Last week was weird, in a good way. The work week was odd, and it kinda threw my whole weekend off. I couldn’t figure out which day was which. Friday night felt like a Saturday, Saturday felt like a Sunday, and today I’m not really sure what to think.
Wednesday night Chad ended up getting called out for work. And Ari + I both ended up really sick with some awful cold. I spent most of the night awake, with a fever, a runny nose, and coughing and sneezing .Oy. Chad didn’t end up getting home until 1:30 am Thanksgiving morning. And of course, #BabyAri was awake at the crack of dawn.
I had planned on going to Gretchen’s yoga class Thursday morning before the Thanksgiving festivities started, but the previous nights’ sleepless shenanigans prevented that. In fact, when we all woke up Thursday morning, we weren’t certain that any of our Thanksgiving plans would come to fruition. In fact, we almost cancelled our dinner plans just to stay home and get rest. So we just hung out and watched the parade for a while!
But I couldn’t bear the thought of not celebrating my favorite holiday with family. Thankfully my aunt and uncle were gracious enough to host us for the big meal! Everything was delicious! And #BabyAri ate a little bit of everything.
After we got home and put Ari to bed, this mama went to Toys R Us to see if I could grab a couple of things. It was busy, but not as crazy as I anticipated. I grabbed a couple things and got the heck outta there!
And while most of you (my husband included) had Friday off work, I had to go into the office. Truthfully, I didn’t mind it too much. I prefer to work the days when no one else is working. It helps me catch up and breathe! And we ended up getting out early on Friday, which was an added bonus!
Friday evening (after Ari and I both woke up from late afternoon naps! ha!), the three of us went down to Lock 3 in Akron for the tree lighting ceremony. I didn’t realize that I had the time wrong, so we went and grabbed a bite to eat at Lockview first (yum — grilled cheese!!). And by the time we left, Ari was on the verge of a meltdown. On our way to our car we caught the tree lighting (almost forgot that that’s what we had gone down there for!) and some surprise fireworks!
Babycakes wasn’t all that thrilled with the fireworks. And neither was I. Ha! They were loud and terrifying. We were watching from the parking deck, so when the finale started it sounded like a bomb was going off. I may have yelled Hooooooly Shhhhiiiiii**** while attempting to duck & cover while holding the babycakes. Ha!
During Ari’s first nap on Saturday I went to the 5th Annual Crafty Mart & Akron Pop Up Shop to get some Christmas gifts! After that we visited some family. Sunday was spent with family again. I did attempt to go to a yoga class. I ended up being super late so I couldn’t even join. Ugh. But I had my laptop with me so I made the best of it by having a little solo Starbucks/blogging date! Ha!
Later in the day we set up the Christmas tree and are in the process of training Ari to stay away from it. Ha. Seriously though – how do you keep a 1-year old away from a Christmas tree.
I’ve decided that this years Christmas tree theme is shabby chic. All of the gifts are wrapped in craft paper or newspaper. The bows are made from old comic books & the labels are Pantone paint labels!
And now we settle into Sunday laziness. Movie, pizza and wine for the win!