Meet the Sullivans: Weekending

November 10, 2014


Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a great few days with the people you love!

The weekend started on Friday with a trip to Aunt Kelly's house for O and a few errands for me. Kelly and I had plans to get some pictures together for a project we're working on, but I had to run a few errands before nap time, so she offered to watch O for me at her house while I did them. O could hear her on the phone and when he heard he was going to Aunt Kelly's he was SO excited! He loves going to her house to play, and honestly I don't blame him, because Kelly is so great with him and they always have lots of fun.

My first stop was Home Depot where I picked up a few baby proofing items to keep our little one from trying to escape out the front door or into the garage. Recently he's learn to open both doors and on two occasions when we weren't home and he's been with someone else he's tried to escape. Super scary, so locks and doorknob covers are a must.

I swung by Costco for all the necessities and Pier 1 for some non-necessities that are just fun, like some place mats and some dessert dishes.

O was so tried by noon when I got back that when we got home he fell asleep sitting up on the couch. Poor guy! He had woken up really early that morning, and with his lingering cough and all the fun he had at Aunt Kelly's he was just so tuckered out.

Keith was home early on Friday so we headed out to dinner after a little play time with our neighbors.

We spent Saturday hanging out at home and getting ready to celebrate my mom's birthday that night! I made a cute little dessert using the dessert shooters I picked up from Pier 1 (I'll share the recipe sometime soon!) and Keith barbequed tri tip, and O took a FOUR HOUR nap. None of us could believe it. He napped from 1:30-5:30, and since he had been sick earlier in the week I let him get all the rest he needed. He was a little cranky when he woke up, and I was a little worried he would never go back to sleep later, but he was so easy going when we put him to bed. We did our usual routine, and when I went to lay him in his crib he actually stayed down and snuggled up with his blankets and said goodnight to me with no fuss. That kind of smooth transition is a rarity in our house!

We all had a lovely dinner and a great time celebrating! Happy birthday mom! 
Sunday we had nothing we had to do so we spent the morning at a new-to-us park that has a cute creek running through it. O loves trying to jump over the creek, but we weren't sure he could make it and we didn't want him to fall so we would help him. After about three assisted jumps he declared "No! I can do it myself!", so we stood back against our better judgement and let him, because what else are you supposed to do? It wasn't that dangerous.

Well, he tried with all the might in his little body and almost made it, but actually ended up just making a bridge across the creek with his body. His feet were literally in the same spot and his tummy was across the creek and he looks up and says, clearly with all the wind knocked out of him "I did it!!!" We couldn't help but laugh a little.

The rest of the day consisted of a trip to Target for odds and ends (candle liter, straws, humidifier, etc.) and of course we can't leave without a toy, so O got a Christmas Tonka truck that he slept with for both his nap and last night. We had lunch at Chipotle, I could have that burrito bowl every single day, and came home for nap time.

After nap Keith cleaned and washed both cars inside and out with the help of our little guy, and  I made some Snickers Chocolate Chip cookies with leftover Halloween candy that ended up being my most successful attempt at chocolate chip cookie ever.  And of course we watched The Walking Dead, with a few cookies and a cup of tea - perfection!

That was the weekend! Aren't weekends the best?

Today we've got no plans so we'll see what fun we get into, but later I have a dinner date planned with some girlfriends for a belated birthday celebration! Looking forward to some good wine, great food and laughter with my girls. 


Sara McCarty said...

4 hour nap???? Are you serious?? Does that really happen to people? I thought that was just a myth. Wow. :)

Sarah said...

Not sure what happened to my comment, but here it goes again. Wow a 4 hour nap, I love when that happens, although it's rare. I always let sick kids sleep as long as they want too, figure their bodies must need the sleep. Those desserts look great! Both of them. Happy Birthday to your mom!

erin vancura said...

those cookies look divine. seriously divine.