Sunday, January 22, 2017

Weekend Recap

We had a very productive weekend here at the Kissel house. Slowly but surely, things are getting crossed off our "to do" list for Emily's arrival.

On Thursday my mom and I went to Babies R Us to order Emily's crib. Even though I told myself to pack my patience, it was not very easy to concentrate with Lucy running around. She really enjoyed the toddler beds, and hunkered down in this Minnie bed. Gross and dirty? Probably, but also very cute. And a little preview of what's to come before too long, I suppose. 

After crib shopping, Lucy wanted to "cook" with some oats while we figured out our lunch plan. She was getting a little crazy and hit her elbow on the counter. This is her "I can't decide if I want to cry or not" face. In the end, she cried. 

All of her woes were made better with some tomato soup and bread from Panera. This girl LOVES tomato soup. 

One of my resolutions this year was "don't worry about it." This is a prime example of me exercising that resolution. Lucy did not want to wear a bib and was making a giant mess, but she was eating and having a great time. So I didn't worry about it. I tried everything I could but, in the end, we just couldn't save the white onesie. 

After an outfit change, Oma and Lucy "baked" some mini cupcakes for dessert while I tackled the tomato soup mess. 

And then Friday morning it seemed as though Lucy's toes were more interested in her waffle than her mouth was. She is slightly lacking in the table manners department. 

After breakfast, Lucy and Greta had a play date at Funtastic. It was a rainy day so it was pretty busy, but they managed to have a good time for an hour or so. 

And they shared a delicious snack of Ranch Veggie Straws. 

Friday evening I went with my mother-in-law to test out recliners for Emily's nursery. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it!

Saturday morning we took Lucy to the Novi Dog Show. We'd been looking forward to it for a few weeks now because Lucy is crazy about dogs. They gave her a cute little hand stamp at the ticket area. 

This girl was in her glory. She has no fear around dogs, which is probably not a good thing, but we made sure to ask each owner before allowing Lucy to pet . . . or kiss . . . or hug their dogs. 

We stopped to watch some pretty impressive dogs jumping into the water. One dog jumped almost thirty feet out!

At the pool area and at every show area set up, Lucy kept saying "In, in" and didn't understand why she couldn't go in and play. To be fair, a lot of them were filled with giant balls, tunnels, and bridges . . . very similar to a lot of the indoor play areas we visit!

This is Callie the Otterhound, who was by far Lucy's favorite dog of the day. 

We walked into a giant group of Great Danes that were all taller than Lucy . . but she didn't care!

We went with another couple and their daughter, Sarah. Neither of the little girls was feeling this picture. 

After taking a fantastic two hour nap, Lu was ready to go outside and enjoy the weirdly warm January weather. 

Having people chase her around the shed is Lucy's favorite!

We had a quick spur-of-the-moment date night on Saturday. I had been having a hard time deciding between two rocking chairs and wanted Matty's opinion. Matt's mom and friend came over around 5:30ish to hang out with Lucy so we could go check out both chairs and make our decision. We wanted to be back for bedtime, so in 90 minutes we went to La Z Boy, Babies R Us, had dinner at Pancheros, and picked up chocolate malts at Potbelly on the way home! We laughed at how much we enjoyed that random 90 minutes!

Here's my sexy Saturday night date. Matty was in his glory in this chair at La Z Boy. Unfortunately, $1600 is a little out of our price range! #awesomechair #evenbetteroutfit

Lucy spent a good part of Sunday morning at the top of our stairs watching Matty install a new sump pump. 

Her nap was a little shorter than usual, so she felt the need to bring out a pillow and "snug" by the window later in the afternoon. 

And that's about it. Later in the evening we rearranged a few things in Lucy's room, hung up a new picture on her wall, and figured out what Matty has to do to anchor her dresser to the wall. 

All in all, a fun and productive weekend. Let's hope I can say the same for the upcoming week!



  1. I love that you had to sacrifice the tomato soup-stained onesie! I've had to do the same in more than one occasion. Also, my two favorite moments from the post are the enormous dogs with Lucy and matt's glorious recliner outfit!