Weekend Things

We had a good weekend! A laid back Friday, watching Joey finish his half marathon and a family party on Saturday and then some self care on Sunday. Plus perfect weather! Can’t ask for more than that ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฅฐ

We all (Joey, Lori, Dempsey and I) hit up the Colfax Half Marathon race expo on Friday afternoon and all those giveaways seemed lame to me but Dempsey had fun being carried through the Broncos stadium, I think! It was a chilly evening, so we all had to beanie up before our walk and then it only seemed natural to order ramen. We heated up leftovers for that Dempsey boy but then he was very into Mom’s steamed bun, ramen noodles and even a few spoonfuls of spicy chicken broth?? What a guy!

Up and at em for Joey’s half marathon! I maybe had a lot of anxiety about Dempsey waking up at 5:30 AM when Joey did but he slept peacefully until I woke him up at 6:45 and we were out the door by 7:15. We made it to the sideline, no joke, about three minutes before Joey ran by so we cut that one CLOSE! I took a bad video but little Dempsey waved when he passed by and oh my god, if that isn’t the cutest! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ He was hurting on those last few miles but in true Joey form, he still got a new PR. Back at home, Dempsey quick ate breakfast then went down for his nap and Joey and I got to enjoy an adult only breakfast of Snooze take out (I scheduled the delivery on the way to the race and it arrived at the perfect time when we got back!). We spent the afternoon at a party for Joey’s grandparents’ SIXTIETH wedding anniversary and his Grandma’s 80th birthday. Wow! It was soooo nice out and Dempsey was being a total joy. We set up the tripod for a bunch of family photos and I’m so excited to see how they turned out. During the shot of the entire group, I glanced down and Dempsey was pointing at the camera, so I’m sure that one will be funny!

A certain little boy fell asleep as soon as we got in the car to drive home, so we maybe took a detour to Red Rocks (oddly enough, the show that night had been cancelled, so no concert traffic!) to let him get some rest. Back at home, another certain boy needed his own nap, so I entertained a crazy baby for a bit and started dinner. Side note: something in the oven was burning and it was SO SMOKY in our house, yuck! Joey woke up and finished up dinner for us and dang, it was GOOD! After we put Dempsey to bed, we fired up Halloween Kills and IT WAS BAD BAD BAD. The whole thing felt like a fever dream it was so bad. We did not see the 2018 reboot so I had no idea where we were plot-wise and then there were just so many characters and flashbacks and unnecessary tangents. Also, just how old is Michael Myers at this point???? I’m supposed to believe this 80 year old man can single-handedly and unhurriedly kill so many people? And spoiler, but Jamie Lee Curtis was barely in this movie. Just no.

A restorative Sunday! Woke up and had apple cider pancakes together as a family and then Dempsey and I watched out the nursery window while Joey finished hanging up our Halloween lights. At one point, he asked me to get him the step stool and I don’t want to know how he was standing on our slanted roof with a step stool ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I then headed out for a facial and man did it feel good! Swapped places with Joey so he could head out for a stretch and then Dempsey and I ate lunch. I even soft boiled an egg for myself ๐Ÿ˜Š We all headed outside after lunch to clean up the backyard. Goodbye to our flower pots and veggie garden but hello to not having to water any of those things ๐Ÿ˜‹ During Dempsey’s second nap, we just chilled on the couch and it felt very nice! Our evening walk needed to include a pumpkin decoration, of course ๐Ÿ˜‚ We maybe had to take it away when we peeked into the stroller and he was trying to eat a chunk ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ Joey made dinner again! We took a peek at our lights after dinner and they look great!!!

Ended the night with Succession and even though I’m annoyed at the thought of another season of “which of my children will I name as CEO” ๐Ÿ™„, I’m still glad it’s back!

This Week & Dempsey’s First Trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

It’s Friday the 15th, but feels like Friday the 13th because this morning I was trying to help Joey carry two coffees and a sandwich into the house and what I actually did was scare him so that he spilled the coffee onto himself and then when I was unloading the dishwasher I dropped a bowl onto another bowl and then hit a Mason jar. All three shattered all over the counter and kitchen floor! WHYYYYY. Anyway, it’s been a good week otherwise because Dempsey has recovered from his bout of bad sleep and we got to take him to the pumpkin patch for the first time. THE BEST!

Monday at the park with Grandma and Grandpa and do you see that handsome boy?!

I worked from home on Tuesday and was there ALL BY MYSELF! Felt weird but good at the same time. I’m a better mother, wife and person when I get a little alone time ๐Ÿ˜Š Had a pretty lunchtime salad for one too!

We were trying to think of a time that we could take this little dude to the pumpkin patch and then we remembered we both work from home on Wednesday and it would probably be way easier, quicker, less crowded to go on a week day. And we were going to drive 20 minutes into Broomfield but I pass this little farm just up the road every week and it looked perfectly cute! We had the place all to ourselves and Dempsey got his fill of pumpkins to touch and look at. Homeboy LOOOOOVES pumpkins!


This weekend Joey is running a half marathon (!!!), we have a family party to go to (!!!) and we have a mostly plan-less Sunday before another busy week that includes someone’s first birthday (!!!!!!!!!!). Hope you have fun plans lined up too!