Friday night we headed to Saratoga to my parents' house. The four hour ride is pretty much the last thing I want to do on a Friday night, but I didn't want to waste a Saturday morning with my mom, so we decided to suck it up. We forced Eric to do the driving, and my sister & her dog, Barkley, came along with us too.
We didn't arrive until 8:45, so we all basically had a snack, chatted briefly, and headed to bed. But the next morning, we were all up & ready to go!
Eric & my dad headed to the golf course, while us ladies headed to the mall!
|my outfit for Saturday - shorts are J.Crew Factory & I'm in love!|
After some shopping, my mom took me to one of my favorite spots - the Halfmoon Sandwich Shop - for a panini. I just love Panini #4 - turkey, russian dressing, american cheese, and bacon on flatbread. It's so good & I'd eat it every day if I could.
After lunch, I left with Eric & Ella to go to my nephew's 1st birthday party! The weather was absolutely beautiful (although it did get a bit windy later in the afternoon) so we played, and played, and played outside. I just love seeing the three of them together...
|three very messy, very busy, very happy cousins|
I love the three of us together too...
And the cake was delicious too! I may have ate two pieces, but it's ok because I was wide awake when we got back to my parents that night & randomly decided to hit up the treadmill for a few miles....
|I made this same face as I was trying to sneak piece #2 without anyone noticing...|
Sunday morning, as per tradition, we hit up Cracker Barrel for breakfast!
|She weaseled her Grandpa into buying her a Stuffy before we even ate!|
|Eric gave Ella a quick checkers lesson on our way out.|
Then, in the blink of an eye, it was time to go home...
|passed out on the ride home...|
Seriously, I feel like I blinked & my weekend was over! I came home, took Charlie out for a long walk, picked up dinner (a super nutritious one at that) and did laundry - and that was it!