This past weekend we headed up to my parent’s lakehouse. They have recently done some renovations to the front yard and put in a spool (aka spa/pool…it’s like a small pool that can also be heated) and it was so nice!
Jojo loved the water and was a swimming fool. I bought her this free swim baby float (<–affiliate link) and it was adorable and really impressive watching her kick. The float holds her upper body at an angle and her legs dangle back behind her into the water so she can kick kick kick and she did! She’s not really into relaxing haha and likes to be on the move so this float worked great.
We spent a lot of time swimming because 1) it was so hot and 2) Jojo was super happy in the pool. We have a lot of water in our life and it makes me nervous with having Jo now, so I’m very into teaching her how to swim asap. I looked into Infant Swim Rescue classes and think it’s so cool, but right now our plan it to just secure all pools as much as we can. Have any of you done ISR with your kiddos? The youtube videos I watch of babies doing it AMAZE me.
For lunch we had salad (cantaloupe + blue cheese, my mom’s good idea), ribs, texas caviar, and pretzel crackers.
…and I had one of the below Lime-a-Rita’s and found out it was kinda gross lol. Have you tried them? I drank most of it, but wouldn’t have one again. Gimme a real margarita!
Later we went for a boat ride and the rocking of the boat put Jojo right to sleep. To which I was like, YESSSSSSS.
For snacks throughout the day I had cookies I brought.
At some point I took a nap and then when I was up Andrew went and took a nap. I feel like when we have rougher sleep stretches with Joanna, daytime naps for me and Andrew are needed so much on the weekends.
Later for dinner we had salmon, lo mein noodles and a kale-roasted brussels salad. Paired with some wine. My parents did an incredible job with the meals all weekend…they were all SO good, as usual.
Sunday morning started early. Jo wasn’t a fan of sleeping in a new place or maybe her teeth were bothering her, so she woke up constantly that night. Around 6am she and I went outside to play with some toys, since Andrew, Jo and me weren’t getting any sleep anyways haha. Once we were outside I realized how beautiful it was and didn’t mind being up so early anymore.
Breakfast was tacos and a milky iced coffee. My dad crisps the tortillas in a sautè pan in butter and it’s SO good.
We had a picnic-y lunch – crackers, bacon, pickles, cheese.
Then squeezed in another pool hour and boat ride before we headed home.
On the way home we went by a highly nostalgic, yet unimpressive fast food place and got malts and shakes for the ride home. Joanna slept in the car all the way home and I was like THANK GOODNESSSSSS!
Sunday evening Andrew mowed and then I went grocery shopping. After Jo went to bed we had pizza + salad + watermelon for dinner.
And that was our weekend! I hope you had a refreshing weekend as well!