weekend fun

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?

Couple sitting by bonfire

Weekend Fun at The Zottola House

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Husky laying with child

Jimmy and I were able to sneak in a date night on Friday while my mother-in-law watched Sadie. It was so nice to spend some alone time with Jimmy! We went to a local pool and spa store to look at hot tubs. We’ve been wanting one ever since we stayed at my parents’ beach house last month and went in their hot tub daily.

Time will tell if we actually get one because we are going to be spending a good chunk of money here soon on a fence extension to keep our Houdini dog from escaping, lol.

On Saturday, Jimmy went to a work day at our church and Sadie and I did some cleaning and organizing around the house. She’s been getting into our snack drawer lately and running around with crackers while Niva chases her and it’s just a constant mess. I put all the snacks up high and hopefully it saves me from cleaning cracker crumbs 24/7 😉

I also filmed a vlog on Saturday because I realized I’ve rarely documented a Saturday at the Zottola household. In the evening, we had a bonfire!

Family sitting around bonfire

Couple sitting by bonfire

Remember how I said I was really excited to decorate for Christmas? Well, I made a pom pom garland. I had some twine laying around the house and I used a hot glue gun to glue pom poms I bought at Dollar Tree to the twine.

Simple and easy! I promise I won’t hang it up until November 🙂

White pom pom garland with twine for Christmas DIY

Well, I better get going and start my Monday. I hear Sadie stirring in her crib as I type up this post.

I’ll leave you with a funny occurrence that happened yesterday while we were at church…

There’s a family on our street that has a siberian husky that looks just like Niva. The dog escaped and was running around the neighborhood and a woman a few doors down from us thought she was Niva so she was throwing bologna into our yard to lure her in and even got her into our fence. Our next-door neighbor had to break the news to her her that the dog wasn’t Niva, lol. We have been blessed with some amazing neighbors!