Weekend Things

We had a gooooood weekend and I hope you did too! It felt extra nice after the disaster of last weekend. We saw my sis, ate lots too many good things, watched all the movies and to top it all off, we celebrated Dempsey’s four month anniversary and guys, he rolled over!!! It was wild. Joey and I also left the house sans baby on Sunday, but more on that later πŸ™‚

Friday started with a bacon, egg and cheese for me and later my sis came over and Dempsey was right in the middle of a very long nap, go figure! He is generally a very short napper so it felt nice but we all missed him! For dinner, we pulled out leftovers but we also made cocktails from this awesome kit Hannah and Josh got us for Christmas. It was so good but also STRONG. Watched Palmer that night and look, I am honestly not at a space in my life where I feel good about celebrating Justin Timberlake, but Joey really wanted to watch so I said okay. It was actually pretty good! The plot was a bit formulaic — man betters himself by having to take care of a child — but it was sweet and I thought the scene between the boy and his mom toward the end of the movie was pretty moving.

Dempsey and Joey got up before me on Saturday but I came down and made us blueberry buttermilk waffles and YUM. I think we tried to hang up a rod and curtains in the nursery about five times but every time we’d try, Dempsey would suddenly be yawning and looking very tired. We did eventually get them up though and I think it’s helping to keep it dark up there during nap time. Twice on Saturday, he took a loooong nap. I ran out of things to do at one point! Also, our little love turned 4 months old that day and we took some monthly photos and then took him downstairs for tummy time and he proceeded to roll over! We could not believe it! He was just laying there on his elbows and wasn’t even rocking or anything and then over he went! It was great timing because I was sitting on the floor with him while Joey did some work but on his way back from the printer, he sat down on the floor with us and that happened to be when he rolled. He’s done it a few more times since then but not consistently.

We have started to “put the baby to sleep” in his crib at night so we can maybe watch TV with the sound up higher than a whisper and be able to get up from the couch (ha!) instead of just holding him all night and though we had to go upstairs a couple of times to put him back to sleep when he started to rouse, we were able to watch a whole movie by ourselves?! Felt nice! We rented Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar and as soon as that little boy started lip-syncing in the opening scene, I was sold! A very silly but very funny movie for sure. I love Kristen Wiig! Oh and I made us pizza for dinner and it was the first time I’d made our skillet pizza in the new house. This oven goes much higher than our last one so the crust got a little toastier than I’d expected but it was still very good.

Dempsey woke up super early on Sunday so Joey took him downstairs and I slept a little more. By the time I woke up, it was time for him to take a nap. That’s always the saddest timing, to be honest! I ordered us Onefold while Joey put him to sleep and it took SO LONG to show up. Ugh. But it tasted very very good. Joey’s new favorite thing is to prop Dempsey up and I think he likes it a lot too! Around 11, Lori came over to babysit because WE WENT TO A MOVIE! Please no judgment because I tried to do some movie theater safety research beforehand and it was feeling very necessary for our mental health to both leave the house and have some alone time that wasn’t filled with work. Also, we waited until right before to buy the tickets so we could make sure the theater wouldn’t be too full. In other news, Nomandland is very very good. It’s sad and sort of lonely but just incredibly beautiful and so interesting. Frances McDormand is just amazing and I think almost all the rest of the cast were real non-actor people. Chloe Zhao got some BEAUTIFUL performances out of them. We loved it!

Spent the rest of the day cuddling a baby, doing some chores and feeling pretty relaxed πŸ™‚

Valentine’s Weekend Things

Guys. Yesterday was A DAY! We had too good of a Valentine’s Day last year — we found out I was pregnant the day before and broke the news to our parents and siblings on the 14th! — so we had to pay for it this year, I guess! I woke up at 6:30 AM on Sunday to Joey whispering “Happy Valentine’s Day, we have no heat.” We scrambled to find a repairman, on SUNDAY at SIX-THRITY AM, then got back to our breakfast plans but there were no delivery people available because it was -4 degrees outside and yeah, I wouldn’t want to be out driving around either! We found a back up and then breakfast and the repairman arrived at the exact same time. Meaning I ate breakfast upstairs (snuggling a baby, of course) while Joey was downstairs and then our smoke alarm started chirping, which set the dog off at the exact moment the baby was finally falling asleep. To top it all off, after the repairman left — he was able to rig up our heat so we could at least turn it on but we needed a new thermostat still — Andi went to the bathroom in our hallway. OY!

Back on Friday, my sis came over to watch Dempsey and we feasted on Yuan Wonton’s Lunar New Year menu for lunch. Seems that little baby loves going to sleep easily for everyone but Joey and I, ha! We made ricotta gnocchi for dinner then watched Judas and the Black Messiah. I really thought this movie was good, and I love Lakeith Stanfield, but I was so much more interested in Daniel Kaluuya’s character. That performance was SO compelling to me. And Dominique Fishback’s too! Not surprising, since she is SO SO GOOD in The Deuce.

Saturday started with a lively baby and then Joey took him downstairs and I came down a bit later and made us some banana fritters — my mom used to make these all the time, but I didn’t remember that we ate them with sugar instead of syrup — and in between naps, we did some cleaning, some Christmas ornament painting (don’t ask…), some grocery ordering, some laundry and then we collapsed on the couch. I wanted to get all our chores done so we could be free on Sunday but we definitely did not get to the cleaning of our four bathrooms. Why are there so many bathrooms??? We watched 21 Bridges that night and some of it felt like an episode of CSI (or what I imagine CSI to be since I’ve never actually watched) but I thought Stephen James was actually really good. Which mostly reminds me that I need to watch If Beale Street Could Talk again πŸ˜› Dempsey was so sleepy and let me cuddle him in our bed for a bit. THE BEST.

Okay instead of reliving all the bad moments of Sunday let me show you the good parts. No heat means baby snuggles to keep warm. Dempsey was being so chill that morning and I loved it. Joey and I opened Valentine’s cards and presents to each other and Dempsey was mostly interested in the card. Our biscuit sandwiches from Denver Biscuit Company were so good! I texted my mom and sister to say “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” because my grandpa used to always say that πŸ™‚ Left that Cuter Than Cupid baby and Joey at home while I got my hair cut and even though we almost just ordered Illegal Pete’s for dinner because we’d just had it with the day and didn’t know if we could make ourselves dinner, I re-grouped and knocked it out while Joey was buying yet another thermostat. Steak and potatoes never tasted so good! Joey got us hot chocolate bombs for dessert. I maybe felt really hot and thought I might throw up after I drank mine (ha ha!) but it tasted so good.

Please tell me you had a better Valentine’s Day!