So this weekend was busy; Friday night we ran to Menards to get some stuff to start on our shed and then headed to Costco (Dustin and Shelby needed more lights for the wedding) where we let Grady run around and he picked out a sticker book. We headed to Draught House 50, Jesse hadn't been there before so we wanted to take him. While they aren't kid friendly (as in they don't even have a kids menu) we had a great time (except for the guy behind us that was using the 'F' word every two seconds) luckily Grady was too into his sticker book to hear him. During dinner Grady decorated my dad with stickers while we all talked to keep our minds busy.
Saturday morning Grady and I got up and ran to Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart with my dad while Jesse went to the gym. Dustin came in and we all headed to Theisens...Grady LOVES sitting on the lawn mowers and just looking around. We headed home and Grady rode his gator for a while and then we headed home for lunch and nap time. I went to Ashley's Bridal shower (Jesse's cousin and Grady is the ring bearer in her wedding). It was difficult for me to go to this shower as my mom and I had been talking about it before she passed. My mom and I had planned lots of this to do this summer so it is going to be a hard when we come to those events. We headed to Lukenbill's after the shower to swim and eat some dinner. It was great to see Ashley and Carla and to meet Ashley's maid of honor. When we got home Grady went straight to bed and I headed over to my parent's house to check on my dad and just hang out with him, Dustin, and Shelby.
Sunday morning we woke up and headed back to Lukenbill's for breakfast. We headed home early morning so that we could pick up the house and so that I could get ready to run to Des Moines to grab some last minute items for Grady's 2nd year photos. We had lunch and I put Grady down for a nap (after Grady begged me to 'rocky' him). I cry every time I rock him because it was something my mom always did (whenever he would let her) but I cherish the moments he does let me because I know it won't last forever. Shelby came with me and we headed to Des Moines to do some quick shopping for pictures. I needed one more outfit and a nice collared white onesie. Luckily, it only took a few stops before I found what I was looking for. We got back around 4:00 pm and Jesse and I got ready while we waited for Grady to wake up. Before we headed to pictures we ran out to Pickard Park to see Jesse's Great Aunt that was in from out of town. It was great to see them and so glad that they got to see Grady in person.
We headed to Des Moines around 6:00 pm to meet Emily for pictures. Grady had three outfits so we went to three different locations. Grady did so great during the photos and Emily was so patient with him...she does a great job. I managed to snap a few photos myself with my iPhone and I'm so glad I did. I can't wait to see the pictures when they are done. We got home around 8:00 pm and Grady wasn't quite ready for bed. So I changed his diaper and ran upstairs to grab him pajamas. While I'm upstairs I hear him yelling 'mom? mom? I'm cold', 'okay, Grady I'll be right down with your pajamas'. As I come down the stairs I walk into the playroom and Grady has Baloo's rug wrapped around him like a blanket because he was cold. I was laughing so hard but was able to snap a quick picture. My child can always put a smile on my face...and I'm so thankful for that. Once daddy rocked Grady for a few minutes it was my turn..Grady and I talked about how proud I was of him during pictures and proceeded to remember the water under the bridge, the train, and riding his trike during pictures. I laid him down and he went to sleep shortly after. I headed down to see how my dad was doing once Grady went to sleep. Scooter was at football so dad was home alone with Bear and June. I stayed until about 10:15 pm and then headed home for bed.
I hope you all had a great weekend. Here's to a four day work week and a three day weekend!