Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend fun - Homework, a photoshoot and a date

Last weekend was a fairly low key weekend, we had lots of small activities but we also had some great breaks in between. On Saturday we all cheered Tman at his first soccer game. He did amazing. I am sure there are going to be loads more games in store for us.

Once a month, the daycare that the boys attend is open on a Saturday so that the parents can get a break from their kids. We never took advantage of that option but we've decided that once a month it's not so bad to take a break and have an adult meal without chasing our kids. So after Tman's soccer game, we dropped the kids off at daycare and went out on a date.

We went to late lunch were we enjoyed a nice meal and some adult beverages :)

After lunch, we went for a walk, hubby was annoyed that I kept taking pics of us walking, does he not know me and my picture obsession?
Then we enjoyed some ice cream and chilled for bit before going to pick up the kids
We were smiling ear to ear after a few hours and I asked hubby to give me his best smiley face he showed all his teeth (which he never does) :)
We are knee deep in homework land. Tman gets a long list of homework every week and we have to do it a little bit every day to ensure that he finishes. It's a work in progress and he is getting better at it everyday.

Look at my studious Tman holding the pen so well :)
What I like the most is when he has a goofy happy smile on his face when he does something right
learning to cut with his daddy
On Sunday we had our family pictures taken. It's my favorite thing to do every year and this year did not disappoint. We've been using the same photographers for the last 3 photo sessions. The boys were crazy and ran around like headless chicken but I know these girls will get us some gems. I am so excited to see the final result.

This is what we wore for our photoshoot.
Behind the scenes during the shoot :)

After the photoshoot, we came home took a nap then went out to meet with our friends at the park. Bean was asleep when we left so hubby stayed at home with him. My grandma joined me for the fun. We let the boys run around the park and wear themselves out for hours

Tman and Jbird are hilarious when they are allowed to run wild :)

We enjoyed a nice picnic with our friends
and finished things off with some ice cream. My grandma loved it
I love this group of friends and all the awesome time we are spending together
When we got home, Tman and Jbird passed out within 30 minutes and we didn't see them until the morning. Another great weekend in the books. We did a lot of fun things but it definitely did not feel overwhelming. We are enjoying the last beautiful days of the season. Once it gets super cold I will be hibernating, I don't do anything out in the cold. My African blood can't take it. Hope you had a great weekend too.


  1. i just posted a comment and the computer ate frustrating! I like the clothes you picked out for your family photoshoot, everyone;s going to look really nice, Take advantage of that saturday your daycare is open! kid-free meals are few and far between lol!

    love tman's smile. your kids are so cute!!

  2. How awesome! I especially love the behind the scenes pictures because so often we see awesome looking pictures but don't know how much goes into getting it to look that beautiful! I see you posted the pictures so I'm off to look at them now.
    Thank you for sharing! :-)

  3. Behind the scenes pics are so candid and nice. The outfit are so cute.