The weekend began with Dylan reading me stories from his rocking chair. He smashes his books up to his nose and mumbles incoherently while I look on with rapt attention. Its adorable.
We were invited to the awesomest birthday party ever later in the morning. Our friends’ son, Max, turned three and his party was held at a bakery. (Happy Birthday, Max!) The kids were all given homemade aprons and baker’s hats and got to frost their own cupcakes!
Time to make the cupcakes! Dylan was far more interested in eating the frosting than decorating his cupcake. I, on the other hand, had to work hard to restrain myself from decorating all of them. There’s something just so gratifying about squeezing a piping bag full of frosting!
After the party we went to Stone Mountain Park because it was nearby and we still had the day ahead of us. Stone Mountain is a really big, really popular park filled with family-friendly activities. We decided to take a cable car to the top of the mountain to look around. I got our tickets while Jay and Dylan looked around in a gift shop and then we got in line for the cable car. Jason sang one of his ever-changing renditions of “The Wheels On The Bus” in Dylan’s ear while we waited. I love listening to Jay sing to Dylan because he doesn’t remember how all the nursery rhymes go so he just makes up his own words as he goes along.
His spin on the classics can be pretty hysterical.
The cable car ride was fast but enjoyable. The top of the mountain is pure stone and looks like the surface of the moon.
It was kind of surreal up there!
Dylan ran all around and explored. When I needed to reign him in, I told him he had to walk on the white line leading up and down the mountain and he actually complied.
Between the bakery, mountain and my two favorite people, it was a pretty great day!
I started the day by making a mess. I was in the baking mood and obliged myself.
Jay and Dylan kept me company.
Dylan’s babysitter came by later in the morning to play with Dylan while Jay and I had another day-date. We went for a long nature walk at Sope Creek. Every time Jay and I enter woods together, even when we go on clearly marked trails, we get lost. More often than not, our casual nature walks turn into, “Which way is North?” scenarios. Today was no exception. Between you and me, I love this.
We also had a nice lunch and brainstormed story ideas over champagne and salads. I’m working on writing the content for a new website for one of our Brain Bytes clients and the project involves telling a number of stories about women who backstab each other. Needless to say, its been a lot of fun coming up with ideas!
Dylan was in a good mood when we got home! We played together while Jason got some work done. I found an old Dominos set in one of our closets the other day and have been entertaining myself with them. I set them and Dylan knocks them down.
Around 5 p.m. we packed up some food and went to our friends’ house for a non-Superbowl party. (Confession: We are not into sports.)
Zara and Olivia were excellent hostesses! Their pizza was phenomenal! (Actually, it tasted a little like wood, but don’t tell them I said so.)
Dylan, meanwhile, was more interested in dumping out Jase and Davina’s media cabinet, relocating their glass chessboard, flipping through antique books and exploring all their ceramics.
Here’s a video of Dylan washing his hands at the party. I know it’s sort of an pointless video to include in the recap; I just think its cute.
Dylan was overtired because of his weird nap schedule and ended up getting really fussy not too long after we arrived. Jay and I decided to cut our visit a little short in order to get Dylan to bed. It was definitely the right move because he was asleep the second his head hit the pillow.
My brother-in-law, Justin, and his lady, Kendy, came by after that to watch the game. I guess they are a little interested in the Superbowl…or maybe just the commercials? At any rate, these three are watching the game in another room right now while I’m writing this in front of Netflix!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekends too!