Weekend: A Shower + A Date

March 4, 2014

Our weekend started out pretty chill – a sleeping baby and a bottle of wine.


Along with a couple of salads made from leftovers


Then I watched the premier of Survivor in bed – yayyyyy for one of my favorite shows! (And booooo to the end of Downton for the year)

On Saturday I was up early getting ready to host a baby shower for one of my good friends!!






Over 25 people filled my house with joy!


And these cupcakes made by our friend Jessica were IN-credible!


After digesting that buttercream and Mazen’s naptime we took him down to the park to play for a bit.



Followed by a hair cut!!


This was our second attempt. Try #1 resulted in massive screaming and and lots of “all done! all done! all dones!” Luckily our try #2 (inside, which required a good vacuum) was much easier thanks to a banana and Curious George.


His hair looks SO much better now! Nice and neat.


So serious.


Saturday night we had our friend Elinor over for a date night with Mazen. She’s one of his closet friends, and he can say her name!


Toddler dishes! {They did not eat all those veggies…and they did eat lots more pizza!}


Alice, Al and Baby Walter came too!


We made two yummy pizzas and a salad



And Alice brought over some Chocolate Guinness Cake with extra ganache!! Omg…


On Sunday there was some of this…


And this…


And lots of this!!! Soccer is back in swing for the spring!!


And lots of laundry and weekly meal prep. And Karen came home from a cross country skiing trip in Montana. Fun weekend!

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1 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! March 4, 2014 at 8:28 am

Baby showers are so fun! Love the nautical themed cupcakes as well! So creative with the sails!


2 Valerie March 4, 2014 at 8:34 am

Incredible! I forgot how busy it gets when there are things to do AND toddlers to take care of.

In a world without little kids (all grown up) and grandkids (they haven’t arrived), busy is shopping, a trip to the beauty salon for a cut, lunch without kids throwing food, watching a few movies, and maybe even taking a nap.


3 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 4, 2014 at 8:38 am

omg Mazen’s date is the cutest thing! And I LOVE those cupcakes – the sailboats with a few sharks and anchors is a really creative idea


4 Livi March 4, 2014 at 9:03 am

Those cupcakes are TOO cute!!


5 Jackie March 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

That shower looks adorable!!!


6 Tragic Sandwich March 4, 2014 at 9:07 am

Mazen’s haircut looks great! So cute. We’ve discovered that the iPad is an essential tool for Baguette’s haircuts, too.


7 Jess @ The Baguette Diet March 4, 2014 at 9:10 am

Wine, friends, pizza, cake, and sports…sounds like the recipe for a perfect weekend! That photo of Mazen and Elinor eating together at the table is too precious, definitely something to keep and look back on when they’re older!


8 Jolin Ma March 4, 2014 at 9:20 am

Mazen is growing to look like you Kath! So charming((:


9 Liz March 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

I’ve to say I love your photos! Is so nice to visit your blog. Food looks yummy and bay looks cute!


10 Ali March 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

I love your nautical theme for the baby shower! The window decoration was super cute!


11 Sydney March 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

Sounds like such a fun weekend! Where in MT did Karen go skiing? She chose a good weekend…so much new snow!


12 KathEats March 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

She was near Yellowstone in MT


13 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

Baby’s first date? 😉 That’s so precious!!


14 Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} March 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

Such a fun weekend! Loving the food pictures! :) The shower is just adorable!


15 simple green moms March 4, 2014 at 10:05 am

Love the anchor cupcakes! =) Looks like a fun-filled weekend and lots of yummy eats!!


16 Kim March 4, 2014 at 10:25 am

I really enjoyed this post kath! Mazen is getting do big! I have a 15 month old and due in a month with number 2! Would you consider doing a day in the life of post with a 17/18 month old? I love those posts….they are my favorite :)


17 KathEats March 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I have one in the works but keep forgetting to finish taking photos!


18 Eileen March 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

That picture of Mazen and Elinor at the table is hilarious. He looks like he’s explaining something very complicated. :)


19 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio March 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

What a fun weekend!! The shower looks adorable.


20 Meme March 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

Where did Karen go skiing? I loooove cross-country skiing, so much fun!


21 KathEats March 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Near Yellowstone!


22 Jesse March 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

what are the clippers you use to cut mazen’s hair? atticus had the biggest fit at the last haircut and his hair looks like a fright! but the last thing i want to do is scare him so at the barber.



23 KathEats March 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I just bought a pair of nice hair scissors at the drug store


24 Tracy March 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Cute haircut! I’ve always liked my boys’ hair short but now that they’re teens they fight me on it a bit. Luckily they go to a private school that requires hair “above then ear”. I win 😉


25 Shel@PeachyPalate March 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Looks like a beautiful spread for the shower! Do you have a go to Frittata recipe?
Mazen is so cute with his little friend…like they’re on a proper date! And oh my lord that cake looks sensational!


26 KathEats March 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm
27 Sabrina March 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm

I can’t believe you still have those green wedding balls! They look good on the table like that.

Mazen is such a cutie pie.


28 KathEats March 4, 2014 at 7:53 pm

I know – they come out at the best of times ; )


29 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance March 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Love the little play date, so cute!


30 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs March 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Oh man — that Chocolate Guinness cake looks delicious!


31 Georgia March 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm

That pizza looks amazing! And a sleeping baby and a bottle of wine is maybe the best date (and dangerous…. (thinks of more crying babies)). :)


32 Lisa @bitesforbabies March 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Firstly, those cupcakes from the shower are gorgeous! Secondly, kudos to you for trying to cut your son’s hair…I never would have even tried it! This my son’s experience at the hairdresser’s for the first time: http://www.bitesforbabies.com/blog/what-not-to-say-to-a-mom/


33 KathEats March 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Haha cute!! I’m sure Mazen would have screamed in public too – he wasn’t shy about letting us know how much he hated it!


34 Silvia March 4, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Shower looks like a lot of fun and yummy stuff. What is the stuff in the long pan? The casseroley loooking dish? Looks like asparagus or jalapenos in it?


35 KathEats March 5, 2014 at 6:56 am

A baked egg dish one of my friends made. It was good! Lots of peppers


36 Patty March 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

The picture of Mazen and his date is SO CUTE.

Downton Abbey finale was really disappointing. They need to come back with a bang next season or people will give up! Such a snorefest this season.


37 Eva March 6, 2014 at 7:16 am

Toddler date night– I’m in love!


38 Elisabeth March 7, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Hi Kath!
Love this post. I can’t believe how freakin’ adorable Mazen is growing up to be. He seems to be so well mannered sitting at the table like a big boy!

Last month, I threw my cousin a bridal shower brunch for 30 people and we had about quadruple the amount of food! We had a few leftovers, but I’m curious, is that all you served for 25 people?

Love the cupcakes, so sweet.


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