2/15/11

We Like Long Weekends!

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We really had a four day Valentine's weekend at our house this year. Other than the military ball, Brett had drill this weekend so spent a lot of time together as a family on Friday and Monday. It was exactly the kind of low stress weekend that I needed to rebound from earlier in the week!

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On Friday we went to PetSmart to see puppies!!! We wanted Ruby to get a little more comfortable with them than she has been because we're really itching to get a dog. We got to play with a sweet little beagle that let both kids hold her and only chewed on Brett's shoes a little bit. She smelled so good!!! As all new little things smell! It wasn't hard to give her back but it did make everyone even more eager for our first dog!

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We went to Target to get Sebastian a Transformer with some Valentine money he got from his great-grandparents and then stopped at Red Velvet to look for a pretty dress. We ran into Katie and her sweet family, got to meet Mallory's boyfriend that drove all day to see her, Wes, one of the sweetest souls out there, and those two beautiful girls that work there and their Valentines! (Emma, I hope I didn't leak that too early!) ;) It was like this really fun unplanned party where the kids entertained themselves and everyone got to catch up!

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On Saturday the kids and I colored a huge Valentine, watched videos, read some books, avoided the laundry, and hung out until it was time to get ready for the ball. Then they had fun with their Aunt Brittany while we went to the ball.

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On Sunday Sebastian helped me make sugar cookies! The only cookie cutter we could find was a Halloween cat and we were out of red food coloring because we used it up on home made play-dough. SO, we used a jar lid for circle cookies and decided to name the other ones Spring Cat cookies! Ha!

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I got the kids dressed for Valentine's Day photos once Brett got home and was so happy that they were compliant! I may have bribed Sebastian with a sugar cookie. Then we delivered cookies to our friends across the street and our friends across town. Our kids played in the melting snow while Katy and I got to chat a little.

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On Monday we enjoyed a lazy morning before heading to the park to play. Then it was the Purple Burrito for lunch with Mexican Cokes, a trip to the record store to pick up the new Bright Eyes a day early, and back home for nap time. Brett enjoyed a little snooze as well so I ventured out to the thrifts for the first time in three weeks! THREE WEEKS! I came home with some pretty things and was very good about not bringing home a few others.

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Brett got both of the kids Valentine cards as well as me that we opened over coffee and cereal. We got some fun Valentine packages in the mail from my parents and a package of vintage shoes and a sweet little sweater from Rubyellen! Then the flowers Brett had ordered arrived while he was in class that night. It was a day full of happy gifts!

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The weather was just beautiful (at least for February!) and we enjoyed some sidewalk chalk time with our favorite neighbors. It's amazing what sunshine will do for someone's well being, isn't it?

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Ha! This is my new favorite photo of this boy!

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Sebastian wore: Shirt and vest, Target. Tie, handmade from vintage feed sack material. Pants and shoes, thrifted.
Ruby wore: Cardigan, thrifted. Vintage dress, thrifted. Black tights, Babies R'Us. Pink sparkle shoes, gifted from Holly!

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I feel so much better after such a fun weekend and a change of pace. Your sweet comments last week were touching and encouraging to me. Thank you. I'm looking forward to a week of warm-ish temperatures and some fun projects for some posts this week!

What are you looking forward to?

xoxo,
Rachel

31 comments:

Desiree Fawn said...

LOVE those outfits ^_^ Such stylish kiddos!

Gingiber said...

Your weekend sounds perfect! Wishing you a great rest of the week!

Jamie said...

omg Sebastian looks like he has so much maturity behind those young eyes. what stylin' kiddos! the vest and tie are awesome!

Claire said...

oh they are so cute together! and cool clothes! x

Miss P said...

Aw, Sebastian! What a cute little smirk and dude like pose. Ruby reminds me of my Little Tornado. She looks as if she has the mischief in her. Proper little comedian. Gorgeous. Glad you're feeling brighter.
Px

Hi! I'm LiLi! said...

love their outfits and i agree with you, that's my fave photo of Sebastian too.

b_maria_why said...

lol i LOVE these pics--espec. the first one.

Poo said...

So cute! <3

Amy - a is for ampersand said...

I love it all! Your family gives me hope for my future family. :) Glad you had so much fun!!

Nicole Coffin. said...

Oh that little smirk on Sebastians face is so cute....he's gonna be such a handsome little fella isn't he?? Your kiddos are adorable.

Becka Robinson said...

LOVE his little tie. Adorable. What an old soul.

melinda said...

ruby is the cutest little thing i've ever seen.

Emma said...

Beautiful photos! x

angie said...

THESE PICTURES ARE FANTASTIC!!!!! Love them!

PuppyLovePrincess said...

Ah! Adorable!

Jess said...

Please tell me you're going to create a huge picture wall with those images because they are simply beautiful :)

hollysarah said...

Sebastian is. so. handsome! These pictures are so sweet!!
So happy to see Ruby in her sparkly shoes! :)

In the Pacific NW said...

omgoodness. the very first picture of the kids is my FAV. Love Sebatian's tough look. What a great series of pics to someday remember how small your kids once were!

skunkboycreatures said...

They are crazy adorable! Sebastian's outfit is my favorite!

Allison Drew said...

Oh my goodness. They are so precious. I love the little cardigans you put on Ruby.

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MilliD said...

Those are GREAT photos of your adorable kids! You know what cracked me up? In the first photo of Sebastian by himself, he has such a Harrison Ford expression! That cocked grin put a huge smile on my face. :D Thanks for sharing about your lovely weekend!

Christine said...

these pictures are precious!!!

Sara said...

Your kiddos are just too adorable. Love Ruby's shoes!

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

Sounds like an AMAZING weekend! I LOVE how you've dressed your little boy! It's so charming!! Such sweet little kiddos :) Your dress is also fabulous by the way!

Becky Farley said...

holy moly they are precious!!!

crystal said...

your valentines are such cuties! glad you had such a lovely weekend!!

Rach said...

good grief i'm in love with Sebastian's boots! soooo cute. your children are beautiful!

Anna said...

Sebastian looks like a little man with that vest on! And I bought some pink sparkle shoes for my Annie. She calls them her dancing shoes.
I hope you guys do get a dog! Being a farm girl I had never had an inside dog and we rescued our little pupcakes Scout in July. She is the cuddliest and sweetest dog ever. I couldn't imagine life without her!

Deoma's Boutique said...

You have two of the most beautiful children! Those photos will be treasured forever!

alix said...

Awww Ruby is always a doll but check out Sebastian in his rad outfit!!! he looks amazing and so suave for a little guy!!! awesome pix, lady!

Cat said...

soo cute and I cannot believe how big they are getting!