Friday, February 24, 2017

Winter Break

Since the kids' school was closed the first week in January, we enjoyed a wonderfully lazy week hanging out in Dallas.

Josh was off work on Monday, and with absolutely beautiful weather, we decided our adventure for the day should be visiting the Dallas Farmer's Market.

It was our first time to visit the indoor marketplace, and there were so many fun food options. We opted for pizza and salads.

This little guy eats his pizza with gusto.

The kids also loved the sweet little play area next to the patio. [In case you are wondering, that is a zombie Ava drew on the chalkboard :).]
And we clearly had to take a picture in the BIG sign. #Dallas BIG

The remainder of the week it was just me and the kiddos, and I happily played the part of a stay-at-home mom for four days (whilst squeezing in many a work e-mail along the way). 

The weather quickly turned cold on us, so we spent lots of time indoors playing with new Christmas presents, catching up on holiday baking, and watching movies snuggled up on the couch.

We also ran a bunch of errands, including a stop at Barnes and Noble to use a long-lost gift card. Someone reallllly wanted another guitar.

At least Ava picked out some books to practice her reading skills. I just ignored the fact that they were all Barbie related.

We rounded out the week with a classic SAHM outing to meet up with some friends at The Playdate Co. It was a really cool spot, with lots of fun activities for the kids plus free coffee for the adults!

When we got home, the snow flurries were starting to fall.

While Rylan napped, Ava and I enjoyed some hot apple cider while watching the snow fall.

By the time Ry woke up, we had ourselves a nice little snow cover (by Texas standards).

We rounded out the week by transitioning Rylan's crib to a toddler bed (after a couple escape attempts). 

Most nights he doesn't have an issue going to sleep, but he now wakes up waaaay earlier in the morning. And it's hard to ignore a sweet, and very loud voice right across the hall that says "Hi, Mama, Hi!!" 5:30 AM.

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My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing instead. I am now a mother of two attempting to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; The Bar Method; pajamas; La Croix; reading; coffee; podcasts; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; snoring; bad hair days; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; and Miracle Whip. I think that about sums it up.


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