the biggest news of the weekend was this guy peed in the potty for the first time ever! he has sat on it a bunch of times, but has never actually gone. two mornings in a row i noticed that he woke up with a dry diaper, so on the second morning i convinced him to try and he went! we were so excited and he seemed really proud. we have not done any formal "training" yet (even though i think i said a while back we were planning to). i'm still mentally preparing and waiting for him to show more interest. but we're on the right track :)
friday night we just hung out at home and thatcher packed for his work trip to san francisco. (thankfully - for me - it's only his second work trip since we moved here).
saturday morning we drove him to the airport bright and early (or dark and early is more accurate, as it was rainy). the kids and i came home and relaxed for a bit then had an early lunch. azalea asked if we could go swimming at the mountlake terrace pool which is about 35 minutes north of us. and i was not feeling like spending another hour in the car after our long morning in the car, so i looked up the schedule at the community pool in our neighborhood (where ashford is currently taking lessons) and discovered they have open swim from 12:30 - 1:30 every saturday. perfect! it was my first time taking both of them swimming alone (to a non-wading pool or splash pad), and i'll admit i was a little intimidated, but it wasn't bad! especially since they had life jackets and arm floaties, so azalea wore one of those. the kids had a blast! the hardest part was actually getting them (and me) dried off and dressed in the locker room after. ha! we came home and they both crashed hard for a couple hours. it was so nice! we ate dinner at home and just stayed in the rest of the night. it was really dark and rainy all day, cozy.
that night was pretty rough - we all ended up in my bed by 11:30pm and then the kids woke up at 5:00 for the day!! bruuuutal. in the mid morning on sunday, we drove 45 minutes north to a pumpkin patch called "the farm at swans trail", to meet our friends vanessa, matt, and ewan. it's a big place and it was very crowded just 15 minutes after opening. but it was inexpensive with tons of stuff to do, so that was nice! the kids had a blast picking out a pumpkin, going down the hay bale slides, and bouncing on the jumping "pillows" (like a bouncy house that is low to the ground with no walls or ceiling).
after about an hour and a half it was getting quite crowded and chaotic there and the kids were overstimulated, so we decided to drive back to our neighborhood and get burgers, fries, and shakes from scooters for lunch. it was an easy way to tear them away from the fun ;) sadly there were no naps at our house in the afternoon because they both took mini naps in the car. once i grieved my lack of a "break" for the day, we headed to the store to get some groceries. we had leftovers for dinner and then a bath, then i got them in bed by 7:30 because they needed it!!
4 more days until my weekend away in suncadia. i cannot wait!! :)