Weekend shenanigans

by Kim on April 7, 2014

Heya friends!

What a weekend. The weather was absolutely insane (in a good way!) and this kid was in heaven.


(This is what he does anytime he hears someone say “HOORAY!”)

Saturday morning, I headed downtown to help promote the Madison Mini Marathon at a wellness expo. (I’ve been on the marketing team for a few years, just helping out with random expos and some flyering…mostly, it’s a good excuse to check out expos, haha.)

Our booth:


There was a really random hodgepodge of vendors there, plus a fitness challenge with prizes and LOTS of free food. (Coffee and bagels in the morning, subs and fruit/veggies in the afternoon.)

We even got a (really blurry) picture taken with Bucky!


One other perk of being a vendor at an expo: free stuff at the end!


A nice guy from Klarbrunn shared a few of his leftovers. I’d never had this stuff before, and wow, it is AMAZING! I really couldn’t believe it was zero cals.

The rest of the weekend was all about hanging with the little dude. He’s still totally into Thomas the train, and we got him a Thomas movie for his birthday that he’s OBSESSED with.

I was loving taking pics of the all the different positions he watches in:

how to watch tv

I mean, upside down??

He can’t say “Thomas” yet but has invented his own replacement word: “Ying-yay.” So both mornings he woke up and ran straight to the TV yelling “Ying-yay! Ying-yay!” Ha! How did he come up with that??

I was also following him around documenting all the different places he drives his trains throughout the house. Like it’s a whole different experience on a couch vs. window sill.

train locations

Last Friday, I came home to a nice little surprise from PopSugar:



I wore that thing ALLLL weekend long. The inside is super soft and comfortable, and my ratty old University of Wisconsin sweatshirt with the not-there-when-I-bought-it thumb holes could use a break.

The only downside is that it’s a size small, so while the sleeves are a perfect length right now, I’m scared of what a wash will do to them.

Oh, and there’s the problem of my growing stomach…


But I still love it. Thanks PS! It’s such an honor to be part of the team.

Oh, and of course we went outside. Like, a lot.


Best kid toy purchase ever: this lawnmower.


Poor kid loves to shovel things, and has tons of shovels from our beach trip last year, but no more of that white stuff in the yard to shovel. We really need a sandbox.

For now, he’s making due with the tiny rocks at the park.


And, in pure desperation, I set him up with a bag of dirt and a bucket at home, and got him started on some pointless transferring.


He LOVED it.

Well, that’s it for me! See you tomorrow for the big gender reveal for baby #2! :)

How was your weekend?



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emma @ be mom strong April 8, 2014 at 5:26 am

Love the new site!! And your belly is oh so cute! Wish we lived closer so these bellies could grow together! And the little ones could entertain themselves while we relax!
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Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

Sounds nice!! :)
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Runner Girl Eats April 8, 2014 at 5:16 am

Our weather was not so sunshiney state worthy this weekend and full of rain. It did help catch up on rest though :) I think it is a law that all boys love Thomas the train. I have never met a boy that doesnt!
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Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

Rain is so nice too, this time of year. Very relaxing. :)


Kim April 7, 2014 at 6:53 pm

I pretty much always have to get an M in jackets for the sleeve length!!!
Glad y’all had such a nice weekend – cute pictures of Mason and his various tv watching positions!
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Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

Haha, I was getting a kick out of it.


Carrie April 7, 2014 at 6:47 pm

We had weather to die for hear too!!! It totally wore my boys out. So needed! You look great btw!!!


Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:32 am

Thanks! Yeah I really don’t know how my son made it all winter!


Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate April 7, 2014 at 6:21 pm

I love that sweatshirt too and have been wearing it constantly. Cheers to Spring weather finally showing up…hope it stays for awhile! P.S. How did you get on the marketing team for the race? I would love to do something like that!
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Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:33 am

I was just on the mailing list from doing the race, and the race director posted a call for new team members a few years ago. I can shoot her an email and see if she’s interested in expanding the team if you want! We could really use some new blood. :)


Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate April 8, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Yes, please! That would be fun!
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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome April 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Looks like a fabulous weekend! Glad you got some good weather finally :-) Your growing belly is too cute! We went through a big Thomas phase right around that age. Now he’s really big into Disney Cars. So we are trying to plan a trip to Disneyland for his birthday! Can’t wait!
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Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

Oh that sounds awesome! Mason likes Cars too, but nothing can compete with Thomas right now!
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Rachel B @ Busy Mama Fitness April 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Your blog looks so good with the remodel! And I didn’t know you were pregnant!!! Congrats!!!! MT always used to drive his trains all up and down the walls and on the couch…. Then we got the one train car with the motor in it and man was that a game changer!
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Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:44 am

Thanks Rachel!
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Katie @ running4cupcakes April 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I am anxiously awaiting moving into our new house and playing in the backyard – Luke is going to love it! I am also anxiously awaiting your news tomorrow. :)
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Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:44 am

I’m excited for you to move in too! I’m sure it’ll be so nice to feel settled.


Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat April 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

What an awesome weekend! It’s so nice that you got outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather!

We got to spend a lot of time with family – always my favorite way to spend a weekend!
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Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:45 am

:) :) :)


Amanda April 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I’m so glad you guys had nice weather! It looked beautiful out! We had nice weather out in MD, which was good because we finally moved into the new house this weekend!


Kim April 8, 2014 at 8:45 am

So exciting!! Hope you’re settling in ok!


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