After 5 weeks with the girls and barely making it out of the house, I’m very excited to actually have some weekending activities to actually talk about! While it definitely wasn’t as busy as some other weekends in the past, it was a very busy weekend with two little ones that are on a feeding schedule! So of course, I’m linking up with the always amazing Biana for some weekending!
It was a very exciting Friday for the entire city of Houston because after going to bed on Thursday with actual snow flurries, we woke up to a winter wonderland! Chris and I were up bright and early Friday morning for a 4AM feed and we were so excited to see our front and back yards blanketed in snow! It was so beautiful!
When we woke up after the 7AM feed we were so happy that the snow was still on the ground, so I took some pictures outside. The girls don’t have a ton of clothes for cold weather so we didn’t take them outside to experience their first snow, but we did take a picture in front of the window. Needless to say their December has been pretty exciting, but they don’t even know it yet!
The rest of Friday was spent doing all of the baby things, changing diapers and feeding them and getting all of the baby cuddles. Chris had a lot more exciting of a Friday afternoon and evening than me. He not only installed an EcoBee in our house with the help of a neighbor, but he also finished breaking down the deer he shot last weekend and grilled sausage for our party on Saturday night.
We were up bright and early Saturday morning right after the girls’ 7AM feed because we had a lot that we needed to get ready for the day! I actually had time to shower and put on makeup while Chris watched the girls and then we packed ourselves up for our first night away from home with the girls!
We made lists of everything that we needed for our first night away, and after Chris got the car fully loaded up, we quickly realized that our lives are never going to be the same with two little ones involved. I got a brand new Honda Pilot earlier in the week, and even with the third row folded down, we had stuff piled up high in the back. Needless to say, it’s going to be an event to go anywhere over night again!
We fed the girls really quick and then headed over to my sister’s house to drop our stuff off before heading out to our first activity of the day! Our friends were having a Sip & See for their son who spent a couple of months in the NICU, and that’s where we headed with the girls in tow! It was so nice to get out and spend some time with old friends, and the icing on the cake was the fact that the girls were really good the entire time that we were out! They were good just being held by us and only got fussy when it was time for a feeding and needed a diaper change. It was awesome!
After a great visit, we packed the girls up and headed back to my sister’s house for the rest of the night! We were having our annual Christmas party with my sister and brother in law and our good friends, and this year was my sister’s year to host! We ran a quick errand to pick up some cheese, and before we knew it our friends had arrived with their daughter and the party had officially started!
The reason that we get together every year at Christmas is because our parents all lived next door to each other when we were growing up for a few years and they always hosted an annual Christmas party. 32 years later and they still host the Christmas party every year and funnily enough their party was only a mile down the road from my sister’s house. So all the adults came over for a little bit to see us, but primarily to see the babies! It was a lot of fun, and great to see everybody!
Before we knew it, it was time for our friends to get their little one to bed and they headed out for the night. We were spending the night at my sister’s house, so we were going to try and stay up until the girls’ last feeding. We started watching Elf, but I barely made it to Buddy arriving in NYC before I passed out. Needless to say those late night feedings are getting to me!
Luckily enough for us though, the girls only woke up at 4AM (which is quickly becoming our new normal) and then 7AM, so we were able to get some sleep that night. We hung out at my sister’s house for a few hours before packing up all the stuff for the girls and heading back home. We got home right in time for the girls’ feeding, and after they were done eating, we decided to take them on a walk to get the mail and then made a quick trip to the grocery store. I’m so incredibly thankful that once they get in their car seats and start moving they’re perfectly happy babies!
The rest of the night was spent relaxing on the couch with the girls watching our normal Sunday night TV and our first viewing of Home Alone for the season! It was the perfect end to a very full and fun weekend!