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Moms, Daughters, and Smiles (5 Months + Weekend Catch Up 6/25)

It was a no-boys allowed weekend over here (ok, Alex showed up a little bit) fully of sunshine and smiles and fun! A quick recap of our weekend on the Weekend Catch Up!

Did you see the Friday Catch Up?

Weekend Catch Up 6/25

1) First of all, BIG UPS to Mother Nature for pulling out all the stops for an absolutely gorgeous Saturday and Sunday. The nonsense weather of last week was pushed to the side so that we could actually enjoy this beautiful city and the Pride parade could be as joyous as ever!

It was a bit chilly Saturday morning, but it warmed up.

Mom and I soaked up the sunshine with walks with Em and Ridley and al fresco dining of snack plates and such on our balcony. We don’t need to be fancy πŸ˜€

I think I mentioned it on Instagram or here, but I’m currently not drinking (or at least trying not to) because of some elevated liver enzymes in my bloodwork from 2 weeks ago. I’m going back in this week (today, possibly) for a recheck and a tissue test to see if they can figure out what the culprit is. Raised liver enzymes can be a warning flag for my Crohn’s, so we want to check on it. 

Anyhoo, Mother Nature. Freaking gorgeous. I ran outside a little bit over the weekend to and from my fitness classes, and it was just such a pleasure to be outside in sunshine, mid-low-seventies, and zero humidity. #swoon

2) Speaking of, I got my butt literally worked this weekend! Also, my biceps. 

It all started Friday, when my license fell out of my pocket when I went to the store to get food to make Alex’s lunches (new yummy recipe, btw), and I ended up carrying the baby in my arms while retracing my steps. Not really sure why I chose to carry her, but whatever. So that was about a mile+ of walking carrying her in isometric holds. She doesn’t weigh much, but I just haven’t done that particular carry that much!

PS, the short and short of it is that my license was returned by the dog walker of someone in my building! Thank goodness. After the financial issues of this past fall, the last thing I need is to have my actual license floating around.

So, it was an active rest day. 

Saturday and Sunday, though, were actual workout days, with short runs to Pilates Pro Works for Pilates Pro (Reformer) and Tone and Flow (yoga/pilates fusion). I am loving that I am actually seeing progress, and I even did my Tone and Flow class #sportsbrasquad style (my short sleeve was too much). The little runs helped me shake things loose without overdoing it, and I will go for an actual run today while Mom can watch Em. 

I think my summer fitness goal is to work up to taking a Studio Lagree class. I’m still not strong enough, but I think that if I keep it up, I will feel comfortable and competent going into one or a few by the end of the summer! Of course, I could go now and modify the hell out of everything, but you know I’m too proud for that.

3) Emmie had a great time with Grandmommy, and Mom kept commenting on how much Emmie had changed since she saw her even 2 weeks ago! It’s true–Emmie definitely is on the other side of the mental leap, and that plus the prudence of my diet = happy kiddo, by and large. 

Oh, and we are officially in 6 mo clothes! We wore our new 6 mo rainbow jammies Sunday night in honor of Pride. Pictures to come but kiddo was tired. There is a rainbow on the butt. They are amazing,

Emmie and I will go and visit Georgia in 2 weeks to introduce Em to my mom’s side fo the family



In order to reduce some travel time into and out of the city from our house, Mom and Emmie and I are going to extend our time in the city proper during the trip! Instead of going back and forth from the lake (where my parents now live), we are going to stay in the city Thursday night, which means the possibility of a) getting my hair done and b) SEEING PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE! That means if you are an ATL friend, let me know if you are available! We will ONLY be in the city–sorry to the people who live OTP. Love y’all, but we don’t have time.

And if you don’t know what OTP means… well… you aren’t from Atlanta πŸ˜€

4) Mom goes back home tonight–she was originally on an earlier flight, but she changed it (upon my asking) when we were trying to schedule my iron infusions so that she could watch Em during one of the infusions. Then we had to reschedule them all anyway, so it was moot, but she already had the reservations. So extra day with Mom! It’s supposed to be another pretty one, so I’m going to march her around outside. I will probably also make her go to brunch with me. I already made her do laundry yesterday lol.

Unfortunately, she got to see about 1 hour worth of Alex the whole weekend, but there were some emergencies (lots of bleeding) that kept him late each night. He even got home and got paged about 5 minutes after walking through the door on Saturday, and he just stayed there after.

On the plus side, I got to try the new sofa bed. Not bad!

5) I made us dinner Sunday night (we ordered in on Friday and got Mom a TJ’s pizza on Saturday). I made Mom a breadless version of my Cornbread Sweet Potato Hash with sweet apple chicken sausage, and I made myself a Kale Sweet Potato bowl/hash of sorts with sundried tomato chicken sausage topped with nutritional yeast. Will DEFINITELY do that again!

This week went from being packed with infusion appointments to being relatively empty. So Em and I are probably going to hit up Stroller Strides and try to get some runs in to work on my fitness, and tummy time and sit ups to work on hers!

And because I think that this picture is hilarious….

Christopher Lloyd called. He wants his hair back.

Have a great week, everyone!


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  • Reply Annmarie

    OH my gosh, Em is so SO cute!!! Glad you had such a great weekend and the weather cooperated – we got all the rain you had last week here and it POURED on Sunday! Hope you’re feeling well and you’re able to have a bevie again soon!

    June 25, 2018 at 6:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Lol, you know that we went straight for Margs after!

      July 19, 2018 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Julie Running in a Skirt

    So glad you had fun with your Mom! What a nice weekend.
    I think right now I’d have to eat the kale bowl and the hash… because I’m starving all the time. lol

    June 25, 2018 at 7:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hhahahahahaha and you will be hungry all the time for much much longer!

      July 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Maureen

    I’m so glad the weather was nice for you this past weekend! Let’s both cross our fingers that next weekend will be nice when I’m in the city visiting friends.
    The last picture of Em is so cute haha. Her hair is crazy!

    June 25, 2018 at 8:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can’t remember how the weather was that following weekend!

      July 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Rae

    Hooray for Mommy visits! I’m glad the weather cooperated for you. We had a pretty rainy, dreary weekend over here in the Northeast. Not that that really matters since I’m on waiting-for-baby duty, but still. Em’s fuzzy blonde hair is just too cute!

    June 25, 2018 at 8:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And you kept waiting after that, lol

      July 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Deborah Brooks

    It’s amazing how much they change from week to week at this age. so cute enjoy every minute

    June 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Kat

    That peach fuzz hair is killing me.
    Glad you had a beautiful weekend with great weather and even better company <3

    June 25, 2018 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply The Curious Frugal

    Love the pic of your Mom and Emmie doing tummy time together.

    June 25, 2018 at 11:13 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Isn’t it hilarious?

      July 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Ellen

    I’m leaving for North Carolina on July 6 πŸ˜› Yay for excellent weather and mommy visits! And they both look amazing, but probably the kale bowl. I’m very into kale bowls.

    June 26, 2018 at 5:48 am
  • Reply Heather

    Aww so cute!! I am excited for your little vaca. I cannot WAIT for ours! I picture Nolan running right off the dock into the water, ha!

    June 26, 2018 at 10:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Your vacation looked like so much fun!

      July 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Neil

    That’s good that the weather was nice for you over the last weekend. Us too! We’re currently experiencing a very unusual excellent summer so far in Scotland. Glad you got your licence back too. (You made me go and check my wallet for mine when I read that, lol!) 22 weeks eh? Wow she’s grown!

    June 26, 2018 at 10:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My peanut is becoming a brazil nut!

      July 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I put a comment in but it didn’t show up so–
    I had a wonderful time playing in the city with Susie and Emmie, Ridley, Zoe and Alex (very briefly, but we knew that going in)
    Living in an urban setting like Lincoln Park is VERY different from living in a city like Atlanta. We walked everywhere we needed to go. Being able to visit Trader Joes and Target on the same walk is wonderful. No parking places to deal with and no schlepping a sleeping baby in and out of cars to go buy diapers and pizza!
    “A great time was had by all”

    June 26, 2018 at 10:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      ANd you will be back in just a few weeks!

      July 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    That fuzzy little head. I can’t even

    Yay for getting your license returned. Isn’t it the worst feeling when you lose something like that?

    June 28, 2018 at 5:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The worst. Especially after all of the fraud stuff of last year.

      July 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Cora

    You are looking so strong, Suz. In every picture I see. Both mentally AND physically (check out those biceps!) I’ll take a kale bowl on a hash, actually. Nutritional yeast and sausage, definitely throw those on there.

    Yay for more Mom time. Poor Alex. Emma – THOSE EYES!

    June 29, 2018 at 6:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! I’m getting some baby biceps back! Thank you, stroller strides, and yoga!

      July 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply San

    Emmie’s fuzzy hair literally is THE BEST. So glad your mom came to visit.

    And I love those running tights!

    July 3, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! I love them too! They are Belacora!

      July 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm

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