We're off to Scottsdale this morning for a quick weekend away to celebrate our anniversary. We truly don't have much on our agenda other than the spa, climbing Camelback Mountain, eating and sleeping -- lots of sleeping. #parenting
But I'm thrilled for a few days away with Brandon to celebrate marriage and to spend some uninterrupted time together.
One of my favorite places is Trader Joe's. I took the boys last week and we picked up some fun things that I wanted to share: pumpkins (of course!), gouda goat cheese, little personal cheese pizzas for the boys, wine (of course), Cookie Butter cookies (delicious) and Butternut Squash "Parmesan." My boys also love their Honey Nut O's and Gorilla Munch cereal and Walker's personal favorite are the "Walker" brand shortbread cookies.
What are some other must-haves at TJ's?
Earlier this week, I shared my mother-in-law's "faux made" chicken pot pie. It's so easy, so delicious and so filling! She gave me the recipe right after we got married, as it's one of Brandon's favorites, and I love making it in the fall and winter. It's by no means pretty, but it sure is yummy. Click here to view the recipe!
I took Walker on a little Mommy/Son date on Sunday afternoon. We went to get some ice cream, and it was such a fun time spending some one-on-one time with my biggest little guy. I loved hearing all about his favorite part of the day (getting ice cream), why he liked gummy bears in his ice cream ("Because they taste like my vitamins!") and what he learned in church that day ("Jesus died on the cross for our sins so we don't have to.").
When we got home, Brandon kissed me. Walker practically yelled, "Daddy! Hey! You can't do that! Stop! Stop kissin' Mama! WE WERE ON A DATE!"
I just died laughing, but I also thought that was so sweet.
This post. SO MUCH YES in this post. "My kids are not an inconvenience (for you)." I mean, honestly. I loved it so much. Please read it if you have a few minutes.
"Kids are a normal part of society; it’s always been that way. You are not actually entitled to a child-free life. Sorry, not sorry. You don’t have to have them yourself, and you can go to as many adult-only things as possible, but you don’t get to expect that we are going to keep kids out of your way in the world we all share: parks, sidewalks, grocery stores, restaurants (yes, I take my kids to restaurants and I won’t apologize), the beach, airplanes…etc."
Have great weekends, friends!