taken on the run
The weekend pretty much went according to plan. As a Josh-call weekend, it was great. In fact, it was great even without that qualification.
Saturday went almost exactly according to plan. I ran 6.5 (HOT) miles while a babysitter watched A&C (seriously, HOT. Average pace was 10:30/mi - 1-1.5 minutes slower than my usual LR pace, and I don't think I'm that out of shape. It was 84 degrees and the "feels like" said 92F thanks to the MIA humidity. I think it felt even higher . . . ).
Then came our big outing for the day: water play @ South Pointe park (on the southern tip of South Beach). Mr. C needed occasional redirecting (he kept trying to escape and go up those stairs!) but generally had a great time. Annabel thoroughly enjoyed herself -- so much so that a tantrum ensued when it was time to go. Ahhhhhh, three year olds + transitions. I could write a book about that terrible combination except that I have no solution (yet).
geting all of their energy out!
As planned, we stopped at WF on the way home and picked up ingredients to make these muffins! Annabel helped while Mr. C took a nap. This was perhaps my favorite part of the weekend.
They were awesome. The only modification I would make is -- MORE BLUEBERRIES (I like my blueberry muffins to be almost-falling-apart due to blueberry overload). Mr. C napped until 4 and then we hit the playground. It was a very active day -- I logged over 24,000 steps and I think we all slept like rocks. Josh and I watched an episode of Amazon's Catastrophe and loved it.
Sunday was definitely a lower energy day, but in a good way. I "slept in" until 6:20 and C woke up 5 minutes later. The morning was spent swimming at Bebe/Poppy's with all 4 cousins, and then some playing (with their toys).
Josh's description of this outfit that A chose herself: "An extra from the set of Full House". Ha!
Playing together nicely after swimming
(Actually, they usually do. Unless A is in A MOOD.)
After lunch, C napped while A did a barre3 workout with me (40 minute Ballet Fitness workout) and pretended to be Angelina Ballerina. Despite blocking my view of the screen multiple times, it was still nice to be able to get this in during daylight hours. Finally, Josh's aunt D. (hi D!) came over in the afternoon and hung out for over 2 hours, which was so much fun. We stayed home, out of the sun/heat that we were all getting tired of.
Josh only had to work for half the day, which was great, and the night ended with wine and 2 more episodes of Catastrophe.
To summarize: it was a total family weekend with lots of family/social time, 2 workouts, a baking project, a great new TV show, wine, and sunshine. There were 2 tantrums (more on that topic tomorrow), but I'd say overall definitely a huge win. Entering the work week with a full and happy heart today.