Monday, October 17, 2016

hello, monday

Well, I am officially "early term." I am also officially in the throes of denial - in my mind I still have a solid 2 months before Baby Turkey is born. So I spent my weekend doing what any normal in denial pregnant lady does - all the things except those that pertain to preparing for said baby.

On Friday night we decided to break in the fire pit my parents bought us for Christmas last year. We also got this really awesome make your own gummy worm kit in the mail so we made that with the kids before we went outside. Between the homemade gummy worms and the fire/s'mores/later bedtime, I'm pretty sure our kids thought we were the raddest parents alive.

Saturday morning we went to an apple orchard with my parents. The orchard itself was kind of meh, but we got a ton of apples and the kids had a great time - that's all that really matters. My parents came over after for a bit - which the kids loved. We also accidentally practiced potty training with Edith. She had asked for underwear that morning and we totally forgot to put her in a diaper before the orchard... or when we got home from the orchard. It wasn't until about 3 hours after she had initially requested the underwear when she was on a walk with my dad and Elden that I realized she was not in a diaper and had not used the bathroom for quite some time. Suffice to say, I threw a diaper in my car and booked it around our development - without shoes - trying to find them. After about three loops I realized they were probably at the playground. I was right, I bolted across a large field basically 9 months pregnant and barefoot (a sight to behold), Edith got diapered and we didn't have any accidents! All the praise hand emojis!

photo cred: my dad
photo cred: my dad
Saturday afternoon we took the kids to my parents' house so we could go shopping kid-free at Trader Joe's and have a dinner date to celebrate my birthday. We ended up going to Yard House because they had a ton of diverse vegetarian selections. It did not disappoint! The weather was absolutely gorgeous--in the mid 70s and sunny--so we ate on the patio. We had crispy Brussels sprouts and ripped potatoes as an appetizer; Jon got the angel hair pasta; I got a roasted turkey club sandwich and French onion soup; and for dessert we got the mini trio sampler. I'm pretty sure we found our new favorite date night restaurant because it's really hard finding vegetarian options at most restaurants outside the standard veggie burger and the selections here were just awesome.
On Sunday morning, Jon led worship at our church so he had to be there early for practice. We dropped him off and headed to Dunkin Donuts to pick up some treats for an impromptu early-morning play date with my friend, Sam, and her three kiddos. She provided the coffee and we got to have grown up conversation while our kids played. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't amazing. After church we had lunch and ran to Home Depot to get supplies for a little project I've been eyeing since we moved in...
more on this tomorrow...
It was definitely a productive and fun weekend and I should probably finish up the final preparations (hospital bag, car seat, etc.) for the baby... but instead I'll probably just pretend that isn't happening any time soon. 

Linking up with Johannah :)


  1. That gummy worm kit is so cool! I've never seen anything like that before. There's a restaurant around here that has $3 dessert samplers and it's so much fun to try the different desserts each time. It's the only restaurant where I ever order dessert!

    1. The kit was so fun for the kids and easy for us! We've been rationing the gummy packets so we can use it multiple times and I'm hoping to find more of the gummy mix in the future!

  2. Thanks for linking up this morning Danielle! So your potty training story seriously had me chuckling. I can totally relate to it =) Sounds like you had a great weekend!!!