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Time for some new pjs. 😔

Time for some new pjs. 😔

This Week

Went by fast, huh?

Here are some of the highlights:

  • We wore hoodies in the mornings and t-shirts in the afternoons.

(Monday on the left, today on the right)

  • I took a walk from Brooklyn into Manhattan on Wednesday.

(I miss that pretty skyline)

Happy Friday, friends!

Attention St. Paul parents!

 

In the wee hours of the morning the world became a better, brighter place. 
Welcome to the outside, Baby Zach. You are such a blessing and you are so loved.
We can’t wait to meet you. 

In the wee hours of the morning the world became a better, brighter place. 

Welcome to the outside, Baby Zach. You are such a blessing and you are so loved.

We can’t wait to meet you. 

knitmeapony:

I love my skin!

Oh my god SO IMPORTANT SO SO SO IMPORTANT

Tuesday
  • Just downloaded the Dunkin’ Donuts app because when the Eagles win I can get a free coffee. Between that and my Dunkin’ Perks card… I am really working this free coffee system.  
  • We leave for Paris in 65 days and I’m significantly more excited the 2nd time around. We’ll be there for five (Patrick-free) nights and I am currently working on a pretty impressive itinerary for us.  Not that we succumbed to this the first time we were there, but it’s nice not to feel this internal, self-imposed pressure to see all super popular tourist stuff.  Currently trying to figure out how much is too much to pay for a private cheese and wine tasting class… 
  • I was supposed to run a half-marathon this weekend but I dropped out because I didn’t run a single mile of my training plan. Instead I’ll cook a big spaghetti and meatballs dinner on Saturday, stand on the sidelines cheering my face off during the race, and make reservations for a boozy post-race brunch.  I’m a better hostess than runner anyways.   

Le Marathon du Medoc - which takes place around Pauillac near Bordeaux on 13 September - sees runners dress up in Carnival-themed outfits to run the 26-mile (42.2km) circuit. Along the way they can tuck into a banquet of French delicacies from oysters to ice cream, washed down with glasses of fine wine.

Participants get a rather generous six-and-a-half hours to complete the race, allowing time for pit stops at various chateaux lining the route.

I have a friend who ran (“ran?”) this marathon over the weekend and I am obsessed.

Let me clear on one thing: Six-and-a-half hours is not at all a “generous” amount of time to “run” 26.2 miles while also enjoying oysters, ice cream, cheese, and wine.  

In theory this seems like an awesome event. But really? I’d be better off running the race with just water and (margarita flavored) Shot Bloks sloshing around in my stomach and saving the wine for after I cross the finish line. 

I cannot wait to hear all about it.

Patrick had a good facial expression weekend.

Patrick had a good facial expression weekend.

SOS!

Patrick has figured out how to turn on the music on his Little People school bus!

Now I need to crush his soul by secretly removing the batteries when he’s napping.

Sorry, kid. You don’t get to have the upper hand.