August 24, 2015

Weekending: Birthday Edition

This past weekend we celebrated a very special half-birthday (how is my baby 18 months old?!) and my number one man's full birthday. We didn't do anything big, or even really leave the house, but sometimes those are my favourite weekends.

On Friday, it literally poured all day. And I mean poured! Luckily, Sully and I didn't have any where to be so we had a quiet day at home before picking up Jim from the train station.
18 Months Old
{18 months young!}
Saturday morning I woke up with a bit of head cold and took advantage of Jim being home to occupy Sully. Hot water with lemon and honey is my favourite go-to throat soothing drink. And this book! I'm about 3/4 of the way done and quite enjoying it. I honestly had no intentions of reading it, but it was on the front shelf at our local library, so with the moving coming out soon, I took it as a sign that I should read it. It's not my normal genre of choice, but it's not really that "sci-fi", other than it takes place on Mars. Some (ok, most) of the biology and engineering talk is over my head, but it doesn't really impact the enjoyment of the story.

The Martian by Andy Weir

Later in the morning, the sun came out so we went for a big walk around the neighbourhood. Sully loves being in the chariot as opposed to his stroller. As we were heading back to the house, we let him out so he could splash in some puddles, which is his new favourite thing to do.

Morning Walk Puddle Jumping

After nap time, I snuck out of the house to get groceries, but not before spending an hour at Winners trying on clothes. I only left with one top, but shopping without the pressure of a toddler about to explode at any second has got to be one of the best things ever, ha! Sully spent the afternoon "working" in the garage with Jim (his favourite room of the house - both of theirs), but also likes to take "breaks" and bark orders from in the chariot. I think his favourite book, The Boss Baby, is not a good influence.

Daddy's Little Helper

Sunday was Jim's birthday and we first celebrated by all sleeping in! Then Jim and Sully got in some solid block building while I cleaned up the main floor. Our friend's, Kate and Dan, and their baby, came over in the afternoon for dinner and birthday cake. We made Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken Thighs on the BBQ (sans the sauce), which are delicious! It was our second time making them and they were just as good as the first time. I'm not much of a baker so I went with a store bought cake, and it was a huge hit! Sully was digging in even before Jim could blow out his candle. Yes candle, singular. And it's a tea light. #wifefail

Building Blocks Birthday Dinner Birthday Cake Birthday Cake

Later in the evening an old friend of ours was in town and popped over for a visit. Sully was in heaven having all these people to entertain all day long and fell asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow (figuratively speaking, as he doesn't actually have a pillow in his crib). Some story reading before bed, then some Walking Dead for us, and just like that, another weekend has come and gone.

Bedtime Stories


Tell me something fun you got up to this weekend! 


24 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, that look of "ya, i put my finger in your cake. and it's delicious." is way too adorable!

    happy birthday(s) to the men in your life!

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  2. Happy birthdays to your guys! Cake is good!

    Hope you are feeling better- summer colds are no fun!

    Leo wants to sit in the chariot in the garage too! He asks for his helmet!

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    1. Thanks! Sully has a love/hate relationship with his helmet. He asks for it, but doesn't like it once it's actually on his head, sigh.

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  3. Happy birthday to your guys!! That cake looks amazing, good pick! Your house looks so pretty! What area are you in? Hope your head cold is better, those are the worst. :(

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    1. Thanks, Alison! I think the worst is behind me…just in time for a 10K run on Saturday. Now if only this smoke would clear! (Ps. will email you more detailed reply ;) )

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  4. Happy birthday to your boys!!
    I hope you are feeling better, I have had a cold for a week now, and mine never last more than a few days, summer colds suck!

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    1. Thanks, Lindsay! I think this is the first time I've ever been sick since having Sully and it suuuuucks lol. I'm just glad it's only a head cold and not the flu.

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  5. Happy birthday boys! So fun! That cake looks super yummy as does the dinner!

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    1. It was ALL delicious! The dinner was "fix" approved, but can't say the same for the massive piece of cake I ate ;)

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  6. Fun weekend! Are you feeling better now? And happy birthday to both of your boys :) I swear going grocery shopping alone is like heaven now...ah, the life of mothers!

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    1. Yes, I think the worst is behind me! But means I will probably eat dust at the 10K on Saturday lol. Grocery shopping alone is THE BEST. Haha!

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  7. That looks like quite the feast! It's so nice that Sully and Jim can putter around in the garage together. That's cute that he barks orders from the chariot!

    www.inloveinlondon.com

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    1. He is verrrry bossy, haha. Takes after his mom ;)

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  8. Ahh- 18 months. I love and hate this stage.My youngest is almost 17 months old and she is definitely making it known what she likes and doesn't like lately, but I know how fun the coming stages are, so we're just taking it one day at a time :)

    Jen@Jpabstfitness.com

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    1. I love every stage more than the last, but they definitely aren't without their challenges, that's for sure! ;)

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  9. Your weekend makes me really just want to spend a weekend at home! It seems I'm always go, go, go and out of town!
    Love that he put his finger in the cake, that picture is priceless.

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    1. I feel like September is stacking up to be super busy on the weekends, so it was nice to have a laid back one, that's for sure.

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  10. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I make that same drink when I'm feeling under the weather, but also add fresh ginger for an extra boost.

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    1. Oh, yes, ginger! Not sure why I didn't think of that! I even have some fresh ginger on hand.

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  11. Kids and pillows! When do they start using them? Last night I laid in bed without one for like ten seconds and couldn't imagine doing it all night. I guess you can't miss what you don't have!

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    1. Haha! That's hilarious, because I always think the same thing! My kid doesn't even like blankets so he literally goes to bed just in his jammies, no blanket, no pillow. Seems so cruel! And I have NO idea when they are supposed to start using them. I know there are super flat pillows meant for a toddler, but I'm not sure at what point you introduce one. Plus, Sully moves too much at night to make one seem useful.

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  12. I made the same chicken recipe a couple of weeks ago---except I used chicken breasts because that's the only part of the chicken I buy...or eat! And I want to eat that WHOLE CAKE. noms!

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    1. WHAT!? Why won't you eat the other parts?? Chicken thighs are soooo much cheaper and don't dry out when cooked as easily. You should really try them :)

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