Happy Monday! (said no one ever). I’m exhausted from the weekend and I could use an extra ‘day off’ before the week gets started! Dang it. We didn’t do a whole heck of a lot over here, but there was a LOT of outside time because the sun was out 🙂

Friday: Otherwise known as Pancake Day. I was able to make them just as Wes was waking up, so we both enjoyed our food on the floor. And someone finally decided to hold on to his bottle by himself- even if he doesn’t understand he’s got to tip his head back to get the goods 🙂




The rest of our morning consisted of chores, my workout, doing my hair, and a nap. I let Wes crawl around for a bit before he went down for a nap and he ended up bonking his face on the floor and got a bloody nose. The poor kid was scared out of his mind and it took a long time to finally calm him down.

While he napped, I had a Skype interview (which went well!) and then we lunched.

My favorite part of the day was heading outside! We walked around the nearby shopping center and stopped in Safeway for a couple of staples before circling the neighborhood and coming back home. It felt so nice to be able to enjoy the warm sun and not wear a jacket- I’m hoping by typing this I don’t jinx it and we get snow next week.


Tyler brought home burrito bowls for dinner and I quickly had to get out of the house to take the dogs to their annual vet checkup. The good news: they’re both healthy. The not so good news: annual check ups are $$$.

Afterwards, I relaxed in the tub and watched the first five episodes of The Ranch on Netflix.

Saturday: I could relive Saturday morning just about every day. I started the day off with chocolate Shakeology and had a wonderful QUIET morning with Wes. He was so happy to be crawling around the house and exploring that he tired out pretty quickly.


When he went down for a nap, I took the puppies out for a LONG walk. All three of us really needed to take advantage of the warm weather and it was such a pleasant walk around our homey little neighborhood. Nevermind that tons of people were out gardening…in April!



I actually wasn’t craving any sweets but decided to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies. And since I needed to check if they were good- I enjoyed one on the patio with a cup of coffee. YOLO.


Then it was time for our great big Lowe’s adventure. Tyler had a laundry list of things he needed to pick up, so Wes and I tagged along. He was a happy camper since I kept him filled with snacks!




It seems like we spent eternity there, but we managed to get two carloads of stuff and then it was time to head home for dinner. Wes enjoyed- and I mean REALLY enjoyed- pasta and we had pizza.


Tyler and I watched Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and we went to bed. As soon as I shut my eyes, Wes started crying, so I had to make a quick detour to his room for a little snuggling then it was lights out!

Sunday: If Friday is Pancake day, then Sunday is BAE day.


The morning was filled with typical play time with Wes and chores. But I got to do one extra special task- I got to pick up all the poo in the backyard! I admit, I got a bit lazy about it for a while, yuck. With the extra dry temps lately, I was able to get everything that was back there, which makes for a nice clean slate. Please tell me I’m not the only person who isn’t always on top of dog doody duty?

After that- and a good hands-washing- I did Day 1 of 22 Minute Hard Corps. I was really excited to start this new program and I’m looking forward to progressing through the next 8 weeks.


In the afternoon, we went to Babies R Us to pick up some gates for the stairs then returned to Lowe’s for more home stuff. Wes got a bit antsy this time around and I decided to head back early with him, only to discover a major diaper blowout. Not a fun ride home. That is all.

I felt so bad for the little guy because he had bonked his forehead earlier in the morning and a nice bruise had started to form. Couple that with a diaper blowout and a now-grumpy mom trying to get him to nap…I mean, that’s just not a fun combo! He did eventually go down and it was a nice little reset for both of us.

We hung around the rest of the afternoon and Wes was able to more freely explore after Tyler put the gate up. Happy baby! I took the doggies for their walk and came home to maybe squeeze in another workout. I think my body needed the extra burn from all the pizza. Seriously, pizza makes me bloat like you have no idea.

We watched the finale of Walking Dead then headed to bed.

Here’s to a great week ahead!


18 thoughts on “Weekender

    • I saw some of your photos! I hate when crappy feelings bring you down. And I gotta admit, I used the phrase ‘struggle bus’ more times than I care to admit after reading one of your captions haha

  1. What house projects is Tyler working on? I really hope the weather just sticks around now. It was so nice this weekend! We usually pick up the poop right before garbage day- otherwise there is just so much and the bucket stinks.

  2. Ha, Yep – Cleaning up the year was on our to-do list this weekend as well. Yuck. We only have one little dog but the yard sure fills up fast! Now that it’s nice weather and we’re outside more will have to do more often.
    Love that photo of Wes eating the pasta – What a great smile!

  3. Sounds like a nice productive weekend, aside from the poo. I’m starting to add Hard Corps workouts into my plan 2-3 times/week this week. Kind of want to do the whole program start to finish, but don’t want to burn out with running too.

  4. Sorry Wes got a bloody nose. I bet he and you were both a little shaken from that. Way to go on working out all weekend. I do my simply fit board and go on long walks during the week since my gym is in the city that I work.

    • I keep meaning to look into it- what is a simply fit board?? I give myself Saturdays off and usually just try to take the dogs for a long walk on those days- it’s way easier to do in the warmer months!

  5. Sounds like a productive weekend! What kinds of things are you guys working on around your house? It takes us forevvvvvver to do one little project lol! We primed Sully’s bedroom like a month ago and still haven’t gone back to paint it! I’m jealous of how long you can soak in a bath for! I get too ansty and hot. How is The Ranch? I want to start watching it!

    • Sorry I didn’t respond sooner about The Ranch. but I did comment on your post! haha. Tyler is redoing all the main level flooring, ensuite bathroom, downstairs bathroom and downstairs bar area (We gutted the kitchen down there and will add a bar/lounge area)

  6. Wes looks just like our nephew Julian when he is eating his nona’s “pastis” (aka, Pasta, in baby language)… the other day he was requesting it at 10am I guess! true Italian for ya 😉

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