March 25, 2013

In highlights!!

Friday afternoon mom fun [with wine + flatbread made by Matt!] and an early bedtime.


Saturday neighborhood Easter egg hunt.



Mazen missed the actual hunt because 1) he was napping and we were 20 minutes late and 2) he can’t walk! But he did find this egg, which was discarded by a big kid after the hunt was over. Too bad it was empty. #momwantedsomechocolate


Great Harvest provided Honey Bunnies for the kids to snack on. They went straight for the jelly bean eyes!


We did a babysitting swap with some friends this weekend. They watched the babies for us for the first half of the night and then we came home to put Mazen to bed and took over for the second half.

Our date took us to Champion where Ace BBQ was having a pig pickin’



I enjoyed the Champion Tripel – two thumbs up!



And we feasted on BBQ sandwiches.


Loved the crispy bits on top. Hated the raw onion chunks in the NC-style sauce. I’m ok with a touch of onion, but as a North Carolinian, this sauce was not my favorite.


Sunday morning some of us were up at 5:45am!!


You’d think when morning nap rolled around that I would have crawled into bed myself, but after breakfast and coffee I was energized and headed to the gym instead. There was no one there at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, and I loved having the space to myself!


We rounded out the weekend with laundry, blogging, baby food making and lunch at Whole Foods.


Plus dinner at our neighbor’s house. A fun way to end the weekend!

That and the fact that we’re supposed to get we GOT a few inches of SNOW. So not typical for late March in this part of the country!

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1 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane March 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

I don’t even know what to comment on, it all looks awesome. I miss good BBQ! Haven’t found a place out here yet. The bunny bread is precious. Can’t wait for the next generation in my family so easter egg hunts can exist again!


2 lisa fine March 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

I can’t believe it’s nearly April and so much of the east coast is getting snow! Boo to that.

Sounds like a fun weekend. We had a pretty quiet weekend, but I spent it with my family and friends, which is always great.


3 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries March 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

What a fun and spring filled weekend! I love the honey bunny loaves – too cute!


4 Jennifer March 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

What a great idea with the babysitting swap.

That bbq looks delicious! I actually would have asked for extra onion on mine. :)

Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Hopefully this will be the last snow of the season.


5 Lynn @ the actor's diet March 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

Sounds like a perfect spring weekend aside from the snow part!


6 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh March 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

It is so hard to find good BBQ around here so I usually end up making my own. (I seem to do that with most anything these days food wise) Great idea to babysit swap! Those bunnies are adorable!!


7 Eileen March 25, 2013 at 9:36 am


Swapping child-care is a brilliant idea. Now that my kids are older, we have a wide network of friends who back each other up, and I wish we’d dared to try it when they were babies. Sometimes all you need is an hour or two …


8 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux March 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

That picture of Mazen with the egg is just too cute! Looks like a great weekend. Hope you all are snuggling to keep warm with the snow today… Where is spring?!


9 Nina @ Too Hottie For That Body March 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

Those honey bunnies are so cute! If we lived in the area we would definitely be buying some for our little one’s first Easter.


10 Mom March 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

Ahhhh. Maze with his first egg!


11 Sara @ fitcupcaker March 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

Its been snowing all weekend here and it still is, where are you REAL MARCH weather? Love the easter egg hunt pictures. So cute!


12 Alex @ Raw Recovery March 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

Sounds like a fun weekend. When Mazen gets older, you can get him these Easter eggs that talk and help little kids learn how to hunt for them. You open them up, turn on a switch, close it, and then they say things like “come find me!” and “over here!” They’re really cute!


13 KathEats March 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

Oh I haven’t seen those – cute!!


14 Carly @ Snack Therapy March 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

Dying over those BBQ sandwiches, and I’m not even a huge fan of BBQ. Geez, Mazen is getting cuter by the second. Those cheekies!


15 Erica March 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

oh my gosh! He is looking SO much like you!! What a fun date. Those bunnies are adorable.


16 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl March 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

What a fun weekend! A babysitting swap is a great idea!


17 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 25, 2013 at 10:25 am

Snow – wow! Well better you than me :)

Those bread bunnies – too cute! Glad you guys had a great weekend!


18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

Sounds like a great weekend! I grew up doing NC pig pickins and I never knew about the chunks of onion. My grandmother made our sauce and it wasn’t like that. I happen to be a HUGE fan of the vinegar sauce though. Sorry the onions put you off on that one. I can’t do raw onion like that either. I hope you have a great week and try to stay warm!


19 KathEats March 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

That’s my point – NC sauce shouldn’t have raw chunks of onion : ) Mine never did either growing up. Maybe some slow-cooked in, but not raw


20 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

Seriously, I believe in trying things and putting your stink (so to speak 😉 on recipes, but don’t change a good thing! It’s already reached perfection!


21 Lis March 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

wow…that tripel looks like a burly beer! I love belgian brews. Are you still BF? if so, how do you handle nursing while consuming alcohol? Just curious. Thanks !


22 KathEats March 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

Just not more than 1 drink at a time


23 Elizabeth March 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

Mazen is seriously so cute!! I agree with the BBQ sauce, I can’t stand the raw chunks of onion, that just ruins the taste all together! I love the bunnies, I look forward to Easter at Great Harvests for the bunnies every year! I got the snow here too! 8 Inches in late March?! It is kind of crazy!


24 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance March 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

That bunny bread is adorable! ALMOST as adorable as Mazen’s smile!


25 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats March 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Haha hopefully you’ll have the opportunity to snag some of Mazen’s Easter candy next weekend! And at least there’s always Halloween…


26 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio March 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm

That flatbread looks amazing. I have company in town this weekend and if gave me a few ideas.


27 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

What an awesome weekend. All of the eats and drink look fabulous! Babysitting swap – that’s such a great idea!


28 Shel@PeachyPalate March 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Your wholefoods box looks divine! Some day I’ll get to one! :) Not a fan of raw onion in anything…severe heartburn inducer! Mighty looking sandwiches though!


29 Sarah March 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Was wondering when you were going to get back to the gym- great to see you take some baby steps towards balanced fitness! Great job, Kath!


30 KathEats March 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I’m there at least once a week (flu season is almost over yay!) but I’m active pretty much 7 days a week outside


31 marcie March 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm

cute baby!!!


32 Melissa March 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Adorable pictures of Mazen once again! I think that he looks EXACTLY like you.


33 Jill March 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Another good place for BBQ, try the BBQ Exchange in Gordonsville. It’s yummy!!


34 Avery @ YoungAspirations March 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Those bread bunnies are too cute! What a neat idea! :)


35 jodea @ chillichocolatelove.com March 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

It is freezing here in the UK, too! What a lovely weekend. The pork and beer are a great combination!


36 The Healthy Apple March 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Mazen is by far the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. Wanna squeeze him! So adorable, Kath! xoox


37 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs March 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Looks like you enjoyed some good eats this weekend — yum!


38 MomOfThree March 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm

sigh, I love your life. Thanks for sharing!


39 Kaci March 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Speaking of SNOW in March, I saw a funny tweet today that said “Dear March, January just called and wants its weather back….” So funny and SO TRUE!


40 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner March 26, 2013 at 4:16 am

Every year I see those bunny bread loaves on your blog and every year I think, “I have to make one!” So awesome.


41 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 26, 2013 at 6:36 am

LOVE those adorable bunny loaves!!! 😀


42 Bruna @ morgbu.com March 26, 2013 at 7:38 am

I love having the gym for myself too, it almost makes it worth waking up early on sunday or going late on fridays 😉


43 Rebecca King March 26, 2013 at 8:28 am

Great pics and looks like such a wonderful time.


44 Laura March 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

Hey Kath, where did you get your scarf? I love it! It is exactly the style and color I’ve been looking for, but I’m guessing it probably wasn’t a recent purchase…


45 KathEats March 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

I actually don’t remember! It might have been a gift.


46 Sara March 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

That picture of Mazen holding and looking at the egg is so adorable!


47 Erin @ The Elliptical Chronicles March 26, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Those honey bunnies looks so cute and tasty! I’ve never heard of them before… Are they like a pastry or more like bread?

Also, what a great idea with the babysitting swap!


48 KathEats March 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm

They’re a loaf of bread in bunny shape!


49 Erica C. March 27, 2013 at 11:31 am

Hey Kath-

I think you mentioned you were going to have a blog post about Mazen and eating solids coming up. Any chance you will go into detail about how you make baby food/tips on storing etc? Just curious. We have just started solids and I’m hoping to make most of my daughter’s food at home. Thanks!


50 KathEats March 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Yup! I’m taking about baby food making in post #2 of the solids talk


51 Mommypage March 27, 2013 at 11:59 am

That Easter bunny bread is adorable! It looks like a perfect food to bring to Easter parties. I bet all the kids would enjoy it as well. Very cute idea!


52 Jane March 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Looks like such a fun weekend! The easter bunny bread is too cute! There’s nothing quite like having the gym to yourself ; ) I hate to be rude to people, but I really don’t want to chat while I’m trying to get a good sweat on so its best when I don’t run into friends or acquaintences at the gym.


53 MelanieF March 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Hi Kath! Great pictures. It looks like a fun day! I was just wondering, do you still use you DSLR for all of your pictures?

Thank you!


54 KathEats March 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

The first photo and last 3 were on my phone, but the middles were all on my Canon


55 Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition March 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

What a fun weekend! That flatbread looks great:)


56 Neil Butterfield May 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Those BBQ sandwiches look great! Your pictures really get my taste buds screaming :-)


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