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Weekend in the Park

By June 7, 2016MK, Parenting, Weekend

You’ve heard of a “walk in the park”…

…but what about a weekend in the park? This weekend felt a little slower. Oh who am I kidding, I don’t know what a slow weekend is anymore. Everything always feels like it’s going like 150 miles per hour. We’re booked up with freelance, we’re working toward CrossFit Fringe‘s move, and Neil has a race next weekend.

That being said, I love summer weekends where it stays light long, and you can take evening walks just before bedtime. We’re still sleeping with the windows open a lot of nights, and with a pretty wooded lot, it almost feels like camping.

weekend in the park

Speaking of yard, harvested my first round of kale from the garden! My lettuce hasn’t fared so well, but going to try another round. This is definitely a learning process, and time flies much quicker than I thought it would. I didn’t harvest fast enough!

So back to the weekend. Friday afternoon started with an awesome delivery from Naked Nutrition! More on this soon!


Friday night I stayed up way too late reading. Okay it was just nearly 1am, but that is extremely late for me. I’ve been on a YA Fiction BINGE lately, and finished up two books I started Thursday on Friday night! If you haven’t, you should definitely guilty pleasure read The Selection series and the Dorothy Must Die series. So, so well worth it, and they make you feel like a rockstar because you’ll finish them fast. Seriously, I need to do another book update, because I feel like I am killing it lately! Yup, that’s me patting myself on the back. Here are the gorgeous covers of both books:



Saturday morning KK woke up unusually early for a weekend. Typically we get a 7-7:30am toddler alarm, but it was like closer to 6:30am. We ran some errands, including Target for new sandals and swim gear for her, and then hit a park. She loved the slides and splashing in the puddles.

Kaitlan - 21 months

Kaitlan - 21 months

Here are the cute sandals we got her at Target. They had some cute girly ones, and while I loved them, she is into mud and dirt non-stop (evidence above), and it just didn’t seem practical…


Saturday night KK earned her first time out. She’s had some totally impressive tantrums lately, but Saturday night she absolutely did NOT want her diaper changed, and was just in full-scale revolt. Neil and I looked at each other and it was like, “yup, this is happening.”


We placed her in her bed, and closed the door. When she started to calm down and had nearly stopped crying (5-7-ish minutes), I opened her door, and she was standing in the doorway with her plastic cooking toys and bottom lip fully out. She ran to me immediately and gave me the biggest hug and would not let go. It was not an easy thing to do, but I’d rather the lessons come now and she understand where the lines are. Give me a rabid toddler any day over a newborn baby and all night crying, this still feels easier. It’s still hard in knowing what is the most effective/non-effective thing to do, but you learn over time right?

Kaitlan - 21 months

Sunday, we hit the Annual Art in the Park at Stephens Lake Park (near our new location!) and then just did a boat load of food prep for the week. KK had so much fun she didn’t nap until nearly 5pm! I enjoyed getting a little work done for sure!



Ended the weekend with awesome dinner! I could eat meatloaf and sweet potato tots every day haha!

How was your weekend?