Weekend Report

Ahhh, it was quite a week around here last week. It was one of those weeks were it was just sort of one thing after the next...

Joel wasn't feeling well mid-week and was complaining of a sore throat, so he went to CVS quick care, took a strep swab that came back negative, and the nurse said to just keep hands clean and ride the virus wave. 

That next morning, after we had been noticing Roscoe licking his leg a lot, we woke up and found it was really, really infected. We took him to the vet, they were able to give him antibiotics, but Roscoe is in pain and has major cone depression.

Thursday night I was ready for a happy hour play date at my friend Shelby's. It was nice to get out of the house for a bit and just hang with these cute babes.

Friday, my cousin Amanda arrived, and literally as soon as she walked in the house, Joel called and said that his 48 hour strep test actually came back positive. He was able to get on antibiotics that afternoon, my doctor put me on a Z-pack to be on the safe side, and Leo's pediatrician said strep is pretty uncommon in babies, so we've just been watching him closely. 

It was great to have my cousin Amanda around for an extra set of hands - and Friday night we ordered pizza and everyone was in bed early. The only good thing about strep is that once your on antibiotics - you quickly feel better - so Joel was a major trooper and took a lot of Leo duty on Saturday. 
Amanda asked me to be her maid of honor in her wedding next year, so Saturday we went out bridesmaids dress shopping and celebrated with lunch at Villa Blanca.

It was quite a big weekend of asks, because while Amanda was here, we asked her to be Leo's Godmother - and she truly soaked up every free second loving on her Godson.

Saturday night, her, my cousin Erin and I went out to dinner at Coast in Santa Monica. Joel and Leo had planned to join us, but decided to stay home so Joel could rest up and not push it. Joel was so kind and had a bottle of champagne sent to our table the second we sat down as a thank you to me (which, please) and instructions to fully enjoy this impromptu girls night out. I can't tell you how much the gesture meant to me -He's such a good guy.


And fun we had. Even though I really missed my boys - I needed a few hours to be out on my own, it was just what the doctor ordered.

Sunday we spent the day at home as a family, worked on Christmas cards, took a nice walk and hung out at a coffee shop, and capped off the weekend with chicken pot pies since it was a cool and rainy day in LA.


Last week was a doozy but, when things like the attack in Paris happen, I'm quickly and tragically reminded of how good life truly is and how thankful we need to be for every breath. My heart breaks for all of the families and friends who've lost loved ones in my most favorite city. 


  1. Hooray for Amanda -- what a weekend of official duties! :) Hope Joel is feeling better soon xx

  2. Umm Joel wins! He's a good hubby!!!!

  3. That's so wonderful that you were asked to be her maid of honor and you guys asked her to be Leo's God-mother. I'm so glad you all had a great weekend. I hope Joel feels better soon!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

  4. Way to go Joel! You got a good one there. Definitely the kind of weekend that makes you take stock and appreciate just how fortunate we really are.

  5. Sounds like the perfect weekend!! Joel is a keeper, for sure!! Way to go! I hate thinking of the world we live in today. It makes me just want to keep my babies inside with me forever.