One Last February Weekend

Guys, I hope your weekend did not start out like ours… with a call from our renters that the basement was flooding?! I cannot even tell you all the things that have gone wrong at our old house since we moved out but it has sort of been a nightmare. Ugh. Anyway, other than that snafu, we had a pretty good weekend and it felt good to say “so long” to February in a happy way. I can’t wait for March and April and May!

Starting Friday with a bright-eyed baby and an almond scone from my mom. The best! My sis came over that afternoon to spend some time with her nephew and got to witness first hand how frustrating it is when he won’t nap. Joey was running all over trying to get the flooded basement taken care of at the rental, so our dinner plans kind of fell by the wayside. But after I put Dempsey to bed, we re-grouped with cocktails and Minari. What a moving film! It was sad and funny and really beautiful to look at. I loved it!

Sometimes we wake up in the morning and can hear Dempsey wiggling around and talking to himself in his bassinet and we always wonder just how long he’s been awake in there! We all cuddled in bed for a good while but then I started getting antsy to make breakfast. I cannot wait until he can stay awake for longer periods of time. His “wake window” always goes by too fast, so I was rushing to get breakfast made before his first nap. I didn’t make it but luckily, Joey got him down real fast and we didn’t have to re-heat any pancakes 🙂 Ricotta pancakes are the best! We had a family Zoom call at 9 and thought it was sad Dempsey would be missing it, but then he woke back up, so we let him join the call before putting him back down. It was really nice to “see” everyone. It’s been SO long since we were all together.

Our pediatrician gave us the okay to get a floor seat for Dempsey, so we picked one out at Target then headed over to pick it up. It was my first time experiencing the Target drive up — Joey has been making use of it about once a week! — and I think it took all of 30 seconds, so I was impressed! Back at home, Dempsey was subjected to kisses and selfies and then I did a quick treadmill work out, while Joey set up his chair. He seems to enjoy it!

Friday night plans relocated to Saturday! We had some frozen wontons and dumplings from Yuan Wonton to cook and decided to round out the meal with a couple of apps from Ginger Pig. It was all so good! We definitely did not finish those wontons or dumplings though and we still have MORE in the freezer, eek! Oh and Joey got a sake juicebox and it was STRONG. We put the baby to bed and watched Training Day because I’d never seen it and it was one of the suggestions on the homescreen of Netflix or maybe HBO Max? I don’t know guys, felt just a little bit dated? I think it was supposed to be a surprise that Denzel was the bad guy in the end but… he seemed like the bad guy the whole time! He sure was in the zone though!!!

Sunday was a laid back day. I definitely forgot to take a picture of our breakfast but we got sandwiches and a chocolate cruffin from Wooden Spoon and it was all very very good! We also worked in SNL and Sunday chores in between naps and later on, Joey forced me to “watch” (I was mostly looking at my phone) The Prom, which was… terrible. Remember last year when we made Ram-Don for the Oscars in tribute to Parasite? Well we still had some ramen packets left over, so we made it again for the Golden Globes! It’s just very easy and very good, okay? Dempsey got to stay up and watch the beginning of the ceremony. He also thought they did Daniel Kaluuya dirty! He went to sleep SO EASY afterward, so more of that please. Later on, we made rosemary parmesan popcorn and ate just so much of it. Yes, the telecast was sort of a mess but I love an awards show, messy or not. Plus we got to see all those celebs’ houses and I have to say, PLEASE ADOPT ME, BILL MURRAY, because that house looked NICE. I was very very happy to see Nomadland recognized and it was all I could do not to cry when Lee Isaac Chung’s daughter wrapped him in that hug and said “I prayed, I prayed!” In conclusion, Jane Fonda forever!

Happy March!

Weekend Things

We had a gooooood weekend and I hope you did too! It felt extra nice after the disaster of last weekend. We saw my sis, ate lots too many good things, watched all the movies and to top it all off, we celebrated Dempsey’s four month anniversary and guys, he rolled over!!! It was wild. Joey and I also left the house sans baby on Sunday, but more on that later 🙂

Friday started with a bacon, egg and cheese for me and later my sis came over and Dempsey was right in the middle of a very long nap, go figure! He is generally a very short napper so it felt nice but we all missed him! For dinner, we pulled out leftovers but we also made cocktails from this awesome kit Hannah and Josh got us for Christmas. It was so good but also STRONG. Watched Palmer that night and look, I am honestly not at a space in my life where I feel good about celebrating Justin Timberlake, but Joey really wanted to watch so I said okay. It was actually pretty good! The plot was a bit formulaic — man betters himself by having to take care of a child — but it was sweet and I thought the scene between the boy and his mom toward the end of the movie was pretty moving.

Dempsey and Joey got up before me on Saturday but I came down and made us blueberry buttermilk waffles and YUM. I think we tried to hang up a rod and curtains in the nursery about five times but every time we’d try, Dempsey would suddenly be yawning and looking very tired. We did eventually get them up though and I think it’s helping to keep it dark up there during nap time. Twice on Saturday, he took a loooong nap. I ran out of things to do at one point! Also, our little love turned 4 months old that day and we took some monthly photos and then took him downstairs for tummy time and he proceeded to roll over! We could not believe it! He was just laying there on his elbows and wasn’t even rocking or anything and then over he went! It was great timing because I was sitting on the floor with him while Joey did some work but on his way back from the printer, he sat down on the floor with us and that happened to be when he rolled. He’s done it a few more times since then but not consistently.

We have started to “put the baby to sleep” in his crib at night so we can maybe watch TV with the sound up higher than a whisper and be able to get up from the couch (ha!) instead of just holding him all night and though we had to go upstairs a couple of times to put him back to sleep when he started to rouse, we were able to watch a whole movie by ourselves?! Felt nice! We rented Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar and as soon as that little boy started lip-syncing in the opening scene, I was sold! A very silly but very funny movie for sure. I love Kristen Wiig! Oh and I made us pizza for dinner and it was the first time I’d made our skillet pizza in the new house. This oven goes much higher than our last one so the crust got a little toastier than I’d expected but it was still very good.

Dempsey woke up super early on Sunday so Joey took him downstairs and I slept a little more. By the time I woke up, it was time for him to take a nap. That’s always the saddest timing, to be honest! I ordered us Onefold while Joey put him to sleep and it took SO LONG to show up. Ugh. But it tasted very very good. Joey’s new favorite thing is to prop Dempsey up and I think he likes it a lot too! Around 11, Lori came over to babysit because WE WENT TO A MOVIE! Please no judgment because I tried to do some movie theater safety research beforehand and it was feeling very necessary for our mental health to both leave the house and have some alone time that wasn’t filled with work. Also, we waited until right before to buy the tickets so we could make sure the theater wouldn’t be too full. In other news, Nomandland is very very good. It’s sad and sort of lonely but just incredibly beautiful and so interesting. Frances McDormand is just amazing and I think almost all the rest of the cast were real non-actor people. Chloe Zhao got some BEAUTIFUL performances out of them. We loved it!

Spent the rest of the day cuddling a baby, doing some chores and feeling pretty relaxed 🙂