I had such a fun day today talking about babies, playing with friends, eating good food and enjoying great weather!
We kicked things off with a visit to Casa Healthy Tipping Point for an out-of-town guests brunch : )
So fun to see their new house in person! It’s so big and bright and airy!
Caitlin + Kristien made a lovely brunch of french toast, eggs and fruit.
Does this look like an HTP meal to you?! I tried one of the gluten-free breads for fun and it was pretty good!
Next up there was a short walk in the neighborhood and a book signing (!!)
And then we headed to Fabo Café for the main event –
Mellow Mushroom donated the food for the event and we had pizza galore!
In preparation for the afternoon, Caitlin donned her guest of honor hat
I would say this baby is about 14 weeks gestation!? Ha.
Caitlin’s mom made the hat. She is truly a JOY to be around!
Caitlin had one game to play – a “guess what this is for” game involving all the things a new mom might encounter.
Any clues to what this is!? It was one of the few I didn’t know ….and the answer shocked me!
Kristien was such a good sport : ) I love having the dad in the house
Baby mamas in the house!
Our next game was called “eat the cupcakes!” They were from a local bakery (Polka Dot Bake Shop)
The best red velvet I’ve ever had! I usually feel like I can taste food coloring or something, but these were outstanding. Gluten-free too!?
After we were sweetened up, it was present time!
I bought them two prints off the registry – letterpress from Etsy. Such cute phrases!
When the shower concluded, I went back to Caitlin’s to play
We ended up having lots of girl talk in the nursery as we put away presents
Over afternoon tea! Kristien brought up the tray for the ladies to enjoy
Best cup of tea I’ve had in ages. He sure knows what he’s doing!
By dinnertime I reconnected with Matt and Liam (one had been at Conor’s new brewery, Birdsong, and one had been napping…)
We wanted to try out Cowfish for dinner, which I hear is amazing, but evidently so because the wait was too long, so we ended up at Zink, which was one of our favorite restaurants when we lived here, although it was Uptown and this space was M5!
Liam was pumped for patio dining under “brellas”
We shared the calamari to start
I wasn’t too hungry (I had had another bite of cupcake with my tea) so I went for a salad topped with pimento cheese fritters (!!) and salmon
I couldn’t even finish it – too full!
Matt had an incredible potato-crusted shrimp dish with fries (tried one of each)
And Liam said that his green beans were fab!