07 July 2014

Bubbles, Shopping, Naps. 'Merica.

Well friends, it's Monday and we're back to our regularly scheduled programming.


We really had a great weekend. Our original plan was to spend the holiday with my parents in Lawrenceville but after giving it some thought {All credit due to Michael and his wonderful ideas!} we decided to stay home and do absolutely nothing, just relax, and go where the wind took us. After the last few months of upheaval, moving twice, and a sick child, we simply needed time to clear our agenda, renew, and refresh. Plus, we finally have our home unpacked so why would we not want to enjoy it? It was really the best weekend we've had in a while so all in all - FABULOUS.

Friday morning, Chickie came into our room around 6 AM {Our newest issue. Really, if any of you have suggestions on how to keep your kid in their bed all night, I'm all ears} but luckily, we were able to get her back to sleep until around 8. After a little lounging around the house {AKA mommy needs coffee!} we decided to venture out. Last month on my Birthday, Michael's mother gave me a gift card to Bath & Body Works that I've been dying to use and now was the perfect time as they are in the middle of their buy 3 get 3 free. 


{Retro red, white, and blue thanks to one of my fave stores, OshKosh. I mean really, what's more American than OshKosh??}

{Like mother, like daughter - we love warm vanilla sugar!}
After a little free retail therapy {Thanks, Grammy B!} it was chocolate chip cookie time because, you know, what's more American than shopping and chocolate chip cookies?
{Your welcome for the plug, JC Penny.}

The gluttony didn't stop there. After leaving the mall we decided a little fiesta was in order over at our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Sombrero which is also known to Statesboro locals as "The Hat." After our fiesta came the siesta. Little Miss took a 2.5 hour nap which, let's be honest, meant we did too. Glorious.

After nap time we took a quick trip to Wal-Mart {Ugh. Oh, Target! How I miss you!!} where Chickie found herself a pony. 

It should be noted at this point the power a little girl has over her father. I've seen Michael be a businessman, a project leader, and a man of authority but let this little nugget bat those lashes and sweetly say, "But daddy...I want a pony." and forget about it. The man is reduced to a pile of rubble. It really should be listed as the 8th wonder of the world - the power a little girl has over her father.


We didn't leave with a pony but we did leave with a tube of bubbles that daddy and Chickie played with while I cooked dinner.
{I love seeing these two together. Nothing better!!}
Later that evening after putting Chickie to bed, Michael and I snuggled up on the sofa to catch up on episodes of Hell's Kitchen from the DVR and while doing so, enjoyed noshing on a plate of cheese, fruit, crackers, and wine. We laughed, we talked, we canoodled. It was fabulous. 

Saturday morning came and with it brought the lawn care guy and the Wimbledon women's final. For those of you who don't know, Michael is a huge tennis enthusiast. He use to coach back in the day and played himself in high school. Needless to say, he's itching to get a racket in Chickie's hands soon. So, for the morning, we hung around the house, watched Wimbledon and Chickie starred out into the yard mesmerized by the lawn guy. She kept saying, "Mommy he cuts ass!" which promptly made me laugh and make a mental note to myself to work on the 'GR' sound. 

Kids. You gotta love 'em.

{Check that stance at only 2. Gah, I love it. So cute. And that's one proud daddy back there, y'all.}

Saturday seemed to be a little more tricky with keeping the kiddo happy. By the end of the day, she was a little grump...to say the very least.
{After non-stop disciplining from fits and tantrums, we're pretty sure this was her "I'm plotting your deaths" look.}

So what's the best way to keep a toddler's mouth occupied? Why, fill it with cream of course!

Fortunately for me, I was enjoying a little massage that afternoon courtesy of Michael and the spa gift he got me for Mother's Day. Dealing with a moody toddler is much easier to do when feeling relaxed! We also enjoyed lunch at Cracker Barrel, looked for panties at TJ Maxx {#fail} and did taco night at home for dinner.

After dinner that night, I decided to make one of my favorite summertime treats - strawberry shortcakes. 

Sunday morning brought the Wimbledon men's final. It's a tradition at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club to have strawberries and cream before the game so we decided that until we're actually able to be there in person, we'd enjoy it at home. 
I wasn't too impressed. The creme isn't sweet and mixed with the strawberries gave it a weird texture but it was fun to try.

And basically all day yesterday, we were lazy couch potatoes. We stayed at home all day, watched TV and movies {OK let's be honest - we were forced to watch Frozen for what seemed like FOREVER} took naps, and ordered pizza.


So how was your weekend?

Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup
Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup

Courtney is a published author, mom, taco enthusiast, and a Star Wars and Tennessee Volunteers fanatic. She's never met a piece of sushi she didn’t like and enjoys an amazing glass of wine and a great cut of meat. You can read more of her wine-induced, sleep-deprived adventures on The Huffington Post and Scary Mommy.


  1. Your weekend sounds amazing! That little dress is so cute on her! And I love that she wants a pony! Of course she does! Jealous of all the mexican and tacos you guys had. I might have to add those to our menu one night this week...mmmm. And all the strawberries and whipped cream...drooling!

    1. Thanks, friend! We eat a lot of Mexican in our home. When I was preggers with M, I ate it almost every day because I craved it SO MUCH. I'm shocked she didn't come out asking for queso and guac. ;-)

  2. That weekend of nothing sounds totally perfect! Especially the cheese, wine and cuddles - so fun!

  3. Your weekend sounds like absolute perfection.
    That OshKosh dress - YES!!
    And, if you find the magic solution for keeping a kid in bed allllllll night long, be sure to share!

    1. Right?! I'm at a complete loss as to what to do to make it stop. Funny thing is that when we converted her crib months ago, she never once tried to get out. She's been in there for months sleeping in the big girl bed and then out of the blue just starts doing it?! Kids... :-)

  4. I fully intend on trying that whipped cream method next time lex gets snippy...

    1. It's totally a great attitude diffuser. Shifts their focus too. I don't know about your model but mine can get testy at the word go.