Our first holiday spent in our new home.
Perfectly filled with relaxation, projects around the home and family. Berlin was beyond happy with multiple trips to the park and all the attention received by having both parents, grandparents and a puppy around doting on her.
It was a lovely week. If only it lasted longer.
Enjoying some much needed time with the family this week. Hoping you are all doing the same.
For so many reasons Berlin hasn’t been the happiest camper lately, let’s just say a combination of lack of sleep, teething and overall developmental changes are making her more fussy and clingy than her average self. Ryan and I were all hyped to take her to her first pumpkin patch and share the same memories with her as we experienced growing up, but it turned out to be more tears than cheers.
As it turns out, Berlin is a bit more skittish than we expected when it comes to all things holiday. She lost it when we sat her by the ghost at the pumpkin patch and last week at Home Depot she broke into tears as I rounded the corner to the Christmas aisle (who knew angels were scary!). I’m assuming this fear is simply a phase. We shall see how trick or treating goes, she may not survive all the ghosts and goblins of Halloween night!
Getting eaten alive by bubbles
Loves her some Major Lazer
A bit blurry, but too cute
This weekend was an attempt to reclaim my youth by attending the Treasure Island Music Festival (with baby in tow). Taking Berlin was not such a bad idea, not for her at least. She seemed to thoroughly enjoy it, but for me, having a baby at a music festival was not my idea of cutting loose. But we had a brief, fun time, and was home in time for her bedtime at 7 PM (wild night!).
On Thursday I did get some baby free time and snuck out for a night at the Academy of Sciences and even met up with the hubby for a late night movie-if you haven’t seen Gravity yet I highly recommend it.
Hope you had an enjoyable weekend!
A bit out of focus, but this is Berlin’s first bite of pure sugar. Must be documented!
Celebrated a wonderful three day weekend full of birthday festivities. Saturday we dropped Berlin off at her auntie’s house and enjoyed a baby free night for the first time since she was born. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty amazing. Sunday we celebrated with friends by having a laid back brunch at a local bar. And Monday (my actual birthday) we had breakfast at this little spot in my neighborhood, the Stable Cafe. Attached to the cafe is an awesome florist, Lila B that does beautiful work. I highly recommend checking them out.
It was the most mellow birthday I’ve ever celebrated, and the first time in years I haven’t been hung over the next day. So cheers to that!
It was an amazing weekend of sand, surf and lots of heat this weekend.
How I love San Francisco in the fall.
I just adore the fall season (being an October baby might have something to do with it). I love the crispness in the air, the change of the leaves and the colors they bring. The fall produce that is bountiful and the hearty meals that emerge because of them.
I love the idea of changing out my wardrobe for a cozier one and being allowed to wear boots with every outfit, and of course Halloween and pumpkin patches. But most of all I love the idea of cuddling up under a warm blanket with my baby and my boo.
We took a stab at some homemade finger painting this weekend. Making the paint was a success, but not so much the finger painting itself. Berlin, naturally just wanted to eat the paint and pour it on the new patio rather than the paper. I think she had more fun with the cleanup, as you can tell from her expression above. Perhaps we will give it a try again in another few months or so.
For those who want to give it a try the recipe is easy enough. Just grab a few different colors of the unsweetened Kool-Aid. Mix one packet of Kool-Aid with a dash of salt and 1/2 cup of flour. Slowly pour in 1 1/2 cups of boiling water into the dry mixture. Adjust with more flour as necessary.
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I swear I gained five pounds over the weekend, maybe even ten. From Friday evening on all we did was eat, albeit good food, but too much of it! During the weekends I rarely have energy to spend time cooking so it seems every meal is eaten out or ordered in (and its not always so healthy). Most weekends I give myself a “free pass” to eat whatever I want. Then comes Monday and I swear off all french fries for good. Promising myself to eat healthier (and usually I do). Until Friday comes along and the cycle starts all over again.
What is it about the weekends that makes one want to stuff their face full of donuts and pizza!?
Its finally summer time in San Francisco! We hit over 80 degrees in the city this weekend-which is a big deal around here! I finally get to bust out all my summer dresses, beyond excited!
As you can see, Berlin and I enjoyed a mellow weekend; did some shopping, played in the backyard and had a little park time with friends.
On the contrary, this is Ryan enjoying his weekend (DJ’ing in Portland). Not sure who had more fun, but I can tell you I’m a wee bit jealous. A mother’s job never ends…
Yes that is my husband with his hands in the air, he knows how to have a good time! Love him.