Four Generations

November 5, 2012

Three generations in 2009


Three generations in 2011 (plus puppy dog!)


and now…FOUR generations!


Somebody woke up with some sniffles : ( I think he has a baby version of my cold (which is mild, but definitely turned into a cold). He doesn’t seem to be tooooo unhappy, but I can tell he’s not 100% himself. Hope the breast milk is working its magic to keep his cold at bay.


We didn’t have the greatest night of sleeping last night. We had adjoining rooms with my mom and had brought all of our workout gear so she could babysit while we went for a run this morning, but alas, we decided to sleep soundly and took a 30 minute nap while she played with M in her room instead. Thank goodness for daylight savings!

After we finally got ready, Matt picked up some Starbucks (decaf capp. for me!) and we walked over to Gram’s for breakfast.


Eggs. Toast. Fruit. Yum!


That would be Apple Scrapple bread we brought up!


We headed to church after that for the service and reception in honor of Gram’s art show. Stinky decided he was hungry just as church started, so I fed him followed by a walk in the brisk fall weather. Then we waited for everyone else to sing their last hymn for the reception to begin.



There was a lovely spread of food


And a dessert end…!



I had a taste of nearly everything and went back for seconds on veggies, a few crackers + cheese and a second mini cupcake!


My mom enjoyed playing with Maze, and he received a lot of attention for being the youngest human present.


Back at Gram’s, we played a few games. He LOVED this Duke cheerleader bear that played the Duke fight song! She brought out some bright smiles.


Go Mazen Duke Go!


We said goodbye to Gram and hit the road.


I was worried M would cry the whole way because he just isn’t himself today, but he actually SLEPT the whole way, which was good for us because the car was quiet and good for him because he probably needed the rest.


We decided on Whole Foods salad bar for dinner – piled on the veggies, chickpeas, some grain salads and a wonderful piece of cornmeal fish!! I want to go back for that fish.



Poor baby. Hope he feels better tomorrow!


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1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

Okay, Maze looks ridiculously cute in that hooded green and navy outfit! I want one for myself. And what a great reception for your grandmother, she sounds like an amazing woman!


2 Ali @ Peaches and Football November 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

Awww – I swear he gets cuter every day even with a little flu bug. It’s “that time of year” though – seems like there are sniffles everywhere. I’ve been fighting off something for a few weeks now but the Sambucol and extra vitamin C seem to be keeping all but random sniffles at bay. I love generational family pictures. When my brother had his son a few years ago (5!) and my grandpa was up visiting, we got a picture with the 4 generations of boys. Super cute.


3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

Is that wine on tap at your Whole Foods?! So cool! Mine just has beer and Kombucha on tap.


4 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

Yes! They have wine tasting and half glasses too


5 lisa fine November 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

Mmm. Your post makes me crave a good brunch spread with lots of salads and cheeses and desserts, and the Whole Foods salad bar. We don’t have any WF up here, though we do have lots of food coops that have awesome hot and cold food bars. I’ll have to hit one of them up soon!


6 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

You have such a handsome little guy. I love his little hooded onesie! I hope you two are feeling more like yourselves today!


7 Leslie November 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

Looks like a lovely weekend. So glad you got to enjoy that precious time with your family. My grandmother passed away when my firstborn was six months old and we only had taken one of the four generations pictures. I really do cherish it.


8 Carrie November 5, 2012 at 9:31 am

Awww. My baby has the sniffles too – tis the season. I have found (from sniffles with prior babies) that a few drops of homemade saline solution (1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 cup warm water) helps moisten and open things up. In fact, I just did that with my little one and it improved things immediately. Their passageways are so tiny that even a little baby booger (feels funny to type that word!) can really stop things up.

Hope he’s feeling better today!


9 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

My question is: how do you put the saline in? Do you have a medicine dropper ?


10 Carrie November 5, 2012 at 9:45 am

Dropper is best but this morning I improvised and used the syringe that came with a bottle of Tylenol (had never been used) and that worked fine too. You can also buy infants saline but why pay for salt water, right?!?


11 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 9:47 am

Thanks! I called the Pediatrician yesterday and the nurse said the same thing


12 Carrie November 5, 2012 at 9:32 am

Oh, and I meant to write that I really love that black dress you are wearing – I love wearing dresses but have none that work with nursing. Did you happen to get that recently? Very cute!


13 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 9:44 am

Do you mean in the second photo? It’s by 5 bamboo, but it’s not a nursing dress. ( that photo is from a year ago )


14 Judy November 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

Love the pics with your gram since I’m a grandma myself, my best thing in life at this age for me. Praying maze gets over his cold quickly …


15 Vivi @ My.Beautiful.Air November 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

Feel better Maze! Love the ‘4 Generations’ pic! Awesome!


16 Eating 4 Balance November 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

I hope Maze feels better soon! I’m starting to get a little bit of a cold myself. You know- the itchy throat and ears? Maybe it is the drastic change in temperature. Whenever the temperature warms up that fast I always get a little bit of the sniffles too.

And I love that you guys bring your Great Harvest bread everywhere! I would too if I made such delicious baked goods :)


17 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

Looks like a fun weekend – such a cute green hoodie outfit, love the strips =)


18 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

Sorry to hear the nugget isn’t feeling well now too. You’d never know it by the pics you took. It’s so amazing to see how much they change those first few months. I’ve got a 5 generations pic in the hallway, I’m so glad to have it!


19 Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

All that food looks so tasty! Hope the little one feels better soon!


20 Jeri November 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

I introduced mini-me to Whole Foods yesterday. Of course she wanted to a salad. I was kind of shocked at the price per pound, $8.49 as compared to Farm Fresh. But hey, it was healthy and not a chicken nugget meal from mickey d’s. She didn’t like the ranch dressing at first because it tasted different from the bottled kind. I said well home made does taste different than prepared and processed. She gave me her approval to continue to shop there. I even got the best cheese I have ever tasted. It’s called Somerdale Red Dragon w/ Mustard Seed and Ale. It was $7. But well worth it. It’s $20 a pound. Think I might get a pound for Thanksgiving and use it in my mac n cheese for a kick.

All of you guys rock, because without you, I would still be in this food rut. But now, I am experimenting and I love it


21 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio November 5, 2012 at 10:06 am

such a cutie pie! He’s getting so big!


22 Carly @ Snack Therapy November 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

He is looking so alert and old! Crazy what a few weeks can do in “baby time.” And of course, loving the Whole Foods dinner : ).


23 Allison November 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

So sweet to see the generations together. You’re mom is so tall . . .and you’re such a little thing :)


24 Allison November 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

that would be your mom – sorry, I’m my own grammar police!


25 Parita @ myinnershakti November 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

I always feel so bad for sick babies because they can’t tell anyone what’s wrong! I hope Mazen feels better soon.


26 Becca November 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

Now I’m craving a decaf cappuccino like you had. ‘Tis the season for warm drinks! Also, I love Matt’s black sweater/jacket that he was wearing in the picture of him and Maze in the stroller.

Hope you are both feeling better soon! Sending healthy vibes your way…


27 deva at deva by definition November 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

Sounds like a fabulous and fun weekend in spite of all the sickies. I hope Maze and you both feel better quickly!


28 Sandi November 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

Matt & Maze are going to be great pals, so sweet :)


29 Morgan November 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

Wow-what a weekend full of good eats! That spread at your grandmother’s church has me drooling.

Hope you guys have a quick recovery!


30 Spice Chicken November 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I’m with Morgan about the church spread — wow! Typically you see a lot of unhealthy fare. The fresh fruit, vegetables, and quality cheese is inspiring. May I ask what denomination the church is? Just curious.


31 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm

It’s Lutheran


32 Mom November 6, 2012 at 5:38 am

Lutherans seem to have a pretty good reputation for good food (esp. in the Midwest.)


33 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles November 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

Looks like you enjoyed a great family weekend in honour of your Grandma…to bad Mazen was a bit under the weather. Car rides always put my little ones to sleep…makes travelling so much more relaxing!


34 theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine November 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

Oh my goodness that spread of food look simply amazing! I love it when buffets have such variety, eating just a little bit of each dish is my favorite way to eat a meal. Congrats to your Gram and I hope Maze feels better!


35 Ashley @ LibertyBelles November 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

That little hooded onesie is the cutest!


36 Kiersten November 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

My lil guy is a week younger than Maze and got his first cold. It was horrible. I recommend Simply Saline Baby. It is a saline mist that you put up each nostril. My baby is too wiggly and we had a hard time using a dropper. With Simply Saline, I would put it in, wait about 10 seconds then use the hospital bulb to suck anything out. I would also sit in our small bathroom with the shower on. The steam helped clear things up too. Hope his cold goes away quick! It took Ethan almost 2 weeks to get 100% back to himself.


37 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 11:35 am



38 Tami @Nutmeg Notebook November 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

Looks like a wonderful weekend! Lots of good food all around. Even though I can make really good salads at home I so enjoy the salad bar at Whole Foods.


39 Allison K November 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

I bought a Duke cheerleader teddy bear that plays the fight song just like that one for my baby niece. She likes to dance to the song. It is adorable!


40 Kori November 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

I absolutely love the 3-generation photos and now the 4-generation photo! Everyone looks wonderful. So sorry that Mazen is sick, and I hope he gets to feeling well soon!


41 Laurie November 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Unrelated to todays post, I bought a tin of the smoked trout at Trader Joe’s. Now what do I do with it :)


42 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Put a fork in it : ) seriously though I like to put a little bit of mayonnaise and mustard, maybe some capers or barbecue sauce. Old Bay would be a good spice. Or the other day I just flaked on to a salad. It has so much flavor plain and that’s why I like it.


43 Betty November 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I love pictures and stories of your grandma – she seems classy and full of spunk and is your mom too happy to be a grandma or what? Such smiles she has for mr m.


44 Jenica November 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I LOVE the WFM salad bar for dinner. It’s the best! Seems like you had a lovely Sunday with the family.


45 Andrea November 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Glad you guys had a great weekend, I hope Mazen feels better today! And that Whole Foods salad with fish looks incredible.


46 Jenny @ For Your Consideration November 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Feel better soon, Mazen!


47 Katherine November 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm
48 Emily @ November 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Looks like a great weekend!!! That fish looks WAY awesome-I wish I lived close enough to a Whole Foods…


49 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I’m sure it IS working it’s magic. The stuff is so powerful and I hope his sniffles stay at bay!

And between the cheese plate and the dessert platter, I would have never left this party :)


50 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Maze’s little smirk just made my heart melt. He is so ridiculously handsome!


51 Annette @FitnessPerks November 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

4 generations?! WOW. How cool!


52 Michelle (Peachy Palate) November 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Such a cute photo of him nestled in the pillows!


53 lindsay @ Fuel My Famil November 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

My in laws make cornmeal fried fish (my father in law catches it) all the time and although its not the healitheist since its fried, I absolutely love it and eat it every time we see them! I have still yet to try whole foods hot bar, looks like im missing out!


54 Alicia @ Wanna Be Ina November 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

My wise old midwife told me to put breast milk in the baby’s nose when he had sniffles. It worked like a charm.


55 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I’m trying to figure the logistics of that too, although I’m guessing a dropper would work.


56 Ali November 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Just chiming in to say….just squeeze it right in there, from the tap as it were. Also works great on crusty, gross eyes, eczema and pretty much any other baby malady!


57 Christine November 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

A Nosefrida is great for baby/toddler colds. So much better than the bulbs. It looks gross but it’s not once you use it. I think Target carries them now.


58 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I have one and used it today!! Quite effective (but also gross!)


59 Claire November 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Hope you and Maze feel better!


60 Rachel November 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Mazen looks so cute in those little hoods! That fish looks delish. At Trader Joe’s, they have a frozen version that looks just like that. I use it as a main, and also in fish tacos!


61 the 3volution of j3nn November 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Aww, hope baby feels better! Glad you had a nice visit with your Gram! She looks wonderful.


62 Carrie @ The Cook's Palette November 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

So neat for Mazen to be there to celebrate his great grandmother. Hope he feels better soon! He is lucky to have wonderful parents like you and Matt. :)


63 Birdie November 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I hope your Grannie’s reception went well. I keep thinking about her art, especially her painted saints.



64 Mom November 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I read her your comment.She was delighted.Thanks!


65 Ilane November 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm


Kath, is that jam/jelly in picture 10 a Red pepper jelly? It is orange and is sitting on top of a cheese on a cheese platter :) I would love to know the name of it. Thanks in advance.


66 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

It is, but I don’t know the brand or anything


67 Naomi November 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

That looks like a fantastic spread, and a good bunch of wonderful family. Great pictures, too!!


68 Kate November 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Mazen is adorable! Am I the only person going to comment on the hunky priest/minister who is blurred in the background of one of the pics? lol. As my mother would call him, “Father What a Waste”…hehe:)


69 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Haha. That is Pastor Chris! He is cute, and his wife, Heather, is a loyal blog reader : )


70 Kristen @ Change of Pace November 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Baby colds are the worst! They can’t eat well and are just fussy. It seems like everyone is sick around here. I just got over a little cold and now both my kiddos are sick. The fisher price rock-n-play was great for my little guy to sleep in when he had a cold. It kept him inclined.


71 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Love those generation pictures! I have one like that from when I was a baby with 5 generations of women from my family!

Hope Mazen is feeling better now. :)


72 She Ran.She Worked.She Conquered. November 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm

That hooded onesie rocks haha…so jealous that babies get to hang out in such cozy outfits all day long. Hope you both get over the colds!


73 isabelle November 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Just wanted to make sure that people understand that we (humans) don’t make many antibodies to the viruses that cause colds, which is why we continue to get them year after year. Therefore, unfortunately, breast milk won’t help provide any immunity at this point.

Also, if you make your own saline, be sure to use sterile water! Infants especially can get rare, but serious, fungal infections of the brain from inserting tap water into the nose/sinuses.


74 [email protected] November 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm

That is so cool to have 4 generations! How neat!


75 Nicole November 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

Mazen is growing a head of hair! It looks strawberry blonde, I love it! And he is looking more like you every day, it’s so dang sweet!


76 Jun November 6, 2012 at 1:49 am

Your mum’s really tall in the first picture! Is it due to the heels or it’s a fact? Makes me wonder which side of the parent’s height you inherited? Haha no insult intended, just curious!


77 KathEats November 6, 2012 at 3:14 am

I think she’s 5’6″ and my dad is 5’11!. I’m 5’2″ so no idea!


78 Mom November 6, 2012 at 5:40 am

Kath’s great-grandparents were on the shorter side!


79 Elisabeth November 6, 2012 at 2:47 am

Love that first pic of Maze – so much personality! 😉


80 Bec November 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

I know you’re a huge nut / nut butter fan and was wondering about your thoughts on this

In it, the blogger proposes that eating excess amounts of nuts can lead to weight gain. I’m currently trying to change my diet to a much healthier one and seeking info from all perspectives :)


81 KathEats November 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

Eating excessive amounts of nuts can lead to weight gain, but eating a few portions spread throughout the day is a good way to get healthy fats, protein, and the nutrients vitamins and minerals at nuts offer. Some of his points may have some merit, but I think you’d have to eat an awful lot of nuts to get your body of balance or do any harm. When in doubt my answer is always eat real food, and nuts are certainly real food.


82 [email protected] November 6, 2012 at 8:02 am

Looks like a fun trip! That Whole Foods salad bar always looks so tasty. Wish we had one near us. Hope your colds are better soon.


83 Claudia November 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

I think I just saw your Mom on CBS This Morning campaigning/knocking on doors in Virginia!


84 KathEats November 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

Haha it wasn’t her, but she does have look alikes!


85 Gina @HealthLoveandChocolate November 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

So cool to see the four generations! The food spread at the reception looks incredible, yum.


86 Life's a Bowl November 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Maze is absolutely precious, hope he feels better soon!

P.S. Our local WF’s has a wine bar too, have y’all ever gone? I’ve heard they’re quite the hit!


87 KathEats November 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Not yet!


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