This weekend was a whirlwind of busy. We went car shopping, went to lunch with friends, Elliott went to Disney on Ice and we topped it off with a birthday party. And that was just Saturday! The car shopping is fun but stressful. We like test driving cars - especially the ones we have no intention of buying. Ha! This week is going to be filled with a great mixture of work and fun. We are loving the fall weather we are having. It's been an unusually long fall for these parts and we are so grateful. We're not the biggest fans of snow, so the longer we can take walks and play in leaves, the better! I hope you had a great weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start.
Nov 4, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
This weekend was great. We have loved seeing my grandparents again and just hanging out with family. Elliott and his cousins as always, had a grand time playing together. It was fun watching them get excited about all the different colored leaves and run up to show them to me like it was all new for me too. Kids are the best. And Elliott continued his obsession with pumpkin decorating. Isn't it cute? It's a pumpkin self-portrait. Such a likeness! Also Preston and I snuck in a little date night and found a new to us amazing Indian restaurant and saw Wadjda. If you can see it, please do. This week will be a lot like this weekend. Lots of hanging out with family mixed with real-life and trying to get some work done. I hope your weekend was great and your Monday is off to a good start!
P.S. If you are a Wes Anderson fan, you have to see this.
Oct 21, 2013
This weekend was filled with fun. My childhood best friend came to town with her little family, it was so great seeing her and seeing Elliott play with her kids was like a dream come true. I remember when we were little we would talk about living next door to each other and our kids would be best friends, just like us. Well, she lives on the opposite side of the country. But it was amazing seeing our kids play! After we parted ways, Elliott kept telling us he wished he had told his new lady friend that he loved her. You can just imagine what that did to my heart. It was a perfect fall weekend. The weather was so crisp and refreshing. We found any excuse to stay outside. I hope your weekend was a great one! Happy Monday!
Oct 14, 2013
We had a pretty low-key but fun weekend. Again. Elliott caught my bug, so we have been taking it easy. But we did manage to read some books, make some cookies and carve and decorate our pumpkins! It was a lot of fun. The cookies are chocolate chip that we we made as one big cookie and then cut out the Halloween shapes after it was baked. It worked like a charm! This week we are going to work on getting healthy and continuing with the Halloween fun. I hope your weekend was a great one!
Oct 7, 2013
Well, this weekend was a lot less eventful than we had planned. I caught a cold so we mostly hung out around the house, drew pictures, built lego structures and made peach lemonade. The lemonade was heavenly. I'm not a huge lemonade person, but this is worth making. Also, I have finally been fiddling with and starting to learn illustrator! Up until now I have made everything graphics wise using word. I know. It's insane. I am pretty excited about all of the things I can make now! There is one that will be showing it's face here tomorrow. Is your interest peaked yet? Good! Then we'll see you back here tomorrow. Hope your weekend was a great one!
Sep 30, 2013
We had so much fun this weekend! Friday was spent hanging out at home, playing marble run and finger puppets. Saturday Elliott got to have a sleep over with his cousins and Preston and I had an awesome date night. We went to dinner at a fondue restaurant (Preston's first time!) and it was so much fun. Not to get too sappy or anything, but there isn't anyone I would rather spend 2+ hours doing fondue with. And it didn't hurt that the food was crazy good. Then after dinner we went and saw Enough Said, if you can go see it, we recommend it. It was cute and funny and pretty realistic. Sunday was my dad's birthday so we celebrated and showered him with gifts, great food and pie. He's not a huge cake fan, but he's a big fan of pie! It really was a great weekend. I hope your weekend was equally awesome! Happy Monday!
Sep 23, 2013
This weekend, we made the best of the last day of Summer. We went to the park, we skipped rocks in a creek, and we had a movie night (E.T. Elliott watching Elliott. How cute is that?) as if school hadn't started and bed time didn't matter. That last one is more of a reflection of bad parenting. But you get the idea. Even though the park was fun and the creek was magical, my favorite part of this weekend was something simple. We have been working with Elliott to learn how to spell his name for the last while, but without success. Then last night, out of nowhere, he did it! He spelled his name with out any help whatsoever! He says they have been practicing at school too, which would explain his lack of interest when I try and teach him when he gets home. No matter where he learned it, I am thrilled! People misspell his name all the time. When I named him, I thought I was giving him a "classic" name. One that wouldn't be misspelled or mispronounced his whole life (like my name!) but one that wasn't super common either. But ever since he was born, people misspell it. Sorry, kid. I thought I was doing you a favor. But now that he knows how to spell his name, he can correct it when it is misspelled! It's' all about the small triumphs, people. So for anyone who is interested, here is proof:
Hope your week is off to a great start!
Sep 16, 2013
This weekend was packed full of fun for us. I didn't even get to work on my projects! The fair was a blast. There was no one there do to the off and on rain, so Elliott had first choice of rides and exhibits! He loved it. On Saturday we ventured out to a new to us pizza place and to the park for a bit of fun in the rain. I was wishing we had a little toy boat to put in the gutters. It was really raining! Then later that night we picked up some milkshakes from one of our favorite places and headed home to watch The Princess Bride (Elliott's first time!) It was a lot of fun. I hope you had a fun weekend as well!
Sep 9, 2013
We had such a blast this weekend. On Friday our power went out, so we had to forgo our planned date night in and swap it out for a date night at the movies. I'll take it! Saturday was the absolute best. We had a free ticket to the zoo and since it was going to expire soon, we decided to put it to good use. We are so glad we did! Elliott was literally running from exhibit to exhibit asking questions and looking on in awe. He even won a prize in a dance contest with a cockatoo! But more on that later. Sunday was a low-key day, but we still managed to have fun and we tried out a delicious new recipe! Love it when that happens. This week is off to a great start. It will be busy, but it's a good busy. Happy Monday!
Aug 26, 2013
Honestly not a whole lot happened this weekend. That was my fault. My silly illness just won't go away! Elliott did however write his name for the first time all by himself. He also is kind of obsessed with his new pants complete with suspenders. They're his new "school" pants. And maybe I'm a little obsessed with them too. Just a little bit. Preston introduced Elliott to one of his favorite childhood movies - The Never Ending Story - I have to say it's a lot cheesier than I remember! But Elliott loves it. Of course. This week we will be getting the little guy ready and psyched up for school and I have a few fun projects for his first week to school. Happy Monday!
Aug 19, 2013
What a fun weekend! We ventured to the park and climbed some trees, we made it to a pool just in time to get kicked out of the water for an hour due to lightning. Which we took full advantage of and got some soft pretzels at the concessions stand. The clouds kept threatening to storm, but they never did - at least not while we were there! And we finished off our perfect Saturday with milkshakes, dinner and a movie - in that order. Then Sunday came and Preston and I were sick. Not terribly sick, but just enough to make you feel out of it. But that didn't stop us from having fun at home! Did you ever play that game where you put your fingers up in front of your face until they look like you are squishing someone else's head? I used to play that all the time when I was younger and I decided it was time to introduce that to Elliott. He still doesn't get it. Ah well, more fun for us! Hope your Monday is off to a great start!
Aug 12, 2013
Well, I wasn't really expecting to take most of last week off from the blog, but that's the way it goes sometimes I guess! This weekend happened to be Elliott's half birthday so we had a great time partying with some friends and just doing fun things he requested. He was a very lucky boy and got a toy he's been begging for for probably a year. We like being withholding. I have to say I was afraid it might be one of those buys that he is excited about and then gets over after a day of non-stop playing, but he has been completely inseparable! Which I like to see. Preston and I went on a mini-date and had the best beef brisket known to man. Melt in your mouth good. Doesn't need any sauce or salt good. That good. Basically it was an awesome weekend. Happy Monday!
Aug 5, 2013
This weekend Elliott and I decided to have a little impromptu date and head down to the farmers market. Besides driving around for 20 minutes looking for parking, we loved it! We picked out some peaches and raspberries that were unbelievably good and have been snacking on them all weekend. I wanted to find the brazilian cheese bread booth because, who can resist some pan de queso? And we bought a few french pastries as well. It made for a great little lunch at the park. It was a perfect date! On Sunday, Elliott insisted on doing his own hair (heaven help me) and we played some games and Elliott got to bed before eight! It was a miracle! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start.
Jul 15, 2013
We had so much fun this weekend! On Friday we headed down to Granary Row where we enjoyed the food trucks, live music and bright colors. I think I took about 100 pictures of all the colorfulness! Saturday, Elliott's cousins came for a visit and we headed to the science museum where they were having some games and prizes for the kids. They also had a dance contest which was hilarious to watch! The two little ones weren't as interested in the science part of the museum, but luckily they have a fun little play area that was right up their alley! That night we had a grand time playing card games and just hanging out. All in all a pretty awesome weekend! Here's to a hopefully equally awesome week!
Jul 8, 2013
This weekend's post bleeds into the 4th of July - you forgive me, right? The last few days we spent making plans and then not following through with them, listening to rainstorms and going to the movies. We actually went to the movies three times this past week! It was great. It's not very often that there are movies we actually want to shell out money for. Earlier today we went to a little road rally where there were races and music and food. What else do you need? Elliott was thrilled to race and receive a few medals - even though he unknowingly cheated. This week is off to a great start!
Jul 1, 2013
This weekend went pretty much as expected. The pool party was a blast and Elliott cried when we had to leave. A good sign that he had a great time! Saturday night was boys night. Preston and Elliott built a fort, ate pizza, watched a movie and slept in the fort. Which meant I got to hang out in my room and have the bed all to myself! It was glorious. Maybe a sign we need a larger bed? This upcoming week will be a doozy. Loads of projects and work to get done so we can have a fun 4th of July. Do you have any plans for the 4th? Have a great (short) week!
Jun 24, 2013
I hope you all had a great weekend! On Saturday, we went to a little carnival with bouncy houses, a petting zoo and Zoltar. It was a good time. We also went to our favorite restaurant with some good friends and we tried our hand at some homemade ice cream. The flavor was great, but I think something went wrong with the texture. I'll have to keep trying and let you know how it goes. This week is going to be full of everything! We have dinner parties, a soccer game, a few projects and of course some work. I hope your week is off to a great start!
Jun 17, 2013
We had a great Father's day weekend, I hope you did too! As you can see our weekend consisted of a lot of food and playtime. We went out for sushi (Elliott's favorite!) on Friday and Saturday - we may have a problem. I made waffles on Sunday morning and chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches for dessert after a group effort dinner at my parent's house. It was a delicious weekend. Elliott is seriously lucky to have such an awesome dad. They have the best time together playing and learning. I love seeing them together and Elliott is always trying to be more like Preston in every way possible. I'm lucky to have such an amazing man. We had fun spoiling him over the past few days. Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
Jun 10, 2013
We had the best weekend. My parents wanted to take the grandkids for a few days, so of course we took full advantage. We stayed up far too late going to the drive-in. It was great! Saturday we went to a fantastic little murder mystery party. We dressed up in our best 20's garb and accused ourselves of being the murderers. It was the best! Not to mention the food was so, so tasty. Saturday also happened to be Preston's half birthday, so I spoiled him with a fancy Italian dinner and a waffle maker. When we picked up Elliott on Sunday evening from a long weekend of fun with my parents and his cousins, he immediately passed out. A great sign of a fun filled weekend for a kiddo.
P.S. The second photo was borrowed from Michelle. Who also happened to be one of the hosts to the awesome murder party. Thanks, Michelle!