Weekender

Hey there! Hope you had a great weekend! We’ve already put all the Christmas decorations away and boy does it make the house feel so naked. Sad face. I bet it’ll be a blink of an eye and we’ll be taking them out again for next year so I can’t be too bummed about it.

Backing it up a couple days to recap the weekend (although hardly anything happened!)…

Friday: The new year started off on a pretty regular note. I got up with Wes and we hung out until Tyler got up and I could whip up some of my usual Friday pancakes. The past few days, I’ve been giving Wes some puffs to snack on after I get him dressed for the day. Super dangerous considering there are two extremely snack-hungry pups in the house, but they’ve both been surprisingly good with it and only snagged a puff here or there- usually with consent.

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In the afternoon, I simultaneously worked out with watching the most recent season of The Mindy Project while Tyler began organizing our file cabinet (soooo needed, you have no idea.) Then pizza for dinner because umm.. we couldn’t think of anything else to have.

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After Wes went to bed we watched Everest. Of course I got super curious and spent about 45 minutes searching the internet for pictures of the actual people and reading about them.

Saturday: Woof, it was a rough day. I got up and did Wes’s usual morning routine then headed back to bed for a nap when Tyler got up. Around his morning nap time, he wouldn’t really go down so after 45 minutes of trying, I decided it was as good as skipped. After he had lunch, we headed out to buy some trim for the house and he wound up falling asleep for a bit in the car.

Once we were home, he was irritable again and dinner/bath/bed time was pain in the hiney- he was just very whiny and we couldn’t figure out why! I only got one good picture of him playing which happened to be in the 15 minute time span that he was in decent humor.

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Mucho Burrito for dinner- an easy go-to when we have zero desire to be in the kitchen.

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Because naps were pretty much non-existent, he went to bed at 6:45 then I took the dogs for a long walk. We watched a few episodes of the latest season of Homeland before going to bed.

Sunday: Well it made sense why Wes was having such a crap Saturday. The kiddo woke up with a runny-as-heck nose and a bit of congestion. I’m pretty sure I can see one of his bottom teeth starting to poke through too.

I spent the morning wiping his nose and doing everything possible to keep him happy. Seemed to do the trick (PLUS- I was able to sneak in a 15 minutes nap while he napped!).

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BAE Sundays are the best 😉

Although he was showing obvious signs of a cold, he was taking it like a champ and had fun playing with his toys throughout the afternoon. He took another nap at his usual time and I was able to workout and walk the pups.

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FYI: I always eat dessert before dinner. Today, I enjoyed a (way too small) piece of chocolate cappuccino cheesecake that Tyler made. HOLY HECK IS IT GOOD. Then, I made a hodge podge bowl of quinoa, pulled chicken, sautéed veggies and cashews. YUM!

We watched some of the football games downstairs while I organized the rest of the file cabinet. Exciting, I know!

That’s it from our end! Tyler is back to work tomorrow and I have decided to start seriously looking into childcare options for when I go back to work in April. BARF.

How was your weekend?!

HNY

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a good one! As for us- we had a steak dinner, played Life, and were in bed before midnight. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. Please tell me you had a glass of champagne for me?

Anyhoo- just popping in to start of the New Year and to share some more Wes photos!

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As you can tell, he’s super excited about 2016. 😉

Christmas Weekender

Hi friends! Long time, no talk. I totally lost track of time with the holidays and here we are- back on a Monday with a little catch up from the past few days.

BUT FIRST….Just a reminder to enter my giveaway for a FREE 20×30 custom canvas photo print! It ends Tuesday, so you NEED to enter- it’s super easy, so why not?!!

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Ahhhh Christmas. So many presents! Wes is one spoiled little boy. And I was so excited to share some traditions with him for his first holiday season.

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One of the MANY gifts my mom sent for Wes was a cloth book and the kid was OBSESSED with it for a good 3 days. More for the putting it in the mouth than the reading it, but I’ll still call that a success.

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He also got a stuffed animal (and college $$) from my godparents that he gnawed on for an entire afternoon. The bunny…not the $$. 😉

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I managed to pick up some art supplies as Michael’s amongst all the Christmas shopping craziness and did 3 sets of green footprints to commemorate Xmas 2015.

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Tyler came home early from work on Xmas Eve and surprised me with some hard root beer. YAY! It was really good. PS: We had a super ‘festive’ Christmas Eve by having tacos for dinner and watching Sicario after Wes went to bed. Feliz Navidad?!

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…but starting the tradition of reading The Night Before Christmas before bed!

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Christmas was nice and quiet for us…we didn’t finish opening presents until 11:30am! Some photos to do the talking:

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Xmas jammies!

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Santa brought Wes a wagon full of goodies and he dove right into them as soon as we got up in the morning. Surprisingly, he loves that wooden toys the best! And my mom got him the elf jammies 🙂

And then there were the other billionty gifts- clothes, toys, clothes, toys….SO MANY CLOTHES AND SO MANY TOYS.

Redirecting the attention to me: Tyler spoiled me rotten AGAIN this year. Not only did he get me everything (minus the subscription service) on my wish list, but he got me MORE- a waffle maker, mandolin slicer, bath bombs, bio oil, lulu gift card…..it seems like there’s so much!

My favorite favorite favorite gift was his take on my request for a personalized gift from Wes– a Tiffany’s cuff bracelet with Wes’s initials engraved! So precious.

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We had a delicious steak dinner and called it a night! I had a wonderful first Christmas as a family of three (or….five. The dogs were spoiled beyond belief with treats treats treeeeeats). I am psycho and did a workout in the basement after Wes went to sleep while we also watched a few episodes of Longmire. Psycho in the sense that I just wanted to move a bit since it was too cold to walk the dogs!

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Saturday: It was another slow morning- Elmo had it a bit rough.

We meandered over to Home Depot and scored some Christmas decorations on clearance and some other odds and ends around the house. Wes officially prefers to be carried in the Ergo over the stroller which makes for an interesting way of attempting to drink coffee 😉

I took the dogs for a long afternoon walk then we Skyped Tyler’s family so Wes could meet his cousin!

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We had chicken parm for dinner and Tyler got me yet another beer to enjoy (which I did).

After Wes went to sleep, we watched The Walk and headed to bed.

Sunday: Only one photo from the day, but I think it’s a pretty decent one:

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I put my new waffle maker to use and made a batch of buttermilk waffles and they were. THE.BEST.

Tyler was a doll and pretty much gave me a day for myself because I was able to head over to the mall (BIG MISTAKE…the crowds!!!! Arghhhhh). I returned some stuff and used a gift card for a few pairs of the best leggings EVER from Old Navy (pics soon, I am currently typing this in my jammies in the basement and watching Girlfriends Guide to Divorce. My new favoritest show.)

I rounded out the afternoon with a workout, walked the dogs, and sushi for dinner.

Man. What a week. And what’s even better- Tyler’s off from work this week!

How was your Christmas? Best gift? Any good eats? Family traditions?

Weekender

Hey friends! Happy Christmas week! I am so so so so so so excited for this week because I just love the holiday season and can’t wait to experience it with Wes for his first time. Anyhoo…our weekend was actually a bit low key, but it was JUST right for the three of us (whoops…five of us if you count the pups!) Here’s what we were up to…

Friday

I was really hoping Wes would stick to the loose schedule he’s been on lately, and the kid didn’t disappoint! After he woke up from his morning nap and ate, we hopped in the car and headed up to Airdrie so I could buy one of his Xmas gifts. It was pretty snowy out and I skidded on an offramp which was SCARY. I took a different way home and was glad to be off the roads after that.

During Wes’s afternoon nap, I relaxed in the tub with a slice of Cheesecake. Umm..can’t hate that!

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Tyler made some delicious black bean chili for dinner and we watched Mad Max in 3D downstairs before heading to bed.

Saturday

I made an appointment for the dogs to get their nails clipped at our vet because they were having a fundraiser. Tyler ended up walking them over while Wes and I did some serious playing.

Later, it was Wes’s last session in the pool. It was Tyler’s turn to be in the water with him an I was kinda jealous- they did some fun stuff! I’ve decided not to enroll in the next session because weekday classes are around his nap time and I want to have Saturdays free so we can have options for other activities.

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Tyler made a big Costco run while I stayed home for Wes’s afternoon nap. I may or may not have taken another bath while he was sleeping. 😉

Apparently I had Tyler do a lot on Saturday because he also made us pizza for dinner! (Ok, I guess he is useful! haha)

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Before Wes went to bed, we pushed him back and forth on his car and he LOVED it. If you haven’t already seen it, check out my Instagram feed for some of my Wes on Wheels videos!

We watched Christmas Vacation and called it a night!

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Sunday

The little one slept 13.5 hours! Good kid. I did some odd and ends around the house before he finally woke up. I guess I could have gone back to bed, but I’ve been averaging some seriously good hours of sleep this week so I didn’t feel the need.

Tyler made us some breakfast and we hung out a bit while football was on…….all day.

During one of Wes’s naps, I headed over to Shoppers. Can you believe it has been over a year since I last bought makeup? I hardly wear the stuff. I wound up purchasing some mascara, foundation, an eyeshadow kit and a brow kit. Holy cow is makeup expensive!

Once home, I whipped up a batch of peanut butter blossoms. They are gooooooood. (PS: Hershey’s chocolates in Canada are WAY better than the US)

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We had pork tenderloin for dinner and umm…..I may have taken another bath while Tyler fed and put Wes to bed. hehe

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How was your weekend??