Wednesday, March 28, 2012

may the odds be ever in your favor

hooray, we saw it! i read hunger games when i was pregnant with jack and finished that puppy off in about three days, followed closely by the next two additions. b read all three books over christmas break 2011 and might have been even more excited than i was to see the movies. we'd been watching all the trailers and emailing each other links to spoiler alert & gossip sites and bought tickets for opening night as soon as they went on sale. we were PUMPED.

since this was a movie worth seeing in theaters (doesn't happen too often these days, especially when you suffer from city-wide babysitter scarcity) we decided to go big or go home -- and ponied up for tickets to the ipic theater. this is a high end line of theaters (with a location in pasadena, holla!) with a super swanky vibe -- the lobbies are very lounge-y with gourmet food & drink options, bigscreen tvs, a full bar, etc. the theaters themselves have two types of seats, full recliners and cushy oversized sofa chairs, and waiters even bring food to your seat.

we opted for the cheaper seats and snuck in our own treats ;) but it was still off the hook. such a good movie and such a fun way to see it.

cushy-seat self portrait + my cute date:

even the bathrooms were awesome. and full of hunger games signage ;)

i came home and did a quick speed-read of book 1 over the weekend, just for fun. then i had a dream about peeta last night and b was nowhere in the picture. not sure if that's a good sign or a bad sign. (oh, and we still have the printables up in our apartment;) guess it's time to start a countdown for movie #2!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

things are looking up

hooray! life is good. i actually wrote a whole post yesterday about how grumpy i've been lately -- turns out this seasonal affective disorder is a real thing -- but lucky for you, i didn't have time to finish it so i never hit publish. besides the whole constant-rain issue, i also accidentally deleted my next blurb book after spending 10 hours on it and i've just been in a bad mood for a week. boo. cranky lyndsey is not a fun lyndsey.

but just like that, 24 hours later i'm a happy girl again!
the sun came out today for a few hours.
jack and i headed to the mall, where i scored probably the best retail deal of my LIFE on some new boots ($120 boots for $7, thank you very much), we played in the play area with our favorite friends, and then met up with b for a tasty lunch.
jack took a 4 hour nap, i went to the latest seattle blogger meetup, b & i watched survivor.
AND we finally got ourselves a babysitter for this weekend because you know we've already had opening weekend tickets for hunger games since three weeks ago ;)
i'd say this was a pretty good day -- and just in time too, because i was starting to lose it.

in other news, jack and i built our first fort last week and it was so fun. i guess that's one highlight of being stuck indoors all the time.

jack has been talking a TON lately and throwing out new words all over the place. i have to really pay attention because he'll point out objects or make appropriate animal noises and i'm never expecting it! we're trying to train him to say "grant" in preparation for uncle grant's homecoming next month, but mostly it comes out sounding like "grok." we'll take it. he also likes to climb inside the ottoman, lay down and pretend to sleep by making little snoring noises. he is too funny.

here's hoping for another sunny tomorrow.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

in no particular order

not a whole lot has been going on around here of late. lots of errand running and dinner dating and getting overly excited every time a truck drives by (jack's favorite thing), per our usual. and i kind of love it. especially when my days involve playing with this little guy.

we're still working on the whole tantrum thing. it's not perfect but we're getting there. plus, jack's got a lot of cute moments to make up for the bad ones -- bad like when he screams at me and throws a plate of ketchup & chicken nuggets on the carpet and i have to count to 10 before hysterically laughing. (if i don't laugh, i'd probably cry. so, laughing it is.)

he is starting to talk like crazy and it's the BEST. he's learning a couple letters and colors and does all the hand motions to our songs (including fist-pumping and a tiny "ooray!" for "if you're happy and you know it"). he runs and jumps and holds my hand in the street and feeds himself cereal for breakfast every morning. he's completely obsessed with mickey mouse clubhouse and those dannon drinkable yogurts. basically, he's awesome.

in other news, we had snow, hail, rain, drizzle, sunshine and 60 degree temps -- all in the past four days. seattle's weather is crazy but i love it. i can't believe we've been here for almost nine months! sometimes i still feel like i'm settling in, but other times it really does feel like home. we've made ticket to ride friends, the librarian knows jack's name, i know the fastest shortcut to trader joe's. we're set.

so set, in fact, that i'm an official state of washington business owner (which you probably already know if you're my facebook friend). i've decided to take my freelancing biz in a slightly more professional direction -- meaning i have an official email address and i actually file taxes now ;) my business license arrived last week and i even have an "under construction" page on my website. i feel so blessed to be able to grow my little business, and i'm excited about what's to come. i really, really love being a full-time mommy...but it's SO nice to be able to plug into a professional network for a few hours a day and get 'er done.

we've got lots to look forward to around here -- hunger games is coming out in 12 days (yes, we already bought tickets for opening night, woot!), adjusting to daylight savings, and welcoming my little brother home! he gets back from his two-year stint in mexico in less than a month and we are SO excited. jack and i made a little countdown chain to mark the days...

but jack isn't really quite clear on exactly what you're supposed to do with it. 

anyway, that's an update from us. maybe it won't take me 11 days to blog again :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

a little too 80s

a few weeks ago we went to a surprise party for one of b's co-workers. it was an 80s theme so we did our best to dress the part. (and when i say best, i mean b found a shirt at goodwill and i pulled random crap out of my closet -- yay legwarmers, you were such a good 2005 impulse buy.) here we are, ready to party...and don't mind jack's cameo, his baby mullet fits the theme although he had to stay home:

the party was fun, i guess. except that the host's husband mistook b for another (male) co-worker's live-in argentine boyfriend. didn't realize b's 80s look made him look quite that gay, but maybe it was a compliment. ha! at least the boozy gourmet mac & cheese was tasty that night...we bailed right after dinner and came home to watch this is it with t&a. now THAT'S my idea of a good night.