Yay, it’s Monday! (not.) Ugh, so not. I crave weekends so hard…and I don’t even know why! Maybe for the slightly extra time with Tyler? Or…yeah, probably that. Here’s to hoping for another good week in the books. Backtracking a few days:
Friday: Spinach pancakes. So yummy. Wes was up before I made them, so I ended up sharing some with him and he LOVED them. I think he mostly loved the maple syrup- which is pretty much my favorite part too.
It was really great weather out, so I opted to take Wes for a nice long morning walk. The fresh air felt pretty great and he enjoyed all the sights. Even if he doesn’t look overly pleased.
On a side note: If you have a front load washer, I recently found the best way for cleaning the dang thing! Mix 1/4c baking soda + 1/4 c water and pour where the liquid detergent container is. Throw 2c vinegar in the drum, then run a HOT normal cycle. Man oh man, the washer is clean as a whistle and the clothes come out actually smelling like the detergent now! No more mildewy smelling nastiness!
I gave up coffee *moms around the world gasp* because I was becoming way too dependent on it…BUT, I did splurge and have a New Grounds Food Coconut Mocha coffee bar as a pick me up while Wes had his lunch. (more on these bars later!)
We lounged around the house for a bit and Wes decided to practice a little magic with his rabbit and hat.
Around 1pm we FINALLY made it out of the house to run some errands. I returned some stuff and bought some small goodies for Wes’s Easter basket. But mostly, we just had fun walking around all the stores. Wes seems to really love being in the shopping cart, which makes for a much more pleasant shopping experience 🙂
Last week, Tyler had ordered a carpet shampooer and he messaged me saying he got the confirmation email that it was delivered to our house. I looked on the front porch (we have two doorbells on the front since previous owners used our downstairs space as a separate living suite and often delivery people press the wrong doorbell) and there was nothing. It’s a pretty big expense, so I took Wes around the block checking out our neighbor’s porches and still nothing. Lovely! A few hours later, a woman messaged Tyler on Facebook asking if we were expecting a package and it turns out it was delivered to her- in an entirely different neighborhood. Once Wes went to bed, I went to pick it up. Thank goodness for nice people!
I also picked up another package that arrived for us…from wee nation!
They totally killed it this month with more of a clothing theme. The beanie from Charlee Dee is super soft (even though it’s not really slouchy on Wes’s head haha), the bandana bib from MawdsleyLoves is super cute and I’m absolutely loving the tee from Vagabond babe– I’m hoping Wes will get to wear it more than once. I’ve used the Sauce for Skin balm on this one tiny little dry patch Wes has on his back, and it seems to be doing the trick! I love that it isn’t sticky either.
Tyler had brought home a new to us beer (good husband). I was excited to try it- but it was entirely too sweet to have with dinner. I think it would be perfect for an outdoor winter fire pit, but not mixed with leftover shepherds pie haha.
On a bit of a downer note, the button on the side of my Fitbit Charge HR broke off. I started hyperventilating since I seem to be really good at breaking technology lately. Luckily, I was covered under the warranty and they’re sending me a replacement. PHEW!
We watched Amazing Race and In the Heart of the Sea then called it a night. (Chris Hemsworth <—heartthrob).
Saturday: The day started just after 7am and Wes was a whiny mister. All day. Woof. It really is a good thing babies are cute to make up for the worlds most annoying sound!
We did our usual Saturday Costco trip. With all the wonderful crap that Costco has to offer, how come they don’t sell any bulk baby/toddler snacks? I don’t get it. Maybe it’s just the one we go to? That stuff would fly off the shelves if they carry it.
We tackled the rest of the afternoon with attempting to keep Wes happy. Thanks to the suggestion by Brie, I even put Wes in the back carry position in the Ergo. He really liked it…until he started pulling all of my hair out, so I had to call it quits. And snacks. Always snacks.
I lucked out and caught a happy baby moment!
Can we just stop for a moment and talk about how my 10 month old fits (barely) into size 2T pajamas? Granted, they’re Carter and everything from there runs small. But still!
PS: Tyler always does home projects/PAITING in his pj pants and pretty much every pair has crap all over them. Oof.
Wes helped Tyler make fajitas for dinner..
And then I was granted the pleasure of sitting down AT THE TABLE to eat my dinner in peace.
It was a really early night for me..I was in bed by 8:30pm and got just over 10 hours of sleep!
Sunday: Mornings are SO much better when you’re well rested. Can I get an amen?!
I sorta failed in the photo taking department. Boo. And without photos, I tend to forget what the heck happened. Let’s see…
There was breakfast. And laundry. And a workout. And a walk with the dogs. And we shampooed the carpet! Ahhh life is so exciting.
The dogs sure can do a number on carpet.
Wes took two naps- a 45 min one in the morning and a 2 hour one in the afternoon. He always has great afternoon naps after taking a bath!
We had skip-its for dinner (that’s what we call it when it’s every man for himself). I took some of the leftover fajita mixture and made it into a quesadilla. So delicious.
Just before Wes went down for the night, I threw together a batch of no bake protein bars. I’ll share those later this week…assuming they turn out to be tasty 🙂
And that’s it! I hope you all had a great weekend!
What a weekend!!! Spinach pancakes. YUM! Our front loading washer gets the worst smells sometimes (usually when I leave stuff in for too long…oops!), and vinegar usually does the trick, but I will have to keep this handy! We also bought cleaners specifically for front-loading washers, which worked GREAT, but they’re not cheap! Shipyard beer is brewed in Portland, where we live! We got this beer for our Christmas Eve Eve party, and I agree…too sweet but good for one. Some people LOVED it! Have a great week!
I know- pumpkinhead is my favorite! I used to live in Boston and craved it every fall. Still do! I like this inexpensive cleaning hack, but we just looked into pet carpet shampoo and WOOF is it expensive.
I’m impressed that you gave up coffee. I know I’m dependent on it but I’m completely okay with that. Your food looked so tasty this weekend.
It helps me keep it in check for when I do start drinking it again. I COULD NOT do the same with chocolate though
Looks like a fantastic weekend! The pancakes look delicious – I would never think to add spinach. I was just talking this weekend about how to clean our washer so perfect timing on the tips 🙂
You can hardly taste the spinach, so it’s a great way for the extra veggie. I’m making a double batch next time and freezing some for Wes. Unless I eat them all first 😉
Is it bad I had no idea you were supposed to clean washing machines? Seems like a funny concept, haha luckily for us ours are brand new so I don’t have to worry about that for a while! Wes is just the absolute cutest!!! I hope you share the recipe to those protein bars 🙂
It’s not so much the age of the machine, it’s what you wash in it and if it gets probably aired our between loads. The mildew smell comes back FAST! Plus, we get a lot of hair in ours with all the dog stuff I have to wash too. Sharing the recipe next week!
Now I want fajitas and quesadillas. Your posts always make me hungry.
Love the package from Wee Nation! So many cute things make me want a baby again haha.
Missed seeing you this weekend! Let’s plan a playdate?
Yes please! I was planning on going, but with a lot of nighttime outings the last couple of weekends, I really needed some down time and sleep!
I’ll have to try that “recipe” for cleaning our front loader! I find keeping the door open in between loads really helps though. And even keeping the soap dispenser opened a bit as there’s always leftover water in there after a load.
Haha your comment about Wes in size 2 pyjamas makes me laugh! Sully is just now wearing size 2 pyjamas…Carters is the only brand that fits true to his actual age (ie. he wore 18 months when he was 18 months, etc). Also, yes, must wear hair up in back wearing ergo! 😉
Sorry we missed you this weekend!!
I must have a very large baby! Haha. We need to plan a date:)
Missed you this weekend! I was excited to finally meet you. Another time!! 🙂
Wes is just the cutest! And yes, please share that protein bar recipe please! 🙂
I know, it was just crap timing. If she lived closer, I could have probably popped by. I’m selfish and wanted sleep instead 🙂
I am definitely going to try your technique to clean the washing machine!
Can’t believe you gave up coffee! My daily vanilla latte is a cherished part of the morning routine. It really helps me perk up too. But I never let myself have more than one because I don’t want to be a complete addict.
I am glad to hear you say that Carter’s runs small. Abel just turned 3 mo and is wearing 6 mo clothes!
There was a bit of baking soda left in the detergent cup after so just make sure to rinse it out. Carter’s is SO small! Mostly because it’s skinny I think? Wes is in 2t/3t just to get the dang pants up around his waist!
I’m in awe of anyone who can give up coffee. I really only drink one cup a day, but there’s no way I’d give that up. Ever 🙂
Your pancakes are so perfect looking! Mine are always a hot mess.
This is my second time this year giving it up. 3rd if you count the time while I was pregnant. The last time was the hardest because the withdrawals gave me migraines for a week. This time it’s not so bad! I blend my batter in the vitamin which really helps the consistency when pouring on the pan!
Sounds like a good weekend 🙂 I’ve tried wearing Amelia in the back carry position, but she doesn’t like not being able to see much in front of her
Yeah, I think that might be our problem too. Unfortunately the other carrier I bought is terrible for back posture and doesn’t really support larger babies.
It looks like a pretty good weekend. We don’t have kids snacks at our Costco either. They would make so much money if they did. I completely agree.
Looks like a productive weekend!!! I will have to try that washing machine cleaner!
That Gangster of love shirt is too cute!! Hope your day is going great ❤
Edye // Gracefulcoffee
thanks! you too!