weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I have always wondered what it would feel like to have a few weekends without having to worry about going back to work on Monday. Since I am off for the next month, I have experienced two so far and I have decided that weekends go by just as quickly when you are not working. I thought for sure that it wouldn’t feel different than a week day but it does!

This weekend we got little Z out and about twice! Her first outing? Sam’s Club, Mexican for lunch and a disappointing trip to Bargain Hunt happened on Friday.


It is so crazy going from being a carefree couple of two, to a family of three with a newborn. Before when we wanted to go somewhere, we just left. No big deal. Now? I make sure to feed and change Z and then pack her diaper bag with anything that we might need the few hours while we are out. Which is literally everything in her room! We need diapers and wipes and a change of clothes and some bottles and pacifier and a blanket and a burp cloth and the list goes on and on! It takes some preparing before you are just out the door!

Saturday morning was rough. We woke up to our septic tank backing up again, to someone being two hours late to meet us. We finally got out in the afternoon and headed to run some errands in the busiest area in Birmingham. Little Miss slept the entire time once again. Clearly our outings are quite exhausting for her! I feel like I got us out the door much faster Saturday!

Sunday looked a lot like this….


It is insanity how much space a tiny human takes up with their gear. Our living room has been taken over with the pack and play, rock and play and other items! I wouldn’t have it any other way though. Just as long as I still have half a view of our Christmas tree and TV, then I am good!

And because they are too good to not share…

Passing out immediately after eating never felt so good, apparently.


This was a 4am stare down. She clearly won…


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I have gifts to wrap, cards to receive and get addressed and back out the same day, and some chili to cook! Happy week before Christmas!!!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Her little faces are totally worth all the room her stuff takes up!! xo, Biana

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Omg! Can’t believe you’re having septic problems again. Merry Christmas, shitters full, huh? Sorry for that… at least you have that sweet babe! She seems like such a good, content baby!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Our friends that just had their little girl in November said the exact same thing that you did, that it’s amazing how much stuff a little one can have, and how much more effort it takes to get out of the house! It sounds like you had a great weekend, and I would be worn out with shopping the Saturday before Christmas like Zoe!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet at the Barre December 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    That face though!!!!!! She is so beautiful and squeezable. I am so happy to hear she and you are doing well!!

  • Reply Katie Elizabeth December 19, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    One of our first outings was Mexican for lunch and then Costco with Hadley!! Love it! And soon you’ll be getting out the door no problem again, once it all becomes second nature!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky December 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    for real – baby stuff takes up SO MUCH SPACE. you’d think that wouldn’t be possible because they’re like, 7lbs and under a foot but SO MUCH SPACE.

    i remember having to start getting ready like 3 hours before actually going out because you have to pack your entire house and then pack the just in case stuff for just in case LOL

  • Reply Jenna December 19, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    She’s precious! You’ll get the hang of getting out the door. I definitely remember what all that was like at first. It’s not so bad after a little while. I got to the point where I just kept a packed diaper bag at all times with separate stuff, so it was a lot like just grabbing an extra purse. You still have to work around naps and such, but depending on how she does, that might be the best time to go grocery shopping. If you have a sling or other wearable baby carrier, a lot of babies love that motion from you walking and will nap right through it.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Precious precious precious! Oh sweet baby Zoe, love those cheeks! Oh mama there will be gear everywhere and then they’ll come a day where your house is free of it and you’ll kind of miss it! So sorry about your septic and I hope everything gets all resolved so everything is nice and smooth for Zoe’s first Christmas!!!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis December 19, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    She so adorable and what a good little outing trooper! Too cute after eating and love the 4am stare down. i don’t blame her because that’s how I’d feel at 4am. Sucks to hear the weekends feel just as short with no work on Mondays lol. I guess it could be different if you had the option of sleeping in a little.

  • Reply Amy Getz December 20, 2016 at 7:08 am

    That precious little face . . . making my ovaries wiggle and squirm!! Ha! So glad you are settling in and all is well!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm December 20, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Love her stare down face!

    It really is a challenge leaving the house with a baby. After about a year or so, I was able to stop bringing everything under the sun and switched to a big purse with a spare diaper and wipes instead of the diaper bag. That makes it a bit easier but it’s still a pain in the butt getting a tot into a car seat, especially with winter gear on!

  • Reply Laura December 20, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Her little faces are the best! She’s so darn cute. And yes to everything such a tiny person needs! Now it’s things to keep them in — soon it’ll be toys all over!! The best of times I tell you!

  • Reply Jess December 20, 2016 at 10:08 am

    It really does take quite a bit to get out the door! Feeding right before is a must. Ellie slept through all our outings at first, but lately she is wide eyed, staring at everything. It’s too funny. Zoe is so adorable!! Love the stare down.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 20, 2016 at 11:08 am

    You’ll be a pro soon about getting out of the house fast with her & her gear… it just becomes a new habit.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph December 20, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hurrah for successful outings! It does take a lot to get them out, right? I have only assisted with my niece and I’m like good lord.

  • Reply Sierra December 20, 2016 at 11:55 am

    OMG so much preciousness!! Sorry to hear about the septic tank issue. Those first few outings always seem like you are packing up the house and then in the next few months you’ll probably tone down a little (or maybe that was just us) and just work with what you got. I think we’re down to having a few diapers in the glove box and an emergency bag in the trunk. If we don’t have something from their we can always buy it lol. I love hearing about your new adventures! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply mandie December 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    What a lil peanut! It’s good that she does so well on your outings. 🙂

  • Reply Emelia December 20, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Her sweet little face is so precious. I remember when Ethan started living with us full time and I was getting both of us ready in the morning thinking whoa…this shit isn’t easy haha lots more to do when another human is involved!

  • Reply Erin LFF December 20, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    it’s def crazy how much space little ones take up! we try to be minimal and it’s STILL a lot! She is so precious, those 4am stare downs are priceless 😉

  • Reply Laura December 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    She is SO CUTE!! I always think about how much stuff babies require just to leave the house, and how much time parents spend getting them ready, getting in the car, loading, unloading, etc. I kind of think if/when I do have kids I’ll never want to leave the house!!

  • Reply kristen December 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    boo to the disappointing trip to Bargain Hunt but yay for sams club and mexican lol.
    so much rage at the septic tank, and i’m sorry – someone was 2 hours late to meet you? how rude!
    the picture where’s she’s passed out after eating? what is on her shirt/onesie? i need it. haha. looks like cats. must own.

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