These past few days were out of the ordinary. For one, it was sunny: mid 70′s. But what was even more different was that the boys spent the weekend with their grandma! We’ve done it before; last time was over 3 years ago. Having a childless weekend is so, so odd.
Odd. That is the best way to describer it. Even without the boys we woke up early; Ty about 6:30 – 6:45 am, I slept in until 7:20 am.
The house was so quiet. No Hot Wheels laying in the middle of the family room. No teddies, blankets, or pillows on the couches. Utter silence. Definitely different.
Childless Weekend – Friday
Our childless weekend began on Friday with the boys being more than ready to venture into their cool journey at sunrise. I packed their bags with all the essentials. And by essentials I do not mean underwear, socks, etc. Oh no, at the Byrd’s essentials are pillows, blankets, Teddy, Champ, and Sheep.
At around 9 am the boys were more than excited, frustrated, and bored. They just needed to be on the go, needed to be at grandma’s.
But that was not to happen for a while since we were to meet Grandma mid-point: Marysville. So, to kill time we headed to the mall to buy the boys new shoes. Seattle promised a hot weekend and I just couldn’t let Mister J. take his snow boots with him (although he tried).
When it was time to see Grandma, and due to Seattle’s extreme traffic, we decided to walk around an outlet mall while we waited.
J. was happy as can be. He joked, ran, and let his crazy self go out and about. He has such an amazing personality.
A., on the other hand, was as frustrated as ever. This little boy loves his grandma and just couldn’t wrap his head around her not being there to pick him up already!
But once Grandma showed up he was more than ready to ditch mom and dad and have a bunch of fun at Grandma’s!
Childless Weekend – Saturday
It is almost all about last moment plants with us. So Saturday we decided to go golfing. At the moment it sounded quite impossible for me, but I made myself the promise to, at least, give it a try. Worst case scenario: no more golfing for me, right?
Since we did not have any kiddos at home we decided to go to the range early and practice and hit some balls before out tee time.
We only played 9 holes.
It was fun. Frustrating. But quite educational. I realized that, even though golfing looks easy, it is a hard sport. Each club is meant for a specific function. Clubs, drives, woods…one too many for me at the time.
But Tyler did very well on keeping his cool while teaching me. I guess it really helps when someone is trying to teach you something new to actually give it your full attention.
After the 9th hole we decided to go watch Ironman 3…which, if you ask me, is awesome!! Loved the humor in it. Loved Robert Downey Jr as well.
Back home, while getting ready to go to bed I noticed that I was sunburnt…oops! Us crazies from WA do cannot wait to enjoy the sun on a beautiful day that we usually skip the sunscreen. Double oops.
Childless Weekend – Sunday
Once again woke up early. Yei!! Seriously, out sleeping in means seven in the morning. Eight if you are either very tired, lucky, or sick. More time to play and have fun, right?!
Sunday we decided to golf once more!! There was really nothing else to do besides being home bored and pulling our hair out of boredom.
As soon as we got there Tyler got me my Mother’s Day present: my very set of golf clubs!! And the club gave me a tag…which made me very giddy and happy.
We hit some more balls. Had breakfast. And off we went for another 9 holes.
This time I did better than Saturday. Whenever I hit a ball I hit it hard. But I am still a bit worried of leaving holes on the grass…but I am getting better at my swing. Working on it.
But man am I sore!! Every single muscle on my back hurts. My hands are sore and have blisters on them…calluses on the making!
Now that I have my own clubs I intend to golf more often. Hopefully I will get a chance to take some classes and get better at it. My goal? To be better than my husband!!
Oh, we also got the boys swimming lessons at the club. Finally!!
All through out the weekend Grandma sent us a few photos of our boys. It was then when it would hit us: the boys were not back home, that they were not to wake up 6 in the morning in their rooms the next morning. That was when we would miss them the most. But it was good to know that they were safe with Grandma and having a blast, a little adventure with their Grandma.