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I Believe in Unicorns (9 months + Weekend Catch Up 10/29)

If you’ve ever doubted the existence of unicorns, I have proof! I will share my proof in the Weekend Catch Up.

Did you see the Friday Catch Up? Most serious unicorn ever + lots of other updates!

Weekend Catch Up 10/29

1). When we left off, we had the most serious unicorn ever on the loose. I am happy to report that the cranky unicorn went its merry way and we spotted a happy little unicorn on Sunday!

We took Emmie to the Pearachute Halloween party at Kidville, and we made sure to get there right at the beginning so that we could get into the gym before it got crazy. We couldn’t really take advantage of the crafts and things, so we spent all of our time in the gym.

Really, it was just good to get Emmie in a new space, with new balls and such, and to have a lot of excitement and energy around her. Lots of sensory learning there!

The kids were all adorable, but we had the cutest kid, no doubt!

We had planned on going trick or treating in our neighborhood mainstreet, but the weather was cold, Alex was working on a few things and then went for a run (after doing the laundry, which is when I ran), and we weren’t really sure what Emmie wanted to do (nap wise etc), so we ended up walking through the festivities and then just going on a family walk. 

Honestly, the last thing I need is to bring home more candy. I’ve got that taken care of!

2) Friday was our last regularly scheduled session of Broadway and Me, and it was awesome–The Sound of Music! Emmie was crawling all around, and it was crazy to think back to her first time there, right after she started sitting up at 6 months old. Now she is crawling around! We will have a make up class during the rest of the session, and I am thinking about taking her for The Greatest Showman. Although I’ve never seen it, I got really into listening to the soundtrack a few weeks ago, so I think that would be fun.

3) We got lots of good friend-time in this weekend! On Friday night, Sarah our sitter came over and hung out with Emmie and me before Alex came home. Then we headed over to Erica’s for Neal’s birthday party. Check out how gorgeous this veggie board was!!

We had to leave for home before they cut the cake, but we made off with some amazing iced sugar cookies that still have my mouth watering. It was so great to see my old running friends, and now to talk about mom stuff with many of them, and about the intersection of motherhood and running. 

Emmie and I spent Saturday doing our own thing while Alex worked on a paper, but we managed quite the grocery haul before we headed to North Center for a house warming party for some of my good friends from Team Challenge. Their new place is GORGEOUS and give me #realpersongoals. One day. Maybe. 

4) Emmie’s sleep continues to be a bit erratic after a few solid nights, but she is cutting her front teeth, and the front right one finally broke through this weekend! She has been gnawing on everything in sight, plus having the sleep regression, but a bit change for her has been her desire (or lack thereof) to eat. She didn’t drink any milk for Sarah on Friday night, which means I spent a lot of time with her during the course of the night trying to get her back on track. 

Who me?

Saturday was more normal, but then Sunday, again, she wasn’t that hungry. if she wants to remain a part of this family, she is going to have to learn that you never turn down an opportunity to eat….

5) This week is a little bit up in the air. 

I am going today to visit an old friend in the hospital, and so I am keeping the schedule open for that reason. Wednesday is Halloween, and so Emmie and I will be going in our costumes to Stroller Strides and then Alex and I will be going to a party that some friends are having at an arcade bar that evening. We are going to a class on Thursday and perhaps a Mommy and Me yoga class on Friday!

I made Alex an awesome slow cooker stew–Moroccan Chicken with Apricots and veggies. I started with Neil’s recipe and then went rogue with it 😀 But mmmmmmmm so good!

I’m going to go pass out now. I’m not going to tell you what time it is because you will just judge me.

Have a great week!

Any more Halloween festivities to go?

Are you good at sleeping through the night or do you wake up a lot?

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13 Comments

  • Reply Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real

    Love the family of unicorns!! I’m glad the cranky unicorn went away and a happy unicorn took it’s place.

    I hope your friend in the hospital is doing okay. I’m sure a visit will perk up their spirits!

    October 29, 2018 at 8:03 am
  • Reply GiGi Eats

    I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS TOO! OMG! I CAN’T GET OVER HOW FRIGGIN ADORABLE that FAMILY PHOTO IS!!! WHICH IS WHY I AM SCREAMING!
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    October 29, 2018 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    How did you get Alex in a unicorn outfit- so much fun!! I spotted a little dachshund shirt on Emmie.
    You should watch The Greatest Showman- def worth the time!!
    Have a great day.

    October 29, 2018 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe’s mommy, Clare

    Emmie and I both are having some sleep regression issues.
    Of course, having daylight savings end ( in Mexico) has thrown us for a loop!
    I wake up each night for 2-3 hours and I’m wide awake. Nighttime eating has become and problem but I’ve been able to limit it to one bowl of cereal.
    The Halloween costumes on our favorite unicorn family are priceless.
    Family Christmas card????
    I’m off to ride my little Mexican horse, so enjoy your day and please tell our “emmie-corn” Granmommy is giggling at the pictures— giggling with, not at

    October 29, 2018 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Cyndi

    Sounds like you had quite a week! Your little unicorn is adorable!
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    October 29, 2018 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Suchot

    Love all the unicorns!! And I have to say that Alex is a good sport. My husband wouldn’t even wear a different hat for Halloween!! Tomorrow we are going to a Halloween dance party at 9:30am. It will be the earliest dance party I’ve ever been to!
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    October 29, 2018 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply Allie

    Cutest unicorn ever for sure!! Sounds like you are all just having the best time and taking full advantage of all the family festivities for Halloween 🙂 Love all the pictures, natch, and seriously cannot believe how big she is already. Savor all.the.time it goes by SO quickly!! < – – I know, I know but it is TRUTH!!!
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    October 30, 2018 at 4:56 am
  • Reply Cora

    Oh my gooooooood WHERE did you find not one, but THREE Unicorn get ups. And TWO onesies! Alex, you are amazing. You all kill it.

    Many fun things both last week and this week coming up! I do hope the eating and sleeping is a bit better this week. Maybe I’ll throw on some ears or something tomorrow night at work… but I’m not holding my breathe.

    This apricot chicken moroccan stew thing… sounds like something you should probably create a recipe for because it’s everything I’m craving right now.

    October 30, 2018 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Deborah Brooks

    Love the family of unicorns! Enjoy your first halloween together 🙂

    October 30, 2018 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Sarah Rosenblatt

    Hahaha omg that “who me?” picture of Emmie – you can totally see the scale of her lollipop head! 😀 And that veggie board looks amaaaazing. Loooove the unicorn fam picture, obvs… glad you guys had a good weekend!

    October 30, 2018 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Mackenzie

    y’all are toooo cute!!! I love the unicorn costumes- amazing. That veggie board is straight out of a magazine. And that recipe for moroccan chicken with apricots sounds phenomenal! Always love reading your updates, Suz!

    October 30, 2018 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    hahaha, I’m glad cranky unicorn is no longer cranky! Emmie’s costume was so cute (all the costumes were amazing though! 😛 )!

    Hope you all get some sleep!

    November 1, 2018 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Heather

    Her smile and hair..I can’t! 😀 Glad you guys had a few nice days. I hope that a long streak of good sleeps is heading your way!
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    November 1, 2018 at 12:51 pm
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