Human Stroller

August 15, 2012


Matt decided to walk in to work today – and make a detour downtown to go to the bank – so I decided to go with him. Practicing for mornings with the stroller!! Only today it was easy because the baby was fed, changed and dressed before I was ; )

I gave him an extra boost in there with a date and almond butter snack to fuel us for the walk. Also a giant water bottle!


The bank hadn’t quite opened yet, so we paid a visit to Cville’s newest bakery, Paradox Pastry.


They make all kinds of decadent desserts (and have croissant sandwiches, small salads, and beer/wine too!) We need to come back at 9pm instead of 9am!


Layer cake for breakfast!?


We both got coffees – a Paradox Shenandoah Joe’s blend. Would you believe it was cool enough for hot coffee this morning!


And we walked to the bakery.

While there I had plans for a slice of Whole Wheat Cinnamon Chip, fresh n hot out of the oven!


And tasted the Lemon Zucchini tea cake too – loved the crunchy crust!


I walked the long way home and am ready for a shower and some computer time. Pondering a way to get my feet up in the air!

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1 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

Could your bump be any cuter? :-)

I’m all for cake for breakfast but yours looked pretty good!


2 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

Checkin’ out the competition! 😉 Looks like a beautiful morning for a walk.


3 KathEats August 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

Not competition!! Colleagues : )


4 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma August 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

Every time I walk into a bakery, I melt a little inside. It could be my happy place. I give you so much credit for working in one/owning one, because I don’t know how your willpower lasts. Phew.


5 Kristi August 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

That date totally looks like a frosted cupcake bite! I’d be totally tempted right now if a pastry shop was within walking distance!


6 wesley @ the way home August 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

We walked by there on our way to Bluegrass Grill when we were visiting a couple of weeks ago! My friend who lives there said it was supposed to be really good. Must go by when I get back around to that area.


7 Kel August 15, 2012 at 9:56 am

I want one!

The slice of cinnamon chip, not the bump 😉


8 Niki @ Maple Leaf Miles August 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

I NEED to learn how to make a triple layer cake like that! Irish cream and Gunniess? Mmm… I’m glad your morning walk has inspired my chocolate cravings!


9 Rachel August 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

awww cute! That cake looks good :)


10 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

Whoa girl -are you ready to pop?

Fresh brad sounds so good. That must be the biggest perk of ownership. :)


11 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

That cake is really good! We tried it a few weeks ago 😀


12 Kiki August 15, 2012 at 10:28 am

The whole wheat cinnamon chip looks amazing! On my bike today – don’t know if I can make it by 6!


13 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot August 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

Cake for breakfast. That’s a good idea :)


14 Alison August 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

In the June/July issue of Fit Pregnancy I read that woman who ate dates during their pregnancy were less likely to need meds to start labor or to help keep it progressing. They did a study and said dates have a compound that mimics the oxytocin… as a date lover, I was thrilled to read that. Keep those dates coming!


15 KathEats August 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

I read it too!! (I have a BERF post coming up that mentioned it but couldn’t remember where). I’m eating more dates :) Thanks for the reminder.


16 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama August 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Jumping in…I guess I was an except to the rule! I ate dates religiously throughout my pregnancy but still needed to be induced. My labor was super fast so maybe the dates helped in that aspect! :)


17 Deirdre @ Oh Well August 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

I love the belly shot! I too actually got a hot coffee this morning it was nice. Get those feet up!


18 Cait's Plate August 15, 2012 at 11:38 am

YUM! Whole wheat cinnamon chip?? That sounds incredible.


19 Annette @FitnessPerks August 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

What a fun morning together :) Love it!


20 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Chip all buttery and warm – mmm

And you’re the third blog Ive been to today with dates. And there are no dates here. And I am craving them!


21 Mary Catherine August 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hey Kath! Do you have any good sources/articles that definitely show that organic food is better for you?  Especially fruits and vegetables? I have been doing this organic food co-op thing and I am having a hard time justifying the cost. It is easier to see why organic meats and dairy are better, I just haven’t seen anything very convincing regarding fruits and vegetables.


22 KathEats August 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I think in general, buying organic for the dirty dozen is smart. The Environmental Working Group is a trusted resource with lots of information: and a shopper’s guide:

ALso Caitlin just wrote about organic this morning! Sounds like her book would be a good reference:


23 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See August 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Layer cake for breakfast? Sounds like a challenge 😉


24 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

YUM! I love dessert type foods for breakfast. It can be trouble, but MIY french toast w/ almond butter usually satisfies the craving!


25 Amanda @ flecksofgreen August 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I really like the sound of the lemon and zucchini combo in a bread. I’m very sad to say I haven’t had any zucchini bread all summer :( and it’s one of my favorite summer specialties.


26 Julia H. @ Going Gulia August 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Kath, I ran by you this morning!! I’m in cville helping my best friend move into her apartment by UVA and dragged her with me on a four mile run. I would have introduced myself when I saw you downtown but you and Matt were chatting with someone, so instead we kept running and I was all “OMG I KNOW WHO SHE IS!!!!! THAT’S KATH!!!!” Haha. Have a good evening!


27 KathEats August 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Haha awesome! Extra coincidence because I’m not normally out at that hour. I do remember a pair of runners go by :) sorry to miss the chance to meet you!


28 MommyPage August 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Those treats look deluctable! I’m glad you got to try some- you made a good choice with the Lemon Zucchini tea cake


29 Angel7 August 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm

It looks like they have a variety of foods to choose from.


30 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

The tea cake looks so amazing!


31 Whitney August 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

That CAKE! Wow. Never too early.


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