Another week gone by!
Here’s what happened this past week:
Gordon was out of town for work for the majority of the week, so it was a lot of solo parenting and me trying to not go crazy. Ha!
Like clockwork, the day after Gordon left, Blake got sick and had to stay home from school on the day I had my personal trainer and other errands scheduled. Something ALWAYS happens when Gordon has work obligations. (Do any of my long time readers remember when he was gone for 4 months and everyone got the stomach flu?) I, of course, canceled everything and stayed home with him and Eddie. It was a low grade fever and cough, but by mid-morning he was feeling like his normal self thanks to a little medicine so back to school he went the next day.
Brooke had a friends’ birthday party on Friday night so I ended up getting a sitter since Gordon wasn’t home, ran Brooke over to her party and headed over to sweetgreen to try their new Spring Burrata Salad which was AMAZING. I usually strongly dislike ranch dressing and am in the process of trying to crack the balsamic dressing code from sweetgreen (a different story for another time) and on a pregnancy craving whim, I decided to just try their green goddess ranch dressing. HOLY MAMA was it good. Not sure if it was just all that burrata talking, but man was that a good salad. I usually just get the Harvest Bowl (without goat cheese) but wanted to try this new spring salad and am so glad I did!!
After that salad enlightenment, I worked away on my laptop for a couple hours until it was time to pick Brooke up. So glad she has a fun group of girlfriends that all love her for her.
And speaking of Brooke, this week after I picked her up from running club, she said it was getting so much easier and was actually enjoyable! If you’ll recall, she was nervous to start this program because she had never done it before and didn’t really know what to expect. Fear stops her from trying things a lot, as it does for most people. But her coach is amazing and she made a friend from 5th grade who does running club too. My mama heart was so grateful!! So glad she’s seeing the positives.
Blake continues to LOVE his cooking class like nothing else and wants to make “fruit salad with lemon juice so it doesn’t go brown” on repeat. I’ve started getting both Brooke and Blake to help me in the kitchen a little more since they both are showing the interest and I have these kiddie knives which make things a little easier for kids. Blake still uses those, as does Eddie if I’m close enough to help him and Brooke uses the actual sharp knives. Progress!
I’ve been dreaming of the day I could order a bounce house for my kids and the day finally came! I have a lot of friends in the city that have this specific bounce house that blows up and gets taken down in seconds that is such a life saver on rainy or cold days. My boys are going to be in HEAVEN when it arrives. It’ll get tons of their energy out and I plan on using it for Blake’s birthday party next month! (Also, have I mentioned I’m SO excited that I can actually host birthday parties for my kids now? It’s SO much money to rent event space here and you literally have to book 4-6 months in advance, depending on the place. So, I’m excited to just do a semi-suburban party for my kids now.)
On Thursday, I took Eddie to midtown east for a little Chick-Fil-A since there is no Cafe Rio anywhere nearby. Totally random restaurants and they’re not connected or affiliated in any way, but both Chick-Fil-A and Cafe Rio make me think of our time in Boise and sometimes I just need a taste of familiarity in this sea of noise and people. We are getting our New York groove down, don’t get me wrong. We have been blessed immensely and know we are supposed to be here for a time. But we definitely look forward to the day we can head back west. ANYWAYS, Eddie went through two packs of the Chick-Fil-A sauce with his little kids meal and I got a salad and fries. Balance.
On Saturday, Brooke let me practice a few different braids on her hair since it’s starting to finally get a little length. Man oh man do I wish the braids I do on myself looked half as good as the ones I can do on her! My hands don’t work very well at the back of my head where I can’t see anything. Any self-braiding pros out there?
Here’s what is coming up this next week:
Gordon and I have tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld! I gave these to Gordon as a Christmas gift, so I’m so glad this day has come!
I am attending a work conference with one of my assistants I have. Yes, I hire assistants because mama ain’t got time for all this work.
And we have some friends coming into town and they’ll be staying with us for a few days! Can you even believe we have room now to host people? It’s a miracle!!