We had a really fun, long weekend. I completely forgot that Monday was President’s Day until I glanced at the calendar on Sunday night and realized that the boys wouldn’t have school on Monday.
On Saturday morning, we went to breakfast with Todd’s parents. After breakfast, we took the boys to get haircuts. Hayes needed a serious haircut. His hair has been growing in the back and on the sides, but not in the front. So it was time to get him cleaned up a bit.
He was such a wiggle worm, as you can tell by the blurry picture. I don’t know how the girl managed to do such a great job with him moving around so much, but he ended up with a cute little haircut.
That day it rained and rained all day long. And we were supposed to get some kind of wintery mix. That was the day that I put the outfits together for yesterday’s guest post and on the way to my in-law’s house, it started hailing. I’ve never seen hail in such cold conditions. Then it turned to freezing rain and some areas of town got snow. It was a wild weather day.
That night, we took the boys to Target and then we went to Smashburger for the first time. We really liked it, and the boys actually ate their food. Do you have a Smashburger where you live?
On Sunday after church, we hosted some friends and their kids at the Gamecock baseball game. All of our friends have kids the same ages as our kids. Hudson was so excited and kept saying, “We’re going to the base-ketball game!”
We had Todd’s firm’s suite for the game, so the kids were able to run around in the suite and go outside to watch the game. The adults could supervise and watch the game. It was a really fun time for all of us!
I wanted to get a picture of all seven kids together, but that didn’t happen.
Hayes giving a hug to his best buddy, Jack
Hudson and his best buddy, John
After the baseball game on Sunday, a few of my girl friends and I got together to see Safe Haven. I had read the book back when I was pregnant with Hayes and loved the book. I loved that it was a great blend of romance, suspense, and a good Southern story. It isn’t the typical Nicholas Sparks book. (My favorite Nicholas Sparks books are The Guardian, The Lucky One, and Safe Haven, by the way, because of the suspense.)
Anyway, I really, really enjoyed the movie. There were a few differences between the book and the movie, but it had been so long since I read it, I didn’t notice many of the differences. And, of course, I cried and cried and cried.
Hudson’s “soccer season” starts next month, so we’ve been trying to teach him a little bit about the fundamentals of soccer. Or at least the whole “don’t touch the ball with your hands, only with your feet” part of soccer. We’re excited to see how he does playing with all of his friends.
Hayes has hated getting baths for as long as I can remember. And last night, he actually tolerated it for a while. As in he didn’t scream and cry for thirty minutes. I’m hoping he’ll come around and start enjoying it more as we get closer to the summer. He needs to be loving the swimming pool this summer!
But he was so sweet hanging out in his towel after his bath last night. Sweet little love bug. He looks like he’s 6 months old in this picture.
Another really big part of the weekend was the Downton Abbey season finale. And I’ve love to talk about it, but don’t want to spoil anything for my friends who haven’t seen it yet. But seriously? Just pure devastation!
Are you excited for baseball season?
Did you see Safe Haven?
Are you a Downton Abbey fan, and are you also devastated?