Saying goodbye to my extra set of hands

Today is my mother’s last day with us until May.¬† ūüė¶ I can’t tell you how nice it is to have an extra set of hands around for the weekend.¬† It is so nice to be able to just run to the store if you need to or take an extra long hot shower without a little being knocking on the door running into the shower with you. We spent the day at at a local mall where they have the best little indoor playground.¬† The weather looked stellar today but good grief was it still cold.¬† So we opted to stay inside.¬† After running around for a few hours and riding the merry go round, we had lunch, bought some new shoes and then decided the kiddos needed a rest and headed home.¬† We try to always have a crab feast for dinner when my mom is in town.¬† It is her favorite food by far.¬†¬†So in keeping with tradition, we made a¬†few pounds of crablegs only to find out that I am raising a serious foodie-child.¬† My daughter housed half of them I swear.¬† I love the fact that she loves the foods we eat.¬† (Last week she ate two huge pieces of¬†sockeye salmon.)¬†¬†She had a blast cracking it alongside my mother. It made for some wonderful memories

What an awesome weekend.¬†¬†Can’t wait until she comes back again!


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Laugh til it hurts

Yesterday was one of those days where I laughed so much that my face hurt by the end of the day.¬† I am fortunate to have my mother staying with us for a few days which translates into some much needed husband/wife time.¬† We ventured downtown with Carter’s brother and sister in law, Bake and Betsy and Carter’s mom and dad, to dine at The Oyster House and partake in their “Dump Dinner”.¬† What a fantastic time!!¬† Lobster, clams, mussels, kale and plenty of laughter and wine.¬† It was one of those days you wish would come around more often.¬† One of those days where the kids were happy, the hubs and I were happy and everyone’s faces hurt from smiling and laughing.

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