Mom’s Play Date

October 31, 2008

I’ve had such fun entertaining Becca + Zora this afternoon :) Zora loves our bear Beaker all dressed up for Halloween!


When I got home from class I walked 30 minutes to the grocery store for some kale + oranges for lunch. I made this salad for our lunch, which I have been thinking about since I made it back in APRIL: Colorful Wheatberry Salad. This time around I subbed out the spinach for kale and added blue cheese.




We also had toast with pumpkin butter



Here’s our black and orange table set-up


After lunch we took Zora out for a walk – that lasted almost 2 hours! She fell asleep right when we were heading back from our first loop, so we decided to do another 45 minute loop. Becca’s pedometer said we did about 10,000 steps. It was effortless, catching-up chitter chatter and flew by :) Wish we lived closer so we could walk together more (and when I have a stroller too some day….not anytime soon so don’t think that was a hint!)

Can’t wait for trick or treating to start. My friend at Winthrop, Shameka, got me this pumpkin beer for my birthday today! I can’t wait to try it out tonight 8) Thanks Shameka!


Off to play some more until dinnertime. I think I’m ready for a snack!

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1 Sidi October 31, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Happy Halloween, Kath! Great salad!


2 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 31, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Sounds like a fun afternoon!


3 VeggieGirl October 31, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Aww, so fun!! And what a delectable salad – yum!!


4 Becky October 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Sald looks wonderful! I love blue cheese!

Hope you like the beer. I had one earlier this week. We had bought it last weekend because we couldn’t find the Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale. Luckily, our friends found the Blue Moon one and picked that up too. I do like the Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale better. I would like to try the Dogfish Pumpkin ale but the fiance doesn’t care for the pumpkin ale – that a lot of beer for just little ole me!

Enjoy your Halloween!


5 Cat October 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Sounds like a great day so far!! Enjoy the pumpkin beer – I got some of the Dogfish Head Pumpkin beer and Sea Dog Blue Paw (blueberry) ale for tonight. Hehe a dog theme much??


6 caroline F. October 31, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Loving those plates! Where’d you score those? Happy halloween, looks like your off to a great start :)

-Caroline F


7 justjen October 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Your Halloween plate set up is great! I should start taking the time to set a nice spot to eat…instead of sitting on the futon watching the news!


8 Lee (seelivelee) October 31, 2008 at 3:31 pm

i wish i was twenty one-thats all i have to say!


9 magpie October 31, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Yummy salad! Enjoy your snack :)

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun – I wish I had more friends that lived closer too!


10 Mara October 31, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Those lazy walks with kids in strollers are great! My best friend’s daughter is now almost 4, but when she was tiny, I think my friend lost all her baby weight walking and talking!


11 Lisa October 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm

What a cutie!

Have you ever thought of ways you might tweak your recipes for kids? You’ve probably had to do something similar for your classes. The oatmeal this morning is a great idea!


12 santabarbaradreaming October 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Wow, so much walking, good for you! I’m just sitting here eating Halloween candy one after another :) oops! heehee. Enjoy the pumpkin ale, and happy Halloween!


13 Carrie October 31, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I love that name-Zora. Its cute and original.


14 bobbi October 31, 2008 at 4:08 pm

I love catching up with friends on a walk, it’s free and energizing!!!


15 coco October 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm

She’s so cute!!!
Enjoy the Halloween day~


16 Moran October 31, 2008 at 4:17 pm

I loved the color coordination! And happy Halloween!


17 Mel October 31, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Awww, she is too cute.

I think I am going to have to try pumpkin beer, no better time than today!


18 Kath October 31, 2008 at 4:39 pm

caroline F.,
Pottery Barn – on sale!

Lee (seelivelee),
Soon enough 😉

Lisa ,
I haven’t given it tons of thought, but I hope I can make food fun and enjoyable – veggies included. We shall see when the day comes.



19 Kelly Olexa October 31, 2008 at 5:21 pm

MMM. Pumpkin makes anything taste better. Pumpkin beer, I have not seen that but yummmo!!



20 Katie October 31, 2008 at 5:48 pm

YUM! Have a great halloween!


21 caitlin October 31, 2008 at 6:00 pm

thats a great pumpkin beer! im sure you’ll enjoy it! have a great night :)


22 WendyF October 31, 2008 at 6:09 pm

Tell us what you think of the pumpkin beer, I have had it on tap but not in the bottle. We are having Bufflo Bill’s Pumpkin beer tonight. I did not convince my fiance to brew pumpkin beer for the fall :-(

By the way did you carve pumpkins this year?


23 Madison (FollowMyWeigh) October 31, 2008 at 6:25 pm

looking forward to hearing how that beer is!!


24 Lilly October 31, 2008 at 6:31 pm

You and your daughter are adorable! How old is she? I have a five year old and, i must admit, I don’t feed her the healthiest foods. Do you let your daughter choose what she wants to eat, or do you plan it and put food in front of her. I tend to just let my daughter eat whatever she wants, but only because I think she would get cranky if i made her eat healthy food like me.


25 zestycook October 31, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Great Salad Kath…… Happy Halloween. let me know how the pumpkin spice ale is!!



26 Kath October 31, 2008 at 9:33 pm

WendyF ,
No pumpkins this year. I just didn’t want to buy a big one, so I bought edible decor instead: squash!

Lilly ,
That’s my friend Becca and her daughter!



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