Hi friends, I’m here! Whoa, I feel like I have so much to share and I have no idea where to start. SO- let’s purge a ton of photos from the past week and see where that gets me, ok? Mmmk..
Rewinding back to Monday: I made a batch of homemade au gratin potatoes to go with honey garlic chicken and steamed asparagus for dinner. It was an easy meal to put together before heading off to work for the evening WHICH was super slow, but I opted to stay longer and wound up making a tiny bit of $$. Yay!
I also finally got my first pair of Lularoe leggings in the mail from my mom. I was able to snag a pair for her and myself while I was home last month and had them delivered to her house in NY. The verdict: YEAH, they’re buttery soft and come in tons of super fun prints but I gotta admit I love me some compression leggings. You know, to suck it all in. These are one size leggings so they give a ton and make me feel wiggly jiggly when I walk. I’d still buy more though because they’re cute.
Tuesday: Wes had his 18 month shots in the morning, so I dressed him in his Superhero pants to be strong 😉 Turns out he didn’t even cry during the shots and didn’t want a bandaid either! I have a big, strong boy. I say big because he weighs 28 lbs and measures 33.5″ tall. His charts show he’s between the 90th-100th percentile for all his measurements.
[Toque: Will&Co; Maxaloons: Munchkin & Sprout Creations; Oxfords: VI&JAX]
I took Wes to the bookstore afterwards for a couple of books as a reward for doing so well at his appointment and he had way too much fun checking out all the books and toys. It was really hard to get him out of there but we did manage to find 2 good books.
Oh, and it was election day. I don’t even want to comment about it. PS: This hat is a JOKE people. I tried to stay up at late as I could to see the results, but only made it until 12:30…Good thing I didn’t waste any more precious sleep time to see the outcome. grr
Wednesday: I used to eat my smoothie bowls before Wes would get up, but now that I know he loves them so much, I wait. Because: baby chocolate smoothie mouth is adorable. DANGEROUS TO NEW FURNITURE. But adorable.
And the kid is absolutely obsessed with his pups.
[Beanie: CharleeDee; Moccs: Posh Panda]
We met up with a new neighbour friend for a coffee date and Wes managed to last 2 hours at Starbucks! I really did luck out with such a good kid. We headed to the library after for some kid-friendly time.
Burgers for dinner, which of course everyone loves. PS: I ate a burger THEN went to a Hot Barre class. #machine.
Thursday: Nothing too exciting. Gym and grocery shopping. At least my kid looked cute. PLUS- he’s really starting to love his time at childcare while I’m working out. It makes me so happy to see he’s socializing while I can get a little bit of me time.
[Joggers: Little D Threads]
Free grocery store cookies are the best!
We made a batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies when we got home and I ate them in a bubble bath while Wes napped. So obviously Thursday was rough. I started watching The Crown on Netflix and I like it so far.
Here’s a secret: I took a bath every single day last week. Do you have any idea how much of a sanity saver it is? Granted there are a TON of things I could/should be doing around the house, but I am relishing the quiet time and pampering myself. Also, it’s a great way to warm up with I get that chilled-to-the-bone feeling.
We got a Nespresso machine recently, so I’ve been enjoying baths WITH a delicious fancy cup of coffee everyday. I swear these have impacted my mood for the better.
Tyler came home with an assortment of new beers to try, so my evening was just as rough. I mean, I married the right guy (for me). I bake, he buys beer. win win win win win.
Friday: Since Tyler had the day off, we ran a bunch of errands. AKA: Lowe’s, the mall, Costco. Super exciting.
[Romper: Archer and Antlers]
And Canadian Tire so Tyler could pick up some different Xmas lights for the exterior of the house. Wes fell in love with a wreath and wore it around his neck throughout the store.
Exceedingly good weather calls for taking advantage of mid-November park trips. He’s starting to really love the slide, but there were some older kids there that did NOT know how to share so it made it difficult to enjoy.
I picked up another assortment of beers to try while Tyler cooked us a steak dinner. NOMS.
Saturday: Morning lounging and snacking before I headed to work. I was only there for about 90 minutes which sucked because I wanted to make some money, BUT, it was nice because I got more of the day to hang out with my guys.
[Cabin booties: Will&Co]
Sunday: I had to work again. BOO. But at least I got to spend some QT with my main man while I got ready. After work, I did a quick workout in our basement (Wes participated in squats and jumps and supervised the rest) then we headed over to friends (cough cough and NEIGHBORS) house for pizza.
I’m getting back into teaching group fitness and have an interview this week (interview by means of teaching a class) so I spent a majority of the evening practicing and planning the format. I’m really excited to get back into it but also a bit nervous since I have to re-certify here in Canada and I HATE taking exams. The theory and practical aren’t until next month and I’m sure I’ll do fine, but still. ANXIOUS.
[Cosmetic bag: Wild Roots & Co]
Ah crap, I think I left out like a billionty things. Note to self: jot down notes of things I want to share.
yay for getting back into teaching group ex!! can’t wait to hear how that goes
That’s exciting that you’re going to recertify to instruct. tests are always nerve wracking but I’m sure you’ll do great.
Whoohoo to re-certifying to teach fitness!
Ahhh – I’m so excited to hear what you’ll be teaching! Fingers crossed for ya!!!