Okay, so the title of this post is misleading. Weekends with a toddler when you’re pregnant are pretty much just regular weekends with a toddler. Sure, I’d like to be resting more (and I’m starting to feel the third trimester fatigue coming in!), but with a toddler, you can’t help but run around. And as tiring as it is, it’s fun entertaining them, too!
The weekend included:
Some Mexican food and TV to kick off Friday night. We are way behind in Walking Dead, so we had to watch an episode of that.
Saturday was a busy day! It included a birthday party at the aquarium, which FW loved. He loves fish and enjoyed seeing them and turtles swimming around.
And then it was time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. I don’t have any pictures from the parade because I was busy getting our car battery jumped because our car was dead (whoops), so instead, here’s a photo of me and my coworkers looking festive.
For dinner, we opted for pizza. It was a toss up between pizza and reubens but I couldn’t figure out how to get us takeout ruebens and I love pizza so pizza won. And I’m Italian (and 0% Irish) so there’s that.
And then bath time 🙂
Sunday the day started off with pancakes, followed by some house cleaning. B made the pancakes and honestly did most of the cleaning, too.
I was hosting our Ladies Craft Beer Society meeting! We actually had a beer sponsor – Brew Dog, a beer based in Scotland, but just opened a brewery in Columbus, Ohio, sent us some of their Pink IPA to try out. In honor of International Women’s Day, they rebranded their Punk IPA to be called “Pink IPA” and are donating 20% (the pay gap in he UK) of all proceeds towards organizations that work towards women and fight inequality. Pretty cool, huh? They happen to be a client of my agency (but not my client), and that’s how they heard about our club.
The theme of our monthly meeting was homemade body wash. I was seeking a craft that was easy (I’m not the most skilled crafter), something that could be done if I had FW in my lap, and also useful. I haven’t used the body wash yet, but I’m hoping it turns out okay! Here is the recap of the meeting that I shared on the LCBS blog: https://theladiescraftbeersociety.com/2018/03/19/lcbs-notes-homemade-body-wash.
To prep for the meeting, I bought all the supplies a few days in advance, and even made my body wash ahead of time – I figured it’d be easier if I could show people what the finished product looked like and if I didn’t have to craft during the meeting (and could instead focus on hosting! and FW).
I also made some Buckeyes, buffalo chicken dip, and put together this sweet and salty cheese, fruit and treat board (inspired by Two Peas in a Pod).
It was a ton of fun! Nearly everyone from LCBS showed up and made body wash. And of course, it was fun to try out the Pink IPA – it was a hit! and celebrate our femininity 🙂
What did the weekend not include? Much activity. I had a pretty active week, so I tried to take it easy this weekend due to some pregnancy things. Hopefully no more to come on that (hopefully there won’t be anything else to say!) and I’ll be able to report some activity again next week!
Some questions for you:
- Do you like IPAs? Yes! They’re some of my favorite types of beer!
- Do you do any monthly meet ups? Like a book club or craft (beer) club?
- Are you Irish?
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I do love IPA and post race it tastes the best!
Have a great week!
Wow busy weekend! My girls are 15 months apart so I know how exhausting it can be!
*I don’t care for IPA’s…I prefer the wheat beers but I didn’t drink beer at all until 3-4 years ago so I’m still exploring.
*I don’t attend anything monthly (my schedule with the kids changes every month so I can’t commit to anything on a regular schedule) but I attend meetups from some local groups as often as I can. They’re a fantastic way to meet people!
*I’m not Irish
Just a note to say I tried the body wash today (first shower in 2 days #momlife) and it was fantastic. Nice lather and it felt like I had put on lotion after. Even worked fine for a shave. And I used it on my face because of this endless winter and my sad, dry skin, and it wasn’t too greasy. Thanks for hosting and finding/assembling such a great craft!
Oh good!! I haven’t tried mine yet but I need to. Congrats on the shower AND a successful craft!
I think getting together for crafts and beer is the perfect combo. The body wash is a great idea. Your food tray looks very festive too. I had kid #2 and kid #3 just two years apart. I can remember those busy and tiring times…and wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for linking!