Weekend Things

Would you believe Joey and I snuck away for some adult time twice this weekend?? Felt nice but weird at the same time. I missed the kids, but they had fun with their grandparents, so it all worked out fine!

Friday kicked off Denver Restaurant and while we’ve been more out than in on it in the past few years, it seemed like a good excuse for a date night so I booked us an early reservation at The Bindery. Not to be totally lame, but early dinners out means we can be home for bedtime and don’t have to burden anyone with putting Dempsey to bed while also trying to care for Lydia. Seems to work out for now! I thought the meal and the service at The Bindery were absolutely fantastic! Would recommend. After Demps was in bed, we watched The Whale and I have many thoughts. Brendan Fraser and Hong Chau are very good but the rest of the movie is mediocre to bad. Did not care for the plot line or performance of either teenage character and all that stuff about positivity and people being amazing rang totally false to me.

A Saturday to ourselves! I told Joey to humor me and eat some waffles out of the freezer instead of making fresh ones. Felt nice to not have to clean up any dishes! Oh and he and Dempsey went to get coffee for us and those are the shoes he left in 😂 Around 9, the boys headed to Home Depot for their craft class and came back with a pinball machine that’s equal parts cool and frustrating to use 😅

After Demps went down for his nap, I took a walk and saw my first crocus of the season! I’m SO ready for spring. Made a chicken and quinoa dish with peanut sauce for dinner and Demps was having none of it 😑 Our attempts at calling the chicken “fat bacon” didn’t work either when he tasted a piece and told us “that’s chicken!” 😅 Oh well. Fell asleep to Argentina, 1985 later on, so I guess I was tired!

The Oscars are fast approaching and Joey and I have been trying to find time to go see Avatar 2, but when we realized we also wanted to see the Shorts, we pivoted and made plans to fit those in instead. My parents were kind enough to come watch the kids so we could spend all afternoon at the theater. Saints, truly! My sis and Wayne came over for a bit too and those four pictures in the middle are ones I received from my babysitters 🤍 The Shorts were good, particularly “Ivalu,” “An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It” and yes, “My Year of Dicks,” which had me laughing out loud in the theater. Back at home, we had BBQ ranch chicken salads and Buffalo chickpea meatballs for dinner and yum to both! Nearly finished our movie but I guess we’ll have to see the end tonight. Nothing like taking three days to watch a movie 😂

Happy Monday!