Thursday, March 6, 2014

Weekend Recap

Well, I'm trying...weekend recap from last weekend and we're coming into a new weekend...hmmm

I got stuck working a little later than I planned to and was chatty with the daycare lady when I went to pick up Bailey, so we didn’t get home until after 6. B and I had dinner and then played and read books for the remainder of the night. I think I fell asleep around 9 – it was a looooong week!

I woke up around 7 and meandered downstairs to do a little bit of work before everyone else was awake. Chris was working at 11, so we had a pretty low-key morning of playing and family time. Bailey went down for a nap around 10 and didn’t wake up until about 12:30. We had lunch and then headed out to run some errands.

Mama got to treat herself to a new vacuum! 

I recently bought a couple of vacuums for my birthday (one for hardwood and one for the steps), so Chris wasn’t that thrilled when I asked if I could get another one. Our vacuum is about 5-6 years old and although it’s a good vacuum, I just feel like our house is constantly dusty (we also plan to get our vents cleaned this spring). I fell in love with the Shark Rotator via an infomercial a couple months ago. I’ve done some pretty extensive research and was convinced it was the one. I picked it up Saturday afternoon and that evening took it for a spin around the house. I was pretty shocked/disgusted when I saw how much dust was removed from our carpet. I had just vacuumed the weekend before and had taken the extra time to do a very good job.

After we ran some errands in the afternoon, we met up with Millie, Brad, Shayla, Connie, s-i-l Whitney and my niece and nephew to create our moss baskets at a local greenhouse, Pahl’s Market. We’ve done this for about 4 years now and it’s always something we all look forward to. It means spring is (hopefully) on its way. I brought Bailey with last year and carried her around in a baby carrier. This year was completely different. She was running around everywhere chasing after puppies and little boys pushing carts of finished baskets. She would squeal in delight when she saw a puppy or a cart. It was pretty damn cute J She also stuffed her face with cheese balls, m&ms and animal crackers while mama enjoyed some wine. We had a blast and I can’t wait to see how my basket turns out! We pick them up around Mother’s Day in May.
Seriously, could these pics be any cuter?? Epitome of joy and happiness! Thanks Whitney for the pics!!

When we were all done making our baskets we headed over to one of our favorite restaurants, Carbone’s in Lakeville, for some dinner. Chris and my b-i-l Josh met us over there. Chris and I enjoyed some yummy nachos, wings and beer – have I told you about the new diet I’m on?? Oh wait, I'm not - but really should beJ After dinner, we headed home to get settled in for the night (I spent about 45 minutes vacuuming everything and seeing how disgusting our house was). After Bailey went down around 8, we headed downstairs to watch the movie we picked up – The Internship. I hadn’t heard very good reviews, but we both love Owen and Vince so we thought we’d give it a shot. I was falling asleep about 30 minutes into the movie. We shut it off and I went to bed. Lame!

Bailey woke up pretty early, around 6:45. Chris wasn’t feeling very good, he caught the head cold Bailey and I had the week before, so I grabbed Bailey and headed downstairs. We made some lemon bars and got food prepped for lunch since my parents were stopping down. I made some yummy chicken empanadas for lunch. 
I’ve never tried making them before and there is so much flavor in this recipe! I will say it’s a little bit of work making the little pockets, but I think it’s worth it. I also didn’t make the dough in the recipe, just used puff pastry and they turned out fantastic. I served mine with salsa, queso and salsa ranch – yum! I have some frozen at home that might make it to the dinner table later this week ;)

We hung out with my parents for a while and they brought us some yummy Chicago mix popcorn from Candyland – so good!  After they took off, Bailey went down for a nap and Chris went down and watched golf. I put another coat of paint on the desk I’m refinishing. I’m hoping one more coat after that and some touch-ups. I still need to stain the wood top. I’m excited for it to be done and getting it put together! Chris headed to work around 4.

I got brave and let Bailey take a stab at feeding herself yogurt for the first time. The doctor recommended we give her control when we were at Bailey’s 15 month appt. She also recommended chocolate pudding. Is she going to come to my house and clean that mess up?? We’ll go with yogurt ;) It was pretty comical watching Bailey. She was upset at first and then started enjoying it. She definitely has a lot of work ahead of her. The bites were pretty small and mama had to help out so we weren’t there until midnight.
After dinner, we headed to Home Depot to gather the remaining supplies for the desk project. There was a “fun cart” sitting there waiting to be used by Bailey and I. I typically use the “fun carts” when Chris is with, because they’re like steering a boat through the store but it was late and we were at Home Depot (opposed to a crowded Target) so we went for it. Bailey was pretty excited to have 2 steering wheels to control J

Once we got home and checked Instagram, I saw my little niece had some Red Carpet attire on for the Oscars. I’m not really an award show junkie, but I did have intentions to watch the Oscars since Ellen was hosting this year. I quickly threw Bailey in her pink dress from her birthday and chased her around until I got a couple of pics. My niece is obsessed with matching clothes to those around her, so I thought she would love seeing Bailey in a similar outfit to hers. I’m sure Bailey will be getting a lot of fashion tips from her cousin Claire in the future J
Such a little Diva!

Shortly after that, I got Bailey ready for bed and got in as many snuggles with her that I could. I truly hate Sunday evening purely for the fact that the weekend is over and I don’t get that amount of time with Bailey for a while L

The good news about a late recap: It's already the weekend! Hope you all have a great one!!


  1. I'm enjoying the return of your weekend recaps! :)

  2. love that your back blogging! I'm trying to get into the swing of things again.

    I love all the photos of Bailey. She is seriously the happiest kid ever!

    and thank goodness its the weekend again.

  3. i have been thinking about a new vacuum!!! i might look into this one. i think after our bathroom remodel (whenever that will end- UGH never!!!!?) i will get serious about it... let me know if you are still loving it!

  4. I love that pink dress. She's so adorable!!