Meet the Sullivans: Weekend? What weekend?

September 8, 2014

Weekend? What weekend?

The weekend went so fast I feel like it didn't even happen. Don't get me wrong, we had some fun, but I blinked and it was gone.

Thursday is not really the weekend, but that's where I'm starting because I want to document O's Meet the Teacher day at school.

I'm not going to lie, it was hard getting us both packed up, dressed and out the door for a 20 minute drive to school Thursday morning. We're used to leaving the house early, but it was just different knowing we had to look semi presentable.

I had a fun time chatting with other parents and watching O explore his new school. He's pretty confident in new settings, so he jumped right in and played with toys and engaged other kids who were playing. He could have stayed at the sand table all day, but finally agreed to leave when I told him we could have french fries with lunch.

Our school is in a cute little downtown area, which is dangerous, because there are lots of places to shop and eat -- Anthropologie, Five Guys, Gap Kids, LOFT and more are all less than a 4 minute walk from the school. I'm going to have to keep myself from indulging in any of that while he's in school. We start tomorrow and luckily my workday is Tuesday so I'll be able to be there with him as he adjusts.

Speaking of school!... don't forget, you can still enter to win one of four Stuck On You $25 vouchers I'm giving away HERE!

Friday night we met up with my mom and sister at Devil's Canyon Brewing Company. Every Friday they have Food Truck Friday where they have one food truck come in to sell food to all the people hanging out. This week it was PeruCHI, a Peruvian and Chinese fusion truck. The venue is pretty cool, with a stage and large indoor area. Every last Friday they have more food trucks and live music, which we definitely want to go back for.

O had a blast running around playing with all the other kids. It was pretty family friendly, although I think it would be smart if the brewery put out something like sidewalk chalk, hula hoops or a little basketball hoop for the kids since they kind of market it as a family friendly spot.

Saturday morning Keith was at work and we just hung around the house and cleaned. O loves peanuts, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, etc., so I let him try cracking his own peanuts. He loved it, and mostly used his elbow to help him, but did use his fingers a bit too which = a great fine motor activity + a healthy snack, and it kept him busy for abut 15 minutes!

Later in the day we went with Keith's mom to her aunt's (O's great-great aunt) annual family reunion party. We didn't stay too long, since it was close to nap time, but O had a blast running around with some of the other kids.

That evening we had In n Out for dinner and after O was down we finished watching season two of The Americans. Looking forward to February and the start of season 3.

Sunday morning we just hung out at home and got the house and food ready for football. We had a few of Keith's friends here to watch the game, and as you know I'm not a big football fan so I just took care of things around the house (laundry, preschool paperwork, etc) while O played and napped.

We capped off the weekend by washing the cars and stocking up the kitchen! Hope you had a nice weekend and have a great start to your week!


Ashley Brickner said...

Sounds like a great weekend!!! That preschool spot does sounds dangerous!!! ;)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

oh that preschool is definitely in the danger zone!

Laureen said...

Cracking the peanuts with his elbow is too funny, very resourceful!! :)

Courtney said...

Look at that sweet boy! He is getting SO big!

hello erin said...

elbow peanut cracking? GENIUS. i have to pre-crack lex's and its a pain. i'm officially having put her elbows into it! and hooray for school starting!!!!

Vanessa said...

Throwing a shower into the mix always messes up my morning routine! ;) And the elbow peanut cracking...such a smarty!!!

Jess Scott said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!! I love that he used his elbow to crack the peanuts....he must have seen someone else do that!! (And, I love that you notice fine-motor skill activities, too...I am always thinking about that stuff, and Chad thinks I'm crazy!! Haha!)