Weekending [Mommy and Mason Edition]

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This past weekend, Seth went to Arizona to watch Angels spring training baseball. He went last year and a couple years before that and it's started to be a "guys weekend" tradition. It's four of them - Seth, his dad, our brother in law, and our brother in law's dad. Even though I'm pretty sure only Seth and his dad truly enjoy the baseball game, all the guys enjoy being together all weekend, drinking beer, watching baseball, and eating some amazing food. I love that he has such a good time and I, of course, love the one on one time with my little man.

The boys left not-so-bright and early at 5am on Friday morning. Me? I was still sleeping. A little while later, I woke up and got ready for work and Mason woke up shortly after that. Friday was business as usual. I dropped off Mason at school and went to work. I ended up getting off slightly early, so I went to Starbucks and worked on some stuff on the computer until Mason was done with speech at 4pm. I picked him up and we headed off to get his hair cut. He did exceptionally well during his hair cut and once we were done at 5:30pm, we were headed on our way back home to grab some dinner.

I opted for Chick-fil-a and decided to eat there instead of taking it home. I know this sounds crazy, but this was my first time taking Mason to a restaurant on my own. I've literally never taken him out to eat and eaten at a restaurant by ourselves; we're always with someone else. I'm happy to report that things went well!

Isn't my dinner date so cute with his new big boy hair cut?

It went so well in fact, that I decided to get us some ice creams to celebrate. Only...

Mason dropped his on the ground approximately 3 seconds after we got outside. He did SO well when we were heading outside and then when we went to sit down, he tried to stand it on the table and it just fell straight on to the ground. Fortunately for him, he has a nice mommy and I pretty much let him eat all of my cone with me intervening occasionally to clean up the cone and make sure it didn't totally drip all over.

Clearly he hated it.

Saturday morning, I had an early wake up call at 6am. We got up, watched some cartoons, ate breakfast, and had a lazy morning until we had to get ready for Mason's school. I attempted a few pictures before we left and he obliged for a little while and then he was over. it.


While he was at school, I ran a couple errands including going to Target and shopping for some shoes for a wedding I'm in in May. I picked him up at 2pm, we came home, he took a nap, and then we had a nice, quiet night in since we're both recovering from colds. I put him to bed around 8pm and watched some TV by myself.

At some point I fell asleep on the couch and woke up to Mason crying hysterically and screaming around 1:30am. I rushed upstairs only to find that he was totally fine. I picked him up, came downstairs to turn off the lights that were on, and brought him in to my bed. I have no idea what the problem was, but we slept together all night long and woke up at 7am.

Again, we had a lazy morning and then headed to the grocery store to do some shopping. I ended up buying us both Starbucks' on the way out because when Mommy is in charge, everyone deserves a Starbucks while grocery shopping!

Shortly after we got home, we got a call from my sister in law and nieces asking if we wanted to meet at the park for a picnic, so we picked up some sandwiches and headed to a new-to-us park. My niece called it the "pirate park" because it had a pirate ship but Mason was most excited by the huge digger parked in the parking lot.

After a couple hours at the park, I thought for sure that he would be ready for a nap, so we headed home. I put him in his room for a nap while I baked some muffins, but to my dismay, there was no sleeping going on. Seth came home around 3:30pm and I ended up just getting Mason from his room. We visited with Daddy and Papa for a while before Papa headed home and we headed to Nanny's house for Sunday night dinner.

Overall, we had the BEST weekend together! As much as I love having Seth's help on weekends, it's nice to just have a Mommy and Mason weekend every once in a while too!


  1. Aww that's a great weekend! I love all the fun things you guys packed in. So special for the two of you. Mason looks like a happy boy, minus being over picture taking. ;)

  2. Aw, sounds like such a fun weekend of mommy/son time!

  3. Sounds like a great weekend! And solo shopping at Target?? Sounds amazing! I love his face in the pictures with his backpack on :)

  4. What a nice weekend for you & your favorite little guy!! What does Mason get to drink at Starbucks?

  5. Wow I'm shocked that after such a busy morning he didn't nap. I guess he will start to phase out of naps soon enough.

  6. What a fun weekend! His new hair cut is so handsome! Both of our boys have had night terrors. It's such a strange thing. Wonder if that was Mason's deal.


  7. What a perfect weekend for you and Mason!!! I love that you got to spend such quality time with just him. :)

  8. Oh my goodness I am crushing on Mason with his big boy hair. I noticed it from the tiny little teaser bloglovin photo. So so sweet.

  9. it was not your first time with him alone in a restaurant!! i think i only say that because i hate eating at home and the girls are always on lunch dates ;) but they behave way better for me at lunch than with both me AND mike at dinner (go figure?). also mason with a backpack makes him look SO OLD! !!

  10. What a GREAT mommy & Mason weekend. :) Fresh haircuts are my favorite, so handsome.

  11. When mommy's in charge everyone deserves a Starbucks is right! And maybe a hard drink at night after the little is in bed ;) That may or may not be a joke haha. Mason's haircut makes him look so grown! Why is that?!

  12. Calling shots are the best kind of weekends aren't they? I love the photo of him pouting a bit on Saturday morning. How sweet is he?

  13. oooh you know I don't think I've ever eaten with Aria alone either. I certainly can't think of a time! Very cute date esp with the new hair cut. It is good to just have some duo time. I love when Chris takes Aria out without me. She's such a mama's girl that if I'm not there they can really hang together.

  14. What a fun Mommy-Mason weekend! Even though it's hard sometimes, I love spending time alone with the kids while Ryan's out of town. We always try to make our time together special, just like you guys did. Eating out, park time, ice cream! Best weekend ever. And I'm sure Mason will be going to spring training with Seth and boys soon.

  15. Aw, such a fun date-weekend for you and the main man!!
    Mason looks so much older with his hair cut!
    And that digger. Talk about a dream come true! How did you get him interested in the park at all with that equipment right there?!

  16. What a fun little date at chick fil a! And first time alone?! So crazy!!! I'm all about little day dates. I have even taken Finn & Liam out alone. You will have to do it more often now!

  17. What a great weekend! Sounds like you two had a lot of quality time together and I love that. Also, you got some great pictures from the weekend!! I love Mason's haircut. Precious boy!


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