Weekend Things

A weekend with zero plans! Finally! Feels nice to be bored sometimes, right? We got to watch some movies, eat some good meals, take naps, go on runs and then my mom invited us over for Sunday dinner and we were finally ready to go interact with other people, so we accepted. Capped it all off with peach cobbler and you can’t ask for better than that!

Started Friday with the cutest bedhead and that outfit my aunt got Demps. I was getting changed when I heard my phone ringing and someone had learned how to open up my contacts and make a call. Oddly, it was to my aunt. I guess we both had her on the mind! Took our weekly walk to the coffee shop and Demps was pretty into the kitties at Denver Cat Company ❤

Ended Friday with another walk to Tennyson for a burger. Lucy’s Burger Bar just opened up and we were really excited to try our first Juicy Lucy. The decor was not exactly my style and their beer selection was truly abysmal but the burger was super good! Demps got to try his first ever grilled cheese and surprise surprise, he loved it, so he really IS my son. We grabbed ice cream at Highpoint Creamery afterward and man, I really want to like that place, but…. I just do not. And speaking of things I do not like… my family has been raving about Pig, so we finally watched and about ten minutes in, I turned to Joey and said “is this really dumb?” and he replied “this is really really dumb.” I’m very worried about my family (and everyone else, based on the Rotten Tomatoes score) now 😋

Started Saturday with some pumpkin spice waffles because I AM READY FOR FALL. Or I am ready for it to not be 90+ degrees during the day at least. Loving the cool mornings right now, though. And Demps loved his waffle just as much as we did! After breakfast, we checked out our garden and our purple Columbine is in bloom again 💜😍 I headed off for a facial and left the boys to play/nap. Later on, we played in our stroller — Joey put Demps in the bottom and he was amused, then quickly not amused 😂 — and took a quick trip to the park.

Not to brag, but I made us a very good dinner! Our pork tenderloin was so small that I think it cooked in about 20 minutes instead of the hour I had planned for it to take but it was so good!!!! Aside from bacon, I am not much into pork but this recipe is just that good! Dempsey was very into the pork and the beets and tomatoes too! After we put him to bed, we fired up The Suicide Squad and I am so confused about this reboot-remake that has some of the same characters but not the same plot? It was okay. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is the best part of the DC franchise, in my opinion.

Last week, I had made us a Sunday morning breakfast reservation at Stowaway but then Saturday night rolled around and I wasn’t feeling it, so we cancelled. Which meant getting to go on a morning run around the lake and then Joey picked up sandwiches from Wooden Spoon for us! A cute little boy was enjoying strawberries and waffle in the background. Not going to lie, I was kind of in a funk all day and I’m not sure why ☹ I’ve always got a smile for my son though, even when he is standing up in his crib instead of napping or pulling my headband over my eyes 😂

Headed over to my parent’s around 4:30 and Mom had quite the spread for us! Beef tenderloin, boiled corn and a real good tomato salad. Yum! That was definitely the best piece of corn I’ve eaten all summer. Dempsey was having a good time taking a ride on his “magic carpet” aka a blanket my dad was pulling him around on 😂 This is the third time my mom has made peach cobbler, so how lucky am I?? This was the best yet! Back at home, we put Dempsey to bed and watched both Big Brother and Ted Lasso. I just want to be Roy Kent and tell people “NO” when they try to talk to me and I don’t want to talk to them, you know? That little boy was up and inconsolable at 4 AM so I needed an extra cup of coffee today, but what can you do? My mom heard from my uncle in New Orleans and he was without power but otherwise safe and sound! Hope your Monday is okay!

Weekend Things

Wow, we had a good good weekend and I have about a million photos to prove it! I’m going to just jump right in.

Guess who’s 10 months old?! No idea when that happened but I am so happy we’re here because this guy is just so much fun right now. It’s exhausting, but it’s fun. He’s trying his best to get into any and everything and he just wants to stand… all the time! He’s just generally so much more aware too. The other day, I was snapping my fingers and now, I can see him trying to figure out how to do it too. So cute! He’s such a good eater, such a good hugger and his smile is my favorite thing in all the world. We love you, Dempsey boy! ❤❤❤

We celebrated Friday with wings from Fire on the Mountain. Felt like it’d been so long since we’d eaten there, so it really hit the spot. Dempsey had his own meal of salmon, zucchini and sweet potatoes but maybe got a taste of some chicken and a few French fries too. After he went to bed, we fired up The White Lotus (which we’d started earlier in the week and I’d become obsessed with!) and I made us a quick little peach tart and man, how good is puff pastry?!

Saturday started with solo runs for Joey and I (I ran three times last week and I cannot even remember the last time I did that!) and then I made us all some pancakes. Sopapilla pancakes, to be exact! Dempsey downed three of them!!! Love that little pancake eater ❤ I had a mani-pedi at 10 AM and they did both at the same time, so I was in and out in no time and that was super nice. Dempsey was home helping Dad wrap Bailey’s birthday present ❤

Happy Birthday, Bailey!!! How cute are all the “One-derland” decorations?! Bailey had just gone down for a nap when we got to the party, so we all entertained ourselves until she woke back up. She and Demps had a little photo shoot before we left and he only seemed semi-freaked out when Bailey was grabbing his head 😂 We tried to get him as much sleep before the party and hoped he would maybe fall asleep in the car on the way home (we’ve totally given up on putting him down for a nap past 4 PM!) but no such luck, so he was maybe just awake from 1:30 till bedtime at 7… 😱

Spaghetti was a good distraction though! This was a much anticipated dinner and Demps did not disappoint. Turns out he loves spaghetti and meatballs. He was slurping those noodles down like he’d done it his whole life. Just way too cute! We put him to bed (poor guy was soooo tired) and watched the last three episodes of The White Lotus. I loved that show so much! The entire cast was incredible and I thought the socioeconomic and racial commentary was so smart, balanced out by a bunch of hilarity. Jennifer Coolidge is such a legend!

Dempsey has been waking up at 6 AM (or just shortly before 😱) and it is killing us, so he was yawning away halfway through our family breakfast but what can you do! We hadn’t been to The Universal in literally 7 years, but we decided to give it another go and… it’s still just mediocre. Oh well, it was fun to all go out to eat together. Someone super fought their nap but finally fell asleep and I chilled so hard while he was napping. It felt SO NICE to have nothing to do but sit outside (there was the slightest chill in the air and it made me feel excited for fall!) and read 😊 After he woke up, he helped me fold his diapers while Joey got some work done.

We had really fun evening plans because Joey’s cousin Jacy was getting married!!!! So fun taking Demps to his first wedding and he was such a big hit. I mean, I obviously think my kid is the cutest, but it’s nice to hear it from other people too 😋 And he was so well-behaved! He entertained himself with some rose petals before the ceremony, ate a crab cake during cocktail hour, shared dinner with Mom and Dad, and danced with Grandma and Elliott and it was all the freaking cutest! We stayed as long as we could (we didn’t leave until 8!) and we still missed all the dances, speeches and dessert. Put him straight to bed when we got home and then watched Big Brother and maybe ate our own dessert to make up for having to leave before the cake cutting 😋 We were in bed by 10 PM and yet, I still feel so out of it today 👵 Hope you all had a good weekend too!