Some Scenes From The Weekend

Bryan and Audrey were off on a father/daughter camping trip this weekend, so I was flying solo with the Millster, and we took full advantage. We hit the museum, did a couple of little art projects, swam, partook in epic cuddling/chatting/reading sessions, picked our little bounty of tomatoes, and hit (the utterly genius) Chicken Scratch with friends for dinner, twister, and just general merriment. Suffice to say, it was a blissed out two days with my little.

Once B and A were back from their adventures in the wild on Sunday, we joined up with friends and took in a minor league baseball game, which was a huge success. The weekend was busy but somehow relaxing too. This is the first Monday in a while that I feel fully ready for the week ahead (which is a good thing, as it's going to be a busy one). I'm not harried or out of sorts. I feel balanced.

I think some of that stems from my two days of concentrated one-on-one time with Millie...we got to connect in a way that just isn't possible when the four of us are together. I didn't feel pulled in a million directions (or guilty about anything!!). I felt totally and completely present. I can sense a difference in all of us when we partake in these little spurts of broken-up togetherness with the girls...and when we do reconvene, everyone seems refreshed, recharged from the attention, more secure even. It's a good practice for sure.

Hope your weekend was splendid!


torrie said...

i'm about to embark on 4 days of solo time w/ my little one... & this is exactly why i am so excited for it. (something we know is such a GOOD thing, but don't do often enough... many things fall into that category, come to think of it :)).

Lovin That! said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend! I can totally relate to what you are saying about finding that balance and having one on one time that is present with your kids. Thanks for sharing. I have 2 little girls (4 and 9 months) and I really find your blog inspiring and helpful!!

UrbanChiqueNess said...

I hear you! Definitely makes a difference spending quality time with each boy. We had an artful but eventful weekend here too!
Check it out.


Gabi Pardo said...

hi, dear! always reading your blog, is really lovely, it give me some kiand of peace, i dont now,...hope u re having good minday. besos from Buenos Aires :)

About Last Weekend said...

Bliss-filled weekend with a gorgeous wee dress and special times.