Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Plans When You're A Mama

I love the weekend. But not for the reason that most young adults do. Not for the going out to the bar on a Friday night. Not for a Saturday evening date night. But rather, a weekend to be with our little snuggle bunny.



Setting expectations and plans for the weekend when you're parents, at least in my eyes, isn't important. Yep, we're perfectly content being home. Maybe things would be completely different if we were able to stay home with Elizabeth during the week. But after working all week, and only seeing JB for a couple hours each evening, my husband and I are just so happy to STAY HOME on the weekends and spoil our baby girl with all the love and attention in the world.

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So what do we do at home? 
Watch TV? Spend the day on our computers?

Not exactly! 

This morning once we got done with Saturday morning snuggles (a staple in our house on the weekends), dada fed Elizabeth some apple yo baby yogurt while I got started on making some homemade baby food. Baby food making = so much fun!!!



First up this morning is peaches! I bought a bag of the Simply Balanced Organic Peaches from Target yesterday because they were on sale. I steamed them and then pureed in the blender. Honestly, I wasn't impressed with how much it made. I got enough for 7.5 ounces and the bag was on sale for I think $3.22. Next time I do peaches, I'll buy from the produce department, but I'll probably wait until "peach season" this summer since they will be way cheaper then. 


Later this morning, after I get back from the gym (yes, this mama is forcing herself to go to the gym. I have a 20+ mile bike ride this summer and I have to get into better shape to build my stamina), I plan on making some peas as well as butternut squash and pears.
Other than making baby food, I don't have much on my agenda for today. We have a contractor coming out to look at our bathroom to get an estimate for the new tiles, vanity, and sink, and I might go to Home Depot to look at paint colors. My husband doesn't know this, but I'd like to paint the bathroom ASAP, like the second the tiling in the bathroom is done.

So, for the rest of the day, this mama is baby food making, working out at the gym, and spending time playing with our little peanut!

Maybe when Elizabeth is a little bit older, we'll enjoy having a busy social schedule on the weekends. I'm sure in the future, we'll have Saturday morning play-dates, birthday parties to attend, and neighborhood parks to visit. And maybe things would even be different if we could take JB outside to a park on a Sunday afternoon (hot Florida weather + helmet = a bad and possibly dangerous idea to be outside). So, for the moment, we are perfectly content with staying home and spending the weekend together making memories in our home. Our home is our happy place, so we take advantage of the time we have together, especially with my husband's crazy work schedule. 

Have a happy Saturday everyone! 
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23 comments

  1. Life surely does change when you become a parent. I remember the days of date nights and going out for a drink. Now my days are spent at the parks but I wouldn't change it for the world.

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    1. My husband and I were just saying that we are planning on opening a bottle of wine once she goes down for the night! :) It's our way of relaxing and having that alone time!

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  2. I love weekends because of the same thing :) my daughter is in kindergarten every day, so I can't wait for the weekend to have some snuggle time.

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    1. Snuggle time is just the best! My little one is only 7.5 months so snuggles are all the time once I'm home from work. But the weekends call for snuggles all day! :)

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  3. What a beautiful weekend with your lovely family. My niece makes baby food for her dumpling too. It's a great way to say I love you. Keep snuggling!

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    1. Yes! I love making the baby food. Only making the pears was an epic fail because one was rotten inside so I ended up taking them all back to the store to get my money back! I'll have to make more next weekend. At this point, it's too late in the day to get started!

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  4. Awe, it looks like you have a great reason to love Friday nights. She is just adorable. :)

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    1. Thank you! :) She is the perfect reason to NOT make any plans!

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  5. haha yeah weekends are def not the same like they used to be. now that we're blogging, we've switched our days so that our "weekends' happen on a weekday for most people. we usually just like to watch some tv or have a glass of whiskey at home. how things have changed lol

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    1. Babies change everything, but for the better for sure! :)

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  6. I am not a parent yet and I love spending weekends doing absolutely nothing and staying home like am doing this weekend. I do not miss my clubbing days at all I just need more sleep my weekdays are too busy.

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  7. I look forward to the weekends because it is the time when I really get my house clean and spend time with my family doing fun things.

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  8. I like Sunday because it means everyone is home. We usually don't have any school events going on either...though we do sometimes on Friday and Saturday.

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  9. Awww how sweet! :) The weekends are definitely a fun time for me because it means that everyone is home and we can all spend some quality time together.

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  10. I love weekends for the same reason! I've never been a party animal or gone out. I've always been about my kiddos and family time on weekends! Great lovely Post!

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  11. It's nice that you make your baby's food, that's very healthy. Our weekend is always busy. cleaning and attending to children's activities.

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  12. I look forward to the weekend for the same reasons. Mine are different ages and having the weekend to spend with them also means catching up with their busy school lives. We love to snuggle too (even at 17!)

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  13. I've been letting work and other things get in the way of my weekend time with my little guy (and the rest of the family). I need to spend my time more wisely during the week so that this does not happen. Thanks for the important reminder.

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  14. We're the same way! Can't even remember the last time I went to a bar. It's definitely time to enjoy the family on weekends.

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  15. We loved having family time with our kids, just time to play and snuggle. Read some books and play on the living room floor.

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  16. These are such cute pictures of daddy and her. My sister is doing a different thing with my nephew were he is eating regular food and not baby food. She said it teaches them to chew which is a nature thing. They don't choke on the food because of the gag reflex that is nature. I have never heard of this type of baby feeding before but his is doing very while with it.

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  17. This past Saturday I got a good break from Mommy duties when I went to a Blogging Conference in Seattle. Loved every minute of it...but must admit there were several moments in the day when I miss my daughter and cats! :)

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