Weekend Things

Woof, last week! Between watching pure insanity (but somehow also expected insanity) play out on the news, starting back at work (half days feel even shorter when you spend most of it trying to get your baby to stop using his newfound hand control to pull his pacifier out over and over) and a baby who won’t nap, I feel semi-deranged today, but we still had a good weekend. We actually left the house?? I sort of forgot what that felt like, but we managed to make it places on time with a baby, so it felt like a real win. Plus being together with family feels extra sweet during these COVID times. Let’s take a look!

We went to Zoo Lights on Friday! We’d spent basically the entire day trying to get Dempsey to nap and unsuccessfully so, so by the time we got to the Denver Zoo he’d been awake for what already felt like hours and then stayed awake THE ENTIRE TIME WE WERE THERE. How??? He did fall asleep for ten minutes in the car on the way there and again right toward the end of our visit (just in time for that picture, ha!), otherwise he was EYES WIDE OPEN. Very cute but please get the rest you need, buddy! Maybe I wasn’t paying attention last year or maybe the zoo did it up this year, but I thought the lights were pretty amazing!

Saturday, a day that we also spent the entirety of trying to get Dempsey to nap. WHY??? He’s pretty much been fighting sleep since Christmas but it’s been extra bad lately. Didn’t help that we didn’t really have anything to do that day, so we were hyperfocusing on it maybe. Poor little guy. I hate seeing him so visibly tired but unable to just close those eyes and sleep. We did find time to make peanut butter banana waffles, give ourselves (okay just myself) an at-home mani, watch Inside Out (which I’d never seen!) and finally cook black-eyed peas for dinner. I hope they bring us all good luck in 2021! Oh and we watched North by Northwest which I’d place above To Catch a Thief and Marnie but below Vertigo, Rear Window, Rope and Psycho.

Sunday started with a lame 40 minute late breakfast delivery from Snooze. Everything was cold! But still, as Joey pointed out, we had a cute baby at the table and we didn’t have to cook a thing! Dempsey was SUCH a better napper all day too, THANK GOD! After watching Inside Out, we figured we should continue correcting our Pixar oversights and watched Ratatouille. I loved it! As for Inside Out, I thought it was very very good but because we watched Soul first, I liked it a bit less. I still cried over that imaginary pink cotton candy-cat-elephant-dolphin thing though!

We had Sunday evening plans! Scheduling both our first and second ever real outings with the baby for the same weekend probably wasn’t our best idea but it all went just fine. We met my parents, sister and Wayne at the Denver Botanic Gardens and little Demps slept through basically the entire thing. Guess he’d seen enough lights for one weekend, ha. We got there at 4:30 and it wasn’t quite dark enough, but we stalled at the outdoor café, drinking hot chocolate until it was perfectly dusky. Mostly it was good to all be together for the first time since Thanksgiving. I miss seeing my sis and wish I could see her more but she got her second vaccine dose today and I’ll take that as a sign that things will be better for all of us soon.

Last night we had our roughest night since Dempsey was born and I was up every hour from midnight onward!!! I hope it was just a random restless night and we all get some sleep tonight.

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