Our little pumpkin turned ONE this weekend! It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we were bringing him home from the hospital. Now he’s running around like a little boy and it’s just so crazy.
We celebrated his birthday with Nana & Pawpaw on Saturday so they could have some quality time with him. His actual party is not for a couple weeks but they wanted him to open his presents from them closer to his actual birthday. Rhett is super in to the vacuum so when they asked what he wanted, we suggested a kid vacuum. He loved it! Coupled with some pots and pans for stirring (he’s all about stirring these days) and he was in hog heaven.
Uncle Grant & Aunt Taylor came to visit him on his birthday 🙂
Sunday, we let him try birthday cake for the first time at our friend’s Super Bowl Party. Safe to say he loved it! Hopefully he will remember how much he likes it when I’m trying to get him to eat his smash cake at his party.
This weekend was so nice to just relax and hang out with my little family. Brian brought home burgers on Friday night from a quaint little place called Hatfield’s Hamburgers. I have never been in person, but the burger was great! I want to go in next time and try the bbq. Any hole in the wall that shows Andy Griffith during dinner is my kind of place.
Saturday we lounged around the house until after RBB’s first nap when we hit the gym together. That evening I made homemade pizza (and forgot to take a pic) and we had some friends over for dinner. Did you know that you could make pizza dough in your Vitamix? Me either, but it was super easy and turned out well.
We introduced Rhett to cow’s milk this weekend since he is almost one. He liked it ok. My kid doesn’t drink anything all that well still so he mostly played with the sippy cup. Not exactly sure how to deal with that when it comes time to wean him..
Like I said, playing with his sippy cups.. If anyone has any tips, I’m all ears on how to get him to drink milk, water or even eat more in general. He is just not super interested in it although I give him tons of opportunities to eat and drink.
On Monday, Rhett and I both kind of came down with the sniffles so we are trying to fight off whatever this is. Nobody’s got time for sickness around here! That’s a wrap on our weekend.
Yay for Friday! Today I’m linking up with Erica, Andrea, and Narci for Friday Favorites.
First up, this..
Pretty sure coffee could be a part of every Friday Favorite for all time. I’m a big fan and have to limit my intake to two cups a day. Which leads me to this..
Shirt from the Wild & Free project that is on sale right now and 25% of the proceeds go to support the fight against pediatric cancer. Win-win for me! Gohere if you want to learn more and order your own!
Also, I’ve been loving this colder weather lately and walks with my little bears. I am not one of those people who likes the fair winters. Hello, it’s winter and by jingle it needs to feel like winter! Last winter was so warm it was ridiculous. It probably didn’t help that I was super pregnant and hot all the time, but I digress.
Speaking of bears.. I found this adorable guy at TJ Maxx and could not say no since he was half off! I looked like a crazy mom with this giant bear on one hip and baby on the other. Safe to say Rhett likes his birthday present though 🙂
PS: If you didn’t know this about me, I’m a big old movie fan. Usually I’ll have TCM on when I’m cooking or while Rhett is eating his lunch. It’s nice to have some noise on in the background sometimes. Anyways, I watched a “new” old movie (made in 1952) the other day that I really enjoyed called Bend of the River with Jimmy Stewart and Rock Hudson. If you like old movies, you should check it out!
Well that’s it for Friday Favorites. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the chilly weather!
Guys.. I’ve been so bad about posting lately. I’m pretty much giving up on meal planning Monday. Not that I’m not cooking still, but so many times my recipes are just normal. I’ve decided to only post recipes that I really love and will definitely make again.
This weekend we did a whole lotta nothing, and I loved it! Brian asked me what I wanted to do, and I suggested a family walk, but it rained so default next activity was a family nap. Rhett even went with the plan and mama got an hour nap! woohoo!
Thursday night we went to Oliveto with Todd & Scarlett. We were so that table with two babies out past their bed times and making a hot mess with their food. It was great fun though just being together.
Also, public service announcement about the pumpkin spice lattes: Starbucks sells the pumpkin syrup!! I’ve tried other pumpkin syrup and have not been impressed, but this will be epic! I “might” have purchased some and will let you know if it is as wonderful as it sounds to make PSLs at home and save my money.
My sweet friend Karis made my day on Friday by sending me this adorable mom shirt! “Surviving motherhood on grace & coffee,” perfect for me! and it’s oh so soft too.
Friday night I made Southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes, and RBB gobbled them up. Just this week he has started to eat more “real food” which equals more laundry for this mama. Whew that boy can make a mess!
Saturday, we had Chloe’s birthday party, and I forgot to take pictures! Rhett loves Chloe because we see her at the gym a couple times a week. Both her and Taylor are so sweet to Rhett 🙂 We ended the night watching the Hogs game, and let’s not talk about that one.. It was a rough night for Brian.
Sunday was church and the arrival of cooler temps! Praise the Lord, it felt like fall. Ok well maybe I was dreaming it felt cooler than it really did. But I did make white bean chicken chili since we had cooler temps!
Rhett’s latest thing that is so fun is when Bear or Brian comes in the room, he gets so excited and squeals and tries to fast crawl to me before they get him. It’s so cute and funny at the same time. I’m loving this age right now. He has so much personality, and I love watching him grow into such a big boy.
Friday started off a very chill weekend for us, and I loved it! It was National Dog Day so of course I took some pics of Rhett with his dog.
Rhett tried spaghetti for the first time, but he wasn’t a fan. Brian and I have been watching Making a Murderer on Netflix, so that has pretty much consumed our evenings.
Saturday, I made “real” breakfast for Brian and baby and then we went for donuts! We aren’t giving Rhett sugar yet, but I am excited for when he can enjoy donuts with me 🙂
For the first time this week, I hit the gym *cue the Hallelujah chorus* before hanging out with some girlfriends where we ate pizza & ice cream. So basically I negated that workout, but we had a great time together.
Sunday after church, I met up with some friends at Utica Square for some shopping and much needed girl time. We hit up Kendra Scott for a party that Scarlett won so we all got 15% off our purchase (woohoo!) and then walked around some of the other shops too.
Brian and Rhett had some man time, and I came home to a sleeping baby. Yay! I cooked dinner before hitting up Andy’s for a key lime pie custard and then finished the Making of a Murderer. Gotta say I didn’t love the ending.. I think I was hoping for a different outcome.