Get your pads and pens ready because it’s time for the Week In Review.
The Week In Review is a list, in its purest form, not of the things you still need to do, but of all the things you have done in the last seven days. It’s an achievement list, an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back or smack on the ass. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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The Hubby’s brothers and their family were in town last week so I knew we were going to be spending every moment together. As a result, I removed my expectations for normalcy. I gave myself a pass on all things blogging and general adulting. Without my own added pressure, we had a really great and stress free week. Granted, I intend to spend the next few days recovering, curled up with my kid and a coffee cup, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
Let’s get listing:
We spent Monday at my in-laws just chilling and grilling; out that is. Fresh salmon, hotdogs, and corn on the cob. Ave got her mitts on the latter for the first time, and she’s definitely a fan, which isn’t surprising given her love of all things edible.
On Tuesday, we headed to Toledo for a fourth of July party with more extended family. We went swimming, socialized and ate all the food. After a day of rousing play, Ave slept right through the fireworks while we watched from our front yard.
On Wednesday, we did our usual park circuit, only this time with cousins, aunts and uncles in tow. Later on, the adults went out for dinner while grandma and grandpa baby sat the little people. This was Ave’s first time going to bed without nursing first, which is huge. I see freedom in my future.
On Thursday, we had lunch on the East Bank at Coastal Taco where Ave went to town on my Spanish lentil tacos and black beans. After eating, we walked along the boardwalk before swinging by the Cleveland sign for a family picture. In the evening, the Hubby and I hosted a planned pizza party at our house, where we made and served up five different kinds of pizza, including a Buffalo blue cheese chicken pizza and a veggiefied pie. No one left hungry.
Friday found us back at the in-laws house and the local swimming hole. Ave had a blast and I got to hit the water slide with my niece. I totally screamed on the way down. That same night, we dined alfresco at Humble Wine Bar and listened to Carlos Jones play, a local reggae artist, while grandma and grandpa baby sat once more.
On Saturday, we hosted an impromptu brunch at our house complete with mimosas, Breadsmith pastries and Swiss chard from the garden. We hung out at the house all day until the last brother left for the airport. That night, I was in bed by 9:30 p.m. and asleep by 9:32 p.m..
On the seventh day, we rested, also known as grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, and cavorting in the kitchen. All in all, it was a phenomenal week.
It’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you. Link up and get yo’ list on.
What are three things you accomplished in the last week? Big or small.