Weekend Things

Whew! Anyone else feel like life is moving just a little bit too fast right now? We have lots going on the next few weeks and then BAM, we’ll be on vacation at the beginning of November and then home and straight into the holidays?! Just reminding myself to breathe and slow down long enough to take it all in.

This busy baby was at Grandma’s on Friday but when he got back home, we took him in his car down the street to see some ghosts and bats. Lots of pointing ensued. Holiday decorations are so much fun this year, now that he can take them in! We made salmon and rice noodles for dinner and PLEASE, SOMEONE TEACH ME HOW TO MAKE RICE NOODLES!!!! Every dang time I make them, I end up with a sticky starchy mess. Dempsey didn’t mind and ate a ton of them. We were maybe going to watch a movie but when it’s Friday and you’re a parent, you’re just so tired by the end of the week that you can really only make it through a single episode of Ted Lasso. Whoa, that season finale was intense!

Saturday morning almond butter pancakes were a huge hit with Dempsey. I think he ate four?! Please note his new cheek bruise too. He is FEARLESS on our bed and we are constantly trying to catch him before he flings himself off of it but I was just a second too slow and he faceplanted on my nightstand 😬 I think I was more sad about it than he was though.

Spent his first naptime getting some stuff done outside. Mainly, planting our mums. Hopefully they get enough sun over there! After lunch, we strolled past the Harvest Festival that was happening at the nearby school but it was just a bunch of kids roaming around, so we headed to the park instead. Dempsey was truly in his happy place and my happy place is seeing him smile, so I was in mine too ❤

Post nap, #2, we put up a few Halloween decorations in the front yard, but I think Dempsey was more into the boxes than the actual décor. We had evening plans to meet up with Hannah, Josh and the boys at Edgewater Public Market but Mason wasn’t feeling well so they had to take a raincheck. We were hooked on the idea though, so we still headed over. Tried the mac n cheese and pizza spots, which were good, but the sliders are still best. Dempsey was SO distracted by the group of people sitting behind us, so he wasn’t eating the best dinner but what can you do? He did love this chair however 😂

After his bedtime, we queued up Dogtooth because we are Yorgos Lanthimos fans and it was the only one of his films we hadn’t seen. It was… uncomfortable to say the least. But very interesting! I do like when you find a director that has a small enough catalog that you can watch all of their movies and see the evolution of their style. That quick-paced inflectionless dialog has been there from the beginning!

Okay, Sunday went by way way too fast! I woke up, we saw a movie, it was bedtime. Or that’s how it felt at least. We picked up Sunny’s for breakfast and it’s now just part of my personality to order the same dish then complain about how big the chunks of cauliflower and potato are and how they’re not cooked all the way through. My parents came over later on, so we could go see a movie. Gonna have to wrap my head around not seeing every movie opening weekend now that I’m a parent, so Bond will have to wait because we were just getting around to Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Gosh, what a ridiculous film! I thoroughly enjoyed myself 😂 I should’ve known but I didn’t know Tom Hardy also voices Venom and I love that!

Back at home, Dempsey’s second nap was not going to plan, so we didn’t have as much time to get some stuff done as we thought we were going to. First birthday party plan refining/Cowboys game watching/indoor Halloween decorating and dinner all had to be just a bit rushed. Not exactly ideal, but again, what can you do? Quinoa was on the dinner menu and someone was having a fun time making a mess with it 😂🤪 And he also put a beet on his forehead at some point. What a ham!

Please tell me what you were up to this weekend 🙂

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