Meet the Sullivans: The Weekend

October 19, 2015

The Weekend

Hello there and good morning! The weekend has come and gone again, and here we are left with Monday. Keith took Owen to school this morning, so I'm feeling like a bona fide stay-at-home mom this morning because I made them breakfast and kissed them goodbye in my bathrobe, coffee in hand. I have big plans this morning including Michael's, some studying and Trader Joe's. Anyway, here's our weekend...

On Friday after school Owen and I met our friends Lisa and M at the St. Paul's Nursery School fun faire to play all the fun games. Since it's put on by a preschool all of the games are completely age appropriate and appealing to little kids between 2-5. Owen loved the fishing game, mostly because it meant winning little sticky skeletons as a prize and he also loved climbing through the maze they had set up on the play structure. He had a pumpkin sugar cookie at the end, and got his face painted -- he was happy as a clam!

Saturday was spent at home hanging out and taking it easy. My mom and sister came by in the late morning and we played with Owen, had lunch and watched a movie. Owen's teacher had this little pumpkin + shaving cream sensory activity out earlier in the week, and Owen loved it, so we recreated it at home. I added a little food coloring to the shaving cream for some extra fun.

Saturday night Keith and I had a date night! It's hard to believe we hadn't been on a date since our anniversary at the beginning of August, but it's the truth. We went to a new to us Chinese place, Little China Kitchen, and then to see The Martian. I never finished the book like I wanted to, but Keith said the movie was a good adaptation of it. Matt Damon was really great, and while it had the potential to be really sad and depressing, there was a great amount of dry humor mixed in to make it light. It's a good one to see if you're looking for a movie!

On Sunday we were supposed to be up bright and early, and out the door for the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, but I woke up so exhausted that I couldn't fathom doing it and then dealing with the crowds, etc. We decided to skip it this year, which was a little bummer because we haven't missed it in about 10 years, but I'm glad we did because we got a lot done instead.

I made some headway on my list of things to do before the baby comes ans bought the Graco Pack 'n Play Playard Snuggle Suite at Target we have on our list because they had a good deal on it Sunday morning in the ad. I checked my breast pump to make sure it's all still in working order. I'm going to have to borrow one from friend since one side of the pump has no power. Pumping one side at a time would be time consuming. I also ordered the baby his little coming home outfit!

We also made it to Costco right when they opened, which made shopping a breeze. We had lunch, Owen took a nap, I took a nap, Keith watched football and then Keith and Owen went to the gym to play basketball and came home to ride bikes with our neighbors before dinner.

See? We got a ton accomplished!

I cooked rib eye, rosemary potatoes and zucchini for dinner, which everyone gobbled up.

After dinner we watched half of Aladdin on Blue-ray! Owen loves all the songs, especially when the Genie is involved. Aladdin was actually the motivating force behind getting Owen to take a bath (hates going to take one, but loves it once he's in, and then doesn't ever want to get out!). We told him we'd make it a Aladdin bath with blue water like the Genie, gold coins from the Cave of Wonders and we'd wrap him in a magic carpet (his bath towel) at the end. Super creative parenting right there!

After Owen was asleep we stayed up a little later than usually to fit watching The Walking Dead in before we went to sleep. It was a really really action packed episode and it went by so fast!

And THAT was our weekend! How was yours?

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