I hope you had a good weekend, and a happy Easter if you celebrate. We had a wonderful long weekend with my family in Houston and it was just what I needed.
We left Thursday evening after James feasted on sweet potatoes. He is increasingly enthusiastic about eating and it is so fun to watch!
James fell asleep in the car, but woke up ready to party when we got to Houston. Bedtime was a little rough, but it was worth it to get there Thursday night and have more time with my family.
We had no plans Friday and just hung around at home and went for a nice walk with my parents. I love walking around their neighborhood because there are lots of long streets with beautiful old trees. Even when it’s hot out, there’s plenty of shade and beautiful flowers due to the semi-tropical weather.
Friday afternoon, my husband stayed home with James while he napped and I ran errands with my mom. It felt so weird to be out without James for so long. It was great to hang out with my mom though and do some fun birthday shopping for my sister.
Saturday I was excited to go to one of my favorite restaurants, Backstreet Cafe, to celebrate my sister’s birthday. James took a short morning nap and would normally have gone down for a second nap right when brunch started, but he handled it so well. He didn’t fuss at all, though he was clearly tired and just rested his head on my arm the whole time. He also enjoyed a few slices of avocado I stole off of people’s plates. I had my hands full, so didn’t get any pictures of the food, but it was delicious and included a warm chocolate orange brioche bread that I could eat for every meal.
James and I woke up before everyone on Sunday and enjoyed a quiet start to Easter Sunday. I gave him the children’s Bible I got him for Easter and read him the Easter story. We then went for a morning walk to get outside before it was too hot. It was a nice start to the day.
After his morning nap, we went to church and James was downright giddy to be there. He loved staring at chandeliers, bouncing to the music, and flirting with the little girl in front of us. He was ready to go by the end, but definitely had some fun.
James took one more nap in Houston while we had a great brunch with my family. He seemed a little overwhelmed by all of the people when he woke up, but the drive home went surprisingly well.
He fell asleep for about thirty minutes and we played and sang songs. He became pretty desperate to get out of the car in the last 20-30 minutes, but that’s not bad for a three hour drive.
His mood immediately changed when we got home. He was babbling and laughing and rolling all around. I think he was happy to be home and to have some time to just move around.
I feel so fortunate to have my family close by so that we can easily go visit for holidays and random weekends. Now we just need to convince my husband’s parents to move down here!
What was the best part of your weekend? Do you celebrate Easter?