Monday, February 4, 2013

A whole lot of our weekend

This weekend I felt like we did a whole lot of nothing, even though we kind of did a LOT. Friday morning Henry and I had a Mommy and Henry date and had the best time- donuts and books and a long walk. Then Friday night Hank and I worked out together (Friday is always partner/team WODs at Crossfit) and then came home and tried to go to sleep early in preparation for our family photo session the next day. Henry is usually the best sleeper, but I should have guessed that one of the only nights we really needed him to get good rest, he'd be up and down for a couple hours. Of course, right? He luckily ended up falling asleep for good around 9:30pm, and Hank and I quickly followed suit- wild Friday night, I tell ya.

The next morning we got up and headed downtown to meet a new friend of mine, Lauren, to snap some fun photos in a super amazing, old building on the square. It's one of those places that's up and above a shop and looks unassuming- not too big, maybe a few rooms...but once we were inside we realized just how gigantic the place was! A huge, beautiful staircase, then room after room (after room!) of amazing original fixtures and flooring, you name it. They have a lot of restoration work to do but if you squint your eyes just so, you can almost see how it used to look. I feel lucky we got to take photos up there, and can't wait to share some of the finished product in a few weeks. And surprisingly Henry was really great for the entire two hours, minus one little melt down after we couldn't find his "big blue truck." Daddy to the rescue though!

After our photo session we headed down to Phoenix and Hank had the briliant idea to stop at Rock Springs Cafe to split a piece of pie. We drive down to my parents' house so much, and why we have never thought to do this, I don't know. But Rock Springs is world famous historic landmark (est. 1918!) and known for their pies. Henry was asleep in his carseat, so we split a to-go piece of their Tennessee Lemon and just about died right there in our car from how good it was. I love pie, and this might just be one of the best slices I've ever had, outside of my Mom and Grandma's. We can't wait to go back.

The rest of the day was spent soaking up the insanely gorgeous Phoenix afternoon, then Hank and I went on a date night thanks to my parents. It was a quick one (and early!) so we could be back to put Henry to bed, but we got to enjoy a Thai meal and some dessert. We haven't had a date in a long time and it was just so much fun to spend a few hours just Hank and me.

Then Sunday...Superbowl day! We started the morning with the best of intentions, thinking that it would be another beautiful day. Nope. It was freezing cold and slightly windy, but since we had already planned a breakfast picnic with Henry we wanted to follow through. Plus, Henry's at that stage where he remembers everything, and upon waking up he said "Picnic day! YAY!" so we knew it was going to happen, gloom or shine. We ran over to the local bagel shop to grab breakfast, got a blanket and some drinks, put on our warm clothing, and headed across the street to the park. It was SO COLD and one of those moments where Hank and I just looked at each other and laughed at our own stupidity, but Henry was so into it, and didn't mind that it even started lightly raining. We hurried up and ate, got in a little park time, then high tailed it back to my parents' house to warm up!

Later on we watched the Super Bowl and I ate way too much food. It was a great game though, right? Beyonce was amazing and my pick won.

All in all, it was a great weekend. Some favorite things: Henry and his donut on Friday- he was so into it and after he finished asked for 10 more (I don't think so, Henny), listening to the new Broadway Calls, sitting outside in the sunshine on Saturday drinking a smoothie- it almost felt like spring, a little bit of "me" time at the gym on Sunday morning, my Mom's amazing food during the Super Bowl, and Henry falling asleep in the car and staying that way once we got inside, nestling right into my shoulder like he did as a baby.

I hope you had a great weekend too! xoxo

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edited: so sorry for any of the comments below that got deleted! I was trying to fix my threaded comments and it got messed up! xoxo


  1. You are such a beautiful and amazing mama!! I love that you plan "dates" with your little man. I feel like im always doing something and i read your blog and think i need to remember to just stop and enjoy my kids. Thank you for that kick in the butt, i needed it ;) and now i NEED pie!!

    Xo the rebel

  2. such an awesome family! your photos are always so vibrant :)

  3. Ahhh, Henry's little outfits are a.dor.a.ble!

  4. Very cute!!

  5. such cute pictures!!! and what a precious baby boy!

  6. I'm dying over the elbow pads on his shirts!!
    Where are they from?

  7. Your son is sooo adorable.

    Love that necklace. I have one exactly...isn't it from matches the red top beautifully!!

    Annie (NJ)

  8. Dani!! What an adorable, sweet, and beautiful collection of your moments. Thanks for sharing! It's a nice reminder to be grateful for all the little and big moments in life!!

    -Cathy via Cathy Trails

  9. Your weekend sounds great! I adore your red dress with the hearts on it.

    Beyonce was so good at the superbowl and I was pretty darn happy that the Ravens won. You should have seen me and my sister, we had our eyes covered during the last few minutes of the game, worried about what the result would be. so much fun though!

  10. Hi! First of all- Henry is such a cute little boy! Second- I can't believe I came across your blog. I found you through Emma over at outmumbered. Ok, that's not extraordinary, but the fact that you live in my hometown is. I was born in Prescott and lived in Prescott/Prescott Valley area for a long time. My husband and I moved to Washington State in 2008. The timeline that Henry was walking on brought back so many memories for me of my kids walking on them when we went to the library!I miss that area so much.

  11. Is that cute little pastery cafe on the way from phx to flagstaff? it looks just like the one I stopped at with a friend over a year ago but maybe it just looks similar. you little one is such a cutie!

  12. Where do you get Henry's beanies?? I love them!