Hey, it’s October! Just going to spend the entire month thinking about last October when I was very pregnant and waiting for the biggest and best change of my life ❤ In other news, Dempsey’s sleep has been so rocky lately and I am in a very anxious place about it all. Seems he’s fighting every nap and bedtime lately and I swear I can hear him crying even when he’s not crying. Just wanted to be real about my mental space, lest you should look at my Instagram account and think it is all perfect over here. I’m chalking it up to a stuffy nose, an uptick in separation anxiety at this age and whatever else is going on in the ever-changing brain of a baby. We’ll make it through, but dang, I’m struggling.
A Friday birthday dinner for Uncle Adam! Chad made this New Orleans cemetery for his front yard and it looks amazing! There’s also a skeleton biker on a motorcycle on the other side of the yard and Dempsey wasn’t really sure what to make of it 😂 Baby’s first lasagna! And yes, that is a bruise on his forehead from when Mom let him fall 😢 We tried to start a movie when we got home but someone was not having any of that going to bed business, so we gave up on that plan.
Saturday morning we set out on another leaf peeping adventure! We pulled over just outside of Bailey for a back-of-the-car breakfast and Dempsey was very excited when he discovered he could pull himself up in the trunk 😂
Get this, he fell asleep shortly after we got back on the road, so we decided to drive past Kenosha (our original destination) and head through Boreas Pass. I’m so glad we did because it was glorious!!!! I think we were just a week or two past prime viewing but there were still plenty of beautiful trees to see. Boreas is, in fact, an extremely bumpy dirt road and yet, Demps slept through almost the entire pass 🤷♀️ In the end, Kenosha was maybe the most boring part of the whole drive. There were about a million cars parked along the road though!
One last stop at Outer Range for lunch x3 and beers for the adults. The weather was perfect and I hadn’t been there in a few years (since before the expansion) and was amazed at how much of a one-stop-shop it is now! Dempsey chowed down on a tofu veggie bowl we got him and was straight eating mushrooms right from Joey’s hand with his mouth 😂 He was having fun checking out all the dogs there too! Did a quick parking lot photo shoot before we hit the road for home and someone was being a total goof!
We all took naps once we got back home and I felt semi-revived afterward. Leftovers for dinner later on and then, once we finally got that kiddo to sleep, we actually got to watch our movie. Glad we finally got around to watching The Sopranos last year during quarantine! I felt like this movie was stuck between being about Dickie Moltisanti and being about young Tony Soprano and the two storylines didn’t really go together. Almost wish it had been MORE about Tony or not about him at all! I was totally rolling my eyes at Ray Liotta in the beginning and by the end, I really loved his performance. I feel mixed about it overall. Really liked some stuff, really didn’t like other stuff.
Just a laid back Sunday that started with whole wheat buttermilk waffles for all. Afterward, Joey had another appointment at the Stretch Lab and I had plans to just relax but Dempsey was NOT having naptime despite being so tired so I ended up holding him and I haven’t had to do that in so long! I tried putting him in his crib at noon and he was immediately awake and crying. Whyyyy? I let Joey take over so I could sneak in a run. It’s definitely nice when it’s cool enough all day to go on a noontime run!
Later that afternoon, Dempsey played with his new favorite toy, a pumpkin decoration and we did a few chores before heading over to my parents’ for dinner. My mom got toys and a new rug all for that Dempsey boy. Isn’t she the best?? I think Huni’s ears were his favorite toy though 😂 We ate pulled pork tacos with rice and Chantilly for dessert, then headed back home. It’d been too long since I’d seen my sis and Wayne and I already miss them again!
Dempsey only cried for ten-ish minutes at bedtime, so I’ll take it and then we watched the season finale of Mr. Corman. Only took us the entire season to call it the right thing 😂 Afterward, Apple TV+ suggested this animated short and I knew I should never trust animated things to not make me cry!!! Very good but very sad. Hope you all had a nice weekend!