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Odds + (Week) Ends: Volume 17 {Big Sister Weekend}

Odds + (Week) Ends: Volume 17 {Big Sister Weekend} | CosmosMariners.com

I'm slowly checking off the things that I need to accomplish before I head to the hospital, which is keeping me from spazzing completely at this point. I have just over 2 weeks at most since I've already been scheduled for a repeat c-section at 39 weeks. (If you're wondering why a repeat c-section, read my daughter's birth story here. We're looking to avoid all of that this go-round!)

One of things on that very long to-do list was to show our 3.5 year old just how much we love her. I know that sounds silly because obviously we love her, but we're about to turn her life upside down.


She seems excited about the baby, but, at the same time, she's started acting out more and more as I get bigger and bigger (which is totally what I need at this point). Yes, some of it is classic toddler, but I think that a good portion steams from the fact that she has no clue what's happening.

As a way to do that, my husband and I decided to do a Big Sister Weekend that revolved around all of Britton's favorite things. At three, she's got definitive ideas about what she likes and doesn't like, so we tried to get her to help us plan her special day. She suggested "Walt Disney World" and "Ludwig's castle in Germany"--I love the way she thinks, but I wasn't quite up for a trip to a theme park or a trans-Atlantic flight, so we had to help her scale things waaaaay back. (Spoiler: she still had a blast even though we didn't leave Charleston!)

Breakfast Beginnings

We woke up early, which is par for the course with our little morning person, got dressed, and headed to Britton's favorite breakfast place: Waffle House. She happily scarfed down part of a chocolate chip waffle, some bacon and sausage, hashbrowns, toast, and orange juice.

Odds + (Week) Ends: Volume 17 {Big Sister Weekend} | CosmosMariners.com
Matching braided ponytails and Clemson hoodies are essential for a good breakfast!
She even got to pick out a few songs on the juke box, which delighted her to no end. Her choices were her two favorite songs: Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" and Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."

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Making a very difficult decision at the juke box

A Bit of Nostalgia

After we ate our fill of our All-Star breakfasts, we waddled back out to the car and headed over to Britton's school, where they were holding a fall festival. Going to it was a lot of fun, but a bit surreal for me since I used to attend the same school--and go to the same festival! I haven't been to the annual event since about 2000, but not much has changed. Major nostalgia for me, and lots of fun for Britton.

Odds + (Week) Ends: Volume 17 {Big Sister Weekend} | CosmosMariners.com

We ate snow cones (purple because those are her favorite), played a few games, watched the cheerleaders perform, had her face painted, and unsuccessfully tried to win a cake at the Cake Walk booth.

Odds + (Week) Ends: Volume 17 {Big Sister Weekend} | CosmosMariners.com
Nothing says happiness to a toddler like a grape snowcone.

Time to Catch a Flick

We couldn't stick around for too long because we had somewhere to be: the movie theatre! My kid adores going to the movies and asks for a visit at least once a week. She's normally someone who cannot sit still for more than 5 minutes, but she'll happily snuggle into her big chair at the theatre for the entire movie. We saw "Storks," which is super cute and made me cry far more than it probably should (darn you, pregnancy hormones!).

We were going to do a manicure/pedicure as well, but we were all tired after our running around all day on Saturday. We headed back to the house to rest and ended up retiring early.

Work and Things Left Undone

Sunday was our catch-up day: we're in the midst of clearly our 7 acre property, so it's a constant battle to keep ahead of the weeds and to keep moving the felled trees around. Landon hopped on the tractor to do some work while Britton and I did some chores in the house, a process that goes soooo slowly now that I am roughly the size of a hot air balloon and can't bend more than 35 degrees forward.

Landon and I were supposed to get our hospital bags ready, but somehow another weekend has come and gone, and they are still sitting empty on the floor of my bedroom. We WILL conquer that by next weekend!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? 

Odds + (Week) Ends: Volume 17 {Big Sister Weekend} | CosmosMariners.com

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