This past week has been so eventful it is Tuesday night and I climbed into bed at 7pm. I’m still recovering. We were so excited to have houseguests for the week and to celebrate Mini’s 4th birthday and Father’s Day with family. My sister-in-law Nicole, brother-in-law Dominic and niece Milania arrived on Wednesday and we went non-stop for 5 days. Literally non-stop. I spent yesterday in my pajamas walking around the house like I’d been hit with a semi-truck. And I would do it all again tomorrow if I had the chance.
Our week kind of looked like this:
blueberry muffins // trip to the museum // swim lessons // family style dinners // birthday preparations // diy pancake muffins // late night pool session // mojitos // father’s day bbq // wandering through target // mini’s 4th birthday party // playroom shenanigans // johnny rockets // girls only pool day // princess movie night // smore’s // taboo // margaritas // birthday dinner // little ceasars // late night story time // specialty donuts // camel rides
And I don’t even know if that’s the half of it.
It was so much fun seeing the cousins spend so much time together. The girls acted like twins, playing one minute and fighting the next. The arguing was always short lived and followed up by them telling each other how much they loved each other. Oh to be 3 and 4 again. There was never a dull moment.
Mini’s birthday party was just perfect. She wanted a gymnastics party and got to run and tumble with some of her sweet friends. She had an absolute blast. I wanted to do a neon theme and found most of the décor items at Target and the Dollar Store. We had pizza, fruit and cupcakes. Well, Mini requested an actual cake. To quote..”but mama, every birthday girl needs a cake!”. How could I say no to that? That night she told me how much fun she had and that I was the best mama ever. She makes everything I do so worth it. I can’t believe she is 4 but I guess I have to stop saying that now.
Father’s Day was quiet and relaxing as it should be. We had a nice day and celebrated with a BBQ and smore’s. We celebrated Mike and Dominic and I hope they enjoyed their day. It was strange being the first Father’s Day without my dad and I may or may not have burst into hysterical tears in the Publix parking lot while running out for hamburger buns. But all is well, time marches on and heals all wounds. Mini’s actual birthday was on Sunday so there were plenty of distractions all around. It was a day full of celebrations.
Here are about a billion pictures from our crazy long weekend.