InstaFriday

Happy Friday! I’m linking up with Jeannett over at Life Rearranged and post iphone pics to give a little glimpse into my week.

On Saturday mornings we frequently head over to Original Pancake house (Half off Depot has a great deal!). Parker LOVES pancakes (we do syrup free. This kid DOES NOT need any added sugar.  He’s hyper enough!).  This particular morning, he decided to give me some love after a yummy breakfast to to thank me. I love that kid!

We went to the Cumming Fair on Sunday.  We saw a few some interesting things (pictured below) that include a Rastafarian Banana and Winne the Pooh… one of those people that pretend to be a statue and look like they dipped themselves in white paint (I don’t really get the appeal, but whatever) and a sign on one of the tables in a passing booth.

It was a rainy day on Monday, and the pumpkin patch was a bit of a bust, so after naps, we headed to the mall, and Parker got to play in his favorite free indoor play area.  Happy as a clam!

I grabbed sushi with my former bestie co-worker Danielle this week (The sushi chef will clearly not win “picture taker of the year” award).  She’s starting a new adventure at a new company and won’t be within hopping distance from my house anymore.  So sad!  Here we are celebrating her new opportunity.

I step away for one moment to get dinner ready, and come back to this.  Look at that grin under his paci!

Cute picture, right?  It better be after all the work that went into it.  This week has been a bit of a pain in my ass to be honest.  Mason has decided to exert his “free will” when it comes to nursing lately.  He decided that he was too impatient to wait for the let-down for two of his nursing sessions (the 4pm and 7:30pm feeding).  I really really tried, but after lots of crying and tears, I gave up. So, thankfully that freezer full of milk came in handy this week, but unfortunately not quickly enough for a sad baby, which brought my stress level to a whole ‘nother level.  Add that, plus having to pump afterwards, and wash all the bottles and pump pieces makes me want to drink wine straight from the bottle.  So please tell me this picture is cute.  This picture is FREAKIN CUTE!

My baby boy turned seven months this week! Look at him standing in his cute babylegs!

Going for a jog with my boys during a break in the weather

Yom Yom Yom, Yummy toes!


Rub a dub dub…two cutie patooties in a tub.

We had a great time at the park today.  It was so nice to finally get out after being trapped indoors with all the rain all week.  Mason and I hung out and watched Parker slide and play.  It made for a perfect late afternoon outing.

After the park, Parker, Mason and I grabbed some pizza at our favorite place nearby.  We like to go next door afterwards and get a little owl cookie.  We missed Daddy a lot, but will enjoy a nice beautiful weekend with him, and we’re all looking forward to that!

How was your week?
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Fun Fall Weekend

Friday
We were happy that Dan would be taking the day off on Friday for a family day. He has been traveling all week long for the past few months, working very hard to provide for the family.  He made it a short travel week because he had “Donuts with Dad” with Parker at school, that he didn’t want to miss for anything. It was nice for him to have a little bit of a break to enjoy the family, and us enjoy him.   The weather was beautiful, so we planned a trip to the Atlanta Zoo.  This would be Parker’s second trip, and Mason’s first trip.  Parker had fun running through the zoo, per usual…exploring and absorbing everything that he could with smiles of curiosity and intrigue.  Mason loved the animals too, especially the petting zoo.  Our dog Lizzie always makes him giggle, and these animals were no exception.

Saturday

We had another family day, keeping it low key we grabbed a yummy breakfast at Original Pancake House and relaxed around the house.  We enjoyed the nice weather by playing in the backyard, and then we tidied up the house a bit and caught up on laundry.  Later in the day Dan watched the boys so I could help host and attend  a “Sip and See” to honor of baby Jude Herty.  It was fun girls time and I got to hold and celebrate a sweet little baby!

Sunday

We went to the early service at church, and after we all took an afternoon snooze, we headed down to the Cumming Country Fair.  We had such a great time.  Parker rode his very first ride by himself.  He wasn’t too sure what to think of it.  He kept a stoic face the entire time…trying to decide if he was scared, or enjoying himself.  Dan and I looked like fools trying to get him to lighten up and smile for the camera.  We enjoyed some good (not healthy) carnival food for dinner, finishing it off with a traditional funnel cake. Super yummy!  Then we headed over to the barn to visit all of the animals.  That was Parker’s favorite by far!


InstaFriday

Linking up with Life Rearranged and posting another Insta Friday!  Doesn’t that just make you InstaHappy?  Okay, I’ll stop and get on with it!

So, last weekend was nice. We enjoyed the beautiful weather, went to a festival, went to a surprise birthday party with some friends.  It was at a bbq place, and my wonderful husband with the slender figure ordered this…

Dan and Parker enjoyed goofing off in the yard.  Kicking around the ball and chasing after one another.

Parker giving Mason a hug in their “Sunday’s Best” attire.  So what if I had to ask Parker to give him a hug.  Still cute nonetheless!

So, does anyone want to take a shot at what this picture above is?  Yep, you probably guessed that is my “Mama’s Milk” storage.  I got to sorting it the other day to get the dates in order to use, and I started to feel proud of my little stash.  I had a mere one or two bottles stored when I was nursing Parker.  But I’ve been diligent at pumping once a day (for the most part) to keep up my supply for a few months now.  I use about a bottle a day to mix with baby food that I’ve been making, so it works out nicely.

I love this little booger.  It was a little chilly on Sunday, so I found this cute little hammi-down jacket from Parker.  I love his little ears and adorable little smile.

Nannie came over and had lots of fun with Parker.  They enjoyed playing with chalk on the patio among other things.

Nannie was sweet enough to treat us to lunch too.  So, we headed to Sweet Tomatoes and Parker had a great time digging into the veggies, and of course eating some frozen yogurt with sprinkles.  I think he really enjoyed it… what do you think?

We went to Catch Air this week with our playgroup. Parker had a blast sliding, jumping, riding the exercise equipment (above), listening to a mere 3 minutes of story time, climbing up through the maze of tunnels and obstacles.  My little explorer enjoyed every minute of it.

When Parker has MMO on Tuesday and Thursdays, Mason and I really enjoy hanging out and spending some special Mommy-baby bonding time together.  Here we are, being goofy together.

Parker enjoyed “Donuts with Dad” today at St. Aidan’s.  Dan said that Parker had lots of fun and that afterwards, he led a pack of kids on a sugar high up and down a stage, running around like crazy kids.  That’s my boy!

 Tell me how your week was!

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Music Saturday

I’m going to join my friend Danielle over at Danielle’s Dish and post my Music Saturday. Yesterday while Parker, Mason and I were having our little jam session, listening to my shuffle, this song came on. I’ve heard it a hundred times, but it was just the kind of positive thinking that I needed.

InstaFriday

Happy Friday! I’m linking up with Jeannett over at Life Rearranged and post iphone pics to give a little glimpse into my week.

Mason loves his new Tigger that Dad and Rennie got him during their visit on Saturday!

I met up with the Mom’s group at Webb Bridge Park on Monday, and Parker had lots of fun, per usual, with all his little friends.

It was such a beautiful day today, and we enjoyed soaking in some sun and letting Parker play with his friends, and letting Mason enjoy some little friends too.

I got a lot of laundry done this week while Parker was in MMO.  I love that on Thursdays I can extend the day to 1pm, so I don’t have to rush as much. I don’t love doing laundry, but I love folding cloth diapers.  Is that weird?

Tonight we decided to throw the boys in the jogging stroller and head up to the local chinese restaurant for dinner.  Afterwards, we picked up some yummy brownie mix and my wonderful husband baked some brownies for us. It was a best-way-to end-a-week kind of brownie!

How was yours?

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