Weekend Things

Lots of pictures of the kids from this weekend because Joey was in Vegas from Thursday to late Saturday and I had them (mostly) to myself. Figuring out how to juggle two kids with different schedules, nap needs, bath times and supervision requirements is quite the trick and I definitely don’t have it down but we made it through. Actually, I had fun. I love having one-on-two time with them 🤍

Friday, Dempsey and Grandma took Lydia and I to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to show us the dinosaurs. He got to check out the Discovery Zone for the first time and seemed to really like it! Lori left around 5 and the three of us cuddled, FaceTimed Joey, ate dinner and then I put Dempsey to bed and he was easy-peasy that night 🙌🏻

I was kind of worried for Saturday because I was going to be on my own all day but everyone behaved. Thank goodness Lydia likes the baby carrier and will sleep in there so I can be more hands on with Dempsey (though he did still get a highlighter and draw on the toilet seat 😅). I even gave him a bath while she chilled in her Boppy. He ran to his room to get a book and read it to her afterward 🥹 He loves her so much! And he helped me take her photo for her THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY! When did that happen?? She can still be such a crier if she gets tired but when she’s happy, she’s so happy. Her smiles make everything worth it 💞

After Dempsey’s nap, we hung out for a bit and packed his duffel bag because he was staying the night at my parents’ and then we headed over there. But first, dinner! My mom made corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day and even though Dempsey ate some right away, he was too excited about all “new” stuff (you know, like the blinds and a back scratcher 🤦🏻‍♀️) to play with at my parents’ to sit and eat. Also Lydia cried almost the entire time, so between that and Dempsey running around, I felt like my brain was going to explode. Ate dessert with everyone, said good night and goodbye to Demps and zipped that little girl home where she promptly passed out.

Joey made it home late Saturday and then Sunday morning, we hit up Stowaway. I’ll forever have so many complaints about that place but then keep returning for their excellent coffee and food. That rose & pistachio donut was so good! Lydia did so good and barely made a peep in there.

Joey picked Dempsey up from my parents’ just a little bit later. He apparently was up till 11:30 and had woken my mom up before 7 by poking her in the nose 😂😬 The rest of the day included grocery delivery, laundry, a run for me, strawberry Cobb salads for dinner and a crabbier-than-usual toddler 😅

I’m back to work today, so everyone be gentle with me this week 😋 Wish us all luck!

Weekend Things

Hello from the other side of my favorite weekend of the year, Oscars weekend! In addition to sheet pan nachos, Buffalo popcorn and an Everything Everywhere All At Once-heavy award ceremony, this weekend also involved a visit to Dempsey’s tumbling class, Avatar: The Way of Water, bagels and a baby shower. It all went too fast!

I was so impressed and delighted over how comfortable Dempsey seemed at class! Such a huge change from the last time I went. We had so much fun. And Lydia got some good attention from the teachers and Grandma. She took a good nap when we got back! We were trying to decide if we wanted to go out to dinner when a certain little miss decided to have a crying fit so that made our decision for us 😅 Made up for it with ice cream for dessert then started Babylon after Dempsey went to bed and the beginning of that movie gave me the same sense of overstimulation as life with a baby and a toddler 😬

Saturday feels too short when you spend three and a half hours of it in a movie theater. Avatar was the only best picture nominee we hadn’t seen and you HAVE to see that one in a theater, right? Dropped the kids off at Grandma’s and headed to Pandora for a torturous three hours that I hated almost every second of. I should’ve known when we re-watched the original a few months ago that I wouldn’t like the sequel but WOW, I hated it. Allow me to share my Letterboxd review — If not for the incredible visuals of this movie, I’d rate it much lower. I find it so deeply stupid. James Cameron is so immersed in the world of Pandora that he’s lost all sense of how people speak in the real world but it includes a lot less “bro” and “butthole.” The dreadlocks? Don’t get me started. Seeing humans next to Na’vi somehow makes both of them look silly. In conclusion, this film features a made up whale saying “It’s too painful.” Joey liked it 😋😂 Anyway, picked the kids up, made chicken tacos, put Dempsey to bed and finished Babylon and respectfully, that movie is not for me. Brad Pitt sure is charming though!

What a Sunday! Started with bagel sandwiches then a few errands and chores before Lydia and I scooted out to Jacy’s baby shower. They had a berry theme for their baby girl and it was all so cute and beautiful just like that mama-to-be! Lydia got passed around and even slept for a bit. How cute are she and Delaney with their great grandpa??

Reunited with the boys back at home and got ready for our evening festivities by making sheet pan nachos, filling out our ballots (Dempsey picking Women Talking for Best Picture was a tough beat) and settling into the couch for the show. I went 17 for 23 so yay for me and I actually thought the telecast minus those Spielberg jokes at the beginning was pretty good. The EEAAO crew sure knows how to deliver a speech but the highlight of the show was absolutely the “Naatu, Naatu” performance. Joey and Dempsey were dancing all over the place! Till next year, Oscar!