Meet the Sullivans: Weekending & For the Love of Shoes

September 27, 2016

Weekending & For the Love of Shoes

Hey there! Did you guys have a great weekend? We sure did!

Friday night we stayed in and had dinner at home. I made my Quick & Easy Bolognese, which is a hit with 75% of my family, and Roast Broccoli, which is at favorite of 100% of us, so it was a dinner win over all.

Saturday morning we hit the gym bright and early (MaxBurn for me and basketball for Keith), and then headed down to the Great Mall to shop their For the Love of Shoes sale (going on now through September 30th) and find outfits for our family photos.

The mall-wide event offers an unprecedented opportunity for shoppers of all ages and all budgets to indulge in guilt-free shoe shopping! Now through September 30th, shoppers can stock up on hundreds of styles and brands for every age and occasion, from ankel boots to athletic shoes and flats to high heels, all at significantly discounted prices.

Keith and I each picked up a couple pairs of shoes. I'm in love with the suede flats I found at J. Crew Factory, and I'm planning to wear them in our family photos later next month -- now I just need to find an outfit to go with them! We also found Keith and the boy's outfits for our pictures, but I'm going to wait to share those until after we have our pictures taken. 

In between all the shopping we were doing we hit up Chipotle for lunch! I seriously heart that place! I've never tried their margaritas, but I heard they're not too bad either. I got my usual... grilled chicken burrito bowl with pico de gallo, corn salsa and guac of course!

After lunch we did some more shopping and then on the way out we let Owen try out the giant jumpy bungee cord thing! They started him off pretty low, which I believe is how they gauge the kid's bravery. Well, the man must have been able to tell that Owen is a little thrill seeker, so he really let him fly. He was having the best time! He was cracking up, screaming with delight and smiling from ear to ear. I kept calm, but every time I saw my baby go flying up in the air toward the ceiling I felt my heart leap up into my throat. He was sad when it was over, but I was relieved!

Surprisingly, Owen stayed awake for the whole drive home, so when we got home we played around with his science kit and did some color mixing. We started with the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and then I had him make green, orange and purple by mixing the appropriate colors to create the rainbow. We had a lot of fun!

Saturday night I skipped cooking dinner and we just had leftovers -- isn't that just the best? I love to cook, but it's always nice to get a break too. After the boys were in bed Keith and I watched Hush on Netflix, which was totally terrifying. If you like scary, suspenseful movies you will really like this one. I can't stand when the character seems dumb and makes really bad choices to make the movie better, and there is no of that in this one. It was great!

Sunday morning was nice and slow, just the way we like it. I made Pumpkin Pancakes, and everyone including Lukey, LOVED them! It was really just the mix from Target though. 

While Luke napped, Owen and Keith went out on a little hike up in the hill behind our house, and I cleaned up around the house. My mom and sister came by for lunch and we all hung out. Sunday was burning HOT here, so we had salad for dinner. 

And that was the weekend! Hope you had a great one!

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