May 31, 2013

T.G.I.F.

Zoe woke me up early this morning- the little stinker. But that's ok because I went to bed early last night after my glass of wine. We ate breakfast together and I started to get ready while she took her nap. Her nap was so long that I was about to scavenge for leftovers when she woke up. So I took that opportunity to go to Zoë's Kitchen for lunch. It was extremely crowded when we got there. It was so bad it was hard to find parking. While we were waiting in line I decided we would get our food to-go and I also got two extra meals for dinner. Zoe and I walked around outside while we waited for my food. Or rather, Zoe walked up to every table and stared until the people sitting acknowledged her and then she would start laughing. We talked to pretty much every person she went up to. Then she discovered her reflection in the windows and would smile and laugh while the customers inside waved to her. After that we stopped by CVS for some random things and picked up Nick's dry cleaning. We had a late lunch together and Zoe played a bit before I put her down for her second nap. She then played for another hour in her crib. She finally fell asleep and we all had a late dinner together. My meal came with a Greek salad so Nick had that along with the quesadillas and fruit that Zoe didn't finish from her dinner. Love those nights when I don't have to cook or clean!
Bye mommy!
Sorry but this is the only OOTD photo you are getting. It's been a long day and my husband was out with his telescope again. It was SO hot today. I was sweating every time I got out of the car. But these shorts are very comfortable and they are long enough for mommy duty.
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Sandals: Target
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May 30, 2013

OOTD: Thursday

Today was story time at the library. It was a packed house but I'm guessing that was because some kiddos are out of school for the summer. Zoe enjoyed it, as usual and carried her two books around the entire time. I ate lunch and did some laundry while she took her first nap. After I gave her lunch we played around the house. I also fit in some more laundry and cleaning during that time. I started dinner while she took her second nap (tacos and Spanish rice from scratch). Zoe took her time eating (actually she was dumping the contents of her plate onto her try and the floor) so I was able to run a load of dishes in the dishwasher. Nick played with her for a bit before he went to get more pictures of the three planets. She seemed tired so I put her down early and folded more laundry (yes, MORE). She played quietly for almost an hour and just fell asleep. I also gave myself a coconut oil hair mask and had a glass of red wine- cheers!
So this is what I wore to story time at the library today. I knew I was going to wear the hat because I wouldn't have time to wash my hair in the morning. I actually wore a v-neck short sleeved shirt but I got a chocolate stain on it so I took it off to remove the stain. I like this tank better though. I don't know why the hat looks so odd in this picture. I promise it looks better in person! Also, the flip flops weren't comfortable for sitting on the floor either! Next time I will just go barefoot.
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Pants: Save | Splurge
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Hat: Target
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May 29, 2013

OOTD: Wednesday

Zoe woke up at her normal time today- yay! We took our time getting ready though. After her morning nap I fed her lunch and we went to Kroger. The long weekend has my schedule all mixed up because I thought it was Tuesday (aka free upgrade day at Starbucks) but the barista kindly informed me it was Wednesday. After I told her to scan my Target card. In my defense I woke up with a headache that I just couldn't shake and I eventually gave in and took an Advil. Oh well! I think it may be the changes in the weather. The joys of growing old. So I did not accomplish as much as I would have liked today. While Zoe took her second nap I relaxed a little, did laundry, and got dinner started. Nick and I read and played with Zoe until he put her down for the night. She was our entertainment for the evening, just zooming around and chattering away! Oh and my husband's photograph was on KPRC this morning! 
No idea what this move is but she was doing it all evening. She would stand on her tippy toes, bend her knees, hold onto the edge of the coffee table and arch her back. She even attempted it without the coffee table a few times.
These next pictures are after my husband decided to put my hat on Zoe. She loved it so much that I went to get her hat and then we matched. :)
Partners in crime.
My own hat!
Zoe and me in matching hats!
I love this outfit because I get to mix patterns. I threw on the hat at the last minute and kept my shoes simple.
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Shorts: Old | Save | Splurge
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May 28, 2013

OOTD: Tuesday

Today Zoe woke up early! Not what I was expecting after a long weekend but it just meant we got things done faster today. As usual, we ate breakfast and I got ready while Zoe took her morning nap. After we both ate lunch we went to Target for some random things. We also made a quick stop by CVS and the dry cleaners. I was also going to try to squeeze in a trip to Kroger but I caught Zoe yawning in the mirror in the car so we headed home. She played a bit while I put the Target stuff up and soon after that she took her second nap. I was tired so I laid on the couch and watched Maid in Manhattan. I realize that is a very old and cheesy movie but I had never seen it and I ended up liking it. After that we all had dinner and I gave Zoe a bath while Nick got his telescope stuff ready to go out. He went to a field with a friend to look at the planets again. I took that time to catch up n my laundry, get stuff ready for the next day, and I gave myself a mani/pedi while watching The Nanny. Yes, another cheesy, old sitcom. I'm not ashamed though because I really, really love that show. I record all the episodes and my DVR is filled with it. I could watch that show all day, every day! So we all had a very productive day.

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Shorts: Nordstrom
Sandals: Target
Earrings: Nordstrom
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May 27, 2013

OOTD: Memorial Day

Today we had another really relaxing day! We all slept in a bit and had a late breakfast and snacked until an early dinner. I grilled hot dogs (100% beef, organic, nitrate/nitrite free), made French fries, pasta salad, and peanut butter cookies. I left out the granulated sugar and used all dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar. I also did not roll the cookies in sugar because I think they are scrumptious on their own. If you make them be sure to keep a close eye on them. I burned the second batch but that is probably for the best because I cannot stop eating them. Now I am watching the game (Go Spurs Go!) while Nick is stargazing. One of his photographs from last night was even featured on the Houston Chronicle blog! Check it out here.
It is almost impossible to get a good picture of the two of us but here we are in our matching Hello Kitty tees. Anyone that knows me well knows I LOVE anything Hello Kitty.
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May 26, 2013

OOTD: Sunday

Wow today was a fun day! It certainly was a holiday for us. 
We all lounged around the house this morning and when Zoe woke up from her first nap we went to eat at Black Walnut Cafe. I had the Black Walnut Lemon Chicken, Nick had Artichoke and Spinach Rigatoni, and Zoe had a grilled chicken breast with house potatoes. As usual, Zoe made friends with everyone at the restaurant. 
After that we headed over to Learning Express. This is my absolute favorite toy store! They have quality toys and exceptional customer service. They also offer gift registry and complimentary gift wrap! I have still not set foot in a Toys R Us and I probably never will thanks to this place. They are having a storewide 40% off sale because they are moving to a new location. Nick and I picked up a Baby Stella doll and high chair. 
When we got home Zoe was carrying Stella around until I put them both in the crib for a nap. I caught up on my blogging and Nick played with his telescope while Zoe napped. She woke up just in time to meet my father-in-law and sister-in-law for dinner at Saltgrass. Everyone got a kick out of Zoe cramming food into her mouth and we had a great meal. Nick is out in the country using his telescope to take pictures of planets. So we have all had a fun day!
 
Walking around with baby Stella.
Giving baby Stella her pacifier.
Zoe is excited to be at Saltgrass!
Zoe with her daddy at dinner.
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Bermuda shorts: Old | Want
Sandals: Target
Bracelet: Chewbeads via Go Baby Go
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