Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend in Review

Good morning all!  I hope you all had a great weekend celebrating the Fathers in your lives!  We had great weather surprisingly so hubs got in some golf with a side of mowing the lawn!  Then we had his family over Sunday for a cookout.  This great weather makes it so hard to resist the lazy summer feeling!  We sat outside talking until the mosquitoes chased us indoors but I could have stayed out there forever!  I love summer...but more of that to come!

Pretending to help her....more for me than her!
Saturday we had a big moment in Fancy Nancy land!  While at swimming with Em, she started to try to push my hands off her.  She then looked at me and said, "Mommy I don't want you to help me.  I want to swim alone!"  Fighting back the tears I called the instructor over and they suited her up with a bubble and a floaty stick and off she went kicking her way around the pool....minus a bittersweet mommy!  The hubs patted me on the back and said, "It's only the beginning!"  My mom's response...."She's her Mother's child!"  Before you know it she'll be asking me to drop her off at the mall cause it's not cool to shop with her mom or beating me at races!!  I'm so proud of her but it is bittersweet! 

After our swimming adventure, we headed out to get Dad and Bumpa their Father's Day gifts....yes a little late I know!  Later after her nap, we ran to the park for a little swing time!  Glad to see she still wants to do that with me!  We swung by the baseball field for a peak at the game.  Cape League has started and we live just a mile from the field.  If you have ever seen the movie "Summer Catch" with Freddy Prince Junior...yeah it's a little like that but we don't like Chatham we're Cotuit fans!!  I'm looking forward to catching some games with the fam!

Sunday brought Father's Day and lots of running around for the cookout.  We also got in a quick call to my Dad and Em grabbed the phone to chat!  I love my Dad and each year I have with him is a gift.  He has suffered from Chrone's Disease for over 40 years and some years are harder than others.  He has taught me far more than I ever could have imagined about life and the faithfulness of God!  We have shared so many memories over sports and life that I cherish!  I am so thankful to call him Dad! 

The hubs was showered with gifts and golf cupcakes were enjoyed by all!  The hubs is an amazing Dad and Em is so incredibly blessed to have him!  I can't help but smile when I see them together!  He loves her so deeply and she adores him!!  It was a great day to celebrate him!!!

Not such great news on the running front....but this is a new week and I'm hitting the reset button....summer break is in T-minus 2 days!!!!

Of course I had to leave you with a pic of Em and her first big girl pony!


  1. Awesome that she is wanting to go it alone in the pool! Mine were both early swimmers and now both kick some booty on swim teams!

  2. Love that she loves to swim. All four of mine are swimmers, Lucky since we have a backyard pool:) We cheer for Wareham in the Cape league and try to make it a few games in the summer. It is so much fun with the kids. Happy Monday!!

  3. aw! she's a big girl in the pool, but don't worry, as we all know, she'll always need you! (She'll just go through that period where you are insanely uncool! lol)

  4. That's great that she's ready to try swimming on her own! Glad you had a good weekend :)

  5. I love that first pic of Em swimming! Sounds like you're entering a more independent era...bittersweet for sure. Love the cupcakes!

  6. happy fathers day, happy birthday!!!! and CUTE Cupcakes!!

  7. swimming all alone! Go Em go!!!! I can totally see myself getting upset about that!