Five on Friday

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We had a really fun St. Patrick's Day. Leo and I delivered treats to Joel's office, and then I met up with a girlfriend for a quick mid-day green beer! As I was walking to meet her in Beverly Hills, Leo and I walked past a bunch of chefs walking in the middle of the street. I thought it was like a flash dance or something, but it turned out to be Wolfgang Puck filming a commercial.

Snapchat name is: tshields622

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And we had to have the traditional corned beef and vegetables for dinner! We took a short walk with Joel when he got home from work, and then decided to put Leo down for bed before we indulged. We normally have Leo sit with us at dinner, but it felt like a treat to be able to just indulge in the goodness that is corned beef! 

Also, pro tip from my girl Mal - don't use much water. I added about a cup, and the recipe calls for 4. 

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I'm going to have to stop indulging around here in a big way because I'M GOING TO MEXICO! 

My birthday happens to land on Mother's Day, so I'm double dipping and deciding to fly the coup! I'm leaving my boys (my sister is flying out to help Joel) and heading south to stay at my parents condo in Punta Mita. I know I'm going to miss Leo more than I can even imagine, but I also know its really good for both of us to get used to spending some time apart. Andddddd sleeping in, taking naps at the pool. reading a non-parenting book, and noshing on chips and guac for three days straight doesn't sound too shabby either.

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Oh, and Leo told me that he is  pro "mom having a break and too many Corona Lights".

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We've got a pretty low key weekend on the books. We're staying in tonight and stocking the freezer a bit, getting in some exercise, and hopefully seeing some friends on Sunday. I'm actually looking forward to taking it easy this weekend and just hanging out with my boys. 



  1. Hooray for Mexico! I am with you! I think it makes a better Mom if you can get away every now and then. It strengthens you, and your partner because he/she gets to be in your shoes. I think it is fun all around. Leo is just too cute.

  2. Yay for Mexico!!! You're going to have the best time and it's so deserved and needed for moms. Look at you running into celebrities... so LA! You need to throw Leo in to be an extra next time ;)

  3. Yay for your upcoming trip to Mexico! It sounds amazing and I love the picture of Leo with the Corona Light. Also, that is so funny about them shooting the Wolfgang Puck commercial. You definitely get to see some major celebrities and random things! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  4. Mexico sounds pretty darn fabulous!!!

  5. There is something about vacation and Coronas that go so well together. You will have a blast - much deserved!

  6. Making that corned beef this weekend... glad it turned out so well for you!

    Jealous of your trip. I need sand on mah toes!!!

  7. what a little cutie he is! I am so jealous of a nice, relaxing trip to Mexico. that sounds like something out of my dreams!!

  8. We had our corn beef & cabbage meal on Saturday and it was so yummy!

    That's awesome that your going to Mexico! I hope you have the best time.

    I hope you all have a great weekend.

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