Weekend Things

Someone please tell me how it is Christmas week already??? Could’ve sworn it was December 1st just last week, then POOF, the rest of the month disappeared. So that means we are stuffing in all of the last minute holiday things we can think of, including a company party, present wrapping, one last batch of cookies, all the Christmas movies we realized we hadn’t watched yet and Dempsey’s first visit with Santa! The good news is he didn’t cry but the bad news is that his face rash is back with a vengeance, so he’s looking a little flushed in all of this weekend’s photos. I’m trying not to project my own sensitive skin baggage onto the situation, but it’s hard! Trying to remember that it doesn’t bother him at all and this too shall pass.

Someone was helping unload the groceries on Friday morning ❀ This time of year is nice in the construction world because stuff slows down. Meaning it’s okay to take a half day on Friday to see Spider-Man: No Way Home and then head to a brewery for a sort of last-minute company holiday gathering. Um what to say about NWH except that it was amazing and perfect and everything you want it to be. SPOILER ALERT (no seriously, don’t read on if you don’t want this movie spoiled for you!), but THERE ARE THREE SPIDER-MEN IN THIS MOVIE!!!!!! I’ve actually not seen the Andrew Garfield films but I have seen Andrew Garfield in other things and I LOVE HIM. And I am a BIG BIG fan of the first two Toby Maguire Spider-Man films so seeing him show up made me feel strangely emotional. Also, I was about 95% sure they would both be in this film but to my true surprise and joy, they are in this movie for like an hour?! What a gift! Also, Willem Dafoe is a national treasure. I about died hearing him say “Norman’s on sabbatical, honey!” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Went straight from the theater to our company party and it was nice having everyone from the office in one place — everyone is in and out on different days so I sometimes go weeks without face to face contact with some of my co-workers — and the beer/food were great!

Feels like there was a point in October or early November when Dempsey was sleeping like a dream and since then, it feels like we haven’t even had two good nights in a row 😩 Inevitably he wakes up crying at some point. Sometimes it’s early in the night, sometimes it’s early in the morning, sometimes he settles himself back down and sometimes he ends up in our bed because we’re too tired to do anything else. Saturday, he was up at 4! Joey eventually went downstairs with him and then we traded places at 6ish. When I got the sense that he wasn’t going back to sleep, we made blueberry waffles together πŸ’™

We all took some naps later in the day πŸ˜‚ And then we headed to Steve and Lorna’s for our Christmas celebration. I LOVE seeing everyone interact with Demps. Lorenzo and Elliott are so sweet and caring with him and of course, the adults are too πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° He got a basketball from his grandpa and Lorna and he loooooves when Joey dribbles it for him.

Our one goal for Sunday was to take Dempsey to see Santa and mission accomplished! I follow Union Station on Instagram and saw that Santa was going to be there one last time on Sunday so after lunch, we packed ourselves up and headed over. The employee holding the “End of the Line” sign said that was the shortest she’d seen it! I think we only waited about half an hour and Dempsey didn’t mind because he got to wander around the terminal with me while Joey stood in line. He got a kick out of seeing his own reflection in the giant ornaments on the tree and so did I πŸ˜‚ Kudos to the two ladies — I think one of them was Mrs. Claus — manning the line and taking the photos. They really knew what they were doing! Demps did great! Joey is mean and wanted him to cry! Everyone has assured me that he’ll cry next year πŸ˜‚

Got a few things done back at home and then Joey made us dinner while Demps and I played upstairs. His new favorite thing is to shut the door on us but I peeked through a crack and watched him play by himself for ten minutes and it was absolutely the cutest thing! He brushed his hair, he looked out the window, he played with his toy workbench, he danced πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί I can’t even! Dempsey was having NONE of the dinner Joey made but I loved it! After we put him to bed, we fired up Love Actually and how is it that we’ve seen that movie a million times and there’s still lines we feel like we’ve never really heard? Let’s all do our best to stay sane this week, huh?

Happy Monday!