Visiting the Library

We met up with some good friends of mine and their babies this week. They took us to the most lovely of children’s libraries where we spent the day letting our toddlers toddle around, catching up in between wrangling said toddlers and of course reading lots of books.

library opens

big books


mermaid panal

captain hook!


more reading

library fun

friends reading

picking a book

found it!

that face

there she goes



This weekend was filled with good friends, lots of car travel, morning surprises to see hot air balloons and preparations for a very special someone’s birthday next weekend. One of my very best friend’s in the world was in town (he’s living in NY at the moment). Most of us hadn’t seen him in several years, so we decided to have a special brunch. He got to meet Ellie for the first time and we got to spend a wonderful few hours brunching with him and my best friends and their families. We’ve all come a long way since high school (some of us friends since elementary school) and it’s always neat to get together now. Mimosa’s and coffee are scattered between sippy cups and organic puffs now. It’s less about getting to chat and more about keeping babies busy and catching up quick as we can before melt downs occur. We are so much like family though, when time whizzes by and we finally do get together, like we did this weekend, it was as if no time had passed at all.  A fun day was had and we’re all hoping we get to see more of each other on a regular basis soon.

the brunchy brunch

dads and their baby girls

friends and babies

sister friends

all of us



We also wanted to make this  somewhat local festival but missed it with all the hoopla going on. So early sunday morning we jumped in the car and made it to see one last balloon. I was disappointed there weren’t more but seeing the look on Ellie’s face when she saw that hot air balloon rise was worth it just for that! It was a bit of magic for a chilly, foggy, sunday morning.





How was your weekend?

joining Amanda with weekending.


international banana bread day

fooling around with daddy

signs of spring

with gramma napping


making the owlbottling the beer

beach walk with ellie

the inlaws on the beach

sun is lowering

avery present

the shower gals

It was another busy, lovely weekend. Beginning with homemade banana bread for National Banana Bread Day, lots of silly time with Daddy, springtime flowers blooming all over the place, naps in the carrier with happy Gramma’s, homemade pizza, bottling of the home-brew, making handmade baby toys for a good friend’s shower, beautiful walks on the beach with the in-laws and to end the weekend, a wonderful “baby  sprinkle” and a day of joy and reminiscing with old, dear friends. How was your weekend?


linking up with Amanda!