Mom’s Day Weekend 2023 – Peanut Butter Fingers

Good morning mates! How are you? Did you’ve weekend? Our weekend was jam-packed however it was crammed with great things — household, mates and loads of time exterior within the springtime sunshine!

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Our weekend kicked off at The Big Bounce America, a touring inflatable occasion that includes the world’s greatest bounce home. Once I noticed it was coming to the Charlotte space, I knew our boys can be all about it and booked us tickets for the morning session for teenagers ages 7 and underneath.

(Prime: Madewell / Leggings: lululemon / Bag: lululemon / Sneakers: Reebok / Hat: Nike / Boys’ hats: Bitty Brah / Rhett and Ryder’s footwear: Natives — our favourite for summer time!) 

All I can say is I’m so, so glad we went to the time for little youngsters as a result of I can not even start to think about the mayhem with older and larger youngsters bouncing in all places. I believe it felt somewhat extra chaotic than I anticipated largely as a result of it was actually moist and drizzly exterior so some grownups have been falling down within the bounce homes which was a little bit of a hazard for smaller youngsters like Rhett. I shortly scooped Rhett out of the largest bounce home (which our massive youngsters LOVED, by the best way) and Rhett and I explored a number of the smaller, much less common inflatables which proved to be way more his pace.

As soon as Ryan, Chase and Ryder have been finished within the big bounce home, we met again up and the boys all did a big inflatable slide collectively, bounced round in a number of the different bounce homes and spent numerous time going via the large impediment course.

I joined Chase and Ryder for one spherical via the bouncy impediment course and all I can say is I acquired smoked!!!

They took off and left me within the mud and I’m certain I appeared ridiculous making my means via an enormous bounce home impediment course principally on my own. Haha! Let’s simply say we have been all moist and sizzling and sweaty by the top of this occasion! If this occasion is coming to your space, my important takeaways can be that it’s undoubtedly higher fitted to larger youngsters — Chase and Ryder have been in heaven! — and I extremely suggest sporting slip-on sandals and bringing socks. Socks are required and people who have been capable of preserve socks on however stroll everywhere in the property in sandals that simply slipped on and off had it made, particularly within the rain.

As soon as we have been finished at at Huge Bounce America, we made our means again house for a late lunch and put Rhett down for a nap. We then went into go-mode prepping dinner and organizing our yard for the night as a result of we had a bunch of mates and their youngsters becoming a member of us to make use of our firepit and make s’mores for the primary time!

Everybody arrived somewhat after 4 p.m. and we had the best possible night. The youngsters spent hours within the lake and on the little seashore in our yard and we beloved catching up with our mates and their little ones.

A number of hours after everybody arrived, the youngsters all became their pajamas and we dug into an enormous unfold of BBQ pulled hen sandwiches (love this recipe from Bold Kitchen!), pizza (for the youngsters), black bean and brown rice salad, baked beans, curried corn and a fruit and veggie platter. Plus peanut butter chocolate chip brownies and cookies for dessert!

There have been a number of moments all through the night the place I discovered myself recognizing that our home was fulfilling the aim we hoped it could after we bought our lot 2.5 years in the past. We wished to construct a family-friendly house with a yard and lake entry that will be utilized by not solely our household of 5 but additionally loved by our family members and mates as nicely. Seeing our kitchen island crammed with youngsters after which the boys’ bed room crammed with youngsters leaping round and scream-singing “We Will Rock You” on the high of their lungs felt like watching our imaginative and prescient come to life and my coronary heart simply felt so grateful.

All three of our boys have been all up till nearly 10 p.m. Saturday evening and clearly on a excessive from enjoying with all of their mates. Saturday night solely served to make me really feel all of the extra excited for summer time. The countdown is on!


Sunday was Mom’s Day! Going to the zoo is a little bit of a Mom’s Day custom for our household and one I completely love however I shook issues up a bit this yr and requested a household gardening journey. We’re dipping our toes into gardening for the primary time and spent the morning at Pike’s, a Georgia and North Carolina-based backyard heart.

I beforehand spent a while on-line Googling gardening ideas for inexperienced persons however knew nothing might change speaking to somebody who is aware of what they’re doing. Fortunately a lady at Pike’s served to be very, very useful on Sunday morning and steered us towards the provides and crops we wanted for our gardening targets.

We now have two backyard bins and are hoping to make use of one to develop natural greens and herbs and use the opposite one as a butterfly haven crammed with butterfly-friendly flowers! The boys are critically psyched about our gardening plans and already requested if we had any sprouts this morning. Now we’re simply crossing our fingers that we’ll see at the very least some development in our backyard!

The remainder of our Sunday was spent at an area pond the place the boys caught and launched catfish and turtles after which we frolicked at house for the remainder of the day.

It was truthfully a splendidly chill Mom’s Day. We not too long ago acquired the boys kid-friendly kayaks and the large youngsters can not get sufficient of them. They’re wonderful and Chase and Ryder can each maneuver their kayaks actually, very well. I truly used Rhett’s kayak to hitch the large youngsters on a hour-long kayak journey yesterday afternoon throughout Rhett’s nap and beloved exploring the lake this fashion. (I hung my legs off Rhett’s kayak for stability as a result of it’s undoubtedly not made for an grownup. Haha! Rhett and I flipped over in it after we first tried to make use of to collectively — yikes! We’ve been checking Fb Market for an grownup kayak however nothing has caught our eye but.)

As soon as Rhett was awake, we made funfetti ice cream collectively after which all cuddled on the sofa collectively for household film evening earlier than early mattress occasions for everybody. (Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa on Disney+ is our present fav!) It was a beautiful weekend with a pleasant mixture of journey and leisure.

As for the week forward, “Maycember” continues with subject journeys, summer time birthday faculty celebrations and end-of-the-year occasions however it’s all great things so we’re making an attempt to soak it up earlier than faculty is completed and summer time is right here. I hope you all have an excellent week!