Rock-a-Bye Baby

May 12, 2012

The weekend isn’t over yet, but boy have we had a great one filled with tons of fun social events!!


I chilled out a bit this afternoon, made a salad for our picnic, and snacked on some toast with banana + PB.


Before we headed to a park for a birthday picnic for Ms. Faith!


Potlucks are the BEST!!


We had so many delicious foods! Most (all?) of them very healthy as well!



Such a simple concept to hang out with good food and friends in a public park, but something we overlook way too much!


Francis brought an authentic Polaroid camera – what fun!


And she was also responsible for this incredible vegan avocado chocolate birthday cake!


Which is really exciting because she posted the recipe on her blog here!!! It was a fabulous cake. It tasted healthy but also totally delicious, and the frosting was awesome!


Happy Birrrrrrth-day to Fa-ith!



After the picnic, we all headed downtown for a Tom Tom Festival concert.


I was shocked to find that the baby started kicking and moving like crazy! I think he could really hear/feel the loud music. The only question is: were the kicks because he loved it or hated it!? A lot of my friends got to feel them!


The music was GREAT! Future Birds played followed by J Roddy Walston & The Business. Matt is now obsessed. It’s rare that we both like a band so much. Sadly we did not stay for the whole show because he has been up since 4:30 and I’m …pregnant and tired : ) But what we did hear was fab.


Lullaby, goodnight!

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1 Laura @ She Eats Well May 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

You look so happy and glowing in that picture with your friend feeling the bump! I thought they stopped making Polaroid cameras (maybe I am crazy though!)…what a treat!


2 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs May 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

All that food looks so yummy; I love spending the days outdoors so much fun. I’m checking out that blog with the cake recipe now! :)


3 Sana May 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I would think that babies are used to loud sounds because I am sure the womb is pretty noisy with all the fluid? But I am not sure!


4 Lauren May 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm

You totally popped, so cute!! Looks like a great weekend.


5 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Omg that cake looks amazing!!


6 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde May 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Oh I LOVE J Roddy!!!! They put on some of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Awesome music and amazing performers. Very fun!


7 Erin Motz May 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Love those baby belly pics! You’re so cute!


8 Khushboo May 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Your baby is already party rocker :)


9 Alysa (InspiredRD) May 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Not sure if I’ve told you congratulations yet, so CONGRATULATIONS! You are looking fabulous too :)


10 Brittany May 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

It looks like you all had such a fun day and that vegan avocado cake looks amazing. i need to look up the recipe.


11 Faith @ Gracefulfitness May 13, 2012 at 12:03 am

I’m still excited that I felt him kick!!
Thanks for joining in the festivities! xo


12 KathEats May 13, 2012 at 6:53 am

Fun fun day!


13 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 13, 2012 at 12:12 am

Love the strawberries on that lucious looking cake!!!


14 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 13, 2012 at 12:55 am

What a gorgeous choc/strawberry cake! And happy Bday to Faith!


15 Roxanne May 13, 2012 at 1:15 am

That vegan cake looks delicious, I will go take a peek at the recipe… Thanks for sharing this!


16 Michelle (Peachy Palate) May 13, 2012 at 2:26 am

That cake looks divine! Wish we had the weather for picnics here in Ireland, there is something so special about eating outside!


17 j3nn May 13, 2012 at 3:30 am

Now that’s how you stay young, healthy, and happy! Keep rocking’ on. :)


18 Simply Life May 13, 2012 at 5:36 am

Oh that does look like fun – I love the potluck in a park idea!


19 Becky Przy May 13, 2012 at 6:50 am

That cake looks awesome! I remember when I was about 20 weeks pregnant we went out and listened to a band. The baby didn’t move (and i was surprised she didn’t) but then the next morning she was kicking like crazy–it was like she was mad at me for making her cover her ears for 3 hours;-)


20 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 13, 2012 at 6:57 am

I haven’t had a picnic in ages! Glad you had a great time!


21 mary @ minutespermile May 13, 2012 at 7:30 am

aw, that’s awesome that your baby jammed out! so cute. can’t wait for the big day!


22 Mom May 13, 2012 at 7:41 am

Love Polaroids! We used to have the best time with them.

Happy birthday Faith! Your cake looks delicious.


23 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 13, 2012 at 8:25 am

Looks like a fun time!


24 Faith @ Gracefulfitness May 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

Happy Mother’s Day!!!! :)


25 Carrie May 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

The picnic food looks yummy. Especially, the cake. Although it is not quite vegan with honey as an ingredient. But I am sure you could sub another sweetener. Yum!


26 KathEats May 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

Right, forgot to mention that.


27 Anne May 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

It’s “bee”-gan!


28 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 13, 2012 at 9:19 am

Looks like such a fun afternoon and evening! And that cake looks AMAZING!


29 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

Ha! That’s so cool that you saw J Roddy- that’s my friend Billy’s band! (He plays guitar) They ARE awesome- I didn’t know they were playing down there. Hope you enjoyed them!


30 Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen May 13, 2012 at 9:25 am

Looks like you had a great celebration for Faith’s bday! That cake looks great and the town you guys live in seems so wonderful!


31 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 13, 2012 at 10:26 am

That’s so funny, we went to a Shins concert recently and as soon as the music started, the baby started kicking like crazy! Maybe they like the bass :)


32 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 13, 2012 at 10:30 am

The chocolate cake looks delish…I love how she used strawberries to decorate! I will check out the recipe as my son is allergic to dairy and eggs…I make a vegan version and would be interested to compare…always on the look out for great recipes to try!


33 Ana May 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

The cake looks awesome, and you look amazingly happy on that pic with your friend feeling your belly!
Happy Mother’s Day Kath!


34 Angel7 May 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I think the baby was dancing in your tummy :) He can sense that daddy and mommy like the music :)


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