To be perfectly honest, I can never manage to unplug completely. There's still the occasional email to answer and online volunteer work to do. I still like to post a tweet or a picture here and there. When my kids are sleeping, I like to check social media for a few minutes. But mostly, I just relax, forget about everything else and enjoy THEM.
Here are the moments that made this weekend so special:
Our usual Friday evening visit with our horse, followed by playing at the park until the sun set.
A special date with Papa.
Every weekend my dad takes one of my 4 kids on a special outing. I love that he does this, because I missed out on spending time with my grandfathers. My dad used to do the same thing when I was a child and I have so many wonderful memories of our adventures. On Saturday, he took Lily to a big petting zoo. Although she loved riding the camel and the pony and thought the kangaroo baby was adorable, her favorite part was playing with the baby goats! She arrived home with a framed picture, a stuffed tiger, a bag of fast food and a huge smile!
A Saturday afternoon spent playing outdoors.
The wonder in his eyes as he stared up at the sky.
Playing until sunset.
A Saturday evening shopping trip with my girls. Despite the fact that we had to buy a training bra and got caught outside in a downpour, we still had fun!
Not having any plans on Sunday afternoon and being able to go outside right after brunch!
A new outdoor toy that was an instant hit with the kids and a timesaver for me! The best $5.99 I ever spent on a combination balloon pump and mister. (I will forgive Dylan for that withering tween stare, considering he made us that brunch this morning all by himself!)
Hours spent running around, wild and free, in the backyard. It resulted in sticky hair (see drink shower below) and muddy legs and feet. Exactly what childhood is all about!
It was a wonderfully relaxing weekend, which was exactly what we needed! (Next weekend won't be as kind!)
How did you spend your weekend?