weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans – The One Before All the Christmas Things

I cannot believe that next Monday is Christmas!!! Speaking of Christmas, spam me with your favorite Christmas breakfast recipes and ideas. I am going to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas Eve, but I want to make an extra special breakfast for Christmas and start a new tradition. I am thinking a breakfast casserole or crockpot recipe or something. Clearly I will be spending all week on Pinterest, but I want your suggestions too!

This past weekend was wonderful. Well, until Zoe got sick on Sunday. Luckily she is doing better, but I am working from home today to keep her away from all the germs to be sure!

On Saturday, Chris and I set out to knock out a big chunk of our Christmas shopping that we had left. We went to Bargain Hunt in Irondale and found a ton of good deals and left with a cart full of stuff. I then headed over to The Summit with no clear destination in mind, only to realize that we really needed to be in Hoover instead. A quick jump back on 459 and we were at the Bargain Hunt in Hoover pretty quick. Found a few more things at that one, and then had lunch at J Alexander’s.  We shared the spinach queso and I got the Thai Kai salad. We ordered Zoe smashed potatoes and she shared my chicken from my salad with me. She is such a good eater these days!!!

We then walked around 2nd and Charles and then headed back to Trussville. We were on the search for Fingerlings for our nephew all weekend, so we wanted to check out the Walmarts and see if they restocked. No such luck at either that we went to, but I did find some this morning!!!

Chris mentioned that Olive Garden to go sounded like a great idea for dinner, so he ordered it and we hung out at Best Buy until it was time to pick up our food. We had a wonderful day, and it was so much fun Christmas shopping for Zoe and our family. Zoe was so amazing all day, but eventually she was over it. Pretty sure she may get her inability to hide facial expressions from me. At least we will always know where we stand with her?

Sunday we headed out early to get our grocery shopping done. That was when we realized that Zoe really wasn’t feeling well, so we quickly headed back home and hung around the rest of the day watching Christmas movies and snuggling.

Oh, I forgot to mention on Friday when I dropped Zoe off….one of her sweet teachers handed me a bag that had Zoe’s picture on one side where she is wearing reindeer ears and her little tiny hand prints on the other made to look like reindeer. Inside was the most beautiful plate with her foot prints on it. Have I mentioned how much I love her daycare  and teachers??? I hate not being there with her 24/7, but I know that when Chris and I aren’t with her, she is getting lots of love. How precious is this???

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! We are in crunch time for Christmas shopping! Have you finished or are you in the party that waits until the last weekend to go? Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky December 18, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    LMAO at Z’s face. she’s like IM DONE TAKE ME HOME. I feel you, Z…I feel you. Hope she’s feeling better. K also came down with a fever on Friday so I picked her up mid-day. She was all mopey and acting all sick yet miraculously when she came home, she was chipper. hmm SUSPECT.

  • Reply Sierra December 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Zoe’s face is hilarious! Those little projects are so cute! It’s always comforting knowing that our babies are in great hands when we’re away. I hope she is feeling better!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 18, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Love those sweet little foot and hand prints! Hate that she’s feeling bad but hope she’s on the mend! My mom and I were talking about Christmas breakfast and I told her I might make a casserole… interested to see what recipes people share.

  • Reply Biana December 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Yay for finishing all of your holiday shopping! Sorry to hear that it ended with Zoe getting sick, but I’m glad she’s on the mend! How sweet are her little mistletoes – something you’ll treasure forever!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis December 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Grumpy face Zoe is still tooo cute! I hope she’s feeling much better by now! Never easy nursing a sick babe! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Oh those Zoe Mistletoes are the sweetest and mom I’m done is the look but I just want to squeeze her cause she’s sista who tells it like it is.

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As December 18, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Aww I love those gifts from her daycare!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Hooray for getting the rest of your Christmas shopping done! And I love that you make homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas Eve! We usually just do breakfast tacos on Christmas which is always a hit. And that’s awesome that Zoe’s teachers love her so much! We stopped by the daycare the girls will go to after my maternity leave and all the teachers loved getting to meet them. It really does make you feel better when you know that they’re getting loved on when you’re not there.

  • Reply laura December 19, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Daycare gifts are the best, not only because you get to keep them and love them, but you know there are others there that love them too. I can’t say enough good things about daycare, but you already know this. I really only wanted to see the picture of the chips and dip. 🙂 Glad you guys had a good weekend.

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen December 19, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Daycare gifts are always so cute, my mom still has all of mine from way back when! Ah J Alexanders, I miss that place! Sounds like a perfect productive weekend and I am just going to leave this here for breakfast ideas: http://my-shittykitchen.blogspot.com/2015/11/being-quigley-is-pretty-awesome-thing.html

  • Reply Kate December 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Zoe’s facial expressions are priceless! I hear ya girlfriend! I usually make a breakfast casserole for Christmas morning which is comprised of eggs, milk, bread, turkey sausage, and of course cheese. I’ll have to send you the recipe when I get home 😉

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue December 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Aw, The “mistletoes” plate is so cute & clever!
    This is my favorite breakfast casserole: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/easy-cheesy-breakfast-casserole-recipe/
    We made it for Abel’s birthday brunch & are doing it again for Christmas – with red & green peppers to look extra festive! 🙂

  • Reply Danielle December 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Poor little Zoe. I am so sorry that she is sick again. But seriously, how do you eat so much amazing looking food? I love it so much!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag December 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Aw, poor baby. Being sick is the worst. I hope she’s feeling better. Those gifts from her teachers are absolutely adorable! They sound like amazing people, which is definitely a nice feeling, I’m sure. 🙂


  • Reply Cara December 20, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Aw that plate is just too adorable! My boys have bags full of handmade presents for my husband and I but they aren’t letting us open it until Christmas eve lol And the overnight casseroles you can do in the crockpot are always good options for Christmas! Merry Christmas to you all!

  • Reply Marie December 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Oh look at Zoe even when she isn’t feeling well, she looks adorable. I hope she is feeling better. That plate is too cute. Merry Christmas!!

  • Reply Emelia December 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Oh Zoe you’re too funny 🙂 I made a crockpot breakfast bake one year and it was so easy and yummy and i can’t find the recipe for the life of me. Urgh. But try one of those- i love a good crockpot meal! I could Go for some OG salad and zoupa right now!

  • Reply Audrey December 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    HAHAHAHA- Zoe is SO over it. Lol. Glad she’s feeling better, too!!
    Those gifts from her daycare are amazing!! What a sweet group of caretakers!

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