Weekend Roundup

It’s the final day in July which I have mixed feelings about. On one hand, we have so many exciting things coming up so I like that we are inching forward. On the other hand, summer is slipping by which is a terrible thing. At least kids in these parts don’t go back to school until September so there is plenty of summer fun still to be had.

This weekend it was totally up in the air as to what we were going to do. The weather was calling for a lot of rain so we pretty much had to play it by ear. It POURED on Friday so we stayed in with a pizza and just played and relaxed.

On Saturday we were going to go to the fair but we knew that it would be all mud. Instead we headed to the kids’ favorite trampoline park to bounce off some energy.

We pretended we were Ninja Warriors, built castles out of foam blocks that we would dive through and drank slurpees.

After the trampoline park we did a quick lunch at Chipotle and then I need to pick up a few things at the mall.

I know that when it passes I will definitely miss the days when rides like this excite them.

Afterwards we rode our bikes up the park for a picnic, some tennis, and some playground fun.

On Sunday we woke up early to hit the waterpark. Our beach town has a couple waterparks on the piers and we have been promising the boys we would go. We had originally planned on going later in the summer but with Reid’s surgery date up in the air we thought we’d better go now in case we weren’t able to later.

Do you ever have one of those parenting days where everyone is well behaved and happy the whole day? They listen, don’t fight and just have fun. Well….those days don’t happen very often (or EVER, really) around here but Sunday was the exception. The boys were ANGELS the whole time at the waterpark. They listened, were kind, polite, and pleasant ALL.DAY.LONG. I feel like they should get some kind of great kid award or something. I was so proud of how they acted all day. Kevin and I kept saying to them that it makes it more fun for everyone when they are so well behaved and it makes us much more inclined to go fun places with them. Β Sunday was a major parenting win.

Our view from lunch.

Rockin’ Mama’s shades.

More Ninja Warrior training.

There were smaller waterslides in the kids area of the park that both boys LOVED. I wasn’t surprised that Reid was a fan but I was impressed with Hank. He just started going down the slides at the playground but he ripped it down the waterslide 3 times. He also took about 8 loops around the Lazy River.

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This little guy was so tuckered out. He crawled into my arms and said “Mama, I’m soooo tired.”. One verse into “You Are My Sunshine” and he was OUT.

After the water park we headed back to the house to eat sandwiches and visit with my sister and her boyfriend who were staying the weekend. We drove home to minimal traffic and made it just in time for Game of Thrones. It was a perfect Sunday.


  • Reply Andrea Nine July 31, 2017 at 6:46 am

    I love all the fun things you do with the boys!! Looking good on that water slide and looks like a spectacular day!! We loved tuckering them out so they slept good. Happy Monday gorgeous mama!!

  • Reply Tanya July 31, 2017 at 8:56 am

    What a fun weekend! You definitely win the parent award for going to a trampoline park and a water park all in one weekend. I think those “good days” without conflicts/meltdowns will get more and more frequent as your kids get older. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply Erin Port July 31, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Oh man we have had a few of those lovely, surprising, everyone is obeying days and they are glorious and I dolled out all sorts of compliments and affirmations in hopes that they would see great behavior equals that πŸ˜‰ HA! Looks like such a fun weekend and the sun came out! xoxo ERIN

  • Reply Holly Breton at Pink Lady July 31, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Looks like such a fun and perfect weekend! That water park looks to die for. We were in NJ this weekend visiting my best friend from high school- she lives on Lake Hopatcong. How far are you from there?

    • Reply xo Tara July 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

      I am VERY far from Hopatcong but I’ve been up there before. I have an old friend that lives there. The lake is beautiful. Hope you had a fun visit!

  • Reply Holly Breton at Pink Lady July 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    We did! Thanks Tara πŸ™‚

  • Reply Allie @ agalnamedal.com July 31, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    So fun! How do you have all of that energy!? I feel like my kids were well behaved on our trip, but as soon as we set foot back into the house, it was madness again! Ack! Hope you have a great week!

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