And just like that, another week is in the books. This one just FLEW by! How is it already mid-February? I am so confused.
Monday: Breakfast a super delicious smoothie (vega + sweet potato + oats + almond milk + ice).
It was sunny and warm-ish out so I took Wes to Bowmont park for a walk.
We didn’t stay long because I brought the wrong stroller (the citi mini gt isn’t that great on somewhat icy/rocky/snowy/terrain and I left the BOB at home) and Wes kept taking his hat off! Silly boy.
After we got back home, I walked us down the street to our mini makeshift park and introduced him to the swing for the first time. HE LOVED IT. As soon as I put him in, he grabbed the handles and just sat there enjoying me pushing him non stop for EVER.
We had burgers for dinner and they were so good, I had a second patty. I could have probably eaten three. We gave Wes some burger to try and he loved it too. He’s just like his daddy- loves burgers and pickles and cheese 🙂
Tuesday: I remembered there was a baby playdate scheduled at our local library, so we walked over there to see what it was all about. It was another nice day out, so it was great to get even more fresh air! Plus, we live super close to the library and it would take just as long to load and unload him from the car as it would to just walk on over.
They had set out a bunch of blanket with various items for babies to touch and play with. Of course Wes wanted to just shove everything in his mouth. I was dying on the inside about all the germs but what are you gonna do?
There were about 10 other babies and although Wes wasn’t the oldest..he was definitely the biggest. The other moms were shocked when I told them how good of a sleeper and eater he is. And I got to brag about it a little bit 🙂
We went back to the swings again later that afternoon and it was still a hit.
We had chicken tortellini for dinner- it was a Costco find and we didn’t think it was that great. Not bad, just not yummy enough to buy again. Good thing we have two more packages of it in the freezer ha.
After dinner I was playing with Wes and did the worst thing EVER…I spilled a full glass of water all over my laptop. Tyler quickly swooped in and took my laptop of to the laptop ER (the bathroom counter) to inspect the damage and set it up to dry out. I was a nervous wreck and took the doggies on an even longer walk that night because I was having heart palpitations over the potential cost of buying a new one.
Wednesday: I drowned my sorrows in a batch of sweet potato pancakes. It did the trick for the time being. I’m pretty sure anything drenched in maple syrup helps.
We went over to Safeway to pick up some produce (thank GOODNESS they lowered their prices on produce. It was over $2 PER PEPPER before!) and Wes got a kick out of sitting in the cart. So much so that he was doing his Tarzan call over and over again to entertain other shoppers.
I love that the cover has a couple of loops in the front to attach toys so he can’t launch them onto the dirty floor. (This is the one I have)
We had chicken tenders for dinner- they were so good! I could have eaten way more, but wanted to leave some leftovers for lunch the next day. Next time we have these, I’m going to prepare 4x more to put in the freezer for quick meals in the future!
AND GUESS WHAT? Tyler tested my computer and it was fully functional! Hip hip hooray. We already ordered another one just in case, but will be returning it (free of charge) once it’s delivered. I did a major happy dance. Major.
Thursday: I posted a Parker & Posie giveaway. Have you entered? You’d be crazy not to! These soft soled baby shoes are to die for!!!
Not much got done since Wes decided to only have one nap. It’s crazy how much that can affect my productivity! I still managed to get some stuff done around the house and before you know it Tyler was home and I was headed out the door for a brewmasters dinner downtown.
At the very last minute (and I’m VERY thankful for it) I got two tickets to the Bomber Brewing Beer Dinner at National on 8th. It was a 5 course meal with beer pairings from the Vancouver brewery as it was introducing its beers to the Alberta market.
Thankfully, Brie was able to go with me (thanks Brie, and sorry for the last minute invite!).
With the exception of the first course which I didn’t eat (oysters…ew) the food was really good. Like, really really good. I was really glad I wore stretchy pants. I’m not a fish person by any means, but the cod dish was my favorite! And who doesn’t love grilled cheese? It was paired with a spicy tomato soup- perfect for dunking. Then there was the brisket which didn’t even require a knife to cut. And the dessert I could have eaten 10x over because I have the world’s worst sweet tooth.
The beer was pretty good too! A bit too hoppy for my taste (as a stand alone beer), but I think they did an excellent job of pairing each with great foods that really complimented the flavors. My favorite was the chocolate porter that came with dessert- that one I could probably drink on its own! Check out Bomber Brewing here.
All of our beers went unfinished since we were both driving home. Womp womp.
I was home by 10, in bed by 10:10 and still managed to get my 8 hours of sleep. Can’t hate that!
And that’s the week in a nutshell! There were some baths, long doggy walks, and workouts in between. Never mind the fact I polished off the entire batch of nutella muddy buddies I made on Sunday. Oops!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Cute scarf! Enjoy your weekend!
Glad you had a good time!!! Jealous of that food haha. Xo Caitlin
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As much as I try I cannot do oats in shakes/smoothies, the texture throws me off! Avery still loves the swing, she would sit there while I push her for hours!
Peppers are so much $$$! i bought a bag at Costco $8.99 for 6 so not too bad but I like $1 a pepper haha. The brewery event looks like it was great!
I only put a couple of tablespoons in…if I blend long enough, there are no lumps whatsoever. But I see what you mean, I’ve made a couple where it’s like I’m sucking up oats through a straw. I’ve also used cooked quinoa before- that gets completely pulverizes in the smoothie and gives the nice rich flavor similar to oats, maybe you could try that?!
Arg, The putting-everything-in-your-mouth baby phase! I forgot about that. Not one of my favorites.
Love the tower of pancakes!
The brewery dinner event looks fun, and delicious! Except the oysters, I agree = Yuck!
I can’t stand thinking of how many germs there are, but there’s no way of 100% preventing it! The dinner was great, I would have preferred to eat it at home in my jammies though 😉
I seriously drooled through your post. Everything looked amazing. And the swing pictures are beyond adorable. That hat he is wearing is so cozy looking. Looks like it was a good week. And thankfully your computer didn’t fry!
Haha, I lucked out and my husband makes most of our dinners while I hang out with the kiddo. I am so glad my computer was salvaged!!! That’s an expensive mistake I made…never to happen again!!
Yum!! That meal looks amazing!!!! Also, Wes in the swing brings back so many good memories of baby London in a swing!!! xxx
I’m so glad we have a mini park down the street! It’s a super quick way to get out of the house and I don’t have to load up the dang car!
New reader here! I am interested – how old is Wes and what does he weight? I have a 6.5 mo old 🙂 also interested to hear what his awesome sleeping and eating is like! Thanks!!
Hi Marcy! I’m actually going to post a 10 month update on Wes today, but he is about 23 lbs. He eats everything I give him..so long as it’s in bite sized pieces. Some purees (to squeeze in extra veggies) and a few bottles. He sleeps around 12-13 hrs straight through each night and has two naps which vary in length but average about and hour or so.
Wes is adorable!!!! Love the swing pics. I’m jealous you are so close to the library!
Thank god the computer was ok!!
It’s so convenient! I feel spoiled. More often than not, I walk with Wes there and to the shopping center. Good exercise for mama
Thanks again for inviting me!! That was probably the best meal I’ve had in months lol. LOVE the pics of Wes on the swings. Sully cried the first time we tried him in one but after that he was a huge fan. So glad your computer recovered!
I’m so glad you could come…and weren’t too sick. More advanced notice next time 🙂
SOunds like a great week. Love how happy Wes is on the swings. So cute. You always have the best outfits! That dinner sounds sooooo amazing.
He is SO happy. Thanks! I get dressed like twice a year, and haven’t bought real clothes in ages.. I think I wore that sweater up until I was 7 months pregnant too haha