Weekend Things & Dempsey’s 1st Birthday Party!

Oh, hi! We had a big birthday party for our Dempsey yesterday afternoon and the result is that I feel totally discombobulated and can’t seem to remember it’s Monday 🤪 This week has been crazy busy and then, yes, Joey and I decided to go to not one but two movies on top of everything. Who do we think we are?? This intro is already a mess so I will just say, in conclusion, DUNE!

Someone wasn’t thinking and scheduled their son’s 12 month pediatric appointment right during nap time 🤦‍♀️ He did GREAT at his appointment (just a 4th percentile boy 😂❤) but he was sooooo tired by the time we got him back home. And he struggled the rest of the day. I think it was a combo of being tired (he skipped nap #2) and getting those shots. Poor guy! Since Grandma Lori was over to watch him, Joey and I took the opportunity to sneak out and see a Friday afternoon movie! We are big Wes Anderson fans and this one was so peak-Wes Anderson. I can’t imagine how long it takes him to sketch out all these scenes and set pieces and details and write that fast-paced dialogue. It’s definitely a movie I feel like I need to watch five times to catch everything, but it was fun. Can’t help wondering if it was just a bit too much style and not enough substance though 🤔 We debated what our favorite performance was and it might have been Benicio del Toro??

Back at home, we all had dinner — Dempsey is once again going through a phase where he just wants to throw his food on the floor 😩 — and look at that new drink development. Our pediatrician gave us the okay on whole milk and Dempsey loves it! He played with a new toy from my brother, sis-in-law, niece and nephew and he was dancing to the music it played 😍 We put him to bed and queued up The Great British Baking Show. I just love Giuseppe so much!

Saturday morning started with pancakes, of course. Always takes me so much longer than I want it to but they tasted good, so I won’t complain too much. Then, Steve and Lorna came over to watch Demps, so we could go see Dune. MUCH ANTICIPATED by me and guys, I was blown away! It did not disappoint in the least. Visually, it is stunning and soooooo amazing to see on a big screen. Highly recommended, if you can go! I have not read the book, so I wasn’t familiar with the plot but I found it easy to follow and really compelling. The score ❤❤❤ And those performances!!! Of course Chalamet is great, but Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin and Rebecca Ferguson are all INCREDIBLE. Cinema, guys! It’s so great!

Joey made us some butternut, blue cheese and walnut cavatappi for dinner and somehow made do despite me forgetting half the ingredients in our grocery order 🤦‍♀️ And Dempsey enjoyed throwing it on the ground… We watched Shawn of the Dead after Demps went to bed and it was both worse and exactly as bad as I thought it would be but we did laugh.

Sunday started with breakfast and the cutest table setting and then a good long nap for Dempsey, while Joey and I rushed around getting ready for his party. We hosted at a nearby park and the pavilions were first come first serve, but we grabbed one luckily and then fought the wind to get all the decorations up. It all turned out really well and except for that dang wind while everyone was eating, it was a really nice day. Every time I saw that Dempsey boy, he had a big smile on his face and that’s seriously all that matters. I’m now going to shower you with party pictures, okay? Our theme was Rookie of the Year. We weren’t going to have a theme at all, but when I saw this one on Pinterest I though “duh!” Hannah made those cookies!!!!! She is just so amazing. I took too many decoration pictures and not enough people pictures, but I’ll do better next time 😋 You are so loved, Demps!

We got little man back home and down for a nap around 3 PM and then when he woke back up, we opened all his presents. HE IS SO LUCKY!!!! We have so many new toys ❤❤❤ Our house is maybe a mess now, but we don’t mind. Ate dinner, put Demps to bed, fired up Succession. I can’t believe a show that an hour of dialogue can still exist, but I’m very glad it does!

How was your weekend?