Monday, July 5, 2010

A Weekend Like No Other

Wow, is it really July 5th already? I can't believe how fast the weekend went by. We certainly had a thrilling one. Seriously!!
I'm still coming down from the high I have right now. And yes, before you ask, it was completely substance free. Haha..

What did we have going on anyway?? I'm busy digging through my pictures trying to figure out how to chronologically put all this in here. So let's start with Saturday if we can. Peanut and I woke up late and I worked out- doing a Hip Hop Abs Total was Body Burn. It was tough but I loved working my abs off!!! So after that, Peanut and I went to the store at the outdoor mall near my house, we went totally NOT looking for anything to do but to return something. And we walked into a wild kid party. There was some road race going on the next day and there were tons of kid related activities, designed to get the parents excited about the race. I think that's what it was anyway.
So we stayed and got swept up in the action.

Face painting! And Qdoba! Yummy and perty!

We got airbrush tattoos too! So fun! Mine is almost rubbed off and Peanut's is totally gone. But they looked good when we got them!
After that adventure was done and over with we went home, ate again, and headed out to the fireworks... whoooooo!

They were really really awesome! I loved them.. but I was anxious to get myself home again. I was ready for BED. It really felt like the best day ever with the Peanut. We just really went with the flow and had a great time! Amazing!

But then came Sunday. And Sunday, I cried like a baby that night. I finally got to see my step-daughter after trying to survive without her. I have my own little one, but when I say she is the sweetest little girl I've ever met (besides mine of course!) I mean it! I love her so much!
Well, the three of us had an awesome time together. We went swimming (check FB for some fun pics) and then ate dinner and then went for ice cream. It was a blast. My SD said it was the best day ever.

My lil sis and her hubby came over and we had some crazy laughs. My lil sis is an awesome story teller- from her facial expressions to her crazy accents and mannerisms. Love it!
So this morning Peanut had her first day of summer camp and I ended up leaving Maria there as well. It totally broke my heart to see how much FUN she had at camp with the other theatre kids. Her mother won't let her do things like that because ... well I don't think she's interested in what Maria wants to do for fun. BUT I AM! Whatever it takes to make the kids happy (within reason of course! lol)
When I spoke to Maria on the way home she told me she couldn't wait to be living with me and Peanut. Again, I cried on the way home from dropping her off.

I realized something else tonight. I didn't think about food. I ate when I was hungry. I ate enough food and didn't think about "too much" or "do I really need to eat this?". I just ate. And I didn't even take any pictures of any food either! I consider this weekend to be a success. It was the best weekend I've had in a long time. I hope you all had marvelous weekends as well and enjoyed your time off if you had some.
Will be checking in tomorrow at some point! *hugs!*


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! Glad food wasn't an issue. Especially on these long holiday weekends, it can be just the opposite!

  2. AWW sounds like the best weekend!!! That is so sweet of you to take Maria to camp and let her do things that her mom won't :(

  3. So glad you had such a fantastic weekend! You are a wonderful mommy! Also, I'm so proud of you about the food thing. I know how tough it can be. Take care!

  4. I ca feel the love you have for you own little Peanut and for Maria as well and I am so in admiration of you!

    Aren't the days where everything seems to just go so well with no planning the best? And those are the days that I too don't bother to think about food!

    I am totally laughing about your sister...let her know that a Haitian husband is far less likely to have a meddling mom! She made the right choice. :)

  5. I am so happy to hear that you had such a good weekend! And that Peanut and Maria enjoyed themselves too...I think it is beautiful how close you are with your stepdaughter, and of course, Peanut too. You must be an amazing mom/stepmom.

    Re: being in the same room as other people- I actually understand this on some level! I also get really anxious when people are in the room with me, but again, it depends on the person. For you, its the kids. For me, it can be adults but only specific ones. Anyway, just wanted to tell you that you aren't alone and I totally relate.

    Glad to see you so happy!

  6. I'm so glad to hear that you had such a good time. :) It makes me happy just to know that you were happy. I hope you get Maria moved in with you soon.

  7. You have such a big heart, to care for Maria so much, too. I'm glad Maria got the chance to enjoy herself! And kudos to you for not overthinking food! Perhaps those tears were worth it!

  8. I'm glad you had a fun 4th of July weekend!

  9. Hmm, I can definitely babysit them both when you're here... they both seem fab and then you and C can get to work on my godchild...

    But seriously, my heart breaks for her. I hope that she will one day be with you in a truly loving home where she can flourish!