Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Home Tour Tuesday Fail and a Day O Fun With Jacob

Well, as expected, I didn’t even remotely come close to getting my office ready for the home tour this weekend… if anything, it’s a hotter mess now than it was last week.  Sigh…  I may just have to photograph it unfinished.  We shall see…

So – since I can’t share my pink and black and white and gold Lindsay museum with you, I’ll just leave some pictures from my day with Jacob last Thursday… We had a blast together and we kept busy all day!

First stop – Panera, for a cinnamon roll the size of Jacob’s head for him, and a Cinnamon Crunch Bagel for me.  Heaven…



Next stop – Target, where we ended up getting Jacob’s 54,345,987th Hot Wheel along with a whole bunch of stuff that we didn’t originally intend to get…  Apparently we’re redecorating Jacob’s whole bedroom now.  Thanks, Target.  As if I don’t already have 35,000 other things on my plate!




We followed Target with a trip to Barnes and Noble so Jacob could play at the train table.  Apparently sticking your tongue out makes you concentrate better.



After Barnes and Noble, we went to my favorite store in the entire universe – Hobby Lobby!  I’m in the process of decorating our back porch that we added on last summer, and I found a couple of really great things to hang out there.  Actually I found a bunch of really great things, but I didn’t want to go overboard so I only brought a couple of things home.  My birthday is next week, and I typically get a gift card or two for Hobby Lobby, so hopefully I’ll be able to go back and get the other things next week.  I mean, how cute is this marquee sign?!  I need it.



We stopped at Jason’s Deli for lunch (per Jacob’s request) and he had a great time coloring and showing me how he had learned to cross his eyes while we waited for our food.  And see, I told you that sticking your tongue out helps you concentrate better!




The last stop was a big deal for Jacob.  Like huge.  A Burger King in our area of town renovated their whole restaurant and playground about a year ago and Jacob has been begging to go ever since.  The playground is enormous – like giant – and you cannot miss it when you’re driving by.  (We’re on to you, Burger King.)  Well, we don’t ever eat at BK and I’m sure that it would be frowned upon to go just to use the playground, so I decided that ice cream sundaes were in order so we could go check out this playground once and for all. 

The ice cream was perfection and it felt like we were eating it in some sort of fancy restaurant or hotel lobby, because OMG, the décor in there is nicer than our house since they redid everything.  I mean, seriously, BK.  #SteppinUpTheirGame




Jacob was ecstatic (and a bit overwhelmed) when he walked out to the playground.  All he could do was stand and stare for the first minute or so.  And apparently the playground is so large that it screams out to all of the little kids on the street, because there were no fewer than 100 kids out there screaming and running around.  I settled in on one of the benches and tried not to panic every time I couldn’t see Jacob (seriously, it’s that huge) and I was provided with some entertainment when one little boy started licking the outside trash can. 

Like seriously, he was holding on to it and licking all over it like it was a giant ice cream cone.  I kept thinking that his mom or dad or somebody – ANYBODY! – would come to rescue him from the germiness of it all, but they never did.  And I wanted to tell him to stop so bad, but I felt weird about punishing somebody else’s kid, so I continued to wait.  Finally, just when I couldn’t take it anymore, he stopped and ran off.  And then a few minutes later, his caregiver (grandmother most likely?) called him to go and it turns out, she was sitting right next to me (and the trashcan) the entire time.  Maybe she’s all about the “let kids get dirty, it boosts their immune systems” mantra?!  I don’t know.  But I just hope the kid didn’t spend the weekend sick as a dog.



After BK, we had had enough fun for the day, so we headed home where Jacob read some books to me and we waited for Daddy and Olivia to come home. 

I sure do love my one on one time with my little man, and apparently he loves it, too.  Because on the way home in the car he said out of the blue, “Mommy, I love these kind of days with you.” 

Well you know what, Jacob?  Mommy does, too.  Mommy does, too.

  *Linking up with Our Pretty Little Girls for Tuesday Talk. 


15 comments:

  1. Aw such a sweet thing he said at the end!!! And wow, yeah Burger King is trying to up their game! Glad y'all had a great day with just the two of you--it's needed sometimes!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Love everything in this post.. That cinnamon roll and the bagel.. Both my jam! Jack would love the hot wheels. And oh my goodness that playground at BK!! Also... I totally would not have been able to bite my tongue. Stop licking the trash can.. Ew!

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    1. Girl YES, stop licking the trash can! Lol. WHY do kids do such gross things?!

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  3. That's one heck of a Burger King. Haha! What a fun day for just you & Jacob! What are you redecorating his room as? Target now has 20% of a whole bunch of kids stuff. I can't remember if it's through Cartwheel or regular sales at the store!

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  4. He is seriously too cute! What a fun day for you both! XOXO

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    1. Thank you, Stefanie! It really was! I don't get that one on one time often, so I relish it when I do.

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  5. Oh my goodness that BK is amazing!!!!! Yay for one on one time, it's always the best. And I'm always amazed at how many hot wheels cars Brayden can collect, LOL.

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  6. What a perfect day with your little man!! You guys really packed it in! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Aw what a perfect day with him! So excited for the days when my kids want one on one time like that :-)

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  8. Such perfect day! He is so sweet!
    The kid licking the trash can...wow! LOL! That's just too funny!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  9. Why what a wonderful day with your little man! Honestly, his face is just the sweetest. I used to stick out my tongue when I tried to concentrate as a kid too, and I always thought it was cool because Michael Jordan did it turning games, hahaha. You can tell Jacob that. Also, love the crown, love cinnamon crunch bagels, love Target and love Hobby Lobby, haha! Glad you had some special time.

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  10. So so so sweet... I need to take Austin out on a day date soon too!! I can't believe that's a Burger King!!! And the kid licking the trashcan??? hahahaha!!!!! that is amazing.. I wouldn't know what to do either.. say something? let it ride??? ha!!!

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  11. Seriously so sweet. And so gross the the kid was licking the trash can. Ugh. I am impressed by your BK though. Seriously a big change from the others.

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  12. Oh my word, the end just melts my heart. I am anxiously awaiting your office post! This one was great though. What a sweet day with your little guy!!!

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  13. Why what a wonderful day with your little man! Honestly, his face is just the sweetest. I used to stick out my tongue when I tried to concentrate as a kid too, and I always thought it was cool because Michael Jordan did it turning games, hahaha. You can tell Jacob that. Also, love the crown, love cinnamon crunch bagels, love Target and love Hobby Lobby, haha! Glad you had some special time.luxury hotels

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