Hey friends! Happy Friday 🙂 I am SO glad the week is over and we now have a couple of days to spend with Tyler home…makes it so much more enjoyable. Not that hanging out with Wes during the week isn’t a buttload of fun, but you know what I mean. Nothing super exciting happened for us this week and I am totally ok with that! We were able to get outside a lot before of the warmer temps, and that’s really all that matters. Backing it up…
Monday: My little crawler was up to no good and trying to go up the step into the rest of the house (our living room is lowered). We still need to buy a baby gate this weekend for the top of the stairs, so I have been on high alert baby-movement duty.
All of his antics have really been wiping him out, and most of his naps this week have been prompted by his exhaustion. AKA: This mama didn’t have to calm a baby down to sleep AT ALL this whole week. That’s like….a miracle.
Before Wes was born, Tyler’s mom had sent us some clothes that his Grandmother had knit. They were all much larger than newborn size, so I tucked them away in the closet. And then in true mom fashion, I forgot about them. I tried to pull out a couple more pieces (he wore the bloomers here in some Easter pics) and this was the best I got. (After chasing around a naked crawler for a while).
Tuesday: Every morning after breakfast, Wes rides around the house in his car. Normally, I’d take him out for a walk but the early spring mornings are still too cool for my liking so I usually wait until later in the day.
After lunch, we did head out and walked to the post office so I could mail my US taxes (I’m so cool I get to do taxes TWICE!). Rather than heading straight home, we walked up to the library where I found a couple of books to read next. We stopped by on Monday to return some of Wes’s books, but I didn’t find anything I wanted in my quick lap around the shelves.
It was so sunny out that we continued on a walk around the neighborhood and stopped to check out the swings before heading back to the house.
Tyler made burgers for dinner and we paired it with some leftover potato salad I made on Easter. YUM
And then an evening car ride.
Wednesday: It’s a good day when I can do a few loads of laundry, make myself coffee and breakfast and then EAT said breakfast before Wes wakes up. I was even tempted to try to head downstairs and do my workout before he got up, but that was pushing it.
We had our usual FaceTime with my mom and dad before I headed downstairs (with Wes in tow) to workout. Now I know why I wait until he naps to fit in my workout- it’s no fun trying to plank with a baby crawling on you. Or always trying to untie your shoes! He was pretty good and was mostly distracted by some snacks and the dogs, though.
(PS: I am generally left staring at the ceiling of various rooms in my parents house when we FaceTime with them..)
I swear I change my kid’s clothes. We just so happened to get a lot of pictures with this particular set of jammies on!
We had a quick chicken dinner.
Thursday: I was actually able to complete my workout for the day before Wes got up, so that immediately put me in a good mood. Especially since I was a bit grumpy from having such a terrible sleep. I hate nights that I just lay in bed with my eyes closed….and nothing happens. The worst! Once Wes got up, we watched his favorite show (Jimmy Fallon. With Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy being a close second and third) and he is completely in a trance when watching the monologue.
Wes took a long midday nap and we headed off to the mall afterwards to basically just get out of the house and pick up some stuff for dinner. And of course, Wes came out winning since I managed to buy him a couple of Old Navy shirts as well. That kid, I tell ya. Gets all of my money.
Dinner was a favorite hodge podge bowl of gnocchi + broccoli + mushrooms + chicken sausage + marinara. Hits the spot every time. And Wes has some pasta with marinara which he loved…and made him very dirty. Bath time for that boy!
Ugh, and the kiddo started pulling himself up to his feet! I was able to catch a few videos of it and it totally looks like he’s twerking. If he ever reads this 20 years from now, it’ll be like “um, mom…..what is ‘twerking’?’ haha, oof.
And that brings us to Friday. YAY!
I’m so glad to be finishing up my last week of Beta T25 because that means next week I start the brand new 22 Minute Hard Corps program! It’s done by Tony Horton, the same guy who does all the P90X videos. I am super excited about it and hope the results are just as great as the programs I’ve completed in the past (I totally know they will be).
PS: If you’re interested in trying out any of the programs, shoot me an email and I’d love to help you out 😉 jennifer(dot)L(dot)Linton(at)gmail(dot)com.
Oooh I want to read both of those books too. I need to start Hard Corps soon.
I still haven’t been able to start them. Maybe tomorrow! Did you buy Hard Corps?
Wow I have not had gnocchi in ages! Yum!
Excellent book choices!! I just started Inside the O’Brien’s and I can tell it’s going to be awesome!
It was alright- didn’t love how they wrapped it up so quickly though. At least, it felt that way
I am super impressed that your dogs let your kiddo eat cheerios that way without snagging it for themselves! Good pooches!
They’re ok while I’m around, but Wes now offers a lot of it to them! Grrr
I can’t believe Wes fell asleep in the jumper! Swede hasn’t fallen asleep anywhere but her bed in over a year. And Abel at 4 mo is already heading that direction!
That potato salad looks super good. Now I’m super craving potato salad. Especially because it feels like summertime to me, and I’m soooo ready for summertime.
Oh, Expat taxes. I feel your pain! I lived in France for a couple years and have a couple expat clients now.
It’s really the only place he’ll fall asleep and then I can easily transfer him to his crib. The good thing is that I basically only have to send my 1040 to show my foreign earnings. I leave all the investments and what not under Tyler’s name so it doesn’t get too confusing (or TAXED) in the US!
I’m always excited to see pictures of your weekly pancakes, haha! I love trying new ones 😉
Edye // Gracefulcoffee
do you make them? I used to love my mom making them from bisquick, but now i love my protein ones (for a healthy option) and using a whole wheat version from Sally’s Baking Addiction for my indulgences. Usually then I’ll add chocolate chips!
Baby on the move!! Your days will never be the same now 😉 Totally adorable and I’m also jealous, of Wes falling asleep in the jumperoo! Sully has never ever fallen asleep anywhere other than my arms, the car or his crib. When I see pics of people’s kids falling asleep in random places, I’m like, no way, that would never happen with my kid!
Also, what time do you get up in the morning!?
If he doesn’t fall asleep in the jumperoo, it’s ONLY in our arms. So it’s a random treat from time to time. I am up around 6:45-7