Weekend Things

Another weekend with just our little threesome and we certainly made the most of it! We were so excited to see Hannah, Josh and the boys for dinner but that family cannot catch a break with sicknesses, so we had to cancel again. We want them all healthy again! Instead, we wore Mom’s glasses, went to breakfast, watched some movies, hit up a Fall Festival, went out to dinner, made pop tarts and snuck in a trip to the Farmers’ Market.

Dempsey’s hair is in rare form lately and it’s been so amusing (too bad he has a haircut scheduled for Wednesday) ๐Ÿ˜ After we put him to bed, we started and actually finished Everybody Knows, which we’d had on our Favorites list for four years. We liked it! Pretty much exactly what it looks like from the trailer but Penฤ—lope Cruz and Javier Bardem are always good. Mostly proud of us for watching a whole movie without falling asleep๐Ÿ˜‚

Started Saturday with breakfast at Stowaway. We hadn’t been in so long! Probably because every time we go it’s one thing or another that annoys us but the food is just so so good. You never know what you’re going to get when you take your toddler to a restaurant but Dempsey was super well-behaved this time around ๐Ÿ™Œ Back at home, Joey put up our outdoor Halloween decorations then we walked across the street to a Fall Festival, where Dempsey (with some help from Joey) made a skull ornament, Joey got some tacos that I regretted also not getting and we all took a family photo. We walked by last year but I’m glad we actually went in this year!

Post-nap, Dempsey was kind enough to give me a pedicure ๐Ÿ˜‚ And then, to make up for not seeing the King Family, we took ourselves to Edgewater Public Market. We’ve been here a bunch of times and sitting in the brewery reigns supreme. Just so much calmer and quieter in there! Dempsey is getting to a much anticipated age where he can tell me what he wants to eat instead of me just guessing. Hallelujah! On the way over to Edgewater I asked what he wanted for dinner and he said “chicken nuggets!” Well okay then! He surprisingly enjoyed that honey mustard (a boy after my own heart!) and unsurprisingly loved that ranch dressing too. We played a couple rounds of Guess Who afterward and he really liked helping flip the cards down.

We decided to drive by a house that had some super tall skeletons in the front yard last year and they had majorly upgraded this year!!! People were out and walking around to look at everything, so we joined them. I think that werewolf sort of scared Dempsey because of how big it was but he just wanted to touch everything else ๐Ÿ˜‚ That basement Pennywise terrified me! I would not even want to be home alone knowing that was down there! After Demps was in bed, we started The Red Shoes but I was too tired to finish it ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Started Sunday which a virgin Bloody Mary that I’d been craving for weeks. Sidenote: When we were brushing our teeth for bed that night, Joey and I both said we had heartburn and it was probably from those Bloody Marys, so I guess we are old now ๐Ÿคฃ After breakfast, we decided to walk over to the Farmers’ Market. It was so nice out and it wasn’t too crowded, so I think I might just be a fall market-goer from now on. We bought the prettiest flowers and also saw the prettiest flower outside a nearby preschool on our walk home. I also unpacked the bag of apples and pears I’d bought and saw that someone had taken a single bit out of each one on his ride back in the wagon ๐Ÿ˜‚

Dempsey and I’s project of the day was making pop tarts! We had started the dough the day before, so all we had left was to roll, cut, assemble and bake. He was having to much fun sprinkling flour and using the rolling pin. They were a little rustic looking but tasted so so good! I was going to frost them, but then I ran out of energy, plus my mom always made us buy the unfrosted ones so it felt like a good ode to her and my childhood ๐Ÿ˜‚

Saw them make chicken salad croissant sandwiches on a recent episode of The Kitchen and have been craving them ever since! Hit the spot! Demps got a bath before bed and then we finished up The Red Shoes and not to be dramatic, but that long dance scene two-thirds of the way through, was life-changing. Can you believe it when a movie has an actress who is also a phenomenal dancer?! The talent! Hope you had a good weekend ๐Ÿ™‚