Hellooo! Another Monday is here and I have a feeling I’m not the only one currently scratching her head wondering how the weekend passed by so quickly… yet again. Phew!
Our weekend kicked off with more of my mini cleaning projects on Friday night. You’re all incredibly jealous, I know. I knocked out sorting and storing Chase’s 9 – 12 month clothes and ended up going through all of our old baby stuff that we either never used or somehow received duplicates of to save for our newest addition, donate or throw away. (Apparently nipple cream expires. Who knew!? I thought that stuff was some kind of thick, oily jelly that lasted for all time.)
We rounded things out with some family time on the couch and watched the last third of the movie Cars 3 on Netflix in preparation for Sunday morning’s activity. (See below!) Ryan and I both agreed the movie was really cute, especially since we had zero expectations for Cars 3 since it’s the third movie in the series. Chase wasn’t the only one who enjoyed watching Lightening McQueen!
Saturday morning began on an active note! I had another baby sprinkle on the agenda for the morning so Ryan and Chase drove into the city to spend the morning at Discovery Place. When they headed off, I made my way to an early-morning boot camp class with my friend Carrie and followed it up with a quick shower before Elisabeth’s sprinkle.
(That onesie was part of a set with a t-shirt for Elisabeth that says, “I’m so tired.” Ha!)
Elisabeth is just shy of two weeks away from her due date with her second baby boy and it was so fun to be able to celebrate baby Miles! Elisabeth and her husband were surprised by the sex of their first baby but opted to find out this time around so I loved talking to her about our reverse situations since we’re doing the opposite! (Side note: I am LOVING not knowing this time! It was kind of hard at first but now it’s way more fun than I anticipated. I can’t think too much about the moment when we officially find out our baby’s sex because I get almost weepy and way too excited. I am a mess.)
The sprinkle was a lot of fun and I could not stop eating piece after piece of the best quiche! The hostess said she made three different kinds of quiche by following Julia Child’s recipes and I basically wanted to dive into the pie plates head first.
While I was at the sprinkle, I had to laugh when I got a few text updates from Ryan because I instantly felt like I was missing out on fun with my two boys despite the fact that I was looking forward to some quality kid-free time with friends all week and truly had such a wonderful time with my girlfriends. I guess that’s motherhood for ya! But come on, just look at these two in their matching outfits:
I arrived back home around 1 p.m. just in time to snuggle up with Chase, read The Cat in the Hat and put him down for his nap. Saturday afternoon was cold and dreary so it was definitely hunker-down-and-cuddle-up-at-home weather and once Chase was napping, I changed into my pajamas and joined Ryan on the couch for some chill time. I ended up flipping through magazines and looking through some blog posts I saved to create our meal plan and grocery list for the week and you better believe one of Julia Child’s quiches will be popping up for us for dinner one evening!
Here’s a quick glimpse at our meal plan for the week ahead:
- Monday: Paleo Pizza Spaghetti Pie
- Tuesday: Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Wednesday: Quiche Lorraine with Side Salads
- Thursday: Cauliflower Cream Cheese Soup with Garlic Bread
- Friday: Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls with Almond Butter Curry
(Also, this is probably inferred, but while I loosely plan out what meals we’re going to eat on each day of the week, this often changes based on how much time I have to make a certain recipe, what foods need to be used up and what I’m in the mood to eat that evening, etc. It’s a flexible plan for sure!)
The rest of our Saturday centered around snapping some pics for an upcoming blog campaign as well as an evening church service, dinner at home and ice cream on the couch!
Sunday morning was an active one! Chase was up early so the two of us made a large frittata for breakfast while Ryan worked out in our little home gym.
Once we were all fed and happy, we piled into Ryan’s car and drove into the city. We made a quick pit stop at 7th Street Public Market for lattes but couldn’t resist sharing a freshly baked muffin and cinnamon-sugar doughnut at the indoor market as well.
Cinnamon sugar kisses!
A little after 10 a.m., we headed on to the NASCAR Hall of Fame museum.
We caught wind that an exhibit featuring Lightening McQueen and some of the Cars’ gang was at the museum and since Chase is a big-time Cars fan and we hadn’t been to the museum in more than a year, we figured it was worth another visit!
The exhibit wasn’t overly in depth but it was entertaining enough for a two-and-a-half year old thanks to a giant Lightening McQueen car and a couple of small tables set up with toy race cars that called to Chase and ended up entertaining him for a solid 30 minutes.
Once we left the museum, we made our way to NoDa because, despite the fact that we just shared a doughnut nearly two hours earlier, Ryan insisted I must try the seriously hyped doughnuts from Reigning Doughnuts since I had yet to try them out for myself!
Doughnuts twice in one day? Don’t mind if we do!
By the time we made it home, Chase was ready for lunch and his nap and snoozed away while I worked on the computer and Ryan took Sadie for a walk.
The rest of our Sunday included cleaning, a grocery store run and plenty of playtime around the house.
Chase only has preschool on Wednesday this week (he doesn’t have school today in honor of President’s Day), so I’m not sure what our Monday will hold at the moment. I’m hoping to make it to the gym, visit with some friends for some toddler play time and check a few things off my to-do list! I hope you all have a great Monday!