Weekend Things

How is it almost the end of September?? While I am pretty excited for October, I am also really loving this month and I’m not ready for it to go! We did our best to take advantage of this perfect time of year with one last Rockies game, a beautiful outdoor bridal shower, as many meals al fresco as we could fit and a final outdoor project. It was truly the best!

Me and that happy boy took our usual Friday morning walk to the coffee shop to meet Joey after he finished his 10 mile run (😱) and then we grabbed donuts from Berkeley Donuts across the street and maybe ate them from a paper bag while we walked home. Dempsey liked cinnamon-sugar best and you know what, bud? Me too!

He was at Grandma Lori’s that day getting in a gooooood nap and thank god, because we had important evening plans of dinner at McGregor Square and his first ever nighttime Rockies game! Before he was born, I definitely had dreams of taking him to a bunch of Rockies games but look, this kid goes to bed at 7:30, so a 6:40 starting time doesn’t really work out. We decided we could push him this one time and he did sooooo good! First, dinner at The Original, which had a fun vibe inside — Dempsey was very entertained by that peg board — but the food didn’t super blow us away. The short rib stroganoff was great though and Dempsey LOVED it! Joey and I could barely keep up, trying to cut up pieces of pasta, mushroom and beef for him. Did Joey and I even eat any?? πŸ€”

He was a blast at the game! We even stayed through the 7th inning stretch! There was a little girl a few seats down who was doublefisting chicken tenders and Dempsey was plenty entertained by that πŸ˜‚ I can’t say I was really paying attention to this season, but I had so much fun at every game we all went to, so that’s good enough for me πŸ₯°

Saturday morning, Joey was out running and Demps and I were making pumpkin ricotta pancakes! They were really good. Afterward, Joey went out to his appointment at the Stretch Lab because it is 2021 and you can now pay money for an assisted stretch. He’s only been complaining about how sore he is ever since πŸ˜‚ We also hung up Dempsey’s first finger painting from when he was at Lori’s on Friday. She sent us a video of him making it and he kept trying to eat the paint πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It’s obviously my favorite piece of artwork EVER.

We took it pretty easy the rest of the afternoon and then I headed out for my last bridal shower of the year… Chelsea’s! It was at this gorgeous house that I would now like to live in and the weather was PERFECT. So wonderful to celebrate Chelsea, who is going to be the most beautiful bride, I just know it! Back at home, Joey was holding down the fort, entertaining Dempsey AND cooking dinner. How does he do it?? Those chicken parm sliders were so good! After Dempsey was finally down for the night, we fired up Venom (because the sequel is coming!) and we were in on it! I’ve never really gotten the whole Tom Hardy thing — after Mad Max: Fury Road, Dunkirk and The Revenant, it was starting to feel like he never actually spoke in movies — but I’m starting to come around.

A Sunday with no plans ❀ We debated ordering in for breakfast but nothing was sounding like THE THING, so I made us soft scrambled eggs instead. Joey made some hash browns for he and Dempsey and all our plates were just a little bit different and I love that! Afterward, we hung outside and then while Dempsey was napping, Joey and I chilled inside and looked over out calendar for October. That little boy is going to be ONE real soon and I cannot believe it!!!! After he was up, we headed to Ace (we’ve been practicing wagging our finger at the dog and saying “no, no, puppy,” so he was wagging his finger at all the employees πŸ˜‚πŸ₯Ί) for paint and then Joey picked up lunch for us. I told Joey I wasn’t that hungry, then naturally ordered a double decker fried chicken sandwich and fries πŸ˜‚ Dempsey helped put up some Halloween decorations in his room and he was so proud of his own work 😍

While he was down for nap #2, Joey and I actually started this project we’d been talking about for months… painting our front door! It was starting to feel like we weren’t actually going to ever do it, so we were both pretty surprised and pleased when we made it happen! I LOOOOOVE the way it turned out and doesn’t it look so cute with all our mums out front too?? Dempsey woke up and was helping pull weeds while I put on the final coat of paint. Fall salads with all the things for dinner and then we watched Big Brother, and episode of What We Do in the Shadows and went to bed. What a good weekend!

This Week

Do you like these kinds of posts? I think it’s a nice way to cover the things that happen outside of my usual weekend posts. Those things can be good and important and worth remembering too. This week, I ate an apple-ginger biscuit sandwich and finished a book, Joey ran 10 miles and bowled his EIGHTEENTH 300, Dempsey turned 11 months old and discovered the toilet πŸ˜‚ It’s been an eventful week for all of us!


I’ve had the apple-ginger biscuit of the day marked on my calendar for a month and I wasn’t going to miss it! I am a ginger freak and will totally eat the ginger shavings that come with your sushi just by themselves. That biscuit was good!

Demps is 11 months old! When did that happen??


It was chilly! Dempsey looks super cute in sweatpants and a hoodie while he stares out the window though 😍

That night, Joey made us some warm cinnamon-gin cocktails that tasted extra good given the temperature outside.


Look who discovered the toilet handle! I maybe let him pull on the roll of toilet paper but let’s not make a habit of it πŸ˜‚

I went on a run, then came back and made us all pancakes. My mom says banana fritters get sugar instead of maple syrup, so that’s that!

Happy First Day of Fall! We put Demps in his plaid so he could “drive” around the block and point at all the trees πŸ‚πŸ


My gardening motivation was already waning but then Joey sent me this picture of Dempsey’s watermelon all eaten up by squirrels, so I’m officially calling it quits on that garden. Overall, kind of a bust, but we did get a few okra so I’m okay with it. We’ll do better next year, I know it!

I got home around 4:30 and my mom hung around with Dempsey and I for about an hour and that boy is ALL OVER THE PLACE! My mom called him “fearless,” aka ready to fling himself over the edge of anything 😱

Happy Friday! We are taking Dempsey to his first (and last because the season is almost over) nighttime Rockies game and I am excited 😊