Monday, why are you here so fast again?! This weekend was an absolute blast having my mom in town from California. She is a business consultant/executive coach and one of her east coast clients flew her out for a workshop later this week so luckily she was able to extend her trip and visit us!
So, before I get into our weekend round-up I have a little real life mama talk to throw in. L is 18 months old right now and in my opinion too young to transfer to a toddler bed BUT he has been getting his chunky little thighs caught in the slats of his crib non-stop! The first time I was home alone and he screamed and cried while I frantically pried the slats open with a hammer. I pictured the fire department storming into our home to release his leg and yelling at me for being a bad mom.
It happened again yesterday and was even worse! My mom and I struggled for what felt like forever to get him out, leaving his leg red, a bit swollen, and bruised. Crib bumpers don’t work because he kicks them out of the way all the time so I’m asking all you moms for some real life mama advice! What do we do?! Switch him to a toddler bed and deal for a bit with some rough nights or….?
And another thing… tantrums! I just have to vent and ask how all you mamas handle tantrums? L gave us a real run for our money yesterday and I’m afraid this is the start of the terrible two’s. I was nearly in tears after carrying him kicking and screaming out of the park where I then fought him into the car seat for about five minutes. It wasn’t fun and totally frustrating! Any tips?
Since it was about 95 degrees outside we brought L to the small lake in town. He wasn’t so sure about the water at first but after taking an accidental face plant he warmed right up! I can’t wait for more beach days this summer!
That night my mom and I went to J’s Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery for am amazing dinner. If you’re local you MUST check this place out! The restaurant serves local products and changes their menu regularly based on the season. We shared a beautiful salad with the best goat cheese to start. For dinner my mom went with the steak and I opted for the bison short ribs, per the servers recommendation. Both were out of this world! If only they served their wine slushies in the restaurant! It was a great night!
My mom and I had a party for her old company on Saturday night so we got all dolled up and headed out. We were able to stop by our favorite place, the ocean, for a few quick selfies beforehand! The party lasted until about 10:30 PM so I was exhausted by the time we get home! This girl is usually in bed no later then 9:30 #oldlady.
Sunday morning we all slept in until 8 AM!!! I don’t know how L pulled this off since he’s been up around 5:30 lately but boy was I thankful! We took a beautiful morning walk along the rail trail in town and like I’ve mentioned before, these walks are one of my favorite things to do. Quiet time with my family, fresh air, and coffee!
We spent the rest of the day at the park (enter tantrum here) and getting some work done. My mom unfortunately leaves today but she will be back in July and I cannot wait!!