Our babysitter had to take the day off on Friday for a doctor's appointment, so Michael stayed home with Addie in the morning, and I took a half day from work in the afternoon. I forgot my jacket so Addie & I took a ride back to my office to pick it up. Some of my co-workers met us downstairs, and it took a few minutes for her to warm up to them. It didn't take too long, though, for her to want to start walking around the parking lot. That was when it was time to go home.
Friday night was the Krewe of Eve parade which passes about a block from our house. We had some friends come over before the parade started, but we all hung out in the backyard so not to spread germs inside. We didn't let Addie get too close to the other kiddos but she did not seem to mind at all. She just walked around and around until she wore herself out. Around 7pm, everyone walked out to the parade while Addie and I went in for some milk and story time before bed. After she went to sleep, I watched Something Borrowed that I picked up on a whim at Walmart the other day. It's one of the very few movies that I like just as much as I liked the book.
Saturday was pretty low key, and I was able to catch up on chores around the house. We spent some time outside enjoying the nice weather we've been having. That weather stuck around for today, so after lunch, we took a ride to the lakefront. Now that Addie is walking, there's no stopping her. She walked all over the place, and even stopped to wave to all of the dogs that passed by. After a little cat nap, she was up and ready to head over to cousin Hannah's for the Super Bowl. My sister in law invited us over for some Vietnamese egg rolls & fried rice. I admit I was kind of hoping that pho would be on the menu, but it's not really cold enough for soup I guess. It so funny that Hannah is seven months old, yet weighs three pounds less and is two inches shorter than Addison. We didn't let them get too close to one another tonight but I sure hope these two will be best of friends growing up.
This weekend served as a much needed reminder that I don't need to cram the calendar full in order to create a memorable weekend. Just spending time together, enjoying each other is what we'll remember. That's what's important!