Weekend Things

Hello and Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but we had a good weekend. Little by little, life is starting to feel more normal and we are starting to find our new normal with a baby in tow now that we can leave the house more. It’s been so wonderful! He has folded into our life just how I always imagined. I love it (and him!) so much. Plus Joey and I got some much needed solo time and I’m hoping we can do that more often now too!

We keep lucking out with Friday weather that’s warm enough to walk to the coffee shop! We have a love/hate relationship with taking Demps out in the stroller because it’s nice for us but seems sort of boring/non-interactive for him. Oh well! I maybe popped into the kitchen later on to make some triple berry cheesecake muffins and wow, that streusel 😍 That night, Lori came over to watch the baby and we took ourselves on a dinner/Rockies game date! Dempsey had napped weird all day and gave Lori a ROUGH bedtime, but we are grateful for her taking that on. We hit up Maine Shack for dinner al fresco and even though the guy at the counter gave us just way way way too much explanation of the menu, we ended up with two amazing lobster rolls and WOW, THOSE FRIES! I wanna go back for sure. We left the game after the 7th inning stretch (guys, my bedtime is just embarrassingly early these days) but we won, yay! Anyway, it felt really good to leave the house just the two of us and know our son was being well taken care of back at home 😊

Do you even see that curlicue?? It’s my absolute favorite! We had leftover whipped cream from Mother’s Day and I told Joey I wanted a strawberry waffle to put it on, so he found a recipe and made them for us 🥰

Post Dempsey Nap #1, we took a trip to Elliott Gardens for the first time! Our usual garden store closed, so we needed a replacement and I really liked it there! Demps was a hit with all the other customers and can you blame them?? He looked too cute in that bucket hat. We left with a ton of flowers and some seeds for the veggie garden. We decided to re-do the garden bed in our back yard and I’m soooo glad we did, because it looks so pretty. My mom got me a rose bush for Mother’s Day and we bought a peony and two Columbines, so wish me luck on growing all of those things for the first time! Hoping that ground cover spreads fast. Dempsey got a little time on the porch swing and he loves it as much as I do 😍

Steamed apples with cinnamon for baby dinner and Niçoise salads with Sazeracs for adult dinner. I think we were all pretty pleased! After we put Dempsey to bed, we queued up The Killing of a Sacred Deer and man are Yorgos Lanthimos films weird. I dig it! Colin Farrell is just so good at that line delivery and Barry Keoghan too. Watched the beginning of SNL afterward and I think I liked it but my brain is mush, so I can’t actually remember 😂

Please enjoy this edition of “Dempsey Goes to Stowaway” 😊 We ordered a donut as soon as we got seated and then… it just never came out… I love Stowaway, but sometimes that place drives me insane. They eventually boxed one up and gave it to us with our check. Anyway, baby smiles and that mushroom-polenta-romesco-egg dish made up for it.

While Dempsey was down for his nap, we got all our planters arranged. I love seeing how they turn out every year and this year is no exception. Meanwhile, Joey was pulling a million dandelions, which he has reminded me about a million times since then 😑 He also cleaned our bathrooms and Dempsey and I are very appreciative of all his hard work doing our chores. While he was off on a run, I ate salad leftovers, then later on, went for a run myself. I almost almost ran the entire way. Postpartum workout endurance is a work in progress for sure!

Would you look at those baby teeth?! I keep forgetting to mention that he has two, because he put up ZERO FUSS when they came in. As in, one morning, he put my hand in his mouth and I said “um, I feel a tooth in there!” We had no idea that was happening. A second one came in a couple of days later. Praying to every deity that the rest come in as painlessly! We fed him egg for the first time that night and, KNOCK ON WOOD, so far so good. Aka no allergic reaction! He was really into gnawing on those omelet strips and it was too cute. He’s been so good with everything we’ve fed him so far and it’s been so fun watching him feed himself. We fed ourselves some tomato-ricotta pizza and that was fun too. I can’t wait until he can eat a tomato-ricotta pizza with us! We put him to bed and watched two episodes of Ted Lasso and damn if that show doesn’t feel good and wholesome.

Please tell me what you did this weekend!

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