{Last} Weekend.

February 22, 2013

It’s almost been a week – better recap last weekend before it’s too late!


We had a great time relaxing – nothing too busy planned.

Saturday we went to a birthday party for Mazen’s friend Sophia!


It was fairy themed – M says hello to a fairy doll!



Sophia was the cutest happy baby – she totally knew it was her special day!


We sang songs and ate delicious carrot cake


Saturday night we dined on leftovers from the freezer – mac and cheese, BBQ and salads


Plus tasted some great stout!


Sunday was the best! We “slept in” and ate oatmeal in bed. Matt usually sleeps in on Sundays and I make a big family breakfast for us when he wakes up, but after a particularly rough few nights on my end, I played with Mazen in bed while Matt made us hot bowls of oats and coffee.



After digesting, we went for a 5-mile family walk/run, which was awesome.

And went to hang out with our friends who were brewing beer


And then Sunday night we went to Karen’s house for a lovely dinner!


This was my best attempt at photography with a baby in my lap : ) Bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin, risotto, cheddar garlic and salads


Little Choogie Pie wore a sweater that a blog reader Cathy hand-made for him – so stylish! Thanks so much Cathy – we love it!



Karen’s other guests brought a rice pudding cheesecake with fresh fruit – delish.


Here’s to hoping this weekend is just as fun!

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1 Carly @ Snack Therapy February 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

I love that Maze has some little buddies already. Too cute! And “Little Choogie Pie” might be the most adorable term of endearment I’ve ever heard!


2 Mom February 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

So glad Sophia had a nice birthday.

I remember you unwrapping that beatiful sweater the week Maze was born, and now it fits him! So fun.


3 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run February 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

I just love that pic of happy Mazen in the sink. Hope this weekend is just as restful :)


4 Jennifer February 22, 2013 at 9:47 am

Mazen is adorable!!!! I just love his smile! That first picture of him in the sink is so cute.

Wait until his first birthday comes along. :)


5 Maria Tadic February 22, 2013 at 9:47 am

I love that picture of Mazen in the sink! It’s so cute! His little cheeks are so adorable!


6 Elizabeth February 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

Sounds like a great weekend! I love that first picture of Mazen in the sink! He is adorable!


7 [email protected] February 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

What a great weekend! Hope this one is just as wonderful and that sweater is too cute!


8 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles February 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

I love those kinds of weekends! :) As I have just started knitting…I can totally appreciate the time that the blogger took to knit that gorgeous sweater for Mazen! I am still on my never ending first project…a scarf. I was on a 4 hr knitting marathon last night to be ready for my last knitting class on Sat…a hat. ( I missed the second class as I was away and am playing catch up) Tonight will see me on another knitting marathon to be at the point where the class is. Loving it! :)


9 lucy Lincoln February 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

gosh rice pudding cheesecake? yummmm! any recipe?! – nice update, maze his cute happy self as ever :)


10 Jola February 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

Can you tell me what rice pudding cheesecake is? I know cheesecake, okay, I love cheesecake, but what rice pudding? I’ve never had it… Maybe it’s just a thing you don’t it here in Germany. 😉


11 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm

It was like a rice pudding formed into a pie – I’m not sure where she got the recipe


12 [email protected] February 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm

That sounds SO. GOOD.


13 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

I’ve never heard of rice pudding cheesecake – checking out recipes now!


14 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh February 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

What a cute gummy grin! Love it! Hmm, BBQ sounds pretty good! Hopefully it still sounds good tomorrow because I know a good BBQ place a few towns away we haven’t been to in ages. YUM! Have a great weekend!


15 Allyson February 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

I know you have to hear this constantly, but Mazen is SO CUTE!!!


16 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm

It never gets old :) Thanks!


17 Tara February 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

Oh man, that sweater is too cute! Does Cathy own an Etsy shop, or does she just do it for fun?


18 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I’m not sure – maybe she’ll see this comment!


19 [email protected] February 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

thanks, tara! i just knit for fun – i love making baby sweaters and blankets, and i either give them as gifts or people buy them!


20 Andrea Budding, OCT (@AndreaBudding) February 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I just KNEW that was one of your creations, Cathy! Looks beautiful!


21 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio February 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

Fun weekend!! I hope you enjoy the weekend ahead.


22 Nina @ Too Hottie For That Body February 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

What a great weekend! Now I’ve got a craving for some cheese and crackers.


23 Tonya February 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

re: pic #1? That type of cuteness should be outlawed! :-)


24 Rachel February 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

I see I’m not the only one who is dying to know more about rice pudding cheesecake!!!!


25 Alex @ Raw Recovery February 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

I love that first picture of the boys. So cute!


26 brett February 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Dawwww! Simon has that teal and gray sleeper from Gap too!!


27 Stacey February 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

What a cute little boy you have on your hands :)
Are your counters poured concrete? I would really love to do this in our house, but wasn’t sure of the longevity if you drop plates/cups etc on it.


28 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm

They are. They came with the house. I like them a lot, but there have been a few dings


29 Carla February 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I gotta say I was on the fence before about who Mazen looks like “more,” and while I still see hints of Matt in him, in these pictures in particular he REALLY looks like you, Kath! Such adorable little cheeks he’s got…


30 Kori February 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Mazen is just so adorable! Looks like y’all had a great weekend!


31 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Sounds like a fun weekend! Hopefully you guys are getting a little more sleep this week. I’m sure that happy baby of yours was not to blame. 😉


32 Aya February 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Mazen has such a great smile! Oh I miss that baby stage. Im pretty sure Mazen is responsible for giving many moms baby fever! :)


33 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite February 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

How sweet that a reader made mazen a sweater! Looks like a great weekend together!


34 Melissa February 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Oh my goodness, the sink picture just killed me with cuteness. I would completely make that a baby book picture if I were you!


35 K February 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Kath. I have been reading KERF for over four years now. I think this with just about every post you do, and there’s really nothing to be achieved, by me, in finally saying it. Well, except for hopefully putting a smile in your heart and upon your lovely face, but you have attained a beautiful dream of a life. You and Matt, very obviously through your dedication and consistent hard work, seem to be living a modern fairytale. I know we do not see every moment, and that you also are forced to bear with some quite harsh and unwarranted negativity at times. However, it is really difficult not to envy you! :) Truly, I hope that you and your family enjoy life as much as you seem to! It would be hard to falsify I should think! I know it’s always nice to hear good things about yourself and we really all should compliment each other more in everyday life, but I feel so embarrassed! That’s just the way society conditions us now, I guess. Fear of the abnormality of being nice! :) Sooo, now that I got that out and probably seem like a complete weirdo, I’m just going to stop my rambling there. I hope you have yet another beautiful day! :)


36 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Thanks so much K : )


37 [email protected] for the Soul February 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

That is crazy! I’ve only been gone for a fewww weeks and Maze has already grown so much! It looks like you guys are doing great~and Sophia’s expression from seeing her bday cake is priceless. xD


38 Polly February 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

That photo of M in the sink…. I cannot even stand it! Cutest ever!!!! :)
Love you guys!


39 Katherine February 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

wow – looking like quite the wk/end!



40 Betsy February 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

That’s it. You win the world’s cutest baby award HANDS DOWN! He is somethin’ else!


41 [email protected] February 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Awh he’s so cute in the sink! And that is one mighty fine looking carrot cake..also love the sweater from Cathy!!! Such a little man in it!


42 jamie February 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I love the new format of your blog- it seems to be working really well for you too! Can you ask Cathy what yarn she used for that beautiful sweater?? Thanks!


43 [email protected] February 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm

hi jamie!
the yarn is called KOIGU and it is canadian…it’s hand-dyed, and i like using the variegated shades. the yarn is great for baby items as it washes really well and there are lots of bright colours available!


44 jamie February 26, 2013 at 10:30 am

Thank you so much! Beautiful sweater!!


45 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! February 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I love having delicious leftovers in the freezer for quick, convenient dinner!

BTW, something might be wrong with your twitter b/c your posts aren’t showing up anymore! Just so you know! :)


46 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Oh no, thanks for the head’s up. I didn’t realize. I have no idea how to fix it, but I bet it’s related to a Wordpress update..


47 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Hmmm..I see the posts tweeting out in my feed?


48 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama February 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Babe in a sink is a must for any parent. So cute and they love it!


49 Rach February 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

You may have seen this video from Portlandia already, but I thought of you guys and the “Happiest Baby on the Block” book. Very funny.


Mazen is adorable!


50 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

HAHAHA!! I love Portlandia and need to catch up!!


51 Karen February 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I keep waiting for a post that doesn’t contain drinking wine or beer! J/K I love those posts! Have you tried Sea Dog blueberry yet? You put fresh blueberries at the bottom of your glass before pouring it in. It. Is. The. Best. And totally up your alley (you know, fresh blueberries count for eating healthy) 😉


52 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I haven’t!! I’m not all that into fruit beers, but I suppose I could give it a try for you : )


53 Lisa @bitesforbabies February 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Great pic of Mazen in the sink 😉 We couldn’t even try…our sink is way too small! Lol!


54 Liz February 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm

The pic of Mazen in the sink… OMG! Sooooooo cute!
I wanted to ask you about the salad (“Saturday night we dined on leftovers from the freezer – mac and cheese, BBQ and salads”). Looks like baby spinachs. What do you put on them?.


55 KathEats February 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Just a simple dressing of olive oil, dijon mustard, lemon juice and salt.


56 Liz February 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Will try it! Thanks!!


57 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well February 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

How fun! I love the name Mazen. It’s unique in such a beautiful way, and makes me think of an airy spring :) Have a good weekend!


58 [email protected] February 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

kath, seeing mazen in the sweater just warms my heart! so glad he can wear it already. thanks for sharing the photos!


59 Caitlin February 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm

The first photo is my favorite, Kath. You should print that one and put it in the bathroom!


60 Anna @ On Anna's Plate February 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Baby birthday parties are so fun. :-) Have a great weekend!


61 lynn @ the actor's diet February 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

that little head poking outa the sink – priceless!


62 GrandPeePaw February 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Mazen looks exactly like his mother did in the bathtub at that age.


63 Emily @ Main-Eats February 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Looks like a great weekend! That rice pudding cheesecake is intriguing!!!


64 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Maze is growing up so fast! :)


65 Olivia February 22, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I can’t believe how different Mazen looks in every single post — so much older-looking every time! What a cutie!! :)


66 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) February 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

I love that you ate breakfast in bed on Sunday!!! Sometimes our bodies need the rest and it must have felt so luxurious. We should all do that a little more often. 😀

And that first picture of Mazen taking a bath is just the absolute sweetest. He has the most precious smile. 😀


67 Alyssa February 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I love nice slow weekends like that :-)


68 Alison February 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Mazen is so adorable in every single picture! He looks quite dandy in that sweater :) Hope you had an awesome week! (And thanks again for replying to my emails! Visiting Great Harvest was so cool! [and yummy])


69 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen March 1, 2013 at 8:19 am

I kind of want one of those sweaters in my size. Is that weird? :)

Also, hold the phone on rice pudding cheesecake. I don’t even know what to say about that.


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