Dance and sports pretty much rule our weekends right now, and this weekend was no exception. First stop on Saturday was dance and play for the two year old and since big sister had a Nutcracker rehearsal she came by to help Talley out before we headed down to Schenectady.
We made the most of the three hour rehearsal wait thought and hit up not one but two spots, first was Little Peck's in Troy, my new favorite. We got to sit in the back garden area and it was such a cozy, magical little spot with string lights hung up and it was all warm and toasty, the perfect spot to come into from the rain outside (not to mention I had the BEST eggs ever, and the golden milk was delicious). We dodged the rain by doing a little window shopping and fell in love with Anchor no 5 Boutique. If you haven't been I highly suggest you make the trip to Troy to check it out, she has so much beautiful kids and baby stuff (and lots of stuff for mamas too, love those bracelets). But really, that cat bonnet? OMG.
Sunday we spent the afternoon at the Saratoga Spa State Park for Finn's end of season rugby BBQ. I always take it for granted that we have this amazing state park right in our backyard, but on Sunday I really tried to take it all in. The BBQ was in one of the new pavilions, there was a fire going in the fire pit, little rugby matches happening on the grass (and they even let Jack play, which he has been angling to do all season), a playground and sand pit to play in, music playing and hot dogs grilling, and the weather couldn't have been better. Just as a side note, we had a great season with Saratoga Youth Rugby. Some of you might not believe it but I actually played rugby in college and have so many incredible memories. It's a little surreal to see my oldest son playing since sometimes I don't feel that far away from playing myself, but it's a great feeling to see him enjoying the sport I enjoyed so much myself.
Jack looks up to Finn so much, it makes me almost teary to think about it. Whatever Finn does, Jack has to do. He saw the rugby coach taking photos of everyone in front of the flag and he just had to have his photo taken. Yes having a big family can get a little crazy, but seeing them all growing together and seeing their interactions as siblings makes all the chaos and noise and mayhem totally worth it. If I never gave them anything else worthwhile in this life, at least I gave them each other. xoxo