On Fridays, booger gets to have a swim time at daycare. B and I take full advantage and meet for a drink to reconnect and unwind from the week. This past Friday we hit up Carrigans for a cocktail. B got the southern culture, pictured below, and I got a glass of rose.
Saturday, I started my day with OTF, as usual. After a good workout, B went to help my sister move into her new place, and Sheffield and I hit up Target. After Target, we headed over to the playground. It was so hot outside, but boogs ran into one of his friends from daycare, and they ended up playing with each other for about an hour. I hope we accidentally run into his daycare friends at the playground all the time now. We came home just in time for naps, and B and I got our pool time in. B played with him for most of the afternoon while I ran a few errands. For a little bit in the afternoon, we just chilled and watched some Paw Patrol. Later that evening, my sister and a work friend came over, B smoked some wings, we enjoyed some beer and video games.
Sunday we got up bright and early to head to Hero Doughnuts to celebrate Father’s Day! We spoiled him early in the morning with his presents and Sheffield gave him lots of loving, but we figured he needed a doughnut, too. We walked across from the doughnut shop to Homewood Park and enjoyed them outside. On our way back, we decided to head to Oak Mountain State Park for some outdoor fun. Sheffield had a blast at the “beach,” and then B grilled us our amazing lunch of hot dogs (for boogs) and BBQ chicken for us. It’s so much fun to see how much that little guy likes being outside (even if he did ask to watch a show on the phone once!) – and to see him giving Daddy all his love that day. Watching those two together just does something to my insides – makes them all warm and fuzzy and all that gross stuff. He’s the best dad to Sheffield, and it was fun being able to celebrate him. To finish out the day, we had BBQ shrimp (NOLA style head-on shrimp) and watched the Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown about Cajun Mardi Gras. I’m not ready to go into how his death affected me (I’m not being dramatic – Bourdain played a huge role in mine and B’s relationship), but that episode made me completely emotional. I’m glad, again, that B and I got to spend that hour watching him. He will be surely missed in this household.
Also a late blog shout out to my own Dad – who taught me such important phrases like “hold the applause, throw money,” taught me all about great music, and sends me recipes for the greatest home-made iced coffee. Dad – I couldn’t be where I am now without you – you’re a great Dad and even better Poppa – we love you!