Meet the Sullivans: The Weekend!

November 13, 2017

The Weekend!

Hello there, friends! It's the Monday after a three day weekend for Owen and I have him home sick today from school. He had a fever last night and woke up with it still this morning. He's feeling better now, but just under the weather, so we're laying low today. Giving us all some grace for all the screen time and snacking happening today.

This was one of those weekends that was just so perfect! The kids slept well at night, Keith and I had a date night out with some friends, we all got out for a run / bike ride on Sunday and started prepping for Christmas. I felt like we got a lot accomplished, but still managed to relax and enjoy the weekend and each other too. I wish all weekends could be this way!

On Friday Owen was off school Veteran's Day, so mom my and I took the boys to CuriOdyssey. It was busier than I have ever seen it with a line all the way from the ticket window down to the parking lot, but being a member paid off and sent us up to the front of the line. We loved the new exhibit IlluminOdyssey! It's open now through January 7th and is definitely worth checking out! Luke wasn't into being inside with the crowd, but he loooved seeing the raccoons and river otters.

We have a new tradition on Friday nights of "family movie night" where we have dinner while watching a movie together on the couch. Owen really enjoys it and asks about it all week. And it gives us all a break from our usual dinner time routine, and clean up since I make a point to make something super simple or order takeout. This week we watched The Lego Batman Movie, which was really funny!

On Saturday morning (at 8am!) Owen and his Green Sharks teammates had their final soccer game of the season! He had a great first year playing and can't wait to play again next year! We oved watching him play and learn this season, but I'm happy to not have anymore 8am games for a while.

Saturday night Keith and I met up with some of our friends for dinner and a movie! We never ever get together without our kids, because our kids love playing together, and we had been talking about doing this forever, and I'm so glad we finally did. We got to eat warm food, not get up from our tables, drink our margaritas and talk without being interrupted. It was fantastic!

I took a little poll on my LipSense Instagram account to help me decide on which color to wear for Saturday night. Dark Pink got a couple votes and my mom requested Napa, so I mixed the two together (2 layers Dark Pink and 1 layer Napa) to get this pretty, shimmery bright pink color. It's not a mix I would have tried myself but I loved it, and it lasted all night long of course!

Sunday morning we cooked a nice breakfast and cleaned up the house before heading out for the day!

We loaded up Owen's bike and the BOB stroller and took the boys out to the Bay Trail in Foster City which runs along the bay near the San Mateo Bridge. Keith and I ran while Luke enjoyed snacks in the stroller and Owen biked. We stopped to collect some shells and check out the water for a bit before back. It felt so good to be out in the fresh air!

Afterward we had lunch and did some Christmas light shopping. We needed new lights for our tree and some for the outside of our house. I really really wanted white lights, but Owen just loves the colorful ones, so I gave in and went with it, but I did get white lights for outside. I think this is the first time in three years where I feel really ready for the Christmas season to begin!

Alright, Luke is up from his nap, so my time is up for today!

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