life lately in pics: solo + almost solo dates, firsts + the mother finds

Ahhh, what a week we've had. We had a precious few days without rain, and it was glorious. I heart the country- this was the sunrise from my kitchen window:

And that same morning I got to run errands all by myself. {!!!} I never thought I would see the day that getting an oil change would be bliss:

Am I allowed to say it? Sometimes I really love not conversing with anyone. Just me, a tv, and no one talking to me. If you ask me, they were a little too quick with getting done. ;)

One day while Rob was working outside on the property, I took Zaner out on a date. We went to the gym, the mall, and out to eat- all by ourselves. :D

It was almost like a solo date, minus the diaper changes and toddler feedings. ;) We picked out a few plants together at the nursery too:

And guess what season we've officially entered? 

COME to mama. That preggo craving is now satisfied. ;)

Last weekend, we also hit up the mall very quickly for Mother's Day- while I shopped, they got to have a little fun:

They were all so engrossed in gaming, I think I could have shopped for hours with that setup! :) But I didn't find what I was looking for, so we weren't there long. While we were in the city, we had the chance to run to IKEA for some office items we needed. It was a longggggg {and thankfully easy!} trip- the longest part being waiting for our items and loading them on the car:

Of course, an IKEA trip ends for me after we leave, but just starts for Rob when we get home:

And then yesterday, I found this on my newly assembled desk:

I love those munchkins. :) I'm sure it's cliché to say it, but they are truly some of the greatest blessings of my life. They love like no one else and teach me so much on a daily basis. Motherhood is a crazy thing, isn't it?

I can't believe I will have six of them here soon- we're now on the single digit week slide downhill! I am ready and not ready all at the same time. :) Thankfully, we are taking a summer break from school. I need some pre-baby no-school time to get all my nesting done. :P

How was your weekend?

Do you like solo errand dates?
I never would have thought I would, but life changes you. :P I used to be an extrovert but have somehow become an introvert in the past 10 years. :)

Have you had any watermelon yet? Did you die of happiness like I did? hahahah!
Tragedy of all tragedies, Rob is allergic to it. {I'm sad but okay with this...just more for me!}