Weekend Recap: Jack's Two!

Before I get into my weekend recap, I just wanted to share that Peacock Paper & Gifts Essential Planners are available for pre-sale today!  Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost has put so much time and effort into making a really comprehensive planner and I highly suggest you check them out.  She did an unveiling video here, so check it out and see what you think!  Also, now is the time to buy, because with the pre-sale you get $10 off the regular price.  I already know I want the weekly version - the only question now is do I go for the navy polka dot cover or the blush gingham?!  Decisions, decisions!

On to the weekend!

This weekend I went to Indy to celebrate my nephew's second birthday!  The plan was to leave work a bit earlier to avoid some of the Friday night traffic.  While we did miss some, it was still a longggg drive.  An hour was tacked onto the trip due to a multi vehicle accident.  Everyone had to exit the interstate and get on a two lane highway to avoid the accident.  It took us a long while to go about 10 miles...by the time we were getting back on the interstate, it was still closed behind us.  Hopefully no one was hurt!  The rest of the drive was pretty uneventful.  Since we got in so late, we just grabbed Jimmy Johns before calling it a night.

The party was on Saturday, but we had some time beforehand, so we decided to check out Wild Eggs for breakfast.  It was sooooo good!  There are multiple locations, but unfortunately none in Missouri or Illinois.  The menu is pretty big, so it was hard choosing, but ultimately I went with Mexico City Maria's Chilaquiles.  Delicious!  Our contribution to the party was a fruit platter, which we picked up from The Fresh Market.  It was super good and I highly recommend that place if you are in need of a fruit platter.  The price was comparable to everywhere else and the fruit was so fresh!  On to the party!  Jackson was a bit miffed when we arrived because he couldn't have a cupcake, nor could he open any presents (especially the bag with Lighting McQueen on it since he is Cars-obsessed!).  My sister in law gave him the choice of lunch or presents and he very, very clearly said 'presents,' so that is just what we did.  It was kind of hilarious, because when he opened our present, the first one he opened (a magnetic gear set) he said no and tossed it to the side.  I was like oh no, haha!  The second gift, a little basketball hoop was more well received, though.  He was SO proud of himself when he would put the ball through the hoop.  It was too cute!  He made it through all his presents and then it was time for lunch.  Everything was so delicious.  The rest of the party was spent visiting, playing cards and then playing with Jack post-nap.  It was such a great party and it was sad to leave.  We decided to try out a restaurant my brother recommended for dinner, a pub called Chatham Tap.  It was good and the weather was so nice we spent a little time after dinner walking around the area.  And, I received a video from my brother later in the evening showing Jack playing with the magnetic gear set I got him, so it made me feel lots better about my present choice!





This isn't the BEST photo ever of either of us, but I love it, because he is totally giving me the same look the rest of my family does when I want to take pictures.  And please note this was post nap, which is why he has a bit of bedhead.

It was nice to spend Sunday morning waking up leisurely and indugling in a little Starbucks.  If anyone else watches the Sunday Morning show, they covered Casey, IL, which has the largest rocking chair, wind chimes, golf tee, and much more.  We actually stopped there on the way to my brother and sister in law's one time (post here), which made it so cool to see the town on TV.  One place we didn't see was the largest mail box, which you can actually go up in and also mail a letter from - the return address with have a stamp saying it came from the big mailbox in Casey!  Definitely will be having to make a stop there next time we head over to Indy!  The plan was to stop at Firefly Grill, our favorite place between St. Louis and Indy.  Unfortunately, the food was a tiny bit disappointing this visit, but they seemed super busy (possibly due to eclipse traffic), so we won't judge them by this one time.  The rest of the drive was ok, with stops here and there due to construction and road closures.  Once back home, it was time to get ready for the week again.  I honestly think I was more productive yesterday than on a regular Sunday!  Grocery shopping was done, meals were prepped, laundry was going, and a yummy dinner was made!

Hope everyone has a great Monday!  

Linking up with Biana.

12 comments

  1. Your nephew is the cutest!!! And I want the weekly planner too! I'm going with the pink gingham but it was a really hard choice to make haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. So awesome that you were able to be home and celebrate with the family :) Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  3. Productive Sundays are great!!! happy Birthday Jack!!! Wild Eggs looks and sounds scrumptious!! Happy Eclipse day doll!!

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  4. What a fun weekend celebrating Jack!! Nephews are the best! I'm definitely checking out that planner, I was just thinking that mine is almost done with and need to find a new one. Happy Monday!

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  5. Such a fun weekend!!! That breakfast food has me drooling! Casey, IL sounds like a fun place to take the kids!

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  6. What a fun weekend with family. I'm looking for a new planner so I will totally check this one out. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing about my planners!! Glad you all had a great weekend! Jack looks like an entertaining little ham :) I'm going to go google how far away Casey, IL is now, that sounds so fun!

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  8. Hooray for a great visit with family, especially to celebrate your nephew! Kids are seriously so funny with how they'll literally say and do anything that pops into their minds!

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  9. He is so stinking cute! And I do love that look that he's giving you in the picture. That little sleepy bedhead look he has going is just darling. Have a good day! I'm so jealous that you're in the path of totality! It should be really cool!

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  10. Love the sweet relationship you have with your little buddy! <3

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  11. How cute is your nephew. So adorable!!

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  12. Jack is precious even with the bed head! I love being an aunt!

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