Father’s Day Weekend Things

Does anyone else feel like this summer is already flying by?? Father’s Day has come and gone and our family is already busy talking about July happenings. We have lots of fun stuff coming up, but this weekend was a good one too. Seems like it’s been forever since we went out to dinner, so when Joey and I both randomly felt like going out, we had to seize upon the moment. It’d also been forever since I’d had a massage and I finally got one on Saturday! Spent Father’s Day having breakfast with my side of the family then dinner with Joey’s side. He golfed in between and I had a rare afternoon alone (while Dempsey napped) and wow, did it feel nice.

I felt like a BLT, so we tried to find someplace that served one and ended up trying School House in Arvada. It felt family friendly and laid back in there and even though I did get my BLT, the poutine was the star of the show! Meanwhile, Dempsey couldn’t get enough of the sweet potato tots. They’ve blocked off parts of Main Street so cars can’t drive down and we had fun walking down it, enjoying that summer evening weather. After we put Demps to bed, we watched Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and I really liked it. I thought the leads had really great chemistry and I certainly laughed out loud a few times. Give it a try!

Saturday started with whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes that everyone loved and then we headed outside while it was still sort of cloudy. Dempsey got a kick out of having a ladybug crawl on him, especially when it made it up his arm onto his face πŸ˜‚ And I pulled out his wheelbarrow for him so he could be like his dad. He was having too much fun pushing it around!

Later on, when the sun came out and it got really hot, I set up the paint stuff to make a craft for Father’s Day but also because it seemed like a good way to play outside but stay in the shade. While Dempsey was napping, I headed out to see my mom for a massage. I had JUST missed Hannah, but I’m glad we could both fit in some R&R that day. Felt so nice! I came home and got a head start on dinner and at 5:30ish Joey left for the Avs game and Dempsey and I hung out until dinner time. I’ve made this meal before and he wanted NOTHING to do with it, but once he figured out he could dip everything into that basil cream sauce, he was game! The Avs won and I’m so happy for everyone who’s happy about that, but try as I may, I cannot summon the excitement I saw everyone exhibiting on the news afterward.

Just realizing I did not take a photo with my own father on Father’s Day πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ But here’s a plate of food and a cute picture of Dempsey and my mom ❀ Hosting is nice because you can get away with doing the bare minimum in every other way πŸ˜‚ In other words, my mom made the casserole, my sister made the potatoes and I cooked up some sausage my mom had given me and bought a pre-made fruit salad. Joey had to dash off to golf after breakfast, but my family hung around until Dempsey’s nap time and it was nice hanging outside with them.

Dempsey and I headed over to Steve and Lorna’s around 4:30 and we all had dinner together. I sometimes let myself believe if I’m not in my home on a Sunday night, I will self-combust, but it’s actually really nice to let someone else feed you dinner, then return to your home where there are no dishes to wash πŸ˜‹ So thank you for dinner, Lorna!!! Snagged this year’s four generation picture before everyone headed out to their respective homes. We put Dempsey to bed and watched an episode of Barry and why is this season so good??

Hope you had a good weekend!

Weekend Things

Why does June have to get so hot so fast?? We were outside for a few hours on Saturday and I think it took me the rest of the weekend to recover. I guess that’s why I took all of four photos? Oops!

Up and at em on Friday to take Dempsey to the dentist! This was his second visit and I think it was less traumatizing than the first πŸ˜‚ He left with the dentist’s seal of approval and a bouncy ball that he’s been very excited about ever since. Teeth brushing time at home remains an absolute horror, but those of you with older children, please tell me it gets easier! Afterward, he was off to Grandma’s and I was off on my BTS cloud because their anthology album, Proof, dropped the night before and yes, I’ve heard all of those songs before, but they hit different when placed in the very thoughtful order they’re in. Waiting for my physical copy to arrive tomorrow, so I can listen to the third part, which is CD only?! I didn’t even know CD players still existed, but anything for you, BTS!

Adam joined us for dinner and it was hot but thankfully not too hot to sit outside. Dempsey was having too much fun throwing his bouncy ball over the netting around our garden and having Uncle Adam roll it back to him. He was not thrilled when I made him go inside for bath and bedtime πŸ˜‹

We had our normal morning pancakes on Saturday then got ourselves ready and headed to Elitch’s for our company picnic. We got there around 10:45 and Dempsey rode A SINGLE RIDE and just wanted to watch the others. He was also very interested in the Ferris wheel! It was so hot already, so I was fine with heading over to the covered party area anyway. We visited, Dempsey wandered, we all ate and then I headed out, so I could get him down for a late nap. He was so tired and maybe laid like that at the top of the stairs when we got home πŸ˜‚ Joey came back around 4 and we made dinner and hid inside for the rest of the day.

Sunday morning and this is the state of our house most of the time. How does he make a mess so quickly?? Truly impressive πŸ˜‹ We got outside early before it got hot and Dempsey managed to spray himself in the face with the hose while I was watering our plants πŸ˜‚ Later on, I headed out to get my hair cut and 45-minutes is just really not long enough to gab with my hairdresser, you know? She’s going on a handful of trips this summer and I am so jealous! We need to get our vacation plans in order earlier. Spent the rest of the day lounging and that was pretty nice. I hope you had a good weekend too!