{Weekend Recap} Day Dates, Play Dates, & Parties

Well, it's Thursday and I'm just getting around to sharing about our weekend. Oops. But in my defense, we've been having some fun this week so I haven't had time to sit down and share! But more on that later... On to our weekend before the next one gets here....

Friday evening, Kevin and I took Harper to our friend Brian and Stacey's to have pizza and a play date with their boys, Elijah and Griffin. Elijah's party was Sunday and they rented a giant water slide for the party. Since it was delivered early, we all got to enjoy it a head of time. I nearly had a heart attack watching my two year old go down it, but she loved it. The girl has no fear!

Saturday, my mother in law volunteered to watch Harper so Kevin and I could take a little road trip and have a day date. We ended up heading south to Charlotte.

 We started out our day date with a trip to Ikea where I picked up a few storage boxes for Harper's playroom and grabbed up a few decorations. 

Afterwards, we made our way downtown to Southpark Mall. 

I'd never been before but all of my friends who live locally said it's better than Concord Mills, the mall we typically frequent when we visit Charlotte. And I have to add, that they are right. It was much larger and had so many awesome stores. We ended up not browsing all the mall but we did manage to swing by Pottery Barn Kids and the American Girl store in search of Harper a few more goodies for Christmas (; 

Before heading home, we swung by Nakatos, our absolute favorite Japanese place in the world, for dinner. Seriously, if you live in Atlanta, Ga, Myrtle Beach, SC, or Charlotte, NC, check it out. You won't be disappointed!

Sunday we ended up skipping out on church. Sad, I know. We really didn't have an excuse other than we were so exhausted from returning home late the night before. But we did end up eating a delicious lunch at my parents' house before we headed to Brian and Stacey's for Elijah's 5th birthday party... Monster truck style (:

Hope your weekend was filled with just as much fun! 


  1. I just celebrated by niece's third birthday and it was the cutest! Something about seeing little kids so purely happy that makes everything better :)

    Annie // Annie N Belle

  2. I love Nakato! It's amazing! They looked like they had a blast. The slide looked super fun!
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  3. That slide looks awesome! And I'll have to look into that Nakato restaurant here in Atlanta! I can't wait for the day that we get to buy Vivians first Bitty Baby:)

  4. So cute!! Love that slide too!!

  5. We love doing day dates - they can be so fun! Glad you two got some time for yourselves :)

  6. What a productive weekend! Hope you had a blast. :)

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

  7. I always love reading your adventure type posts! Sounds like you had a very fun weekend! :)

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

  8. Harper is one lucky little girl! It looks like the best weekend, I love trips to American Girl at 23 #NoShame haha, and that water slide looks like a blast!!

  9. This post made me smile since I go to college in Charlotte! I'm currently out of the state for summer, but I miss the Queens City very much! I've heard great things about Nakato- I'll have to try it this year!

    xoxo A

  10. Your daughter is so adorable and very lucky to have you as a mom.
    I love reading about your family's adventures.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  11. That looks like such a fun weekend! I also must say, I am extremely impressed that you are already shopping for Christmas gifts! You are one prepared lady! :)

    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

  12. Going to the American Girl Doll store was always the highlight of shopping trips when I was a kid :) Sounds like a fun weekend! Xo
    Chelsea // https://trendychelsea.wordpress.com

  13. Even though I'm 22, any trip that includes a stop by American Girl is a winner for me! And now that I am edging on adulthood, Ikea always sounds pretty great too haha. ;)

    Ohio Stripes

  14. That monster truck cake is so cute! It looks like everyone had fun!

  15. Sounds like fun! I loved American Girls dolls when I was little!

  16. The water slide looks like a blast! It's my nephew's birthday this weekend, this post really made me look forward to seeing him again! Sounds like you had a jam-packed weekend :)

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

  17. Hey, you were in my neck of woods!! Also, looks like Elijah's party was a blast!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  18. What a fun weekend! I used to love everything American Girl! It was one of my favorite parts about going to New York City
    Alexandra | www.cloudyskiesandsunshine.com

  19. This looks so fun! I wish I had an American Girl Doll store when I was growing up!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  20. That sounds like a great weekend! The kids look like they had a blast!

  21. This looks like such a fun time! I remember when I was young I dreamed of going to the American Girl store and finally did in my 20s.

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

  22. Looks like an amazing weekend! So much fun. I remember when I used to have American Girl Dolls!!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  23. Looks like you guys had so much fun! I used to love American Girl :)

    x Sarah

  24. Omygoodness that slide looks like so much fun!!! I want to go down :)


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