July 5, 2013


Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!


Matt had the day off and we felt like doing something special so after a long family walk, morning naptime and some playin’ we all went to Beer Run for lunch.


Beers for lunch – it was a holiday and all!


Matt and I shared a salad –


And a juicy bison burger!


M enjoyed a new placemat with cheese, avocado and bits of bison burger served atop.


We headed over to our neighbors’ for their annual 4th extravaganza and then later on packed up our bathing suits and a picnic for a trek out to Mint Springs Park with Karen and some friends.


Mazen was excited to see his girlfriends!


We parents had a wonderful spread of foods – salads, dips, watermelon, sushi, bread


We had dinner at 5pm! And then all took a dip in the water. Maze loves it and his new floaty!


We dried off for dessert before heading home for bedtime –


A local pie, Great Harvest sweets and a berry crisp made by Gina. Fabulous!


We did not get to see fireworks this year, but our little spark kept us plenty happy <3

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1 Suzanne July 5, 2013 at 7:43 am

That cobbler looks unreal! Happy fourth!


2 greenminimalism July 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Yeah, and the kids look beautiful too. Lovely post as usual Kath, I need to buy a camera soon (even though I’m typically against accumulating digital belongings)- you always inspire me!



3 Lauren @ The Highlands Life July 5, 2013 at 7:58 am

What a great 4th! Archie has that same floatie and loved it at the pool! So glad I have a baby that loves the water. And I love your swimsuit top. Great coverage! I had such a hard time finding a top with great coverage this year due to me still nursing and finally found one but man, it made me think that maybe I need to design post partum swimsuits!


4 KathEats July 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

Athleta – best mama suits!


5 Liz July 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

Gosh, Kath, you look fabulous in your two piece!! Looks like a fun and busy 4th.


6 Evelina Micall July 7, 2013 at 8:45 am

I second the motion, Liz! It really looks fabulous on Kath. I wish I can wear that. I think I’m motivated again to do some workouts. lol :-)


7 [email protected] July 5, 2013 at 8:42 am

That kid has the biggest beautiful eyes! Love the nails and might I add although I’m not usually one to comment and tend to avoid it but you’re looking fantastic! :)


8 lisa fine July 5, 2013 at 8:58 am

Mazen is getting so big, and he looks more and more like you the older he gets. Love it.
Sounds like a fun fourth – gotta love picnics with friends.


9 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 5, 2013 at 9:04 am

Looks like a fun celebration! I love your nails and the berry crisp. It looks so yummy :)


10 David @ From Ballparks to BBQ July 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

It looks like Beer Run is yet another place I need to check out in Charlottesville.

And I see you going with the local Chateau Morrisette Blackberry Wine! Good call!


11 Nina @ Too Hottie For That Body July 5, 2013 at 9:17 am

Americana at it’s best!


12 [email protected] July 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

Mazen is getting so big!! I hardly knew it was him the stroller pic. And that serving spoon in that delicious looking cobbler is adorable. Love it!


13 Tiffany July 5, 2013 at 9:23 am

Kath, you look great!! Love your hair and neckless in the picture with Mazen’s stroller. How old is Mazen now? He is getting so big and cute :)


14 Cait's Plate July 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

Love, love, love your nails! And that second picture is SO adorable my heart can barely take it!

Glad you had a good fourth!


15 Lily Parkes July 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

Happy 4th day! It looks like you really had a wonderful day. My family went to the beach and we’re so tired right now. Anyway, I wish we brought some beer. :-)


16 Jessica July 5, 2013 at 9:57 am

Kath you look amazing!


17 Kim July 5, 2013 at 10:01 am

I love your nail polish! How fun :) My husband and I had bison burgers yesterday too! Great minds think alike, I guess!


18 jodea @ chillichocolatelove.com July 5, 2013 at 10:10 am

That crisp is making my mouth water.


19 Liesl @ Fitnessinthekitchen July 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

All the food looks fresh and delish! What a simple and fun way to spend the 4th as a family. There will be many years of fireworks ahead. :)


20 Aisling @ Sunny Side Up July 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

Sounds like a great day. Yes, you look fab, you go girl x


21 Tonya July 5, 2013 at 11:23 am

Rock that 2 piece Kath!


22 Lindsay July 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

You GO Kath! You look fab and so does that spread of food, the lake, and the whole day really;) We enjoyed our first 4th back in the States after 2 years, so fireworks were a MUST! We enjoyed watching them boom over Kailua bay in Hawaii;) A great “welcome back” to the USA!


23 Jenn July 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I find it interesting that you share your meals with your husband. If I asked mine to share a burger with me I’m sure that idea would get shot down really fast. 😉


24 KathEats July 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

It was his idea : )


25 Jean July 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Love your nails! So festive.


26 Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile July 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Looks like you guys had a fun day! You look great by the way! You have a nice core- good for you! :)


27 hanna harrison July 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

do you mind if i ask where did you get Mazen’s tube? m


28 KathEats July 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

From Amazon : )


29 Jessica July 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

It cracked me up someone asked why you share food with your husband. Well, that’s why you have a baby and look amazing in a bikini. Everything in moderation!


30 Maureen July 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm

You look fabulous!
I love sharing meals when we go out. More flavors to enjoy! :)


31 Laura July 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Kath, was there a baby book that you once recommended that had a good technique for getting babies established with a sleep routine? I know there was one that I read about somewhere and I wondered if it was here.


32 KathEats July 6, 2013 at 9:12 am

There are a few of the sleep books I read listed in this post. How old is your baby? I am not really one to ask about sleep because Mazen didn’t sleep until we sleep trained at 6 months (using Ferber’s method so perhaps read his book?) Good luck!


33 Gina Langford July 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

We had so much fun with y’all!!


34 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Looks like the peeeeerfect day! Family + food (and some beer) + your little firecracker!!!
I wasn’t so fond of the banging outside of our house when the little one was trying to sleep—- party pooper over here!


35 Janette Emerson July 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Wow! You really had so much fun. I like the combination of beer, salad and burgers! I’m just worried about getting so much food and ruin my weight loss program during occasions like this.


36 Live Love Yum Well July 6, 2013 at 3:39 am

The second picture is ADORABLE!


37 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner July 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

What a wonderful fourth! I love how sushi is just randomly thrown in with your eats for the day. Can’t say no to sushi, though! :)


38 Mer July 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Cute nails! You are bikini ready!! You lost it fast after having a baby- congrats!


39 Anna July 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Beautiful 4th celebration :) That pie…*drools*


40 Anna July 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Also, your nails are so holiday appropriate!


41 Ilane @cultiv8health July 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm

You changed your picture on the left corner. Pretty mama.
Great pictures as always.


42 Katherine July 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm
43 Amy @ www.funfoodiefamily.wordpress.com July 6, 2013 at 9:29 pm

LOVE bison burgers! Do you guys have a Ted’s up there? Glad you had a great holiday!


44 Jacqui July 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Your pictures are always so amazing! The salad with walnuts looks delicious and I am now craving berry crisp! Thank you for sharing your day with us!


45 kristen @ verbs and vignettes July 8, 2013 at 6:56 am

happy fourth! i love fireworks, but the only ones i got to see this year were in my brother’s driveway. i got to hold a sparkler, though. :p


46 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut July 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

You look fantastic!!!


47 Neil Butterfield July 10, 2013 at 4:28 am

Looks like you guys celebrated in style. M looks adorable!!!


48 Amy @ Fun Being Mum July 16, 2013 at 11:27 am

What a lovely family filled day Kath! And WOW…. your bikini body is to die for (i’m not jealous one bit!!!) :)


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