Yet more beach pictures…and some ice cream


We had my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law staying with us these last few days and it’s been a blast. Over the weekend we took them to our beloved beach as well as our beloved ice cream parlor for dinner and dessert. Talk about a mountain of ice cream right there. Leah could barely contain her excitement at the thought of enjoying the deliciousness. Mother of the year right here let her baby eat wayyy too much ice cream (and whipped cream) which resulted in some large and nasty poos the next morning. Oh well. Welcome to the addicting world of dairy, kid! 😉

Now we have my parents heading into town tomorrow for an exciting weekend of first birthday celebrations! I already have Leah’s day on Friday all planned out, full of her favorite activities, followed by a fun family and friend filled birthday party on Saturday! I am so excited, yet sad at the same time, thinking about her first birthday. I cannot believe that a full year has already gone by. A year ago tomorrow morning Brett and I headed to the hospital at 5 am, ready to be induced and excited at the thought that we would have our precious baby that day. Little did we know I had a long 19 hour labor ahead of me and that Leah wouldn’t be born until shortly after midnight on the 23rd! Now, after the fastest year of my life, we are preparing to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday and the very thought of it makes me want to cry! I’m not ready for her infant days to be behind her, but at the same time I’m so excited to see what toddlerhood will bring!

A Farmers Weekend

For the past, I don’t even know how many weekends, Brett and I have had these ” go go go” weekends, that, although fun, have sometimes made me feel drained at the end of the weekend and less than ready for Monday morning. So this weekend we changed all that and decided to have a “hey let’s make no plans and just totally chill” type of weekend. And it was wonderful.

Saturday morning started with a walk to Starbucks where I enjoyed my first pumpkin spice latte of the fall season. It didn’t matter that it was 85 degrees outside, for those 30 minutes in Starbucks I was fully enjoying my fall drink while imagining a crisp morning with golden leaves outside. And then our fall morning seamlessly transitioned back into our Florida summer afternoon with some swimming and sunbathing by our pool.

On Sunday the hubs and I finally made it to the Farmers Market, where I have wanted to go since we moved here over 6 months ago. Every Sunday, passing it on the way back from church I have casually mentioned “oh..we should go there” and yet it never happened. So for our “chill” weekend I finally decided that today was the day we were making it happen.

The Farmers Market was great. Held in a huge open warehouse it was full of vendors, selling everything from baked goods to kittens.

Oh kitties I wanted to take you home with me so badly but husband said no.

Although there were many things there I wanted to buy (like a kitty…) we ended up leaving with only some fresh Italian bread, which we had with dinner tonight (and man oh man it was good. It totally beats the “fresh” bread we have had to make due with from Publix. Oh New York, we really really miss your bread).

After dinner hubs could see that my heart was still so sad about leaving those adorable and very reasonably priced kittens behind so he offered to go on a “kitty walk” with me. Our neighborhood is basically infested with stray cats (really people, spay and neuter your cats already) and it is my job to go out there and make sure they are all fed and love. Except most of them won’t come anywhere near me even when I throw cat treats towards them. So ungrateful.

Hope your weekend was relaxing!