Scenes from a Weekend

Monday, July 29, 2013

Since last weekend was so crazy, we decided to have a mellow weekend this past weekend. Or at least that was the plan. Always is.

Friday started off pretty relaxing with us coming home from work and going out to the curb to get the trash cans. Glamorous, I know. But we took the time to walk out to the street as a family and let Mason "drive" his new car. Despite the lack of smiling pictures (he smiles and then I pull out the camera and the smile vanishes - example #1 of Mr. Trouble), he loves riding in it. Seth drove him around in the car for a bit before his party last week and he was LOVING it.

Saturday started off pretty relaxing as well with our typical weekend morning ritual of Mason watching Mickey Mouse and mommy and daddy having breakfast. We got a little ottoman that we put by the couch to be able to put drinks and stuff on but Mason can now reach all the way across the ottoman and grab whatever drink we have on the other side and knock it over. It's happened more than once on my watch and this time was Seth's turn. My exact words were "watch the cup please. i'll be RIGHT back." "ok" he says. 2.7 seconds later (wooooooosh) Mason grabs the cup of coffee (luckily not super hot) and knocks it over. (Mr. Trouble example #2). Mason was fine, the coffee wasn't hot, but we had to do a bit of cleaning. Shortly there after, Mason took a nap. After nap time, we ran a bunch of errands, including buying this beauty : a toy organizer. I love it. I haven't totally filled it yet but if you have been to our house recently, you will know why we need this : all of Mason's toys are all over the floor. This is partly out of pure convenience when he wants to play with something, it's there and partly because we don't really have anywhere to put the toys. Problem solved!

He LOVES to be on daddy's shoulders

Sunday started off again with our morning ritual : Mickey Mouse in his new Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere chair. I'd been wanting one of these for him for forever and he finally got one from Nanny (Seth's mom) for his birthday. I sit him in it to watch tv and to eat sometimes and he usually sits there for a good 3-5 minutes before he gets up to stand RIGHT in front of the tv to watch tv (Mr. Trouble example #3). And to put his foot up on top of the DVD holder we have under the tv (Mr. Trouble example #4).

Shortly after Mickey was over, wild man was on the loose again. This time wandering over to the stairs to pull himself up on the gate (Mr. Trouble example #5). The pictures are pretty funny... playing... oops! caught!....hi mom :) Who can be mad at that face?? Not me.

After wild man was done roaming around, he took a nap and then Papa came over and we headed to the OC Fair. I had a momentarily lapse in judgement and thought it would be fun to take Mason. (I say this because I hate the fair. I don't know why, but it's just not my cup of tea, so to speak). We got free tickets from Toyota from Seth's taking his truck in for service and we can park across the street at OCC and walk across so I figured free tickets and free parking? Let's go! I immediately regretted my decision when it got to be super hot, was crowded, smelled the animals, and bought super expensive food. Remind me again why I wanted to go? Now let me first say, this is totally MY opinion. TONS of people LOVE the fair. It's just not my thing. I just don't understand why people pay $10 to park, $11 to get in, and then spend $108702791268926 on food that will almost give you an instant heart attack. If I want good bad for you food, I can be found at In n Out and if I want crowds and hear and expensive everything, I can be found at Disneyland:) That being said, we did have a pretty good time until Mason meltdown central happened. Mr. Man doesn't like to stay seated for long periods of time anymore and he was not having any of the "I have to sit in the stroller for a long time".

This year's theme was "Come & Get It"
This sculpture is made out of sand.

We came home from the fair at about 1:30pm, had lunch, and then Velina and I went out for mani/pedis (now that IS my cup of tea!). She had given me an IOU for a pedicure for my birthday in September and we finally found time to go together. SO MUCH FUN. I would get a pedicure everyday if I could afford it. After getting our nails done, we headed to the grocery store to get some stuff for dinner, she came over for dinner, and we just hung out and had a relaxing night. Mr. Trouble was at it again (example #6) and tearing down the towels from hanging on the fridge door. I love his face in the picture because he totally got caught and knows it. Also, the picture is blurry because of how fast he's moving!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. He is so cute!! PS- where is that rug from? I'm so into Moroccan prints at the moment!

  2. SO WANT TO SNUGGLE WITH THAT BIG BOY!!! Miss you all so much! XOXO!


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