Weekend Things

We had our company holiday party, a date day, a birthday party and lots of Sunday chores to fit in at the end, so we were busy this weekend! Fine by me, because I can use all the distraction I can get. I am very very ready to not be pregnant anymore. Please help manifest the arrival of baby girl somewhere between Wednesday and the weekend, okay? 😋

Dropped Dempsey off at his grandma’s on Friday morning then swung by Cherry Bean for coffee and a bottle of Coquito which they sell every year at Christmas and I always say I’m going to try but haven’t until now. WHOA, it is rich!!!! We had our 38 week appointment later on and all is good with the baby 🤍 Our company holiday parted started at 3, so we picked Jory and Betsy up and headed to Top Golf. Blessed to have an actual excuse not to hit any balls besides just not wanting to embarrass myself 😂 Sad but not surprised to report that the food at Top Golf is terrible but it was fun chatting with people for a few hours. Got to see Delaney when we headed back to pick Dempsey up and she was looking cute as could be in an outfit my mom happened to buy for her.

Saturday morning cuddles with my boy and his armpit 😂 We had enough time for breakfast, a shower for me and to do a few things around the house before it was time to get him into the car and over to Grandpa Steve and Lorna’s for the day. They had kindly offered to take him so Joey and I could have a day to ourselves before we have two children (!!!!) and though I hadn’t planned to have one of those, I was so super glad when we did! First, we ran a few errands, then took ourselves to lunch at Băo Brewhouse and to see a movie. That dim sum really hit the spot. Our favorite dish was the one thing I didn’t take a picture of, of course, but it was called the Drunken Empress and it was a veggie-filled saucy bowl of noodles that we ate every last bite of. Afterward, Tár, which felt like one of those super intelligent and arty films that you just don’t fully understand? 😂 Definitely much to talk and think about afterward but Cate Blanchett is just at the top of her game. Our boy got back home around 6:30 all hyped up, so he must’ve had a great day! After we put him in bed, we watched Scrooged because we gotta every year, you know?

Started Sunday with whole wheat chocolate chip banana pancakes. You know it’s true love when your mom puts a little bite of butter on each of your pancakes pieces and then does it again when you ask for seconds and thirds and fourths 😂 Demps and I chilled on the couch watching Scrooge: A Christmas Carol while Joey got in a run then we all got ready and headed out for attempt #2 of Mason’s birthday party. It was a success this time! Dempsey was perfectly entertained by Henry and Mason and a roomful of toys he’d never seen before plus we all got to eat chocolate cake. Dying over that picture of stoic Dempsey and cheesing Henry 😂😂😂 and glad we got to celebrate our favorite 5-year-old!

Back at home, Dempsey went down for a nap, Joey balanced the Cowboys game with a bunch of laundry, salads for the week and washing dishes and I got our Christmas cards addressed. Once Dempsey was back up, we played, finished our movie (he asked me to rewind so he could watch Scrooge’s final song about seven times 😂) and while I was upstairs cleaning our humidifiers (adulting is so exciting), Dempsey and Joey decorated gingerbread reindeers. Dempsey did so good and only asked to drink the bag of icing a few times 🤣 Decided to semi-phone it in for dinner by pulling a pan of eggplant parm out of the freezer then cooking up some spaghetti and tossing together a salad to go with. Unfortunately the eggplant parm did not send me into labor today but it sure did taste good. Dempsey loved this meal (minus the salad) as well, so that’s a win!

Guys, did you watch The White Lotus Season 2 finale?? I was feeling kind of meh about this season because it felt like it was just in it for pure entertainment and shock value and not as much of a social satire as the first season but that finale took me by surprise and sort of changed how I felt about the entire season. What did you think??

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