Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Break As A Mom

Aaah, vacation. This last week the missions training school we work with was on spring break, so it was a wonderful week of spending a lot of time as a family. It's funny how as a mama, "vacations" are not like they used to be. I have to admit that spring break wasn't too different from a normal week for me. As a (mostly) stay at home mom you can't take a week off of work when your work is your kiddo! But compared to the lazy weeks I used to spend on break, being a mom is a lot more fun.

Us Byersdorfs are real adventurers. We go crazy on our vacations. (Note the sarcasm.) Our not-too-eventful but nonetheless fun-filled week was consisted of:

Baking! I took the time to try a few new recipes like mini-muffins and brownies bites in my new mini-muffin tin. Usually when I cook or bake, Nicholas sits in his bouncy seat in the kitchen and watches me. Last night I (being the super cool mom that I am) entertained him with my old cheerleading moves as the brownie bites were cooling. Someone thought that was very funny. I didn't think it was funny as much as I was reminded of how un-flexible I am and how, no matter how long it's been since I was a cheerleader, I will always remember my high school fight song. I can't believe I'm admitting that. Nerd alert.

A day date to Whitefish! We live about 45 minutes away from the cute resort town so we decided to grab lunch, do a little thrift store shopping, and have some coffee & frozen yogurt at the Red Caboose. This little cafe is so cozy and the decor was amazing.


We tuckered Nicholas out after a long day in Whitefish. He also might have been pretending to sleep so that he could ignore Brian and I rocking out to Bruno Mars on the drive to...and from Whitefish. We are really cool.


There was lots of time snuggling with this guy:

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And serious amounts of fat little toes being forced into this little ones mouth. Holding his feet and shoving his toes into his mouth is his new form of entertainment. I guess it could be worse.


There were a few at home movie nights, dinner out with friends, and more than a few White Collar episodes on Netflix. I'm a little sad to say that tomorrow is the last day of our break, but it was a fun week. I'm excited to celebrate Good Friday and Easter this next week! We have such a loving God.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! If you live in a place where sunshine means that it's actually warm out, go enjoy it! (And I'm jealous of you.) If you live in a place like Montana where sunshine means that it's still freezing out, enjoy a cup of coffee while you look out of the window.


  1. I wrote a similar post about my spring break a couple of weeks ago. Funny how things change! Oh, and I love my mini-muffin pan! Just made zucchini tots Friday night in them! So good. As an interesting note, I don't actually have a regular muffin pan. Just the mini and large one. Not sure how that happened...:)

  2. Zuchinni tots- that sounds so good! If you have a good recipe, leave me a comment! I'd love to try that!


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