What a WONDERFUL weekend we had…..wish we could have perfect weekends like this more often. First, the weather was phenomenal….I even broke the boots out for our fun adventures! I am a jeans, sweater and boots girl all the way and LIVE all year-long for this weather to get here…..fall is the BEST!
Hannah was out of school on Friday and Dennis actually took the day off so we headed to St. Augustine to do a little shopping, eating and strolling! I am horrible because the only picture I took the whole day was of my lunch at the Yard Bird Cafe, exciting, huh? I should have at least snapped a picture of Hannah and Henny together, but I didn’t….bad mom! Hannah was in desperate need of new shoes. My poor child has the fattest, thickest, widest feet EVER and we have to spend a fortune on new shoes for her because the only shoes that I have found that fit her feet are New Balance, Merrell and Crocs. St. Augustine has a Merrell and Croc outlet, so we headed there first. We ended up buying her 4 new pair of shoes, but for what we spent, I could have bought me 8 new pair of shoes and I won’t outgrow mine! GEEZ! For anyone that doesn’t know me, I have a MAJOR shoe obsession! I lost count of my shoe collection years ago after I hit the 200 mark. Dennis made a rule (that I have never followed) that for every one new pair of shoes I buy, I have to get rid of 2 pair…..stupid rule, I know; hence why I ignore it! HA! But, with Hannah’s feet and shoes being so expensive it is really cutting into my shoe budget……the one good thing is I won’t have to worry about Hannah EVER having a shoe collection like mine, not at those prices! HA!
After our shoe shopping adventure, we headed to downtown St. Augustine and ate lunch at the Yard Bird Cafe. It was very different and very yummy! It was fun just sitting in this quaint little hole in the wall cafe together and enjoying each other’s company. St. Augustine is always a favorite of ours and we try to go several times a year.
On Saturday we got up and out fairly early while it was still cool outside. We had to swing by my parent’s house for my mom to hem Hannah’s Halloween costume and then we headed to our property so Hannah could play on the playground. We bought a beautiful piece of land almost 3 years ago in the “perfect” subdivision. It is a beautiful place and SO quiet because there are maybe 20 houses in the whole neighborhood! We have now decided not to build on it, so since we are paying HOA fees we try to use the playground as often as we can. Hannah ALWAYS has the playground all to herself too, so she played and Henny ran around like a wild animal! Dennis enjoyed watching the fish in the pond and hanging out on the dock some. If I had thought of it sooner, I would have packed us a picnic lunch to eat there as the weather was just so perfect and beautiful. We headed home as I had to get the house clean. While I cleaned and started dinner, Dennis and Hannah played outside and had so much fun. Dennis grilled chicken and pork chops and I made all the fixings for dinner. It was a wonderful day.
Yesterday, we went to church. Hannah LOVES the music in church and after the Praise and Worship Team was finished singing, she gave 2 thumbs up and said, “great job.” During the preaching Hannah will get to mimicking our pastor. Whatever motions he makes with his hands, Hannah will do it too. It looks like she is just taking it all in and preaching her own sermon, which makes me crack up! Hannah will sit there and wave at Dr. Brunson while he is preaching and being that we sit on the front row (which I REALLY HATE), I hope she isn’t distracting to him.
After church, we came home and Hannah wanted ice cream. So, after we ate lunch and she did her homework for school then we headed to Dairy Queen. She was so excited. Of course, after she ate hers she kept dipping her spoon into mine and Dennis’ cones. I think she got more of Dennis’ ice cream than he did!
What a fun weekend with my loves. It was fun to just get out and go. We RARELY do that. Usually we are such homebody’s, but it was nice to have a few days of spending time together and not worrying about getting everything done at home, (even though I did get my house clean). I am slowly beginning to realize that the moments of Hannah being a child are flying by and I want to take every opportunity to just enjoy her and these years. In a snap, she will be all grown up and even though she most likely will always be with us, these childhood years won’t come again!
Until next time………..