Fun Family Times

At the close of most weekends, I'm usually reluctant to start the next week. I've never been a fan of Mondays. This weekend, Eric and I spent some quality time together and with Greta, and it was so nice. Friday night we went to the Macy's Festival of Lights. We loved seeing Greta check out the sights and sounds of the fireworks colorfully exploding in the sky above our heads. She seemed to enjoy checking out all the people, and she was especially fond of the candy counter at Macy's. The girl is mine.

While I cropped all weekend, Greta and Daddy had some time to themselves. Eric took Greta to the park, and he said her favorite thing was swinging! She's got a big grin on her face in all the photos taken while she was swinging. She loves it!

Sunday, we walked through Tilles Park and checked out the Winter Wonderland lights display. Greta didn't seem quite sure what to think, but she seemed to enjoy it. I can only imagine how hard it is for a 16 month-old to "get" what all this Christmas hub-bub is about! All the pretty lights! And the fun songs mama sings to her in the car.

I had a great time enjoying my little family this past weekend, and I think it's just what I needed. I didn't feel stressed at the end of the weekend. I felt we took the much-needed time to recharge and reconnect. I'm thankful for many things, but right now, I'm especially thankful for the rare time I got to spend with Eric and Greta doing family stuff that families do.