Wow! What a crazy 4 weeks its been. Let's just say that I've been "on the road." 3 soccer tournaments and one trip to NYC with Max in the last 4 weeks. I think I am all travelled out for now. On top of that we celebrated Max's 2nd birthday which was super fun...but really exhausting preparing for.
At the end of May, Aaran and I decided to bring Max to Manhattan. It was a quick trip but honestly I would totally recommend it to any parent. There is SO much to do in the city, especially in the summer. We hit up central park, the Central Park zoo, and walked around a lot taking in all the sights and sounds. We didn't make it to the Museum of Natural History or any of the other kids museums due to lack of time, but we will definitely make a trip there next time. It was so cool to watch him experience all the different people, sounds, animals, and LIFE in the city. Location is key if you have little ones- being able to walk to destinations is super important as taking the subway can be a pain depending on how many little ones you have (and especially if you don't know where you are going). We did take him on it but having two people vs one kid made it easy, plus I am there so often I know my way around easily. I am sure that the Bronx zoo is a far better zoo than the Central Park zoo, but we were only there for about 36 hours and needed something close so we could work around our tight schedule (and Max's nap!).
The hardest part for us was being in the same room. M is in bed at about 7:30 pm. We managed to push this back to 8 pm but I think next time we will definitely stay in a one bedroom as we were sitting in the dark at about 8:15 pm. Ha! So much for a romantic evening! haha! He loved it though and we will be bringing him back for sure!
I Kicked off (literally..) memorial day weekend with a soccer tournament in Hershey, PA with temperatures soaring into the 90s. As some of you may know-this is clearly NOT ideal pregnancy weather to function in much less COACH in all day. On my way to the tournament, I had to drop Max over for his first overnight trip with my parents as both my husband and I were coaching. I was nervous but he seemed to do great! He didn't stay at my parents house though-he stayed in their RV at Watkins Glen, a local racetrack where my dad's team was racing. He was in h e a v e n. Max is a huge car lover and soaked up every moment. My team narrowly missed out on the championship game but I honestly think the god's may have been looking out for me. After all the coaching in the heat and driving about 12+ hours for the weekend, my body was a wreck. The following weekend we had State Cup in Cortland, NY (another 3 hours of driving each way!). By the time I got back from the third trip in 2 weeks I was struggling to walk. My alignment or SOMETHING was completely off. More on this in my preggo post coming soon.
Next up was Max's birthday celebrations. We decided to do a farm theme. The party was complete with a hay ride, pony rides, time to milk the goats and pet the animals. All of the kids had a blast. I'll be doing a completely separate post on his birthday party at the end of the week!
After another tournament in 90+ degree weather this past weekend, its safe to say I am SO ready for a break from the grind of coaching. Its been a lot with the heat and pregnancy. I know I'll miss my kids when we finish in a week, but I'll be welcoming the extra down time!
Hope you all have a great week and stay cool in this heat!