It’s a cold + snowy Tuesday morning. I’m rocking some sort of 2+ week illness and submerging myself in ginger/lemon tea while Emery is eating marshmallow cereal on the ottoman watching Rio2. I should be ashamed at the amount of screen time and sugars consumed over the past few weeks, but sometimes (or most of the time) it’s all about survival. Amiright?
I thought I’d recap this weekend and its many ups and downs. Ah, mommyhood. Emery and I kicked off Friday by taking a trip to Sky Zone Trampoline Park for toddler time. We have been there a number of times for playdates with friends, but this time we flew solo. E loves all the jumping and especially catapulting into the foam pit. Despite his recent illness (similar to mine), which is mostly on it’s way out, he started off great, finding a noodle and racing with mommy.
But about a half hour in, he started his whining toddler act – lying face down on the ground covering his eyes in attempts to not be seen. When I asked him if he was “all done,” and he said yes, that was all it took for us to pack up and head out. There’s not much wiggle room when it comes to his mood swings these days so better safe than sorry.
We ran to Roman + Leo, a sweet boys clothing store after our departure, which went over as smoothly as a lead balloon. I did have time in between breakdowns to grab a couple cute tops for E before meeting our friends Kara and Etta at Brixx down the street for lunch. God love the owners of the restaurant who tried their hardest to calm my crazy, crying kid with random toys, but it was destined to fail from the start. I resorted to phone games which gave us mamas the chance to taste our food, which was great btw. Thankfully nap time was a success with an early bedtime to boot. I decided that the hubs and I deserved some DQ for all the toddler drama.
Saturday morning the hubs had some activities planned so Emery and I took to the kitchen to use the black bananas that had been begging to be put into some sort of baked good for at least a week. My mama recommended this banana cake she found on Pinterest so we got to work in our jams! My little helper was fantastic with mixing and stirring and was rewarded for his efforts by licking the beaters
Also, the cake is ah-mazing.
Saturday afternoon during nap time I did some shopping and Starbucks-ing with my girl Angela. That night came and went with some knitting and basketball watching. Come Sunday morning, I was dying for some sort of activity. It was projected to be fairly warm later in the day (50s), so we bundled up for a family walk on the golf course. It was a touch colder than we would’ve liked since we were out early, but it was a nice breath of fresh air. Especially with a toddler that was strapped down and contented with more iPhone games. Survival, people.
My Sunday afternoon was child-free and absolutely delightful as I met with some Perfect Strangers to celebrate the group’s February birthdays at Matt the Miller’s Tavern. It had been a few months since our last get together so the laughs and girl chatter were fantastic and much needed. Not to mention the brunch was delicious. Virgin bloody mary me!
I came home to a napping babe/ hubs, so I whipped up some guacamole and a few hours later headed out with the clan to our friends Rob + Erica’s Super Bowl party. I would dare say the majority of Indy was rooting for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, which made for a good time. Especially after the win! Also, the party was very family friendly, so E + Big D spent the entire night making their own tackles and snagging sweets off the tables. They also did some pretty rockin’ halftime dancing (followed by a sleep-deprived breakdown). See for yourself.
I guess it’s time to figure out what to do with this day. The roads look terrible, which is kind of fitting seeing as how that’s exactly how I feel. Hopefully we can get our eyes away from the electronics today and find something productive to do! Maybe whip up some chicken noodle soup? Or find a paczki! 😉 Happy Fat Tuesday, friends!