Our Five Ring Circus: Weekending With Kids

Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekending With Kids

We had a wonderful weekend!  It was full of basketball, birthday parties and beautiful weather!

Our weekend started early. SO early.  Dylan's last basketball game of the season was at 8 AM, which meant we had to wake up at 7 and leave the house by 7:30.  NOT A FAN.  Thankfully, my parents let the girls have a sleepover on Friday night, so we only had two kids to wrangle.

Dylan played really well, and scored at the end of the game, which was a great way to end the season!  He is so bummed that it's over and can't wait to play again. We're actually bummed, too. We really enjoyed watching him play!


They celebrated the end of the season with a little after-game party, then we headed home to nap.  Staying up until 3 AM to watch Fuller House was not my best idea ever!

On Saturday evening, we hosted birthday party #1 of 2 for Lexie!

002 copy

Some of our closest friends came over to celebrate with us!


Lexie was thrilled with all of her gifts.  She is now the proud owner of tons of Shopkins AND has a lot of shopping to do!

Lexie's birthday party

Lexie got the ice cream cake from Dairy Queen that she really wanted.  We had to stall the birthday song at the very end because I realized I forgot to light the candle! Oops.


Lexie had a great party with her friends and our framily! (Several families MIA!)


Party #1 was a hit and we still have one with family next weekend, and an upcoming girls day out with Lexie's closest friends!


We ended up swapping kids at the end of the evening.  Lily ended up going home with a friend and two kids ended up staying at our house.  The Kid Swap is the norm around here!

Early this afternoon, I took Lily to her friend Victoria's birthday party.  Victoria turned 5 today and we were so happy we were able to celebrate with her!


I dropped Lily off at home, then headed to the grocery store ALONE!  Every mom knows that's like a mini vacation!

It was 65+ degrees in Pittsburgh today, so the kids took advantage of the beautiful weather, and spent the day outside!


I know we still have some winter weather ahead of us, but I can't WAIT for Spring!

Our weekend was full of fun and friends! The awesome "winter" weather just made it so much better. That's the best kind of weekend!

What did you do over the weekend?



  1. Oh goodness Victoria and Lily look so much alike in that photo I did a double take! We haven't gotten into the Shopkins yet and I am not to sad about that. I don't think I really get the idea behind them lol.

  2. How fun!!! Happy birthday to Lexie and way to go Dylan! I took Lewie to see his first real basketball game; he seemed to enjoy it but told me he didn't want to play... I'll try again next year. Yay for spring!

    1. Thank you! Dylan wasn't interested until recently, so maybe Lewie will want to play one day! XOXO

  3. Looks like a wonderful weekend. Basketball is over for us until this fall. I love it too!

    1. Thank you! It was a great weekend.
      I'm honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed basketball!


I love hearing from you! Let's chat!!!