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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And “Boo At The Zoo”)

Hello, all and happy Sunday! We had such a great day, but I am beat. This weekend finally felt completely like Fall. I love it SO much. The weather, the food, getting cozy by the fireplace, and taking my sweet girl to enjoy all the fun festivities!

Here is a little recap of our weekend…

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee by the fireplace. We had some family time until the baby went down for her morning nap. I snuck off to the gym for an upper body workout class!

When I got home, baby and I took a walk, then sat outside watching my husband work on the yard. Baby waved at daddy while he mowed (she recently learned that skill)!

When she went down for her afternoon nap, I put on a podcast and got to cleaning the house. I worked until she woke up.

The rest of the day was spent playing and another long stroller walk.

For dinner, we made cornbread and chili! It hit the spot and was so perfect for a cool night.

After dinner, we relaxed and watched TV until bed.

SUNDAY:

The morning was chilly, so I bundled up and had some coffee by the fireplace. When the baby woke up, I fed her and we played until her nap. Once she got up and had some fruit, we headed to “Boo at the Zoo.”

They had different themes around the park and the kids got to trick-or-treat.

My little dragon😍

We were so glad grandma could come, too!

We had so much fun! The baby loved looking at the displays and other kids. My mom got us a family pass as an early Christmas gift, so we decided that we will come back next weekend to catch the things we missed today.

When we got home, we ate and the baby took a nap. I did a quick grocery run, then took a walk with my mom and little one.

The baby went down early. She was wiped out from such a fun day!

That’s all for this recap….

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend Of Food, Fitness, Friends, Family, And Pumpkins

Hello, all!! I planned on writing this last night, but baby K had her first fever, and I practically stared at her monitor all night. We had a long day of adventures yesterday, and she was great, minus a runny nose. When we got home, she was a little fussy and so warm. We fed her, gave her tylenol, then a bath with baby friendly essential oils (found at Buybuy baby). I rocked her to sleep which is my favorite thing ever. My husband took her temp a few hours later and it was back down, so I’m praying it’s still down when she wakes up.

Update: She’s up with no fever! Yay!

Anyway, let’s get to the rest of our lovely weekend, shall we?

FRIDAY NIGHT:

When my husband got home from work, I made a frozen pasta meal. It had garlic chicken and veggies! It was really tasty! We ate and rented the newest X Men.

SATURDAY:

We spent the morning playing with the baby, relaxing, and drinking coffee. Once my sweetie took her nap, I headed to the gym. I did a full body lifting circuit and it felt good. I grabbed a smoothie from the gym cafe before heading home.

Afterwards, we all went to my husband’s shop so he could do an oil change on my car. He is getting it all ready for our upcoming vacation to NC. We leave Friday! I can’t wait to have our little one on the beach for the first time!

When we got home, I put baby down for a nap and snuck off to get a haircut. I am so happy that I have a husband who encourages me to get out and take care of myself.

For dinner that night, we decided to cook a fun meal together. I wanted a savory apple dish because we still have lots of apples from the fruit farm! This had chicken, apples, sweet potatoes, bacon, onion, and brussel sprouts. It was delicious!!

SSUNDAY:

We had a big day planned! We headed to my hometown to my favorite childhood place called Youngs Jersey Dairy. We met up with my best friend and her family, my mom, and my brother and his family. We grabbed lunch, then took a hayride to the pumpkin patch.

Cousins!

We all got ice cream and saw the goats before heading home.

Baby K was exhausted from the big day!

After getting her to sleep, I picked up Jersey Mike’s for dinner. I did some laundry before bed.

That’s all for this update! Have a wonderful week!

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend Of Food, Friends, Family, Fitness, And Sickness

Hello and happy Sunday, all! Our weekend started out wonderful, but that changed when our sweet daughter became ill. I will get to that, but let’s recap the good parts first.

FRIDAY NIGHT:

I spent a lot of the day cleaning because my husband and I were having our friends over for dinner.

Once I got the baby down, I put out cheese, crackers, and wine to have when our friends came.

When they got to our house, we chatted while my husband grilled steak and salmon. Our friends brought homemade mac and cheese!

Dinner was absolutely delicious, and we had a great time catching up.

After dinner, we played Cards Against Humanity. It was so fun! Such a nice change of pace from watching movies. We talked and laughed so much. When they left, my husband and I cleaned up and headed to bed.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and hanging with the baby. When she went down for a nap, I went to the gym. I did 30 minutes of a spin class, then a short upper body lifting workout. It felt so good!

When I got home, we got ready, and headed off to a food truck festival downtown. It was such a nice family day!!

These two are my absolute favorites!

We waited in the longest line for a food truck called Cousins Maine Lobster. It was actually on the show Shark Tank! Guys, it was SO worth the wait. I had lobster tacos and my husband had the lobster roll.

We also grabbed a meal from Island Noodles, which was delicious! Noodles, veggies, and terriaki chicken! Yum!!!!

We fed the baby a bottle while we ate.

She was exhausted by this point, so we headed out after eating.

When we got home, we played until it was time to get our sweet girl to bed. She fell asleep and we had some leftovers for dinner. We rented the Avengers, and enjoyed some ice cream that we picked up from Kroger earlier in the day.

About an hour into our movie, I heard the baby somewhat gagging on the monitor. My husband ran into her room (I was right behind him) and rolled her onto her side as she started vomiting. I got her in my arms and the vomiting started again. It happened many times, until everything was out of her and it was just dry heaving. My husband did an excellent job staying calm, but I struggled with that. We talked to my husband’s aunt, who is a nurse, and she gave us advice on what to do.

We had her lay with us for a long time, until we knew the vomiting was done. We kept an eye on her the whole night. She slept well thankfully!

SUNDAY:

Baby girl was so hungry when she got up. She was also super happy!!

She has had a great day so far and seems to be 100 percent herself. My husband woke up not feeling well, and I have a sour stomach. Hopefully we don’t get any worse!

It was so terrible seeing our sweet baby in pain. This was the first time she has been really sick and it broke my heart. I’m so glad it was short lived!!

Well, that’s about a for today! I’m hoping to get my laundry all folded before dinner.

Have a wonderful rest of your day and a great week ahead!

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend Of Food, Fitness, Family, And Wine

Hello, hello, all! I am currently sitting on our deck with my sweet girl in my lap. We luck out having a huge tree to keep us shaded. Baby K loves looking around and listening to the sounds of nature.

Anyway, this past weekend was so nice, as we got to spend some quality family time together. Here’s the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After getting the baby down, I put together a quick meal. I stuffed a white sweet potato with chicken, bbq sauce, and cheese. I also had some veggies and ranch. It was easy and tasty!

After dinner, my husband and I rented The Upside. I thought it was such a well done movie!

SATURDAY:

I woke up early and snuck in a 3 mile run outside while the baby and husband were still sleeping.

Afterwards, we got all ready and headed to our favorite winery by my mom’s house. The drive is near 2 hours, but the baby did awesome! We had a lot of family meeting us there for lunch and to meet our sweet girl.

I love seeing these sweet cousins together!

Yum!

We all caught up and hung out for a couple hours and had the best time!

Once all the littles were getting fussy and tired we knew it was time to go.

Once we got home, I fed the baby and played with her until bedtime.

That evening, we just relaxed, as we were tired from our day!

SUNDAY:

My work bestie came over with Starbucks that morning! We caught up while my husband worked on her car.

We ended up heading to my husband’s shop because he needed extra tools. I loved it because it meant more time with my favorite girlfriend!!

When he finished up, we grabbed Jersey Mike’s on the way home for lunch.

I got the baby down for a nap and went grocery shopping.

Once I got home, I played with my girl until she was ready to eat and have a bath.

She made quite the mess with her green beans!

Once we got her down, my husband made salmon in the crockpot. It was delicious!

We watched some tv before heading to bed fairly early.

That’s about all I have for this recap!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Self-Care Sunday (A Weekend Of Dates, A Spa Day, A Wedding, Food, And Fitness)

Hello, everyone! Well, the weekend is coming to an end, and I hope you all had a great one. I have had a lovely weekend, and spent some time to myself, time with my husband, friends, and sweet baby. As a mom, I tend to spend all day focusing on my family and forget to relax and take care of myself. I am so glad I was able to center myself a bit.

Let’s recap, shall we??

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After I got the baby down and ate a quick bite to eat, my husband and I were able to have a date night to the movies! My mother-in-law and I had plans the next day, so she stayed at our house and kept an eye on the monitor.

It was fun to get pop and popcorn while sitting in reclining chairs, and just relax together. It has been so long and we had so much fun! We saw Toy Story 4 because I just adore those movies, and it did not disappoint.

SATURDAY:

I finally got to cash in my Mother’s Day present from my husband. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and I all went to Woodhouse Day Spa for a spa day. My mom was supposed to come, but unfortunately had to go to a funeral. I missed her!

I picked up Starbucks and brought it to the spa! They put us in the “quiet room” after getting our robes on. It had drinks and snacks!

We chatted while we waited for our services to start. I started with a swedish massage and it was so relaxing.

Afterwards, we met back in the room before our next service. I was called for my facial and it was so amazing! I had never had one, but oh my gosh it felt so good. They even massaged my neck, shoulders, arms and hands. My face felt so fresh afterwards.

Next up, we got our pedicures. I chose a pink since it is summer. We got a warm neck wrap and sat in massage chairs. It was perfect.

We ended our spa day back in the quiet room.

We left feeling amazing!

When I got home, I scooped my sweet baby up because I miss her every time I’m not home haha.

My husband and I had lunch, then fed and bathed the baby. She is splashing and playing so much in the tub now. It is hilarious and precious!

Once we got her down for a nap, I started getting ready because we had a wedding that evening.

My mom came to babysit, and we left around 4:30. It was a gorgeous day for a wedding!!

The ceremony was beautiful and they wrote their own vows. So sweet!!

After the ceremony, we had drinks and appetizers. They were super tasty!

Dinner was family style and it all was great! They had short ribs, chicken, vegetables, potatoes and salad!

We danced (especially my work bestie and I), drank, and just had fun being out for the night.

We got home around 10:45 and went to bed. Well, I layed in bed, but was up half the night because I had pop with caffeine at the wedding. Ughhh! It was so annoying!!

SUNDAY:

My mom got us Starbucks in the morning while I pumped.

We relaxed a bit, then went to the grocery store.

My mom left after shopping, and I went out for a 3 mile run. I was tired and it was hot, but I’m glad I did it!

The rest of the day was spent playing with my girl until she went down for bed.

We are now catching up on Masterchef and hopefully getting a good night of sleep!

That’s all for this recap. Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly