Meet the Sullivans: Around Here Lately

May 28, 2014

Around Here Lately

It's Wednesday morning (and it took me all morning and afternoon to getting around to publishing this!) and I'm just getting around to wring a recap of the weekend, whoops! I guess that's what happens when you spend three whole days enjoying yourself with shopping, friends and family instead of taking care of the daily tasks. I spent most of yesterday (in between the gym, swimming class, nap and the museum) just getting us back in working order after the long weekend.


Friday morning started with a trip to the dentist for Owen. This was his first official visit, although I took him about a year ago for another issue, and he did incredibly well -- I might even be as bold as to say he loved it. The dental assistant, Serena, was fantastic with him. She spoke gently and in ways he could comprehend, and she was patient --more patient than I am, which is really any mother's dream. She showed him how to brush the "sugar bugs" off his teeth and demonstrated proper tooth brushing technique on a big yellow stuffed dog. Owen sat so nicely when his dentist, Dr. Spitz (he was my childhood dentist!) came in too. He is so attentive and well behaved for dentists / doctors / hair dressers / etc.

All of his teeth look great, clean and healthy. He has plenty of room in his mouth for when all of his adult teeth come in, so he may not need braces (he can thank his daddy for that -- Keith has a great smile). The only thing I'm a tiny bit concerned about is that he is missing one of his bottom incisors. Dr. Spitz says that it is possible that two of them fused together to make one of the teeth that he has, but he'll only know that for sure when he takes x-rays to see the roots, which he doesn't need to take quite yet. The other possibility is that he only has three bottom incisors, which is apparently kind of common and not very noticeable. He said we could have an implant, but we won't have to worry about that until he's much older, like in his 20's. I'm just trying to not worry too much about it right now.

I can only hope that all of our future appointments can go this smoothly!

After the dentist we swung by the park for a bit before hitting up Whole Foods! Owen loves visiting Whole Foods because they sell some of his favorite snacks ( mainly Barbara's Snackimals Animal Cookies). We also picked up a bag of goodies that was put together for us by the nice people there! Most of these items are new or on sale right now, so I'm excited to share them with you.

Inside there was: 1. Suja Fiji, which I'm having for breakfast this morning! It's so refreshing and tastes like vacation. 2. Fork in the Road Little Goodies, which Owen has been enjoying. Such a great, more natural way for him to enjoy his beloved hot dogs. 3. Epic protein bars that are gluten free, soy free and dairy free. 4. Sunny Baby SPF 30, which we used on Owen all weekend long. 5. Blueberry Handpies that didn't last long in our house. Best thing about these is that you can eat them with your hands. No forks required!

6. Last but not least, my personal favorite, made-right-here Lavender Almonds. These were absolutely amazing and I can't wait to go back and pick up some of the other flavors. They would be perfect to serve with other appetizers!


We spent the morning shopping the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale with my mom and sister and having lunch. I found a cute top by Bobeaou, but they didn't have it in my size and color, so I had to order it online. Luckily they have free shipping!

After all that shopping we all (even Keith!) took naps. Owen napped for 2 1/2 hours! Woo hoo!

Saturday afternoon Keith decided he was taking care of dinner and decided to head to the store to get inspired. He returned with surf and turf to BBQ and a new cocktail recipe that might just be a lower-calorie substitute for my beloved Lemon Drop. I'll have to share the recipe sometime soon. I also had him pick up some strawberries and heavy whipping cream while he was out so I could whip up some Strawberry Shortcakes too. Needless to say, we were all stuffed to the gills after Saturday night.


We spent Sunday at our friends pool enjoying the sun, water, company and cocktails. The kids all indulged in hot dogs, ice cream and cotton candy. This is the first year that Owen gets to run around and play with all the big kids at the pool and he LOVES it! We watch him like hawks though. Nothing scares me more, as a parent than a pool. We all had a blast, so much in fact that Owen played right through nap time. We ended up doing everything we could to keep him awake until 6:30, and thankfully we were successful. After putting him down for an extra early bedtime we watched the Mad Men season finale. Is Don going totally insane?

On Monday we headed out to the outlets to do some shopping. We were on a mission to find Keith some more shirts for work and a new pair of sunglasses. I was hoping to find a dress for our friends' wedding next month, but came home with nothing. Owen was, of course, the one who came home with the most. It is so easy to shop for toddlers! We, along with the rest of America, barbequed dinner that night. I was silly and only had three chicken breasts on hand, and now I totally regret not having Keith make enough to last us all week for lunch. Oh well, there is always next weekend! 

That's all for now! I'll be back tomorrow with a Thirsty Thursday post! Thanks for reading :)


E Hayes said...

Looks like a great weekend! I'm so jealous of Owen's skills at the dentist! No way will A be that good when we finally go, thats so great that he enjoyed it. And now I need another dinner, this post made me hungry!

hello erin said...

SUCH an awesome weekend! and that half yearly sale got to me big time. . . but not for me. of course ALL FOR LEX. and i'm crazy jelly. just like i'm crazy jelly of that girls cotton candy.

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

This reminds me that I need to make my daughter's first dental appointment. I am very nervous that she will not enjoy a stranger checking her teeth will be interesting. Glad to see your little one took it like a champ!

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh those lavender almonds look AMAZING!!! I want them now. Love Whole Foods...wish ours was closer!! ;)