Exclamation point because it was a great one! Great weather and Mother’s Day fun!
We kicked things off with a hot & sweaty run. Warm weather = exercise motivator!
Then we packed up a picnic and headed down to Fridays After Five. It’s family central – kiddos everywhere!
I recently bought this blanket for all the picnicking we’ve been doing. It folds up into a nice travel pack with a strap and has a water-resistant bottom. Like!
We packed a pesto pasta salad with cilantro pesto, whole wheat penne, spinach, walnuts, zucchini and asparagus that I made earlier in the day.
Also snacked on a few munchies our friends brought.
Sweethaus, my favorite cupcake shop, now has a FOOD TRUCK! This is Tara. She’s one of the owners, and she’s awesome. [She was in the middle of talking to Mazen!]
I tried the new lemon cupcake and loved it. The buttercream was so light and fluffy – and you guessed right…I didn’t make it back to my blanket before taking a bite
On Saturday morning we got up bright and early (like we do everyday….) and headed to the city market to meet Matt.
Mazen loved to watch Bud play his banjo!
Want to make friends? Stroll around a market with a kale shirt and a baby. I must have talked to 26 new people!
The No Bull Burger ladies always have to get a squeeze in with Mr. M! He sampled some of the lentils from their burger – baby approved. [He also started feeding himself overnight!]
For breakfast I had coffee, a little green smoothie I had leftover in my fridge and this Cinnamon Pecan scone. I don’t just pick a random baked good and dig in very often (because I’m obsessed with breakfasts at home), and I enjoyed this mindfully with every bite.
We went home for morning nap and actually went back to the market for more walking exercise later in the day. I ended up having a No Bull Burger for lunch on two slices of Cville Crunch from our booth. This totally hit the spot!
Washed down with a cup of Nugget’s Raw Kombucha – the new mint flavor!
Saturday ended with this awesome pizza made by Matt
Sauce, smoked gouda, sun-dried tomatoes and tomato sauce.
Served with a simple side salad
The baby was in bed, so we celebrated parent-style.
On Sunday I woke up to a card and some Girls Day Out earrings ( <— from the market…love everything she makes!) from my boys.
Matt painted the bird on the front, and Mazen wrote me a special note:
We were invited to a brunch at 10, so we kept breakfast light. I got 20 minutes of extra sleep and then was delivered breakfast in bed:
Yogurt and strawberry parfaits with chopped almonds and mint!
After that I headed to the gym for a quick workout while the boys napped and then quickly showered so we could all enjoy this wonderful spread! Quiche by Matt plus smoked salmon, bacon, mangos, fruit and bagels. And mimosas!
Best brunch ever.
M was the cutest playing on a blanket. He loves musical instruments. I must buy him some! We had a lovely time outside despite the chilly temps.
We had lots of fun family time on Sunday afternoon:
<3 this little guy who made me a mama! Sometimes I still don’t even believe I’m a mom. I told someone recently “I have an 8 month old son” and it was a bit surreal.
I also went shopping – to World Market. I bought this new wallet (I’m very picky about my wallet and this one had all the right compartments), a table runner for our dining room and some blue jars.
Sunday evening we attended our neighborhood association’s spring picnic. Nothin’ like a potluck!!
Especially the dessert table…
Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you all. My mom is actually here visiting right now!