Weekend Things

This weekend would have already been amazing because: Dempsey’s first steamer, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a live concert stream at 2 AM, Sunday basketball practice, The Batman and dinner with my sis and Wayne, but then Joey surprised me with tickets to see BTS in Vegas next month and there are just no words to adequately explain my level of happiness right now ❤❤❤❤

I had been dropping a lot of not too subtle hints that I wanted Joey to take me to watch the BTS concert airing in theaters on Saturday, so when I went downstairs Friday morning and found a little stack of envelopes, I figured that was going to be the big reveal but then the big reveal was way way way better because WE ARE SEEING BTS LIVE IN VEGAS!!!!!!!! Dempsey had this look of pure pure happiness and delight on his face when I realized what was happening and hugged Joey. I will never ever forget it ❤❤ The only bummer is that we were already going to Vegas two weeks later for a wedding and we’ll be leaving Dempsey with the grandparents both times and I’m going to miss him SO MUCH. But man am I excited! I pretty much figured I’d never see them live in person. I’m still in shock three days later! And I was expected to work afterward?!

Pulled it together long enough to make it through the day, then we picked Dempsey up from Lori’s, had dinner, put our sweet boy to bed and watched The Eyes of Tammy Faye. I’m not going to call this movie high art or anything, but I actually really liked it and I thought Jessica Chastain was very good! She played Tammy Faye with such sincerity and not an ounce of condescension.

Joey stumbled upon a picture of a breakfast bagel sandwich from Rye Society and we really wanted to give it a try on Saturday but they don’t open until 9! That’s too late for our early rising family, but Rosenberg’s opens at 6 and looked just as good. We all really liked our bagels and Dempsey got his first steamer and LOVED IT. We saw a bunch of traffic on our way to breakfast and realized the St. Patrick’s Day parade was that morning! We’d never been and we were already out and about, so we headed over. Dempsey mainly wanted to play with a green feather from a nearby spectator’s boa but he seemed to enjoy watching the cars drive by and was even bobbing his head to the bagpipe band that walked past us. Too cute! 💚

Little man had lunch later on and this was my first time trying to make him a pinwheel and he seemed to really like it! Not going to lie, his lunches and dinners have been sort of rough lately. I’m chalking it up to teething or just random lulls in appetite but it’s not the most fun to make stuff and then have him not eat it. This is all to say it’s extra exciting when he does like something I make 😀 He napped and we made it though 75% of House of Gucci (we finished it later that night and honestly, I thought it was so boring!) then we baked a pistachio loaf when he woke back up. Such a unique flavor and texture. I like it but I also don’t? 😂 Made caprese-style skillet gnocchi + salmon topped with pesto for dinner and I think Dempsey ate about 100 cherry tomatoes and lots of mini gnocchi too!

Joey and I were in bed super early because we were waking back up at 1:45 AM to watch the livestream of the third and final BTS concert in Korea. I don’t think Joey actually expected us to watch this and I didn’t either but as it got closer, it was really hard to pass up! They are just so amazing live and it was thrilling to watch! By the time it was over, and the with the time change, it was 5:45 AM, so we hightailed it back to bed before Dempsey had us up again. Joey got up with him around 7 (I think?) and I had meant to get up too, but next thing I knew, the clock read 8 AM!

Came down to find the boys making chocolate chip pancakes, so I’m the luckiest! We ate, hung out, started salads for the week, then headed over to the basketball court to play. Dempsey mainly wanted to pick up trash but he did seem to enjoy holding his basketball up to the net too ❤ We fed him lunch and put him down for his nap and then, at 2, my sis and Wayne came over to babysit so we could go to the movies!

What can I say except that The Batman rules? I’m never sure about Robert Pattinson. Is he a good actor or just a very committed bad actor?? But I thought he was a great Batman. Maybe not a great Bruce Wayne but I haven’t fully decided yet. And Zoe Kravitz was amazing! It was definitely disturbing, and it definitely felt 3 hours long, but we both liked it! Back at home, Dempsey was entertaining my sis and Wayne and Joey walked to pick up dinner around the block at Spice Room. We all love Indian food! They left a little before 8 and we put Demps to bed and were planning on watching Top Chef from Thursday but then the Critics Choice Awards were on and we couldn’t pass it up. So many shots of Lady Gaga in England and Andrew Garfield in person, so this telecast must have been specifically crafted for me 😂 I laughed maybe too hard at the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation for Billy Crystal. We were both tired, so we ditched out at the end.

A very good weekend indeed!!!!

Weekend Things

Hi! How is your March so far? Ours has started off really good, even though it was in the upper 60s all week then snowed all weekend. Oh well! We distracted ourselves with an outing to the Butterfly Pavilion and then my sister, mom and Wayne came home from LA and we’ve adopted my mom for a few days. Having a live-in au pair is so nice 😂❤

Picked up our Dempsey on Friday afternoon and drove straight to Chop Shop for dinner. He was fully distracted by the person sitting behind us who was wearing really colorful shoes 😂 Bathtime and bedtime for our little love when we got home and then Joey and I watched Bergman Island. I feel like it was not to our benefit that we know NOTHING about Ingmar Bergman but I do love Vicky Krieps. I was sort of confused by the ending and Joey had fill me in, but I did think it was very interesting.

Saturday started with lemon yogurt pancakes with blueberry sauce and judging from Dempsey’s face, I think he was a fan 😂 I was too! What a texture on those pancakes.

I told Joey that we should probably occasionally plan to do something fun with Dempsey on the weekend instead of just always hanging around the house and threw the Butterfly Pavilion out there. Made a quick decision to go after breakfast and we had fun! Dempsey was definitely more interested in all the insects than made me comfortable and Joey totally held a tarantula 😱 Inside the pavilion, Dempsey seemed very interested in seeing the butterflies soar around but was not interested in them coming too close. I got a funny video of him flapping his hand at one, with a look of pure disgust on his face and same, bud! 😂 Spent some time on the indoor playground and then Joey had to see how the cotton candy machine worked. Demps was definitely a fan of that!

Just had a chill rest of the day at home, then when we heard my family had landed in Denver we asked if they wanted to join us for dinner. Timing didn’t quite work out, so Joey, Dempsey and I ate on our own and then Joey picked everyone up from Union Station and I made them fresh burgers once they got to our house. They got to spend just a little time with Dempsey before he went to bed 🥰 They bought me Rubber Soul at a record store in LA and I’m so happy!!!! In other news, we decided to wean Dempsey from the pacifier on a whim this weekend and it’s actually been going really well. We just straight up hid them all and it’s a fun act of distraction while we put him down for naps and bed. He cried a bit on Saturday night but I think it was more tiredness than anything. My sis and Wayne hung around for a little then they headed home and my mom, Joey and I stayed up to watch the first half of SNL.

A fun Sunday with Grandma! I brought Dempsey down to my mom’s room in the morning thinking he might cuddle with her, but who am I kidding because this kid can’t stay still 😂 We ordered breakfast from The Nosh and I’m grateful for Joey, who went out in the snow to pick it up! We amused ourselves all morning, then the adults watched Singin’ in the Rain while Demps napped (my mom had never seen it!) and when he woke back up, we made some cookies together. Kale Junkie’s “Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies” are amazing, for the record! And then we made pasta for dinner, gave Dempsey a bath, put him to bed and watched Top Chef, which Joey and I were DELIGHTED to find out has started up again. My mom stayed the night again, since she watches Dempsey on Mondays anyway and I could get used to these sleepovers ❤ Hope you had a nice weekend too!