Monday, September 26, 2016

Busy Weekending

Busy busy weekend, but such a great one!  Filled with beautiful weather, friends, good food and even a nap... doesn't get much better than that!  I had high hopes of getting this post up last night, but sleep won out, as it usually does these days.

We kicked things off with a big dinner out with 12 of my Junior League friends and their husbands on Friday night.  We went to a restaurant downtown that serves small plates and fancy drinks.  It was our second time leaving Haddie and I felt so bad that our leaving timing coincided with her need for a last nap of the day and she was screaming her head off, ha! But she did great the rest of the night and we were able to have a fun parents night out.

Nick and I shared cheddar bay biscuits, spicy roasted broccoli and for our main dishes, I had the trout while he had the steak.  All of the food was delicious and the drinks were so fun (and super strong).  One of mine even included raw egg whites in it!  I was a little leery of that, but it made for a great foamy layer on top and was delicious. And I didn't wake up with salmonella poisoning the next morning so it was a successful evening!


You know who doesn't care that you had a little too much fun and too many drinks the night before?  Your baby.  She was up at 7am and ready to go for the day!  Nick had to head into work so Hadley and I cuddled in bed for a while, ate and played, and then I was able to put her down at 9 for a SUPER long nap.  She slept until noon!  It was very much needed for me though - I was so lazy on the couch, cuddling with Brady and binge watching Real Housewives of NYC (so behind).  And then of course I was super excited to wake her up because I'm crazy and miss her while she's upstairs napping!


Later that evening, we decided to attempt to take her tailgating at our alma mater, Western Michigan University.  We timed leaving right after (another) nap and feeding and crossed all of our fingers for a happy baby.  I broke out the Solly wrap - don't mind the terrible wrap job going on in these pictures - and I'm happy to report that she had the best time!  Everyone loved seeing her and talking to her and she was wide awake and bright eyed the whole time, just taking everything in.  We hung out for a couple of hours and then took off when the game started - I wasn't quite ready to brave that yet!

It's always such a relief when we take her somewhere new and she is content just observing the world around her.  I'll be the first to admit that I have some anxiety with doing new things with her because I don't know what's in store for us, but the older she gets, the easier it seems to be.  Although, we can only handle a couple hours out at a time because the girl has FOMO and won't take a nap when she's out in public (can't miss a thing, reminds me of someone else I know...).  Anyone have any tips for that?  I was hoping she would pass out in the wrap, but no such luck.


Sunday was another busy day with a Junior League event.  We were helping out with our local Children's Hospital 5k Run through downtown, so we met up at one of the girls city apartments for brunch beforehand. Quiches, donuts, mimosas, bloody Mary's... great way to spend a Sunday morning!  Unfortunately I don't have any pictures from the day because my phone's camera storage is out. of. control. right now because I take approximately 95 pictures of Hadley every day.  Organizing those are on my must do asap list.

And speaking of Hadley... girlfriend turned 3 months old yesterday!  I don't know how that's possible because I feel like we just got home from the hospital, but we are loving every day with her.  Update coming this week!  Happy Monday!

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  1. I was the same way about egg whites in a drink but loved the end result! Such a unique spin on a cocktail. Hooray for Haddie tailgating like a champ!

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  2. So glad you are back into all the fun events of life now toting your beauty with you. Wraps are an amazing thing.
    Egg White... oh man. I'd be leery too.
    Thank goodness for baby naps when momma needs it the most.

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  3. Three months? My goodness time sure does fly! Sounds like you guys had a fun, busy weekend! I think it is great you guys were able to go out just the two of you for dinner with friends. Do you like that wrap for her? There are so many out there!!!

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  4. Wow time is flying by so quickly!!! I feel like it was just the other week that you were going on your babymoon! Love that you all had such a great weekend--and I love a place with small plates!

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  5. She is such a little beauty! It looks like you packed in so much for your weekend and glad she was such a trooper. That always makes things easier. Hope you get some rest this week too!

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  6. Aww sleepy puppy! So cute!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

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  7. Haddie looks like the happiest, sweetest baby! You packed it in this weekend girl!!

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  8. How has it already been 3 months?! She is the cutest!! I love how involved you are with Junior League, too - what a great group of friends to have!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  9. I love these pics.... Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  10. I've had a drink made with egg white before too and thought the same thing! I was very skeptical and almost didn't enjoy it because it was so weird to me, but it was tasty and pretty!

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  11. Happy 3 months to your sweet baby girl! Yay for her first tailgate, and so glad to hear she enjoyed it and was a happy baby! Cheers to a fabulous week <3
    Green Fashionista

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  12. What a fun weekend! And props to you for still making time for date nights- I definitely want to be like that when I have kids. My sister in law has had her baby for over 5 months and they STILL haven't gone out.

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  13. Sounds like the perfect weekend! So glad that Haddie (and you!) are doing well with all the new experiences.

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  14. What a fun weekend!! That's so great Haddie girl did so well at her first football tailgate! Such a great day when babies behave and make taking them places easier :)

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  15. I have yet to brave tailgating, let alone a football game with Logan! I hear you on being hesitant to do those types of things. It does get easier once they are on a better schedule! Glad you guys had a fun weekend! Yay for date night!

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  16. I feel like you were just announcing her birth! 3 months?! I'm glad she's doing well through new outings. I bet it's exciting experiencing those things with her.

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  17. Haddie's three month photo is too cute! I'm glad that you guys got out some this weekend and it looks like a great time! Glad you tried out the tailgate and it was a success - such a fun fall event!

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  18. Foaming at the mouth over that drink...
    I hope I get out and about as much as you after baby! Looks like you're fall is off to such a fun start!

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  19. Foaming at the mouth over that drink...
    I hope I get out and about as much as you after baby! Looks like you're fall is off to such a fun start!

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  20. Love that you guys were able to take her tailgating - she's clearly a football fan since she behaved so well for you :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  21. That's exactly how I feel about our Lucas! We JUST got home from the hospital! Ha! Sounds like a great weekend! Happy Monday! Xo

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  22. Such a fun weekend and yes, it does get easier as they get older. Shes so stinking cute! I love seeing pictures of her!

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  23. You have to get dropbox for all those pictures girlfriend. I love it! I'm also someone who take a ka-jillion pictures a day and It's so nice to have the app on my phone and be able to back up my pictures and free that space up on my phone. I think you get a free 2gb initially, but for $10/month you can get 1TB of storage. Brady is just the cutest thing ever. Happy 3 months, Haddie!

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  24. Such a fun weekend! All those delicious drinks are making me jealous!

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  25. What does Haddie currently nap in? We need to get Baker used to napping somewhere other than our chest! Also, you might try wrapping her where her head is covered (not sure if that makes sense). I pull one of the sides over the back of Baker's head and she normally knocks right out!

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  26. awww yay for tailgating being a success! if you figure out the napping in public, do share with all us future mothers lol. we aren't really social people, that sounds weird, but we aren't, so i am worried that one day if/when we have kids, they will get used to not being out in the world around people haha.
    girl you are braver than me with the drink and the raw egg whites! lol

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  27. You are my role model!! Haha- you guys have been able to do so much already with a baby, I feel like such a chicken. I need to just be brave and do things. I worry about the napping on the go thing too, T will NOT do it!

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  28. That last picture melts my heart!! Love that she enjoyed tailgating... She gets it from her mama? ;) look at you already plugged back into Junior League!! Overachiever!!

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