happy monday!

IMG_1397 IMG_1398 IMG_1399 just in case you had any doubts, let these pics serve as proof that elinor is much too cool. she wanted to wear not only her snazzy bracelets and fabulous ponytail and chic shades, but her very best sassy expressions. she's a pro at looking cute.

so, how was your weekend? we had a great one. after a busy and full week, we somehow managed the ideal blend of activity and rest this weekend. that almost never happens!

friday night was all about unwinding with a tasty dinner at home followed by big bowls of popcorn and family movie watching.

on saturday, i woke ridley for his morning feeding and then put him back down for a nap (that's the life...wake up for some breakfast then take a morning nap. sheesh.) and laced up for a little run. my pace was way way off and i was super red-faced when i returned, but it felt good to get out there again. mostly, i just wanted to see what i could do. i stopped running at about 18 weeks in favor of my go-to-in-home routine and some yoga. so this run felt super foreign and totally invigorating. five miles. done. and for the record, i will probably hang up the runners for another couple of months until it isn't so brutal outside. well, we'll see. i am a bit of an endorphin junkie, after all. after some breakfast for the fam (breakfast number two for the ridley man), we all hopped in the car for some errands and grocery shopping. aaaaaand the rest of the day was pretty much chill. we played and tidied up and did laundry and did some work and napped and splish-splashed a bit. perfection.

we did things a little differently on sunday. after receiving an invitation to watch the yankee-twins game at auntie rachel and uncle nathan's place, we decided to spend the better part of the day sipping homemade lattes and eating bagels and lox and fruit salad, and watching baseball. ridley rocked his pinstripes in honor of the occasion and elinor sported her purple baseball t-shirt. we totally got into it. and it was such a leisurely and lovely morning. easy conversation and good food and a win for the yankees. so glad that ridley's first baseball game was such a success! and then, back home for late afternoon naps and dinner and snuggles and playtime. nothing fussy. but all the best things. the things that i love about weekends with my family. feeling content and recharged and all-around happy.

happy monday! here's to a wonderful week!