Playing Catch Up

Hey friends, happy Thursday! Thought I’d check in and catch you up on what we’ve been up to lately. To be honest, I have been super busy + Wes has been super cranky + I sorta lost my writing mojo. I really need to not let social media get to me…I get stuck comparing myself to others and when I don’t think my presence (i.e.: this blog) isn’t as great as others, then I get super let down.

Ok ok, let’s not be all negative nancy here. So here’s what we’ve been doing…

Friday: pancakes. because…..FRIDAY.IMG_5553


I finally got the finishing touches done on some bibdanas my mom made and had Wes try one on for size. Perfect! PS: We are open for hire if anyone wants to buy any 😉



An unexpectedly long nap means mama makes congo bars. So delicious. Also, so deadly on the hips.


Afternoon bathies!



Pre “work” dinner and snuggles with my I SCREAM baby.



I judged a Specialty category at Beerfest (more on that next Wednesday!)

Saturday: Morning park time with Wes




I WORKED the Brewster’s tent at Beerfest. It was a long shift (2-10pm), but we were given breaks to wander around the different halls to check out some of the other beer and food that was offered.


Sunday: I didn’t really get a Mother’s Day (at first, I was A-OK with it, but towards the end of the day, I was super sad about it, especially after seeing all the mother’s day crap on Facebook…eek) but in a sense, I was ‘gifted’ some me-time which came in the form of going on the Calgary Brewery Tours Spirit of Alberta Tour (Again, more on this next Wednesday)


I was gone from about 10:30-7pm and came home to whip up a super quick dinner.


Monday/Tuesday: These days don’t really count. I was a terrible combination of sad, mad, tired, you name it. Not much happened besides some walks, workouts, and baking cookies.



These are a few of my favorite things. Shakeology is a great restart for me especially after a long weekend that includes alcohol, and these chocolate chip cookies just plain ol’ make me happy as a pig in mud.

I worked Tuesday night and made a decent amount of money, so that’s a great way to end the day I suppose!

Wednesday: I now gotta have pancakes 2x a week because they’re so dang good. It’s a crying shame that Wes has taken a liking to them too, because he steals at least two off my plate each time.



^Some diaper bag favorites: Bubbles & Balms Butt Butter; Pure Haven Essentials Boo Boo Stick <–this is the link to my friend’s consultant site. She is a rep for the company (which is currently only operating in the US, so US friends please check it out!); Love Child Organics Oaty Chomps

This kid has been rip-roaring through everything in his room lately. It’s like he’s a tornado and destroys everything in his path! Last week, he had a penchant for throwing all the diapers and now he’s into dumping  my diaper bag.



I threw together a healthy chicken zucchini casserole and it was delicious. Of course mine didn’t turn out as pretty as the one from the recipe I used, but no flavor points were deducted.


Tyler and I sipped the remainder of a bottle of mead I purchased from the tour I went on on Sunday. It wasn’t much haha


Marinara sauce brings out the biggest of smiles from him. (Same goes with farts).


So there you have it, folks!

18 thoughts on “Playing Catch Up

  1. Sorry to hear you’re in a funk! That’s never fun and always so hard to drag yourself out of at times. If it makes you feel better, it happens to everyone! Also, how CUTE is Wes with the towel wrapped around his waist, gah! Post bath babies are literally the best thing ever. If you don’t mind sharing, I would LOVE that casserole recipe! Was it as good as it looks?

  2. I’m sorry you’ve been having some tough days. I had exactly the same feelings about Mothers Day. My family has never celebrated and I was totally fine with that until I started seeing everyone else’s day on FB, IG, & blogs… It’s so hard not to get sucked into the comparison trap.
    Love the bibdanas! So much cuter than a normal bib. How much are they???
    Also, Talk to me about these congo bars…
    Hope you have a good weekend and feel better… Missed you this week!

  3. its so hard not to get sucked in the social media hype of Mother’s Day .
    Or in general not to compare your life to the other people with blogs etc.
    I for one like your blog .
    Your open en honest .
    And my youngest is about the same age as wes so I love seeing what wes is up to .
    After each of my kids turn one I get isn’t the same kind of funk .
    There not babys anymore life goes on etc .

  4. Haha, my girls laugh when they burp or fart too. It’s really cute and funny. I am sorry you were in a funk Monday and Tuesday. But those cookies look delicious. And I am jealous of the wine you had. I can’t have any yet.

  5. to be honest, i have found that not having social media accounts makes my life with my family MUCH simpler and happier. it can get obsessive and when you take a step back, a lot of the time it really seems totally unnecessary and silly. i know the idea of deleting this stuff from your life may sound super challenging and over-the-top, but i’m telling you–it is healthy. give it a try!

  6. social media traps are the worst!! I’ve been taking a step back from blogging and it’s actually been kind of nice not always feeling like I HAVE to blog. Per usual, your food looks delicious!

  7. Social media kind of bummed me out on Mother’s Day too, since being a single mom and having a kid too young to know or acknowledge the day means no recognition. Those cookies look so good!

    Looking forward to hanging out this weekend. 🙂

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