Childless Weekend

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.

All packed and ready to go! 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).

Childless Weekend: Walking Dad! Oh so Frustrated!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.

Couples Golfing - Best Ball Moving on... 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.

My own clubs! 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.

Waiting for out turn 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.


How was your weekend?!
What did you and your family do?!

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  • Chacoy
    May 6, 2013

    I hate the childless times! You think of all of the things your going to get done but the whole time your missing the noise, their crazy antics, their faces, their kisses, their snuggles and them! My baby is 13 and I still hate it!
    It looks like you had a great weekend though(:

  • Natalie
    May 6, 2013

    Sounds like you had a great weekend!! I wonder if our Grandma would take my two for a sleepover 🙂

    • Sofia
      May 6, 2013

      You should ask her!! Worst case scenario she will say no thanks! 🙂

  • Amber Edwards
    May 6, 2013

    Wow, what a fun weekend! Every now and then I think we all need some time away from the kids to do something for us, the parents. The last time we had that opportunity was on our anniversary last year. I think we are due for another one!

    • Sofia
      May 6, 2013

      As much as I missed my boys, it was quite refreshing to have some “us”, just my husband and me. You guys should totally plan on having a little getaway as well 🙂

  • Jadey Sam
    May 6, 2013

    Looks like a nice quality time 🙂 I wish my mom lived here too so we can have a childless weekend once in a while

  • Melanie
    May 6, 2013

    Sounds like a great weekend!

  • Nikki
    May 6, 2013

    I haven’t had a childless weekend in years! I love my son, but it would be fun to have grownup time for a whole weekend. We didn’t do anything exciting this weekend, just hung out at a friend’s house.

  • Jennifer Clay
    May 6, 2013

    Sounds so nice. I rarely get a childless weekend. I don’t know what I would do if I actually did.

    • Sofia
      May 6, 2013

      Our was a last minute thing. Grandma (aka my MIL) called Thursday evening asking if it was OK for her to have the boys over for the entire weekend. Of course we couldn’t turn her offer down…so off they went. Golfing just came as an after thought! But man did we have fun!! 🙂

  • Christy Maurer
    May 6, 2013

    That sounds like you had a great weekend! I have never been “real” golfing and not sure that I’d want to lol. I pretty much just cleaned Saturday, caught up on reviews, and then church and a cookout Sunday! Have a great week!

  • mel
    May 6, 2013

    Oh this sounds so nice!! I am having a kid less weekend this weekend and I can’t wait. Love the pics!

    • Sofia
      May 6, 2013

      Have fun!! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  • amber whitehead
    May 6, 2013

    I love your little ones backpack so cute. Sounds like everyone had a nice weekend.

  • jheylo
    May 6, 2013

    you finally have your ME time huh? hehehhe I will have that too soon when my daughter goes to school. only 3 hours but better than nothing hehehe

    • Sofia
      May 6, 2013

      I never saw it like that…but you are RIGHT!! I did get some ME time! Woo hoo!! 🙂

  • Katherine
    May 6, 2013

    Looks like you had some great weather for a kid free weekend.

  • Danielle @ We Have It All
    May 6, 2013

    YAY for a childless weekend, sounds amazing! We all went to a chocolate fest – had a great time!

  • Kelly R
    May 6, 2013

    Looks like you had a good time.. we were home all weekend, my son had an emergency surgery on Thursday and was released on Friday, but we needed to stay in and keep an extra eye on him..

  • Robin Wilson
    May 6, 2013

    Isn’t it funny just how weird silence can be? Even after 20 years (my son is in college and still at home) I get those same pangs. But it is great that you had some time alone with your hubby, even if part of it was with golf. LOL I am a golf widow. Nice to see pics from WA. I lived in Milwaukie/Portland for about 10 years. You are having better weather than we are here in NC!

  • Michele
    May 9, 2013

    I have no children only the fur bearing kind and actually-I never leave them (only have one cat now) for more then a couple of hours-I get totally neurotic! I do remember going to my grandma’s to spend time and LOVED it–so I can fully understand how frustrating it was for your son to have to wait till grandma got there!! As for golf—————

  • Celebrate Woman
    May 9, 2013

    Well, Mz Sofia,
    You’re playing GOLF! All in capitals!
    I am so glad you’ve got some Mommy Time-Out!
    Love your little guys, too. Grandma probably was on Seven Heaven.