Why? Weekends!

It was a fun weekend of family and friend time! On Saturday morning, I went to a baby shower to celebrate with my dear friend Sonia, who is having a baby this June. I’m so excited for Sonia and her husband Chris to become parents!

The shower was lovely, with a children’s library theme: lots of pictures from classic books, along with lots of tasty treats too.

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The best part of the shower was spending the morning catching up with this group of ladies.

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We all went to John Carroll University together and 8 of the 9 of us lived on the same floor our freshman year. I’m so grateful for the long-term friendships I’ve made from college. Some of these ladies I see regularly and some only at big events like the shower, but either way, it’s always a lovely time!

On Saturday evening, I had plans with another long-time friend, Melissa, and her family. Melissa and I went to high school together and recently reconnected. Our kids love playing together and we always have a great time too!

Melissa made an absolutely delicious homemade dinner with a variety of Indian food: butter chicken, chickpea masala, and okra. The kids enjoyed naan pizzas. I seriously cannot even describe how delicious everything tasted!

But it was wonderful just having time to relax and let the kids play, while the grown-ups enjoyed each other’s company.

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Check out that happy mess behind us!

I definitely hope these dinners become a recurring event!

Sunday was spent getting our backyard ready to enjoy all the spring and summer sunshine! The biggest project was building two Step 2 toys for Jeffrey. This 2-Story Playhouse and Slide is not just a fun place for climbing and sliding, but it also has a small kitchen, working doorbell, and more that makes it a fun place for imagination.

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We also assembled a perfect spot for summer snacking while playing: the Naturally Playful Picnic Table with Umbrella.

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I love both of these and think they’re the perfect additions for an active little boy who loves playing outside. Plus, I always love supporting a local company that not only makes great products, but also is very involved in our community (we purchased the playhouse as part of a silent auction prize donated by Step 2 to the Cleveland Zoological Society). If you’re looking to fill out your backyard for summer play, check out Step 2!

So, that was our weekend! How was yours?

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