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This Week at the Brennan’s

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Lauren and Eddie in front of the Washington monument reflection pool

We did a *leetle* traveling with our littles!!

Here’s what happened this week:

The beginning of the week was pretty uneventful. I live for uneventful!

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were great days of me crossing off items on my to-do list. I have so much work that has gone unnoticed over the last few months that I am so happy to clear my mind and my psyche!

My nanny has been so helpful and just having time to myself to get it all done has been super helpful. Most of the time, I can work WITH kids, but it takes me three times as long to get anything accomplished. I’m so grateful to Melanie!! (Her name is Melanie.)

Same old same old. Lots of laundry, lots of cleaning. Mom responsibilities. Ya know.

On Thursday morning we left New York and drove to DC (only 3 hours!!) and have been here exploring and eating and exploring some more!

Of course there will be a more specific post on the details of our trip coming up this week, but for the time being let me tell you the highlights:

  • We were able to spend way more time with Gordon because he’s working around these parts!! We love him! I long for the day when he’s officially moved to the office in NYC ๐Ÿ™‚
  • We saw the white house, the lincoln memorial, the washington monument, the martin luther king monument, the world war I and II memorials and probably some other stuff I don’t remember because KIDS.
  • We also went to the air and space museum and the kids now want to be astronauts.
  • I also tracked down some yummy cupcakes and gained 17 pounds. Wheeeeeeeee!!!
  • We went to this beautiful place (as pictured below) and showed the kids where Gord and I got married. We haven’t been back since we got married there, nearly 10 years ago!!
  • (We are old)
  • I found these gorgeous sunglasses in Georgetown that I ended up getting (as you can see in the first picture). I love love love them.
  • Pedicabs are the bomb and saved us from a few meltdowns.

I think there was more, but I can’t remember. We packed a lot into a short amount of time!

DC LDS Temple

I do recall Eddie begging me for sugar packets to play with around 8pm at a restaurant (we were pushing his bedtime for sure!!) and then him actually getting into one and eating all the sugar. Ah, memories.

Anyways, I think that’s mostly what happened while we were here.

OH!! I also had a big cart and loaded it up at Target! Yes, I did a nice long Target run with my kids and we had popcorn and totally enjoyed ourselves picking out back to school gear. It was my ‘ode to my old life when I was a suburban mom’.

OH!!!!!!!! I saw this video at the museum and almost DIED. So so so hilarious. I’m sure at one point it was super cool ๐Ÿ˜‰ Almost as good as this one. Haha!! I am the queen of stupid videos, incase you were wondering.

A group of people sitting on a bench
Eddie is really getting good at his “cheese” smile. Haha!
Coming up this Week

So excited to catch up with my friend Shelly!

I think I’m finally going to give in and take my kids to Costco and Ikea. It’s quite the process walking over to get my van from the garage and then wrangling three kids at both stores. Actually, Eddie is my wildcard in all this. The older two are angels! Also, having to then unload my groceries at our building into the lobby, then drive the van back to the garage, then walk back to our building and carry the groceries up to the apartment. Ah, city living. Does Costco deliver? That would be a dream.

I’m also going to check out a few more things from our family bucket list and see if we can get one or two items checked off the list ๐Ÿ˜‰ What’s your favorite thing to do in New York?

Have a great week, friends ๐Ÿ˜‰

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6 Responses
  1. Marilyn Brennan

    So glad to see your pictures of the weekend. I love the one of you with the Washington Monument behind you. And the temple picture looks like a photo of that with you guys photoshopped in! I LOVE the one from last week with you all. The kids are growing so much. I also love your videos. You make everything look so easy.

  2. Sheila Best

    Yes, if you order online, Costco does deliver. And Boxed is great. And Target delivers as well. Just let your fingers do the walking. I love the adventures you are having.

  3. Jess

    Another NYC resident here: I think instacart will deliver from Costco, but there may be a fee? Recently I’ve been using Boxed, which I love! I use the regular Boxed side of the business for all of our TP/PT, etc. needs, but Boxed Express is for bulk/groceries produce and I believe they get it from Costco – Kirkland brand and all! You pick a delivery window and it gets delivered right to your door – couldn’t be easier and relatively cheap for the convenience!