Thumbprint Cookies & The Weekend

It’s Monday!  Friday night we went out to dinner.  Saturday, Aaron left early to go work on our house in the North Side so I took the boys to the Waterfront because we had a couple errands to run.  We took a walk on the trail there and then played with the hola hoops.

Saturday evening we went to a wedding so my in-laws watched the boys.  The wedding was fun!  We were seated with a bunch of my second cousins who didn’t even remember me because they’re all like 10 years younger than me!  I have quite a few second cousins.  Also, I used to babysit the girl who got married.

I wore a red dress.  I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of bright colors.  However, I am a fan of off the shoulder straps.  Two people asked me if I made the dress.  I did not.  Someday maybe.  Right now, lining things like this seems to be over my skill level.imag9732_25103589254_o

Sunday was pretty uneventful.  Aaron took the boys to breakfast and I did a bit of sewing and thinking about the fact that we’re moving in two weeks and haven’t started packing yet.

I made these thumbprint cookies  from Brown Eyed Baker (she’s a Pittsburgh blogger) for the wedding cookie table.  I followed the recipe almost exactly except I added a little extra milk to the dough because it seemed a little dry. (This may have been because I use vanilla bean paste instead of regular vanilla extract.) But they were really good!  I didn’t have any dutch process cocoa so I used Hershey’s Special Dark which was surprisingly good.  Regular Hershey’s cocoa powder is not good.


Also, I didn’t take them out midway through baking and press the indentation again like the recipe said.


I bought blue sprinkles in the bulk bins at the grocery store.  I doubled the recipe for the dough and the frosting and it made exactly 6 dozen.  Apparently thumbprints are a Pittsburgh thing?  I had no idea.  But definitely make these!  Thumbprints are my favorite cookies. Mainly I like frosting.  And sprinkles.  So sugar.  I like sugar.



The Weekend

It’s Monday! Sam had swim class this morning.


Poor Tucker seems to be sick again so he’s napping early today.

I had my birthday, hotel stay this weekend.  It was very relaxing!  I somehow got sucked into watching three romantic comedies in a row Saturday night.  I don’t even particularly like romantic comedies but I couldn’t stop watching.

Here’s the weekend in some photos:

I did a lot of this:


Ate this breakfast two days in a row.  Didn’t really read the newspaper.  Brought all the tiny jelly bottles home for the boys.imag9541_25405405842_o

Saturday morning I had a massage.  My first one.  It’s kind of a weird thing.

Then I wandered around downtown and reminisced about having a job.  I used to walk through this parking garage a lot.


Picked up Thai food for dinner and bought snacks at Rite Aid Saturday.imag9553_25531720435_o

Pad Thaiimag9556_24905121973_o

Sunday I went to the gym and mostly just watched the Travel Channel and took mirror selfies.  Then I went in the Eucalyptus steam room and melted.  I only lasted about 5 minutes in there.


Then the boys came to pick me up and brought me a birthday card! Then we had cupcakes before dinner because we wanted to end the weekend on a wild note.imag9573_25535599356_o

And now it’s Monday! Tucker is napping right now and it’s nice and sunny outside today so Sam and I will probably go out in a few minutes.




The Weekend

This weekend went so fast!  I’ll be 37 weeks pregnant on Wednesday so I’m really in the final stretch now.  I’ve been having contractions pretty regularly.  I ordered a giant box of size 1 diapers and I’ve been stock piling bread in the freezer downstairs. I can’t believe the baby will be here so soon.  I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for not sleeping for the next 6 months.

I had a midwife appointment on Friday.  Sam has come to every single appointment with me.  (Just a note for any South Hills readers, the Midwives of Magee have a Bower Hill Road office now).

The appointment was quick then we went to the gym and I did the elliptical while Sam played with kids in the playroom.  After that, we came home for lunch and nap.  Sam’s naps have slowly started to be at 1:30 or 2 in the afternoon and he’s been sleeping until 4.  It’s great because he wakes up and then we only have an hour until Aaron gets home from work.  It’s not so great because now his bed time is like 9 PM…

This happened so I could take a shower.

Friday evening, I had an eye appointment at the mall so all three of us went.  Aaron and Sam wandered while I had my eyes checked then we went to dinner at Bado’s on Beverly Road.   These two look depressed in this picture but they were actually reading a book on Sam’s lap.

Saturday morning, Aaron watched Sam and I went to the Snugglebugs Consignment sale. I got to the sale shortly after they opened at 9 and was out of there around 10:15.  I only waited in line for probably 10 minutes and it wasn’t insane craziness at all.

I ended up finding more things than I thought I would.  I got Sam a set of pajamas ($4), 2 pairs of Stride Rite shoes ($5 each), two long sleeve shirts ($4 & $5), a pair of mittens ($2), 4 pairs of jeans ($3 or $4 each), a pea coat ($7.50) and a backpack ($6).  The total came to $51.  Sam loves the backpack.  In the picture below, it’s full of diapers and wipes, a flashlight and as many toys as Sam could stuff in.

The two long sleeve shirts:

The jeans & mittens:

The coat:

Once I got home, Aaron worked on the house for a while until Sam’s nap.  We hung out at home the rest of the evening.

Sunday morning, Aaron made pumpkin pancakes then we went to Brookline to check out a house.  After Sam’s nap, we went to church then came home, put Sam to bed and then I watched Breathless on PBS.  It’s a Masterpiece Mystery show and it’s so good!  If you like Downton Abbey, you might like this too.

And that’s the weekend!