Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's a good day to read

Look what appeared on my nook this morning!
I am cautiously optimistic.
I just can't get the bad taste of the movie out of my mouth.
That and this one doesn't take place in England.
(sad face)
p.s. Hester Browne has a new book out (as of September). Read it this weekend. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

While the Monkey's away the parents will play nap.

This past weekend was a staycation for C and I (just as soon as I finished my 3 hour gluscose test...)while Monkey headed to Fort Wayne to meet the newest Stephenson cousin, Maggie.

About her trip... From what I'm told, she is in LOVE with babies.  Wanted to hold "Baby Aggie" whenever possible and did not want to leave her.  A good sign for Baby Toodles' arrival in January.

Friday evening we went to Five Guys Burgers and Fries (because C had never been there before) followed by a trip to the mall for socks and diamond warranty checks.

Saturday morning we sent Monkey on her way with Grandma and we headed to the Inn at Cedar Falls for a good old fashioned couples massage (we had a buncha money on a gift card) and lunch.  Let me tell you about this massage...A-MAZING.  They had this pregnancy pillow that allowed me to lay on my stomach.  Heaven.

After lunch we made the hilly drive home (despite being just 20ish miles away the trip is roughly 45 minutes long) and took long naps.  Once the naps were complete we headed out the door in the in the opposite direction to EASTON!

I love me some Easton.  I've been craving some good old melted cheese so we had dinner at Bon Vie.  We also made a stop at Macy's for maternity clothes but just ended up with new sheets (so romantic) before settling in at Barnes and Noble to read some books.

Since we didn't have Monkey's bedtime routine when we got home it was straight to bed for some college football and reading.

After church and lunch on Sunday we headed to Target to look for a new iron (again, we're adults now).  No such luck, but I did make out with a few maternity sweaters.  After we got home I took a nap while C continued to work on Monkey's new room (transitioning it from his office/library).  Once I was up and at 'em we loaded back in the car to find an iron and ironing board (and also a new vacuum).  I can tell you guys are soooo very jealous of our adults weekend.

Once all three items (and a cherry limeade slushy) were secured it was back home to continue the cleaning fest before the Monkey got home (we wanted her to think we were a tad-bit productive while she was gone). 

We were very happy to see the Monkey (turns out we missed her) and spent some time reading a few books and taking a bubble bath (the only way for a two-year-old to bathe) before it was time for her to hit the hay. 

Then it was time for C to go get me a piece of cake.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


There are three celebrities that I'd love to be pregnant with:
Kate Middleton: ü

Blake Lively: ü

Jennifer Garner:
It's time to get crackin' Jen.
(via People)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Let's talk about the weekend.

Happy Monday! Blah.

C was able to come home early on Friday (because he was sick) so we had an extended weekend.  After family nap time in the afternoon I went to get new windshield wipers for C's car (you know you have a problem when you can hear the guy at Advanced Autoparts gasp at the state of your windshield wipers from the other side of the door) along with a coke slushy (because I can) and HoHos (again, because I can).  It was game one of the NLDS for the Cardinals, so we dinned on gourmet Tombstone Pizza picnic style.

Monkey offered up scrambled resurrection eggs, but we politely declined. 

After a Cardinals victor we called it a night.

Saturday morning we had cinnamon rolls (Monkey had been waiting all week for them) and made a trip to the apple orchard for some apples, apple cider, and kettle corn.  Despite her best efforts, we were able to keep Monkey from biting every single apple in reach.  Kuddos to Ochs' for having free apples for hungry kiddos.

I turned our half of a peck of apples into apple sauce while we watched the Buckeyes.  Then it was family nap time again before going out for Emily's birthday.

Sorry for being cropped out, Emily.  This is how mom sent it...

Notice Monkey has put her arms around our shoulders. 
2 going on 22.
Once we were home we watched the Cardinals lose (along with a 18 inning Nationals/Giants game) and called it a night.
After church, McDonald's, and naps on Sunday we cleaned the house (gotta get ready for Nama Elsea!) and made a quick grocery run. 
In the evening we introduced Monkey to the idea of moving into a new room. The room hasn't been converted into a two year old's room (it's still C's "office"). When we first mentioned that it would become Monkey's room she was very hesitant and pointed back to her room and crib.  But once that girl got on the big bed, she realized it was something she could get used to pretty quickly. 
She laid on the bed an asked that I turn off the lights.  Once the lights were off she'd ask me to turn them back on and sit up saying "It's Coronation Day!"  We're sorta into Frozen right now (just a tad bit late).  I think she'll be just fine.
We're thinking some paint on the wall, princess sheets, and a new bedspread/curtains/dust ruffle from Nama Davidson and she'll be good to go. Here's to wishful thinking.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

They sent me an offer I couldn't refuse.

As of three days from now, I'll be a people subscriber again.  I feel back into the trap.  But a 20 issues for $20 trap is one you just can't avoid.  So I'm back.  Maybe this time, again, they'll continue to send issues months after my subscription up.

Last night I googled "how to cook toaster strudels".  Apparently I am not the only one.  Aside from my primary problem of still enjoying children's breakfast foods, I also have problems getting them to cook through without burning the outside.  I think I need to thaw them first.

It's supposed to rain tomorrow (but now it won't because I just jinxed us).  We could really use the rain.  I'm planning a jammie day with Monkey (she never wants to put regular clothes on anyway). I'm also planning, shhhhhh..., for us to watch Frozen. 

Here's our list of things to do this weekend: go to a pumpkin patch/apple orchard, get flu shots, go out for Emily's birthday, get the guest room office house ready for Nama Elsea, watch the Cardinals (they're in the playoffs...when aren't they).

For the first time in forever I have real t.v. shows that I watch DVR during the week: Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and Scandal (ordered from least favorite to favorite).  I still have my regulars too: The Kitchen, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman.

For all of my Sophie Kinsella readers out there (read: "anyone under the ager of 21 who reads this and Emily")  her new Shopaholic book comes out October 21st.  I still have a bad taste in my mouth after the movie, but am looking forward to the book none-the-less.

I've got the traveling, house organizing, house redecorating, and house buying itches. I blame it partially on the baby and partially on the cooler weather. Yesterday I organized the tupperware and put Monkey's cars in an empty wipie container (great for storage).  It may not be much, but it's something.

And finally, a picutre of Monkey. She has recently discovered her play food and loves to cut her bread. Once she's finished with the loaf she'll ask "one more time?" as she doesn't know the word "again".