big boom ones)!


...Saturday...
Pool day!
We spent the day at a nearby pool that had a ton of water features for little kids (and a huge sandbox!) and Elijah had the best time!  And so did we!


...Sunday...
Morning runs, biking downtown, and more froyo!
We headed downtown and biked along the South Side/Station Square trail and Elijah loved looking at the river and watching the trains go by!  He LOVES his bike seat - which is so awesome because we love biking!  Oh, and do you like my new shirt?  "Powered by wine" :)


...Monday...
Moraine State Park!
We had such a fun day at Moraine - we brought our kayak and rented a canoe and Elijah loved it!  He kept saying "Momma, I on a boat!  Momma, I on a BOAT!"  He did SO well in the canoe.  We met up with Brett's family too and had fun hanging at the beach on the lake.  Elijah is definitely a water baby. :)


...Tuesday...
4th of july!
 We started the day with a 5k race (which Brett got 3rd place in his age group!!) in Brentwood, which was immediately followed by their 4th of July parade.  What a fun morning!  Elijah's favorite part was most definitely all the fire trucks.  :)  And then we had my family over for a fun little 4th of July BBQ.  Elijah and Pari (Eli's cousin) had a blast splashing around in the water and eating alllll the snacks.  :)  We didn't keep Elijah up for fireworks (since we saw them on Friday), so we just had a relaxing night at home after everyone left.


What a weekend!  So fun!
I love SUMMER!
Cheers!!*