So this weekend, we planned a "staycation" for ourselves -- a vacation at home! Turns out, it's actually a whole lot less stressful and a whole lot more relaxing, too!
I started our staycation by making Overnight Pecan French Toast. Oh. my. goodness. It was so good! Seriously, try this recipe. I took a picture, but the picture didn't make it look very appealing, so I'll leave that out.
We planned to go out again after lunch, but the wind started blowing really hard, so we postponed it until Sunday.
After breakfast, we headed to Columbine Trail to do a little hiking. We have a backpack for one of us, but haven't found another one for a bargain yet, so I carried Hadley in the front pack, which is definitely getting too small. Please don't make fun of me for this, but it was the first time (other than traveling) in more than 6 months that we haven't napped the girls in a crib. We're pretty religious about naps! So, both of the girls took a short nap during the hike, which was the cutest thing in the world, of course.
For dinner, we had a "picnic" -- hot dogs, beans, chips, watermelon, and soda. The best part of the evening was making s'mores over a fire pit (which we borrowed from Tony's coworker) in the backyard after the girls went to bed. After church on Sunday, we headed off to Memorial Park, where Tony had never been. It's such a great park, with a big lake, two or three nice playgrounds, a nice walking path around the lake, and several other things that we didn't visit. Hadley and Leila got their first ride on Daddy's shoulders -- Leila loved it (top picture), and Hadley wasn't so sure (bottom picture).All in all, a very rewarding "vacation", and a great way to explore our own town! We'll definitely do it again ... maybe next weekend. :)