Saturday morning we let Ty sleep in, but Carter was so excited that daddy was home, he kept going into our room to kiss Ty on whatever part of his body he could reach. It was the sweetest thing. Then during naptime my mom and dad came over to our house so Ty and I could shop for a new light fixture for our main bathroom remodel. It was silly, but it felt like a date. Ty and I really don't get much time alone together now that he needs to be in bed by 9:30 every night. It's usually an hour at most. So to have alone time together during the day where we were actually leaving the house was so exciting. We walked through the stores holding hands, sat by each other in the front of the car, and actually got to have conversations. That outing with Ty was one of the highlights of the weekend for me, so thank you mom and dad! That night mom made dinner and brought it over to our house to share. Then Ty and I stayed up late. We were a bit ridiculous, not realizing it was midnight until it was already upon us. Ty was sweet enough to let me sleep in but I was still wiped when I woke up so the morning meant a Starbucks run using gift cards I'd been hoarding. One of the gift cards we finished off I had received as a Christmas present when I was still teaching, if that gives you any idea how long I've been hoarding it! Starbucks is one of those very rare, I'm desperate for caffeine and would like a treat occasions for us and boy was it one of the most delicious caramel frappuccinos I had ever had! It also helped me feel human again so that was nice!
Monday morning we let Ty sleep in, brewed him a pot of coffee, and then quietly headed in a little after 9 am to wake him up. He got the smoker out and put a pork shoulder in to start smoking. I got Elise down for a morning nap while he and Carter started working on the bathroom remodel. Since Carter was having so much fun with Ty, I headed out to go for a trail run at Turkey Mountain as a special treat. It's somewhere I normally can't run because the trails are really rocky and crazy and not at all conducive to stroller runs. As I was heading out Carter was so sweet, asking me for a hug and a kiss and then yelling after me, "Have a good day. I love you, mommy!" I was so excited to run at Turkey Mountain. The view is amazing, looking out onto the river. It was such an awesome run and a different kind of challenge than my typical runs. My first mile was 10:14 with my second at 8:07, third at 9:04, and then fourth was 9:40 which gives you an idea of how hilly and difficult the run is but man I love it! It made me think about finding a trail run to participate in this fall. I came home to find Carter and Ty reading together. While I took a shower they Facetimed Gma and Gpa. I love seeing Carter with his daddy and the excitement he has for his daddy to be home just melts me. I know it is so important for me to leave every now and then to give him special one-on-one time with his daddy. He was so proud telling me how he had helped daddy while I was gone and what they had done.
|Helping daddy in the bathroom.|
|I came home to this sweet sight!|
That evening mom, dad, Jeremy, and Thomas all came over for dinner. We had Ty's delicious smoked pork shoulder with yummy sides and then followed that up with good ole fashioned s'mores! I love eating outside and the weather was perfect for it. It was in the 70's with a nice breeze. Much nicer than the 96 degree high from the previous day! It was the perfect ending to a wonderful weekend and the best part is that tomorrow is already Tuesday so we are one day closer to a weekend with more time with Ty!
As luck would have it our AC crapped out on Friday going into Memorial Day weekend which meant brave the heat or pay big bucks to have it fixed on a holiday weekend. We just have luck like that with our water line breaking over Christmas in 2012. Thankfully the highest temperature of the weekend was 96 degrees on Saturday and we were able to spend most of our time either outside or with some portable fans/our clothes off, so it wasn't too bad. I am looking forward to having it fixed tomorrow though!