Friday night Tucker and I met my mom for some Target shopping and dinner. We needed diapers and birthday gifts. And of course Tucker walked away with some new pajamas and a truck since his Gigi was with us. We are deep into the Ketchup Eating phase of toddlerhood over here.
My mom stayed all night with us so she could hang out with Tucker at our 5K and attend the chili cook off portion with us. Red Gold (a company near us that makes tomato products like ketchup, canned tomatoes, sauces, etc) had their 4th Annual Run to Crush Hunger and Danny and I participated this year.
We both had a couple of goals in mind. First we just wanted to run the entire thing. Danny set a time goal of under 40 minutes. I didn't really have a time goal in mind since a few days before the race I hurt my back again. Even though running doesn't really hurt it, I didn't want to push myself too hard. Plus, it dawned on me that I had been running to hard, which is no good. We both accomplished our goals. And had a pretty cute kid cheering us on at the end!
Not too bad for a couple handicapped 26 year olds!
We roamed around the chili cook off portion, sampling the different chili's that were available. My mom used her 3 tickets at the same booth. Danny and I voted for a daycare that a friend's wife owns since she provided corn bread muffins and peanut butter sandwiches. I also rehydrated with beer. Not a bad way to start a Saturday if you ask me!
After a quick shower at home, we headed off to Mississinewa 1812. Danny loves this event. They do battle reenactments and have vendors, food and activities based around that time period. Danny would spend the entire weekend up there if he could. Like with any festival or event, I go for the food and people watching. And so does Tucker.
Our final stop for Saturday was a birthday party. A friend of ours little girl and her cousin both turned 2 recently and they had a Mickey Mouse birthday party, complete with a bounce house. Tucker wasn't quite sure what to do in the bounce house, but he still had fun falling down and watching the other kids jump. He definitely knew what to do with the punch though!
Sunday was kind of a lazy day. Last night when Danny called before bed, I told him I had done nothing productive other than make meals (one was a crock pot and the other was mixing a salad kit and warming some already cooked chicken sausages), find 2 out of 3 outfits for family pictures, and keep our kid alive. Not even sorry! Once Tucker went to bed, I caught up on Grey's Anatomy and Scandal from last week. I'm still laughing at Huck wanting to erase the Internet.
Now its Monday and I have work to do and a meal plan to make and shop for.
Oh my gosh, I almost forgot the biggest highlight of the weekend: My little brother got engaged on Saturday!!
Growing up, whenever Drew would "be Drew" (example: if we spent a Saturday shopping, we had to name every single place we were going and only go to those places. If you only said Kohls and the grocery store, then you better not try to run into the mall) my mom and I would always say it would take a special woman to put up with him. Well, 4.5 years ago, that special woman came into our lives. She doesn't take his shit, isn't clingy or high maintenance, and just straight up has her shit together. She is great and I am so excited for her to be part of our family. Let the wedding planning begin!