Weekend Recap: Spice It Up!

by Courtney Sirotin on August 6, 2012

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One thing about our family’s line of work is that you never know what the day might bring. Before Dylan was born I was more involved in the day to day operation of things but now I do more listening to the myriad interesting things Jay does in a day. For example, one day last week he toured a beautiful mansion for a location scout, attended a modern gospel music dance fitness session and stopped by a joke shop to pick up a rubber chicken for a shoot. Anyway, it wasn’t weird or anything but this Saturday Dylan and I tagged along on a meeting to discuss the web future of a new gourmet chutney company.

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We joined the family at their house and enjoyed a breakfast spread that included a sampling of the amazing chutneys.

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Dylan was a wonderful addition to Jay’s presentation. Winking smile

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When Dylan wasn’t “helping” his dad close the deal, he was hanging out on the couch playing on our iPad and making a new four-legged friend.

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I happened to catch this moment where Dylan was offering the dog a drink from his sippy cup.

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Back home, Jay racked up the awesome-dad points but setting up a water slide outside!

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I was going to show you a video of Dylan going down the slide but I like this one better.

We took a trip to the local Whole Foods in the late afternoon and then Justin came over for dinner. We had a low key night at home. Here’s Dylan doing his best to ignore a very annoying cow.


I made another Paleo-friendly banana bread this morning. Upon Jay’s request I added blueberries, walnuts and dark chocolate. To quote Ina Garten, “How bad can that be?”

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We went to the pool in the morning and then out to lunch at a place called Shish Kebab Mediterranean Grill after Dylan’s nap for a buffet. Here’s a peek at our table:

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(Still LOVING trying all these new restaurants!)

Dylan spent the meal glued to the iPad. Normally, I wouldn’t approve of this level of disengagement at the table (even iPhones seem less intrusive) but it was Sunday, he’d had a busy morning, and he was so content, I just let it go. Pick your battles, right?


We ran errands after lunch and then came back home. Jay played tennis with his brother in our neighborhood while I played with Dylan and then we all reconvened at the pool to cool off. Two interesting things happened at the pool: 1) We met another family with a two year old boy and have plans to get the kids together next week and 2) Another, older, neighbor-lady brought this “boom box” to the pool for her own musical enjoyment:

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Totally made my day.

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DONNA August 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

Sounds like a delightful weekend! I love seeing the pictures of Dylan! I just want to pick him up and hug him!


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