This weekend became an impromptu three day weekend from our Monday ‘snow day’ last week. Both appointments Jason and Sophia had were cancelled and rescheduled. Three day weekends are so few and far between, and usually non-existent, so it was definitely a nice change of pace. Every Friday night we go food shopping. As long as they aren’t predicting a blizzard, it’s the best day to go food shopping. Most people are out to dinner at the time we go, so it’s perfect.
Usually by the time we get home, it’s Sophia’s bed time and then we clean up for the night and watch a movie. We’re old. We like it.
Saturday was a shopping day, YAY! I shop the same as my sister Melissa. I go in, do a quick overview browse, and leave if I don’t see anything I like. I’m not one to walk around the same store for hours. I hate Forever 21. It’s huge, unorganized, and full of teeny boppers. IKEA is huge and I can be in and out of there in 10 minutes, 15 minutes tops, pending how many people are waiting for the elevator. I have a baby, remember? Which, also takes accounting for. Sophia is a great baby. But I mean, how long would YOU want to sit in a stroller watching Jason try on dress pants, or me browse for heels? Exactly. So, I have to bring things to entertain her. She’s in the stage where she doesn’t find toys amusing unless she’s on the floor playing with them. My next option? Food of course! This girl loves to snack. I admit, it’s a bit harder that I can’t bring some fruit snacks or Doritos to satisfy her… HA! Like I would give that junk to her But in all seriousness, she wouldn’t eat it anyway, as convenient as it would be. She prefers cantaloupe, apples, mango, bananas and I’ll usually share a smoothie with her as well. My favorite one at the mall is strawberry mango, yum!
My diaper bag has two-insulated side pockets, so I just cut up fruit and veggies, throw in an ice pack, and we’re good to go, along with a straw sippy cup of water.
About halfway through our trip, I could tell she was getting a little tired of being in the stroller. Jason took out the snacks for her, and I went to peruse the heels. No joke, I hear the cutest giggle ever across the shoe department, and there they are, playing in the aisle. I HAD to record it. Who WOULDN’T love that laugh?! The video is on my Instagram. She was getting quite the smiles from the people around us. We have the sweetest girl <3
We headed home from the mall, and had some family down time, and then made a quick dinner for Sophia and watched Frozen for the first time as a family. It was such a cute movie! Sad at times, but cute. Disney seriously has a way of slaying families in their movies, and for that, I’m not a fan. We didn’t get through the whole movie, so we held off. It was 7pm and Sophia was just DONE. We got her ready for bed, ordered takeout and set up to watch the Hunger Games: Catching Fire. If you’re in the Belcamp/Riverside/Aberdeen area, I highly recommend Lee’s Asian Bistro. We’ve ordered from there twice now and it’s really great food, on-point delivery, and huge portions! Shumai are amazing also. Jason loves their Pad Thai. It’s a perfect Saturday night in meal
Sunday was a pretty quiet day. Jason let me sleep until past 9, and got up with Sophia and they were having pancakes when I came downstairs. They’re adorable together, I swear. We made a quick trip to Walmart and then stayed in for the rest of the day. Oh! And I baked cookies. That are half gone already. It’s Monday.
Hello Monday! Jason and Sophia both had appointments today so he took the day off, and so did I. I typically watch a set of twins a couple times during the week. Sophia had her 15 month well-baby check up today, which she aced. Our doctor barely has to ask questions; Sophia does everything she wants her to before she even asks! She’s always been a bit advanced, but especially advanced in the teeth department. She has almost 15 teeth already! She just needs her bottom incisors, and then her 2 year molars and she’s done with teeth! HALLELUJAH. She took her 2 shots today like a champ. She cries harder when I tell her not to touch the cable box. Mommy win? I’d say so. Just one more shot at her 18 month appointment and she’s good on shots until she’s 4 years old! Again, HALLELUJAH.
Jason had another appointment this afternoon, and then he came to get us so we could have lunch together as a family
We went to Lemon N’ Ginger Asian Grille and had some sushi and Pad Thai, per usual. Their Passion Roll is so good, and this is coming from someone who never orders specialty rolls because I usually don’t like more than one thing in it.
Then we went on the hunt for a spice rack. Random, right? We still haven’t found a functional one we like.
Do you love your spice rack? Would you recommend it to me?
And after searching yet again, we still haven’t found one. Fail. Maybe Amazon has some hope. We did get some new decor for the house, but I’ll save that for my next home decor post.
How was your Monday?