Weekend Things

What a weekend! Felt like I could really feel the transition from February to March, in terms of weather, in terms of pace, in terms of focus. I like it 😊 Also Joey and I had not one but TWO day dates?! Good for us 🥰

We’ve changed up our Friday schedules so that neither Dempsey nor our house cleaners are there, just Joey and I, and it simultaneously feels weird and nice. Joey is always trying to be super productive and I am always trying to remind him that it’s Friday. Our compromise this week was to take a real lunch break and go out. We’ve never been to Stowaway for lunch and they are busy! Finally got a table and dove into two really good plates (bowls?) of food!

Picked up our little man later on then had leftovers for dinner. Joey and I are always so tired come Friday that watching the latest episode of The Amazing Race is all we had in us.

A Saturday of nothing but also lots of things? Dempsey helped me make pancakes by sprinkling on the chocolate chips and holding the spatula with me while we flipped them ❤ We are watching the pups this week while the rest of my family is in LA, so while everyone napped, Joey and I watched Free Solo and what an interesting and terrifying documentary that is. Post-Dempsey nap, we went on a walk and made dinner. Dempsey seems to love celery root? 😂 And after he went to bed, we fired up Spencer and I have mixed feelings on Kristen Stewart’s acting but I actually thought she was amazing in this! The movie overall is kind of dull, but she was great and I loved all those scenes of her with William and Harry.

Sunday started with breakfast and then we hung out for the rest of the morning. Dempsey is really loving having Huni around and she is much more tolerant than Andi, who wants Dempsey nowhere near him and Demps and Joey were in the backyard for a bit because it was so nice outside! Dempsey was in his happy place, picking up snow, walking around with the watering can and looking through the gate. Well, until he fell 🤦‍♀️ He ate lunch and went down for his nap and Lori came over so Joey and I could spend the rest of the day at the movie theater. If you’ve been reading for any length of time, you know how much we love going to see the Oscar Nominated Short Films and we were SO HAPPY AND EXCITED to be back in the theater to watch them. The best ❤ I think they were somehow less depressing than usual, even though they were still pretty depressing. Nothing can be worse than the year I had to watch five short films about children dying, okay!! Could have used one straight up funny live action film in there though.

We picked up pizza on our way home and Lori stayed and ate with us and then bedtime for Dempsey and SAG time for Joey and I! Oh how I’ve missed in person award shows and without the Golden Globes this year, it felt like it’d been even longer since we’d had one. Very happy for CODA and the Squid Game crew and if every other award had gone to Andrew Garfield that would have been totally fine with me, but it was not to be. We can get it right at the Oscars, eh?? Hope you had a nice weekend!

Weekend Things

We are about to have a week of really cold weather (we’re talking highs in the teens 😬), so the name of the game this weekend was to enjoy every second of warm weather we had left. Lots of park time for our Dempsey boy, plus my sis and I walked around Sloan’s Lake and man was it nice to spend a good chunk of time, just she and I. We had our friends over Friday night for dinner and I had no idea how fun it would be watching those three boys run around together, but it was FUN! Also, full disclosure: I did not take nearly enough pictures of all the fun we had this weekend. Whyyyyy 😩

Hannah, Josh, Mason and Henry came over Friday evening for dinner and chaos and I suddenly felt like I needed to make us a dessert, so I whipped up a quick skillet cookie and what a lifesaver that recipe is! Also, does baking a giant cookie count as being on task on a workday?? I took a video but exactly zero photos of the boys running around together, so you will have to take my word for it that it was the cutest! So happy and excited for these lifelong friendships they will have ❤❤❤ Also, would you look at that amazing drawing Mason did for me?! I love it so much!

Dempsey helped me make some Elvis waffles on Saturday morning and actually, he’s a pretty good mixer with that whisk! He was less interested in actually eating that waffle, but what can you do? Joey and I sure loved them! Forever trying to figure out when we should play with Dempsey and when we should let him entertain himself, but it seemed pretty clear that he was fine on his own with a baseball bat and a balloon all morning 😂

After his nap — I think I spent the entire three hours he was asleep reading on the couch 💁‍♀️ — I made him a smoothie and we loaded him up in the stroller and walked to Tennyson to go to the park. It was PACKED! Dempsey seemed a little shell shocked and basically just stood there watching all the other kids for a while 😂 Back at home, I made us salmon burgers and glazed beets for dinner and our shopper accidentally sent a celery root instead of a golden beet, but then that ended up being everyone’s favorite part! After Dempsey went to bed, we fired up Flee and I don’t mean to criticize a refugee’s story, it’s just that I thought the subject was not particularly forthcoming and I felt like a lot of the story was missing. Interestingly told with that animation though!

Sunday started with Snooze delivery (why is Door Dash so slow though??) and Dempsey looooved his breakfast quesadilla! Afterward, he and Joey took a trip to the office and then my sis picked me up for some solo sibling time. Long overdue! We walked around Sloan’s Lake then hit up Edgewater Public Market for lunch. It’s honestly shocking that either of us made it out of the plant shop without buying anything, but it’s the truth. Really just love being around my sister and I don’t do it often enough!

Back at home, Dempsey was napping and Joey was working, but afterward we hit up just one more park. Dempsey is still trying to figure out how to sit down at the top of the slide and then how to wiggle forward to go down, so there were a few backwards belly slides, but he’s going to get there soon, I just know it! Leftovers for dinner, then bath time, Dempsey bed time and the Closing Ceremony for Joey and I. I felt like I didn’t get enough Olympic time and I suddenly felt very sad that it was over already. I really liked that little recap NBC put together though. They were trying to make me cry with that Shaun White stuff! Hope you had a nice weekend 😊