Memorial Day Weekend 2022

I am so tired from MDW! Anyone else?? We ate donuts, spent time with family, worked in our yard, walked the Bolder Boulder and maybe somehow still watched all seven episodes of Stranger Things.

I’m so happy that we are back to the Friday coffee walk time of year. It’s truly the best! We grabbed coffee at Downpours and donuts at Berkley Donuts and Dempsey kept turning around in his seat to tell me “more, more, more.” πŸ˜‚

Worked all day, then Joey and Dempsey picked up Biker Jim’s for us and they changed their fries again! They were kind of soft by the time we ate them but still good because all fries are good, right? After we put Dempsey to bed, we launched right into Stranger Things, but more on that later.

We took a post-pancake trip to Elliott Gardens on Saturday and got some Echinacea, strawberry plants, tomato plants and basil. Keeping it simple with the veggie garden this year and hoping squirrels do not destroy everything like they have the past two years. Steve and Lorna came over for dinner later on and Dempsey was putting them to work. He can refill a watering can and pour it into some dirt for hours on end πŸ˜‚

Um, this is the only photo I have from Sunday but I swear we did more than just eat peanut noodles. Mainly, we shopped for groceries in person and we do that so rarely nowadays that it’s a whole event. Got a bunch of stuff for our Memorial Day BBQ and then spent a bunch more time playing outside. It was on and off raining that evening, but Joey started building something that will hopefully protect our garden from squirrels and Dempsey is a good little helper, even if the sound of the saw scared him.

Memorial Day and the Bolder Boulder ❀ The race was back at the regular course and it was so so nice to be back. Joey and I couldn’t remember the last time we’d been to Boulder but it may have been for the BB in 2019! We picked up my sis and Wayne and drove close to the start line, where Joey dropped the four of us off and then went to park. We had time, so we hit a coffee shop near the start and Demps did not want to be contained πŸ˜‚ Finally my parents and Joey (Lori was sick πŸ˜₯) made it to the start, so we all made our way to the W wave. We’ve never walked the race before so it was a totally different experience! Everything is much more crowded by the time the walkers get there, so there were full on lines for stuff like the slip-n-slide or cotton candy or (shudder) keg-stands. But it also meant we got to see the men and women’s Elite runners go by in, which was so cool! Six miles is a long way for a toddler (and also for me and my poor hips and calves and feet!), so Joey carried him a lot of the time and my mom, sis, Wayne and I helped as best we could. We did put him down a few times but he’d end up dancing to the music being played on the sideline or getting distracted by a puddle in the street πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ We did eventually make it to the stadium though and it was the cutest thing when Dempsey was waving and clapping like all the people in the stands. We put him down to walk across the finish line on his own two feet and he had one hand in Joey’s and reached back to grab my hand with the other πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

We got home, put Demps down for his nap, rested for a bit ourselves then cleaned up, just in time for everyone to come back over for a BBQ. The pre-made burgers from the WF butcher case are consistently good and my mom and sis made great side salads 😍 After everyone left, we watched a few Pixar shorts with Demps (I remembered some of them from theaters in the early 2000s!) and once he was in bed, we watched the seventh episode of Stranger Things and basically this season was alternating moments of me thinking “is this bad?” and “I am addicted to this!” That last episode though!

Please tell me how your weekend was πŸ™‚

Mother’s Day Weekend Things

Hello! Long time, no talk. I did not mean to take a break from posting last week, but that is how it happened. I am back and it is May! I hope you had wonderful weather and got to celebrate the mother and mother-figures in your life. I saw lots of friends with older kids post cute things their children made them and man, I cannot wait to get one of those some day!

Friday mood! This boy has a renewed love of his tunnel and I think it’s the cutest! Lori brought him back home since she had to come this direction anyway and then we had a chill night at home.

Up and at em with ricotta pancakes! We relaxed on the couch afterward and someone retrieved the empty milk carton from the recycling?? Who knows! The rest of the day was a frenzy of chores because we knew we’d be too busy on Sunday. Joey got to clean up outside though, so I think he was happy. We did absolutely nothing with our flower garden over the winter and everything is back in bloom. I love that! Feels like we haven’t watched a movie in so long aaaaand we didn’t end that on Saturday either πŸ˜‚ Instead we started watching PEN15 and then I had to listen to Joey tell me it’s “not really for him” because it’s about girls. Let’s not go there, buddy πŸ˜‹

Happy Mother’s Day! I brought Dempsey into our bed for a morning snuggle but he would rather stand up and walk on my head so he can turn my bedside lamp on πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Spoiled by Joey and Dempsey with cards, tulips and another flower delivery subscription ❀❀ Then my parents, my sis and Wayne and Lori all came over. We phoned it in with breakfast this year and had Snooze deliver. The food showed up right on time, yay! I love how Dempsey is at his easel in that group photo. While little man was down for his nap, we saw a literal swarm of bees in our backyard!!!! They’re chilling on the back of our garage right now, but someone has volunteered to come relocate them later today (if they haven’t already moved on). Truly both freaky and interesting at the same time. We spent the rest of the afternoon at Steve and Lorna’s and it was a very relaxed time. Dempsey was having too much fun pounding Cathy’s cane on the ground πŸ˜‚

Lastly, I just want to say to those for whom Mother’s Day is a hard day, I see you, I hear you and I am sending my love to you. I hope you are able to make it through this day the best you can ❀