The Goings On

Sitting down to write a blog post is practically impossible right now. Currently, Ben is in his swing, happy enough for the minute and Tabby is rotting her brain watching Dora the Explorer. Mom of the Year right here!

We've been doing lots of this and that. Friday I took Tabby to a Little Gym class. She really enjoyed it and listened very well but I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around $14/class and besides that, the only class for her age group is on Friday … which is hard when you want to go away for the weekend, etc. But I may decide to sign her up anyhow.

Saturday we visited the Longmont Farmer's Market … quite a trek for a farmer's market, but it was the best one I've been to in CO. I bought lemon mint white chocolate bread which was soooo good. Then we spent the rest of the day prepping a picnic …. because on Sunday we celebrated my mom's birthday with a picnic at the zoo. We made quiche and salad and hummingbird cupcakes and set up everything all pretty with the picnic set Matt and I got when we were married (we have now used it twice, I think). It all turned out very well, I'm happy to say.

Monday we went to storytime at our library. Tabby loved it, especially the singing and the other kids. After that we got her hair cut again … can't believe it's been 2 months already! And I took the kids to the grocery store.

It has been raining a lot and we haven't been able to go to our pool yet. In fact we stayed at home most of yesterday since it was so rainy. More of that today. Plus our house is getting appraised since we are refinancing (finally something good from the crappy economy).

The kids are doing well. Ben is looking so big and holding his head up so well … and we're even getting the occasional smile. Tabby is still a bit jealous of Ben I can tell, but she is very sweet with him anyhow and mostly just gives Matt and I fits with bedtime and in some other ways. It's been an adjustment from her routine. I think she'll like going to her sitter's once a week when I start working again once a week soon. Matt and I have been watching Burn Notice on DVD which is sooo hilarious and he is finally over his cold and enjoying life a bit more. So all good.

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  1. Ani

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    You are a great mom Jess!

    I know it's hard to feel enjoy moments to yourself sometimes. Guilt creeps in.

    Happy belated birthday to your mom. Sounds like a yummy and fun day.

    I really love farmer's markets!

  2. yvett

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I'm glad all is well. Please elaborate on the hummingbird cupcakes.

  3. Paula

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    As Jess' mom, I can elaborate about the cupcakes. As I understand it Hummingbird cakes are a southern specialty. They are delicious but rich. Picture a white cake with banana, crushed pineapple bits of pecan and cream cheese frosting.

    It was a lovely picnic.

  4. lisanne

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I'm glad that everything is going well. Yeah, having two children REALLY makes it difficult to blog! haha Happy belated birthday to your mom. That bread sounds AMAZING!!! You could have stopped at “lemon mint” and I would have been happy.

  5. kristi

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    We looked into The Little Gym at one point too, and I couldn't justify the cost. We found a similar class through our town's recreation department for what equates to $5 a class!

    I'm glad you're finding time to blog, and hope you get some “me” time soon. It's so important when you have more than one kid!


Hi! I'm Jess, a 30-something Colorado native making the most of life with my husband and kiddos. By day, I run the marketing department of a local contracting firm and in my ridiculously scant spare time, I love to run, ski, cook, travel (camp!), photograph and read. Thanks for stopping by!


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