Weekend Things

Hi! We had a good weekend, that included just one snafu, but more on that later because I’d rather talk about the happy parts πŸ˜ƒ

Friday started with that pretty mani I got from the gal my sis has been going to. Not only did she help me pick such a good color but she filed my nails into the prettiest shape. I can’t stop looking at them 😍 Later that afternoon, Joey and I headed out to my 34 week prenatal appointment. My doctor did an ultrasound to check baby’s position and… SHE IS HEAD DOWN! Cannot tell you how relieved I feel. I was euphoric for the rest of the day! Also, we saw her hair floating around in the amniotic fluid and I cannot wait to see it when she is born. We had an otherwise quiet rest of the day. Joey and Dempsey put together the new desk for our at-home office space and I cannot get over these two look-a-likes! ❀

Oops, lacking in pictures from Saturday, but we woke up and made pancakes then spent the rest of the morning in the basement organizing stuff and checking out our baby item inventory. Dempsey seemed completely entertained by all the junk we have down there and maybe also turned the hot water heater all the way down (which we realized Sunday morning when Joey went to take a shower πŸ˜‚). During his nap, I read because my book group meets tomorrow and I need to hurry up! Shortly after he woke back up from his nap, my sis and Wayne came over to babysit so Joey and I could go to happy hour and a movie for Denver Film Fest. We had a good meal at the bar of Tacos Tequila Whiskey (that Asada taco though!) then drove over to the Botanic Gardens for our showing of The Whale except that when we drove past, it looked strangely empty and dark in there and when we checked the tickets in the car, we realized the movie started at 4 and not 6 πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ I have no idea how we did that, but we were so bummed! Pivoted and saw The Banshees of Inisherin at the movie theater on the 16th Street Mall, which is definitely not as nice at the Botanic Gardens theater, BUT they do have concessions and reclining seats, so not the worst trade off. Bashees was very interesting! Funny and sad at the same time and such good performances from the entire cast. I liked it! Sounded like our good boy had a fun night with his two favorite people too ❀

Sunday was our sprinkle! Not going to lie, it was pretty nice to just be a guest and show up a few minutes in advance. Lori, my mom, my sister and Lauren did such an amazing job decorating the space and putting out food and games for everyone. We loved everything! Oh and my mom gave me that beautiful “sprinkle” necklace last week. I love it so much πŸ₯° I definitely requested that cute picture backdrop then took all of three photos in front of it. Joey and I were so mad at ourselves for not making all the guests pose with us. What were we thinking?? At least Mason and I got one together πŸ˜‚β€ Otherwise, a perfect celebration! I’m never not blown away by the diaper cakes my mother-in-law puts together!!! It’s one thing to make those in the days of Pinterest, but she’s been making them a lot longer than Pinterest has been around. This one was just amazing! And we got thee cutest stuff from everyone else for baby girl. She is already so loved ❀

Joey basically spent the rest of the day removing tags and sorting stuff by size. It was quite the undertaking! Meanwhile, I made dinner and salads for the week. I gave Dempsey a little bowl of noodles to snack on while I finished dinner and I heard him yell from the next room “more noodles!” and it was my favorite. I don’t think he would touch any of this meal last time I made it, but he seemed pretty into it this time around. Even the blue cheese and walnuts! Last week, I asked Joey if our daughter would be a headband/bow wearer but I think we got our answer based on how many of those we got from everyone πŸ˜‚ Dempsey seemed to like wearing some of it! After he went to bed, we watched the newest episode of The White Lotus then took ourselves to bed. A long but good day! Unfortunately, Dempsey has developed a pretty nasty cough, so pray for us that it’s just a cold and not RSV.

Happy Monday to you all!

Weekend Things

This weekend was full of things that probably sound mundane but have become the sort of things that make me happy lately. A trip to the library, buying Thanksgiving decorations, unpacking groceries, watching a movie at home, making Sunday morning breakfast, dropping off our ballots, sitting on the couch for two full hours to read. Bliss! And hey, we also had a true blue date night, that included babysitters, dinner and a movie. Forgot how fun that could be!

Woke up to snow on Friday! Feels late to be getting the first real snow (or has it snowed already?? πŸ€”) but then Emily told me it still felt like summer in Chicago and I saw fans at a few football games on TV on Sunday that were in short sleeves, so maybe it’s only winter here? We had tickets for Denver Film Fest that night, so Lauren and Adam babysat and I only had mild anxiety because I think the last time we left Dempsey with someone else for bedtime was literally in April… but my anxiety was for naught because he was a good boy and went to sleep easy for them 🀍 We grabbed a quick dinner at Chipotle then walked next door to the Sie for a film called Broker. It was a South Korean film about two men who broker babies that have been left in “baby boxes” at a church and stared Song Kang-ho. Joey and I both thought it was “very good” and Song Kang-ho is always good but I thought the actress who played the mother was wonderful and we both really loved the little boy who ends up tagging along.

Demps was up early Saturday morning but Joey was up even earlier (his viewing of The Blair Witch Project had to be cut short πŸ˜‚), so the boys hung out so I could sleep a little longer and then when I got up, they had already started making waffles πŸ₯° Dempsey is forever asking for “a little bite of butter” so that’s what he’s doing in that first picture. Afterward, Joey got to work fixing our upstairs baby gate which came out of the wall last week. Dempsey loves to help! Took a trip to the coffee shop, then Ace then the library afterward then lunch and a nap for Dempsey, while we watched GBBO and then I started a new book that I’m already really liking!

Post-nap, we took a family trip to Cost Plus World Market. It’s one of the return locations for Pink Blush, so I’ve taken a few things back there recently and had some 10% off coupons to use and Thanksgiving decorations to buy. Kind of a terrifying place to take children because 90% of the store is made of glass but what can you do? There was some kind of gnome scavenger hunt going on while we were there, so Joey and Dempsey were distracted by that πŸ˜‚ We didn’t find any though! Back at home, leftovers for dinner, a bath (complete with bubble beards) and bedtime for Dempsey and then Joey and I watched Catherine Called Birdy, which was cute but also a little bit juvenile. I think most of the cast was also on Game of Thrones πŸ˜‹

I know every hates falling back because it’s so dark so early in the day, but I love having sunlight in the morning for a little bit again. And not to brag, because I saw so many parents posting about their children waking up super early on Sunday, but this good boy is content to just quietly chill in his crib in the morning, so I have no idea when he woke up! I forgot about this good savory breakfast of leeks, spinach, eggs and feta that I had been really into at the beginning of the year before the first trimester of pregnancy sent me off the deep end. It was as good as I remembered! Meanwhile, Dempsey finished his breakfast, put down his fork and exclaimed “fix the gate!” So off the boys went to finish up their project. I guess Dempsey was inspired because he was trying to hammer this flag into the wall later on πŸ˜‚

Before nap time, Joey and Dempsey bundled up and went on a run, then played at the park. I hear he left that beanie on the entire time, so I was happy! Oh and check out the Big Brother cape Grandma Lori got him 😍 I think I spent the entire time they were running/playing at the park + all of nap time reading. Always tempting to watch TV with Joey instead, but we didn’t really have anything we were dying to watch, so it was nice to spend that time in a more productive way (made salads for the week too!). Once Dempsey was up, we dropped off our ballots, planted garlic, then Dempsey and I made pumpkin cookies that I hadn’t made in soooooo long. They are perfectly soft and fluffy! We were all big fans. For dinner, we ate meatloaf for the millionth time because I made so much last week, oops! Don’t get me wrong, it’s really good but A) Dempsey won’t even touch it (hence this recycled photo from last week) and B) we’ve run out of all the side dishes I’d been serving it with 😱 Joey and I really enjoyed our three Brussels sprouts each πŸ˜‚ After toddler bedtime, we watched The White Lotus and went to bed ourselves.

Happy Monday!