Sunday, November 29, 2015

Weekend Recap - Thanksgiving Break Edition

Back when I was teaching, I used to get a little sad on Sunday evenings because I knew the weekend was over. That still happens now sometimes because I know Matty goes back to work on Monday. Tonight I'm especially bummed out because he's been home with us for four days. Other than the week he took off of work when Lucy was born, this is the longest Matty has been home with us. I loved it! However, it turns out that I take more pictures when he's not home because I want to make sure I show him what Lucy and I did all day. We had a pretty low key weekend, which is always fine with me!

Got up early to do a little Black Friday shopping . . . at the grocery store! I love going to the grocery the day after Thanksgiving. I was there at 8:30am, and it was totally empty. Matty stayed home to give Lucy breakfast, so I got myself a little treat and shopped . . . alone. It was a pretty good 45 minutes!

Friday afternoon we were hanging out in the family room, and Sydney suddenly got up and tried to hide herself in Lucy's exersaucer. It turns out Snort was busy throwing up on the floor, which upset Sydney. Normally it would have upset me too, but I was able to use my "I spend my days cleaning up baby spit up and poop" card so I didn't have to deal with it. Also, Snort was kind enough to get sick on the tile rather than the rug, so really it wasn't a big deal. Poor Snorty. He was feeling better on Saturday, though.

We went out to dinner with friends on Friday night. Yes, we left Lucy at home (with Matt's mom, not alone!) and had a nice, leisurely meal. This is only the 3rd time we've ever left her in the evening, and I still insisted on putting her to bed before we left. Baby steps . . .I'm getting there.  Anyhoo, we went to Black Rock Bar and Grill. The food was good, but their main selling point is that people can cook their own steaks on black rocks (it's not just a clever name!) that are 755 degrees. Matt and our friend Ryan did it and thought it was really good. The problem, though, is ventilation! We walked in and there was this huge haze in the restaurant from people cooking on the black rocks. It was almost too much to handle, and was unpleasant enough that we all agreed we wouldn't go back. So to summarize:  good food, bad atmosphere. 

We went out for a drink before heading home, and these little guys were all decked out for the holidays. Pretty sure these guys were alive at some point. #holidaytaxidermy

 Saturday morning we all went to Nordstrom to do a little Christmas shopping, and Lucy dressed to impress. Found this little gem on clearance at Carters, and I love it!

 Lucy had a nice little pow wow with the animals in the baby section. I REALLY wanted to bring home the giraffe!

In a few years, Lucy and I will be able to have mommy and me rain boots! We were both very excited to see the Hunter boots come in toddler sizes. No reason not to be stylish when you are splashing in puddles, right?!

She had an important phone call to make and needed some privacy to do it. But really this is how she napped. It was adorable.

The dogs are not allowed in the nursery. Even before Lucy was born, once the new carpet and furniture went in the baby gate went up. Matty and I have differing opinions on this. He thinks the dogs need to bond and feel like part of the pack. I feel like Lucy needs ONE dog hair free room to roll around on the floor. On Saturday night, Sydney decided to test the boundaries. There's no boundary for that dog's cuteness so I allowed it. 

I put Lucy on the floor on her back while I threw away a diaper and washed my hands. When I came back, she was on her tummy. That makes three times now. She's getting there!

What a great weekend! We are now going full force into Christmas mode. Prepare yourselves, we've got some pretty cute Christmas outfits coming your way. 

Speaking of Christmas outfits. . . . 

We are having a low key Christmas Eve at our house this year. Just our little family of three along with Matt's mom, sister, brother-in-law, and our new nephew! There's talk of wearing jammies (Christmas ones, of course!) and just hanging out and being comfortable while eating dinner and opening gifts. I was at Target the other night, and for a quick minute I thought I had found the perfect pajamas for Matty and me to wear. I bought them immediately. When I got home, Lucy was snoozing away in bed and Matty was hunkered down on the couch watching football, but he was nice enough to get up and try these on with me right away. 

I believe he threatened to leave me if I made him wear the pajamas. Lucky for him I didn't love the way they fit so I was fine with returning them. The picture makes me giggle, though. 

Hope your weekend was full of thankfulness . . . and leftovers!


  1. Best picture EVER of you and Matt!!!!! Lucy is adorable, but this is over the top with cuteness!! I just might have to save this one for next week's project :)