cornflake dreams.: weekend good things.

4.14.2015

weekend good things.

Happy Tuesday! I had an extra long weekend with my father-in-law in town (he arrived on Friday and leaves tonight). We spent most of his visit hanging out with Violet :) He showered her with attention and held her almost the whole time. I took advantage of our time with a babysitter and gave myself a pedicure, took a few naps, caught up on my magazines, and got a haircut. The weather was pretty warm so we spent a lot of time outdoors walking around our neighborhood.
One of my favorite part about having family visit is introducing them to our favorite restaurants #allaboutthefood. We got sandwiches from Queen Street Grocery (my favorite) and tried a new (to us) spot: Persimmon Cafe. H loveddd his chicken curry sandwich but unfortunately I wasn't impressed with their roasted chicken sandwich. It was packed with chicken, but it was pretty bland. On Sunday walked around on King Street and got salads from Verde. Locals: you have to try their spinach salad with strawberries, feta, avocado, pecans, and croutons -- it's delicious!

In other news -- Little miss Violet is a month old today! And we received a wonderful health update over the weekend. On Friday she had a echo heart scan with a pediatric cardiologist, and her heart is just fine! H and I are sooo happy and relieved that she doesn't require any follow-up appointments. (I took it as a good sign that the doctor's office had my favorite Dr. Seuss quote on the wall!) And yesterday at her four week check-up we were happy to hear that she is right on track in the growth dept. :)

How was your weekend?
-xo-
Jillian

p.s. There's only one day left to enter the Solly Baby Wrap Giveaway! Don't miss it and stop by tomorrow for another baby giveaway :)

16 comments:

  1. Great news that your little cutie is doing so well! I love taking my family to our favourite spots around the city as well. It's always fun when the visit. Have a great morning, sweetie.

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  2. Happy 1 month to Violet!! So happy to hear all of her tests are normal! And yay for having a built in babysitter for a few days :)

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  3. So happy to hear that Violet is doing well! I'm glad that you had a nice time with your father-in-law too. I'm sure that having a babysitter felt amazing!! :-) Have a wonderful day!! :-)

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  4. I cant believe little miss is already one month old!!! Love that you had great time with your FIL!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  5. Awww happy one month, Violet!! I'm so happy her scan turned out well!! Looks like such a fun weekend, I definitely need to try that salad from Verde.

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  6. Happy one month to Violet! Glad to hear her appointment went well. I still have not tried Persimmon Cafe, but Verde is definitely a lunch fave!

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  7. So happy to hear Vi is healthy!! I still need to get to Queen Street Grocery, your sandwich looked so good!

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  8. such good news about Violet :) and yay for having some time to pamper yourself, that's great! that little pink outfit is so adorable!

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  9. Glad to hear that Violet is doing well! I love that little pink bubble outfit.

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  10. So glad to hear everything is great with her health! Sounds like a great weekend!!

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  11. I am adoring all the little bitty baby shots of Miss V. Also all of your food pictures make me so hungry.

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  12. So happy to hear that your little one is so healthy! I'm so jealous of your foodie adventures. I need to pick your brain about chicago restaurants that we need to try! :)))

    xo, Jen

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  13. That's great news! Glad to hear little Violet is doing good.

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  14. i cannot believe she is 1 month already! love that you got some relief and a little break :)

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  15. Yay for 1 month, I can't believe how quickly that went by for you guys already! And so happy to hear everything is great with her health :)

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