Food, Zoo Animals, and Thrifting

Hey all!  What a crazy busy and relaxing weekend we have had over in the a la mode household.  I’m back with my camera phone photos to share the fun with you and linking up to a {little} dash of ash’s linkup party.

Last week, Marv and I went to the Hyvee Grand Buffet, and GRAND it was!  😉

This week’s pregnancy cravings were 7/11 slurpees (coke/white cherry flavor mix) and anything caramel (these happen to be salted caramel oatmeal white chocolate chip cookies thanks to Created By Diane).

On Saturday morning, Marv and I participated in the Kansas City Zoo Fun Run where we walked a total of about 3-4 miles?

And then we went to our favorite little thrift shop in town where I scored a lamp shade that I’ll show you later.

Some other highlights from the weekend are that we were finally able to use up a Groupon for a pizza place, we signed over our old house to new tenants (WOOHOO!), and had a craft/game night with friends that contained a lot of food as well.  In other words, the house is still a mess and we didn’t have much time for unpacking… but we’ll get there, someday.  Also, on Saturday and Sunday morning Marvin played games with baby a la mode.  Marvin would tap him in a certain spot and then he’d tap/kick back~!  It went on for quite awhile both mornings, so sweet!  And I’ve got my glucose tolerance test on Monday morning, I hope I pass it!


  1. September 18, 2011 / 10:13 pm

    such a cute little thrift store!!!! love all the animal pictures too 🙂

  2. September 18, 2011 / 10:47 pm

    oh i can’t wait to see the lamp shade! and i looove going to the zoo! adrian and i have been meaning to check ours out too now that the weather is getting nicer.

    good luck on the glucose tolerance test! i’m sure you’ll be fine. 🙂

    cute & little

  3. September 19, 2011 / 12:06 am

    A zoo walk sounds so fun! And what a sweet game between father and bump. Hope all goes well with the test.

  4. September 19, 2011 / 3:29 am

    how fun! i have a soft spot for elephants 🙂 how cool that you got to run/walk through! i love your blog sandy! and thank you for your sweet comment on lauren’s blog! 🙂

    marissa @ the boot

  5. September 19, 2011 / 5:35 am

    Mm, what a yummy weekend! I love that tap-tap game with baby a la mode. lol! Don’t worry about today. Of course it’ll go well. I just hope you like drinking tons of Orange Crush type drink. I almost cried when I saw how much I had to drink when it was my turn. lol. Good luck!

  6. September 19, 2011 / 6:46 am

    What a fun week! Those caramel cookies look delicious 🙂 And what a fun thrift store!

  7. September 19, 2011 / 7:44 am

    Sounds like such a great – and busy – weekend! Can’t wait to see that lampshade.

    Good luck on your glucose test!

  8. September 19, 2011 / 8:31 am

    What a fun weekend Sandy!

  9. September 19, 2011 / 8:55 am

    That sounds like an amazing weekend! my husband and I went on a two mile walk the other day and it felt great, until the next morning =P. That thrift shop looks amazing!

  10. September 19, 2011 / 9:38 am

    Only cool bloggers posted zoo photos today. 🙂

    Those cookies look delish, by the way!

  11. September 19, 2011 / 9:43 am

    What a wonderful weekend!!

  12. September 19, 2011 / 10:50 am

    Looks like a fun & eventful weekend! The food looks delish. And time at the zoo sounds like a fabulous time.

    Happy Monday! 🙂 xoxo

  13. September 19, 2011 / 11:42 am

    Oh cool! Did you buy that typewriter?? I’ve been trying to find one sorta like that myself. Can’t wait to see the lamp shade you scored!

  14. September 19, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Imiss7-11. I cant find any in GA.

  15. September 19, 2011 / 2:12 pm

    all that food looks sooo good. 😀

  16. September 19, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    Another adventurous weekend, filled with great food and fun. Love the game you and Marv played with BaLM! How sweet. Have a great week! xoxo – g

  17. September 19, 2011 / 4:03 pm

    Salted caramel oatmeal white chocolate chip cookies might be the best thing I’ve ever heard of.

    xx Cristina

  18. September 19, 2011 / 7:12 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend. I just wanna eat all that food now. 🙂

  19. September 19, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    Sounds like a fun and yummy weekend to me! You know, I’ve never been to the KC Zoo! That’s sad. I need to go!

  20. September 20, 2011 / 9:14 am

    What a great weekend! I love all your photos! Especially of the animals! 🙂

  21. September 23, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    Eeeeeeeeee sheeeeeeeeeeep! hehehe. 🙂

    All of that food looks amazinggggggggg. Yum, my stomach is growling over here! 😉

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