Hello! Welcome back to the week. It feels like Monday!Did you have a great Labor Day weekend? Most of our weekend was filled with family, fun, and food. There were a few bumps, but mostly a great weekend. Let’s take a look back.
Saturday was a really busy day. My husband had to show a house in the morning, then when he came home, I got to head out with my Mom to do some shopping at the Outlet Mall. Woo Hoo!
When I got back, it was time for my first birthday dinner. Our family, along with my Mom and Dad, all went to a Japanese Steak House. We figured the twins would be entertained by the cooking and fire, but their reactions were so funny. They were a little afraid, a little in awe, and definitely entertained. They certainly did not want the big flame to happen again…once was enough at our table. They did watch it at the neighboring table again.
All three boys ate really well, and were very excited about the ice cream and sherbet at the end. They hadn’t had a nap, so by the time we finished, they were ready for bed.
Sunday, both me and my husband got a workout in. Unfortunately, there isn’t child care on Sundays until after Labor Day weekend, so we took turns. I took a class, came home, then he went to lift weights. I’ll fill you in more on the classes I’ve been taking tomorrow.
The twins had been up super early, so I tried to get them to take an early nap.
Big Mommy Fail.
I put my little guy in first, then my big guy 15 minutes later, like usual. Well, neither was sleepy. They proceeded to run around their room, rip the gate from the wall, and were about to get into their dresser, when I stopped. them.
I was so afraid they would pull the dresser on themselves, that I had my husband take the gate out, then we took the dresser out too. I got pretty upset at how they were so naughty, and it almost ruined our date night…but I didn’t let it.
My In-laws came over to babysit, and we got out of the craziness.
We ate at a Mexican restaurant, then went out for a drink where a friend joined us too. The drinks were much needed after the nap time shenanigans.
Finally, Monday, my husband tried to let me sleep in, but the kids weren’t having it. We opened my presents, then I ran out to the store. I got back home, and we all headed over to my parent’s house for burgers and cake.
I had dessert for the first time in a looooong time. It was delicious!!! Although, my bigger guy liked it the most.
These 2 also were pretty big fans.
My husband then took the kids home to nap (which only my oldest did, and ps. my husband bolted the dresser to the wall in the room, so they are safe) so me and my Mom could watch Bachelor in Paradise on her DVR. I know. I know. But, it’s really addicting! Plus, it was my birthday!
Overall, I had a really great weekend. I did not stick to my regular healthy eating plan, however, I did eat in moderation, and worked out, so I still feel good. I’ll be sharing more about how I keep the balance tomorrow.
Hope you had a great weekend too!
Oh! Before I leave you, I wanted to tell you that I did my first 2 Periscopes this weekend too. What is Periscope?! It’s like YouTube, but it’s a live broadcast. It’s really nerve-wracking, but so fun to watch everyone else. There’s a whole group of bloggers doing a Scope a day for September, so just look for #SeptemberScopers You can follow me @Shanneva
Great post. Happy birthday! 🙂
Okay, that’s so funny. On Saturday I went to the outlet mall with my parents and husband to shop for my birthday. And we followed it up with dinner at a Japanese steak house. What are the odds? 😉
That is crazy! Did you get any good stuff? 🙂
Inspiration Indulgence says
Looks like you had a wonderful Labor Day! I love Bachelor in Paradise too…I know how addicting it can be! 😉
Yes! Now what are we going to watch on Monday nights?!
Sounds like you had a fun and busy weekend! I still haven’t gotten into Periscope yet, but I’ve been meaning to check it out. How do you like it?
I like watching other people’s Scopes, but it makes me nervous doing them myself. Plus, I’m still getting the hang of how to do everything. A learning experience 🙂
Jessi Haynes says
It’s so nice that you had your birthday over Labor Day weekend! Hope you got in plenty of relaxing time with the fam. 🙂
Yes, it was great. Thanks!
Michelle Liew says
Looks as thought you had a fantastic labor day!
Christine - The Choosy Mommy says
Happy belated birthday! Did you get any great deals at the outlets? Which ones are you near? I am near the Grove City Outlets in PA. They are great!! <3 Christine, The Choosy Mommy, http://www.choosykids.blogspot.com
I’m in Wisconsin, but I did get some great deals. The Gap Outlet had an extra 20% off, and the Nike Outlet had an extra 30% off women’s shoes…which I desperately needed. 🙂
Sounds like a delicious weekend! Happy birthday! I so need a night of Mexican food and drinks!
Yes, it was wonderful! 🙂
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
I will definitely check you out on periscope! Also, it sounds like you had a great weekend. We love Japanese steak houses – I like it when we are seated at a table with a family with kids because their reactions are so fun!
Sara Strand says
Jackson would climb over baby gates. All kinds of baby gates. I figured this out when he was 7 months old and managed to not only climb out of his crib, but over the baby gate at the top of the stairs and slid all of the way down the carpeted stairs on his belly. I am not kidding you when I tell you I peed my pants. I was holding Olivia, who was 3 at the time and trying to get her to settle in for a nap when I saw him coming full speed down the stairs!!
Looks like a lovely weekend! I keep meaning to check out Periscope, I have it downloaded but haven’t even opened it!
It’s pretty fun to watch 🙂
Acadiana'sThriftyMom (@acadianathrifty) says
Looks like a super fun weekend 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us all!
Thank you for reading! 🙂
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Glad you had an awesome weekend. Sometimes going off diet is ok 😉
Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great weekend. I think a splurge on the diet is a good thing every now and then.
I agree. Thank you!
Happy Birthday my dear! Looks like you had a busy yet incredible weekend!
So glad to hear you were able to squeeze a drink into your birthday weekend! Happy birthday Shann!!!!!
Thank you Dayne 🙂
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
Looks like a great weekend. I am always terrified to go out to eat with my son (he is one) but you inspire me!! Date nights are clutch when family can watch the babes!
Japanese steakhouse looked like fun. Congrats on your first periscope!
Dana Peller (@Pellerini) says
It sounds like you had a really fun birthday weekend! My boys never napped when I truly needed them to, so I completely understand where you’re coming from. I’m glad you had a great time and happy birthday!
Thank you Dana!
What a fun weekend! Happy Birthday! I love date night and the dessert yummy!!!
Looks like you had a Happy Birthday weekend. Love the picture of your son with the balloons on his head. Too cute!
Your pictures made me think it’s time to go get some Mexican! HBD, btw 🙂
Yes, it was yummy 🙂
Awww you weekend looks just awesome, I’m glad you had a good birthday!
Daileo Paleo (@DaileoPaleo) says
Happy Birthday! Sounds like an overall good weekend to me!!
Yes, thank you!
tara pittman says
Happy birthday. My now 21 year old ripped a gate off the wall too.
Ha! Glad to know the twins aren’t the only ones 😉
Clare Speer says
So cute – I love Japanese steakhouses! Looks like it was a great family time… and yes it was a great 3-day weekend…. really needed the extra day off!
Yes. Thank you Clare!
204 Park says
happy birthday!! 🙂
Claudette Esterine says
Glad that you had a ball for the long weekend as well as your birthday! 🙂
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
Sounds like you had a great birthday weekend!
Andi Franklin says
What a great birthday series! I’ll be lucky if I get a cake, lol.
Awe. Well, I hope you do.
Happy Birthday my fellow virgo!!
Thank you! When is your birthday?
Tayler Morrell says
Sounds like you had a fun weekend!
Shannon P says
I’m sorry you didn’t get to sleep in (the only gift I request of my husband now haha), but I’m glad you got to go out for drinks!
Nataly Auger says
What an amazing birthday you had! It’s always fun when we celebrate our birthday with family! Happy birthday again! 🙂
Sounds like a great weekend! Happy birthday!
Elizabeth O. says
Happy birthday! Good job on getting the in-laws to baby sit. And another good job for your date night. That’s well deserved.
Happy Birthday! You guys had a blast.
Looks like you had a great weekend!! Happy Birthday 🙂
Mama to 5 BLessings says
Happy Birthday to your little guy! Glad you got to enjoy your date night after all!
Liz Mays says
I’m totally jealous of all the good eats you guys had over the weekend. Lucky ducky, and happy birthday!
🙂 Thank you Liz.
Hey there Shann!
It looks like you had a great Labor day weekend and birthday too! Thanks for sharing your pics with us! You’ve made some great memories my dear :).
Jasmine Espinal says
Looks like you and a lot of fun!!
What an awesome weekend! Time well spent. You guys really had fun!
The Trophy WifeStyle says
Awwwww looks like you had a pretty fabulous birthday!!!! I already said happy birthday in scope, but I’ll say it again here lol… Happy birthday!!!!!
Thank you Courtney! 🙂
Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations says
Ugh, I totally agree, Tuesday felt like a Monday to me too. 🙁 Btu your weekend sounds so fun! And Japanese steakhouses are so much fun with kids! Although, one of my kids likes the big flames, and one doesn’t so much. 🙂
Ha! Too funny. Both mine were a little scared, but one more than the other.