Sleepover

Weekend Adventures

Hello and welcome to the first week of November! How was your weekend? Ours was busy and blessed. Here’s a rundown of what we were up to!

Friday

Grandma reading Usborne book to toddler

My mom came over! We indulged in my latest obsession of thrift shopping and also filmed a vlog. Sadie spent the night at my parents’ house.

Jimmy and I planned on driving golf balls at Top Golf, but it was booked so we went to Rural King (a farm supply store) to look at the chicks and rabbits 🙂

Baby gap Christmas dress

I was able to get Sadie this Christmas dress at the thrift store for $0.58. I can’t wait to see her wear it this holiday season!

Saturday

Sadie spent the day with her cousin Caroline at my parents’ house and had such a fun time! 

Toddlers sitting in boxes reading books

While Sadie was hanging out with her cousin, Jimmy and I went on a quick day trip to West Virginia and visited one of our favorite places, Cabela’s. It’s an outdoor recreation store that has an aquarium and all sorts of animal displays.

We also went out to lunch and browsed around a bookstore. It was really great to catch up with Jimmy and have uninterrupted conversations! 

Cabela's

Jimmy and I agreed that we want to take Sadie to Cabela’s soon. We think she would really enjoy it. Last time she went she was only two months old!

In the evening, we met our church family at a local sports center for our church’s Halloween alternative.

Since we don’t celebrate Halloween, our church puts on an activity each year during the time trick-or-treating takes place and we all get together and have fun. 

Pushing stroller in rollerblades

Yes, that is my dad pushing Sadie and Caroline in a stroller while rollerblading, haha! Love it.

Family at roller rink

We had such a wonderful time with everyone and I was reminded of just how much I enjoy rollerblading! 

Sunday

We went to church, caught up around the house (cooking, cleaning, gearing up for the week ahead, etc.), and went back to church in the evening. 

Toddlers eating lollipops

The kids were given lollipops during the evening church service and they were very happy about that 🙂

What was the best part of your weekend?

Toddlers sitting in a box watching TV

Family Lowes Trips, Sickness, and a Sleepover

I’m pretty sure Lowes is our family’s happy place in terms of stores. Jimmy dreads when I drag him into Hobby Lobby and I’d rather not visit the car parts store, but Lowes? We can do Lowes.

Sadie loves the car shopping carts, Niva gets attention from shoppers and treats from cashiers, and Jimmy and I enjoy dreaming of home projects while we wander the aisles.

Dog at Lowes

No car shopping cart this time, but Sadie was still a happy camper and kept saying “Hey!” to people in the aisles.

I am definitely a big fan of the garden area, while Jimmy prefers gazing longingly at the power tools. Niva likes the checkout because of the aforementioned treats 😉 Do you enjoy home improvement stores or are they totally boring to you?

Sadie and I caught a cold over the weekend and the poor gal had fever after fever. We gave her some of this medicine and let her watch more television than we normally do, mostly to keep her resting instead of running all over the place like usual.

We missed church on Sunday morning and my dad texted me this photo.

Cufflink made from ship

It was so sweet that he was checking in on us and I was super happy to see him wearing the cufflinks I bought him for Father’s Day a few years ago. They have a cool story behind them.

My dad served in the U.S. Navy and lived and worked on a nuclear submarine, the USS Bergall. I found cufflinks (in this Etsy shop) made from maple off of the submarine he was on and he was so happy to have a piece of his history to be able to wear.

This post is just full of random tangents, so onto the next one! Sadie, Niva, and I joined my sister, her dog, and daughter for a little sleepover at my parents’ house and it was the best kind of chaos.

Husky on bunk bed with toddlers

Toddlers sitting in a box watching TV

Two toddlers, four adults, and four dogs all in one house is so much fun. Seeing Sadie and Caroline spending time together is precious and it’s also nice that they entertain each other.

I’m was able to sneak in a bit of real estate work (and blogging!) while they played the day away. The fact that our sleepover tired Niva out is just icing on the cake 😉

Husky sleeping on couch

Are there any stores that your whole family enjoys going to?