weekend shenanigans

happy monday!!!
hope everyone had a great weekend!
as you can see, i’ve changed “our weekend adventures” to “weekend shenanigans”. that’s just much more us and fits us way better than ‘adventures’.
so here we go!

friday


casual fridays are my favorite!!! and i’m selling chocolate for jaz’s cheer squad…need so choco-lottttt? #MomLife


i picked up some mod pizza and a delicious salad for the fam bam on my way home from work. seriously, i could live off of their salads!

saturday


i was so pooped friday that i didn’t even change out of my shirt that i wore all day. so saturday morning looked a lot like friday night.


and the cheer season has begun! our saturdays are now completely booked up until december! first up, carwash!! the girls raised close to $600!! holy cannoli!


if you ever come over for a dinner party or any kind of get-together at my house you can almost always count on me making guacamole. i swear, it will be my legacy.


momma jo has been staying with us for the past week and will be for this coming week too! she’s been helping with watching austin while i’m back at work and until he can go to day care. thanks momma jo!! she lives in arizona so the cooler temps are a dream for her and she is literally just laying in the grass reading a book. hehehe


auntie bea is in town too!!! last time she was here austin was still pretty fresh and pretty boring to say the least haha now he’s all smiles for his auntie!


before aaron & kelsey came over we all went for a walk around the neighborhood. admiring and judging people’s yards is basically the norm on our walks now.


this handsome dude enjoyed some sun while sissy & cousin olen played in the pool!


sarah might as well be an anderson


champagne…3 glasses and i felt like complete poop the next day. but chateau st michelle’s brut rosè is so good!

sunday


this dude is always the happiest in the mornings! look at those legs!!


it’s finally starting to cool off and i loathhhhheee the ac unit being in our living room. it’s so ugly, but necessary! (seattle homes do not have ac, i got lots of questions about that on snap over the weekend lol) but anyway, this came out! woohoo!


after bathtime, farmor got in some finger chewing. our boy is ferociously teething so if your fingers are near, he will use them.


austin has been trying out new solids for about a week now. i’ve been testing out the organic gerber first foods just to see which ones he really takes to so that i’m not wasting a lot of veggies but he is so hit and miss on most nights that i just decided to start making all of them now. mmmm carrots carrots carrots!

what did you do this weekend?? gearing up to send your kiddos to school? i know the south has started already but we don’t start until 2 days after labor day! seems so late!

let me know what you did or link you weekend shenanigans in the comments and i’ll go take a peek!

-jess

 

 

our weekend adventures

we’reeeeee baaa-aackkkkk!
our weekend adventures are back as promised!
this was a good one to start on too!

friday


we met up with our neighbor/friend and her two kiddos for crepes and shopping afterward. she had never been to jewel box so jaz & i thought it was a must!


cruz & jaz
seriously the cutest and sweetest boy ever!
we headed over to u-village for a little shopping!


camíla & austin
our other two! mila is just one month behind a and is the sweetest baby girl ever!


austin had to try out his new jim jams! maddie introduced me to kickee pants and i am obsessed now! have you felt that material!! you can get austin’s pj’s {here

saturday


this sweetness in the morning. swooonnn!


i was in desperate need of a pedi and an eyebrow wax so the hubby stayed home with the kiddos and and i got to sneak out for an early appointment.


this dude turned 4 months!!!
read his update post { here }

sunday


eggs & bakey for breakfast!


we went on a cleaning kick on saturday and cale deep cleaned our bathroom, including my makeup organizer. but this is how he put everything back in it! geeeezzzzz!


we went and celebrated this handsome boy’s 5th birthday!
happy birthday cruz!


grocery shopping sunday and the whole clan came with!


bedtime bottles with papa! it’s becoming quite the task to get this guy to eat without squirming everywhere and pushing the bottle out so he can sneak his hands in.


after brother went to bed, sister got to make slime! i am SOOOOOOOO READY for this slime phase to be overrrrr!!


and of course to end the night once both kids are sleeping, GAME OF THRONES!!!

told ya it was a good weekend to start our adventures back up! the weather has turned cooler over the last few days and i’m okay with it. the last month has been HOT! plus i always get excited when we get closer to taking out that god awful ac window unit.

what did you do??

-jess

our weekend adventures (x2)

last friday


i have been so into chocolate milk these days. my glass keeps getting bigger and bigger, now i’m up to a large coffee thermos! it’s just so cold and delicious!

last saturday


i made lulu & chandler mini pancakes and neither were amused. ungrateful little poop heads!


i take it back…lulu loved the butter. shoulda named her paula dean!

last sunday


i started on austin’s laundry and cale was blown away and so perturbed that an actual human being is going to fit into this! he was positive i shrunk all of his clothes.

friday


my little guy has dropped, or at least i think he has! i can finally breath (for the most part) and i have so so so much pressure in my pelvic area! let’s go baby boy! mama is ready for you!

saturday


baby shower day!!!
our sweet sweet friends aaron & misha hosted the most beautiful
Baby Shower En Blanc (baby shower in white) for us and our sweet boy!
y’all…misha blew me away! everything was so gorgeous and sweet! you would have never guessed she just had a baby 3 weeks ago! more pictures will be up later in the week!


these ladies! ❤
i’m missing two, my sister-in-law, kelsey, and good friend, britt but thank you gals (and your husbands) for making this day so special for us! it was so much fun!


after the shower we headed home and installed austin’s car seat and we have two car seats in our car now….TWO! i’m going to have two kids you guys….anxiety attack anxiety attack!!! 

sunday


no one wanted to get up sunday morning, including the lusers!
i would just like to point out that they are both on MY side of the bed. cale always seems to manage to scoot over and use my pillow and lulu…well, she’s just a tard.


i got my breast pump this weekend…the industrial kind haha. so i just HAD to try out my pump bra! hehehehehe obviously i have no modesty. sorry not sorry?

it was a very eventful weekend to say the absolute least. we are getting so close to our due date, 31 days to be exact, so it is crunch time!!
more to come this week! a recap on the baby shower and our 9 month update!
stay tuned!!

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures

friday


we got to see our boy!!! because my pregnancy has been healthy and normal i was not scheduled for another ultrasound. the last one i had was when i was 20 weeks. so we opted to do one through a private company. cale’s mama joined us and so did jaz!!


LOOK AT THOSE SQUISHY CHEEKS!!
this little bugger wasn’t cooperating so most of our pictures are him squished up against my placenta. that’s why his nose looks so flat. you can see in the left picture that it’s really not flat at all! haha i feel like i have to tell everyone that so they don’t think our kid has a shnoz. and look at that little pouty face! gosh darnit i am so in love!!!
he also apparently, has tons of hair and ginormous hands. cale thinks babies that have a ton of hair when they are born are weird lookin…sorry pal, shouldn’t have married a mexican then. 😉

after the ultrasound we took jaz to school and then went and toured a prospective daycare, which we loved! i will go more into this in our 9 month update in a couple weeks.

saturday


we had a lunch date with a very very dear friend of mine, my CASA {court appointed special advocate} from when i was in foster care! she was in town for some training and we had to take advantage since the last time i saw her was at my wedding! she had never tried poutine soooo..duh… we made her try it!


after lunch we headed over to my brother-in-law’s house to play with our nephew and visit for a while and before my dinner date!


later in the evening i met up with a few of my girl friends for a little petite baby shower. we all moved away from each other {we were all neighbors at one point} but we still like to get together and catch up! thanks becky, jessica & megan for the sweetest little gifts for baby austin!! it was so nice to catch up and finally meet baby hayes!

sunday


sunday morning was rough because of the time change but somehow we managed to speedy clean our house in an hour. i worked up quite the appetite and indulged in some fruit loops!! sometimes these just hit the spot!


in the afternoon we headed over to my brother-in-law’s house again for our nephew’s, olen, FIRST BIRTHDAY! although technically his birthday is on leap day, so this was his first un-birthday. we cannot believe how big he is and how fast he is continuing to grow!! jaz is obsessed with him and obviously couldn’t ever leave his side. we are all pretty smitten with him, to be completely honest! happy first birthday sweet boy!

well…most of my adventures included some sort of food and i ain’t even ashamed.
what did you do??

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures

friday


friday night means mama doesn’t cook! these two decided on a coloring competition….psshh like i could really pick on who colors better! i’m switzerland!


i was craving a nice juicy steak! and yes i got it medium…not medium well. judge allllll you want!


towards the end of our meal i was les miserable. so we went straight home and all snuggled in our bed. jaz and cale are watching inception and i was trying to calm austin down in my belly. we are going to have a full house once he comes! maybe it’s time for a king size bed….

saturday


i ran errands alllll morning getting ready for our family maternity shoot in the late afternoon. I CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE THOSE WITH YALL!!! it was cold and blustery so we all needed a nice, big bowl of pho!

sunday


we got up and of course did our sunday cleaning and had our family breakfast but as soon as we were done i headed to costco to stock up on a few things. have yall tried these san pellegrinos?! holy deliciousness!!

AND THEN….IT WAS BABY TIME!!!!


first up….
little miss Daphne Lucille!
her big sister is miss Eloise whom is featured in a lot of our weekend adventures!
i think she looks a lot like her papa but you can definitely see a lot of misha too!
you have our hearts sweet baby girl!


next up…
little miss Emmeline James!
her big sister is miss Lily Grace whom has also been featured in a lot of our weekend adventures!
this sweet baby girl is the spitting image of her big sister! seriously twins!
i could have stayed with her like this all night if i wasn’t swelling up like a balloon by the end of the night.
you too, have our hearts sweet baby girl!

my heart is so full & happy you guys! holding those sweet babies just made me that much more excited to hold & meet my son!
eeeee i can’t wait!

your weekend could not have been better than mine but i still would like to know what you got into! i hope you stayed warm!!

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures

friday


low and behold…i am sick yet again! -_-
i seriously can’t catch a friggen break!


i posted our 8 month update {HERE} so if you missed it, here you go!


while i was miserable on the couch, cale was intently working on his lego car that jaz and i got him for his birthday.

saturday


we got to tour the hospital we will be delivering at! it kinda made it even that much more real that we are going to have a baby so soon!!!


jaz got a kick out of where i put my visitor pass.


we were supposed to go to mexican on cale’s actual birthday {thursday} but that’s when the cold hit me hard so we had to postpone. we love this place!


after our food coma, we headed home and i took a nap. the cold was beating me up. but when i woke up, cale was out with his friend for birthday shenanigans so jaz and i took advantage and went and got some froyo!! yum!

sunday


sunday morning family breakfast was homemade biscuits and gravy. this is seriously the easiest thing to make and is so stinkin’ delicious!


sunday is usually our cleaning day, which we got a lot done but belly bumpin sounded so much more fun!

in the evening we taught jaz how to hate us, aka we taught her how to play monopoly. unfortunately, she did shed some tears {not joking} but we assured her that it is enevitable when first learning to play. {she was just bummed that she had to mortgage all her property to pay her mama, who ended up being the big winner!} in good time, young grasshopper, in good time.

i really wanted to get a lot done this weekend but this stupid cold kept my energy levels pretty low. i really think it’s just serious allergies because i didn’t feel achey or sore anywhere, just a runny nose. all i know is i need to kick this bugger because i have some babies to meet this weekend!!!

what did ya’ll get into?

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures 

friday


i am really the morale pusher at work and i love doing random stuff to make people happy so i brought donuts! and every time i bring something sweet and glutenous i always have to blame it on baby a.


i also have the most awesome friend who brought me BUGELS! bugels people!!!

saturday


before jaz and i set off for our weekend errands we enjoyed some homemade blueberry muffins!


one of our stops was petco and we always have to find the kittens up for adoption and give them some lovin! this guy was so sweet!


buffalo wild wings is my life. actually pickles, pickles are my life.


what other mama’s weekend looked similar? the weekend before valentines means getting lots and lots of valentines ready! jaz and i always kind of go all out.


this sweetness arrived! i can’t wait to put my little viking in it!


it was a beautiful weekend so we took advantage and got my big butt out and walking! there are some new houses going up down the street so cale and i engaged in some illegal activity and poked our heads in. we are suckers for new houses!

sunday


i got up before jaz and cale and hit the grocery store. note to self, do not go the grocery store whilst hungry and pregnant. don’t do it.


we got this baby up and decorated! this is in our entryway!


i’m telling you, it was a beautiful weekend, so i got lucy all cleaned and purdy!


jaz found my letterman from highschool. nowwww she believes me when i say i had the best jumps and i was a flier {cough..best stunt group…cough}


we headed to seattle in the evening to celebrate the pending arrival of baby girl steiner! this made my heart melt! she is going to be the best big sister ever!


babies babies babies!! we celebrated mama in the middle {hailey} who is due in like a week and misha is due a day after her! i can’t wait to meet all of the new littles!
{side note: i am not as huge as this picture is making me look! stripes are so cute and flattering in person but angles are tricky when you’re being photographed!}

we got so much done this weekend and i am so satisfied! it was mama’s to-do weekend since cale has been feverishly working on his cloffice for the past month. we got austin’s closet pretty much done, his shelf mounted above his changing table, his artwork hung above his crib and the rocking chair assembled! we also hung drapery in the formal living and moved things/cleaned the laundry room! it was a great weekend and so pretty! we hardly had to wear coats! also be “we” i totally mean cale. i supervised.

what did you guys do?

always,
-jess