Weekend II: Father’s Day

June 19, 2013

After the wedding, Mazen woke up wide awake when we returned around midnight and then we had a bit of a rough night of on-and-off wakeups, so Matt and I were both zombies in the morning.

We had a quick breakfast at a café in Safeway before saying goodbye to our friends and hitting the road back to Cville


Happy Father’s Day Dada!


Mazen has a tendency to give his parents presents for him for holidays. This time he gave himself a fedora so he could be like his dad : )


Karen came over and we made a great brunch to celebrate – eggs Florentine scrambled with spinach and goat cheese plus cheddar and sweet potato biscuits (from Whole Foods) and maple bacon


M enjoyed avocado until he got some on his hat and it had to be taken away!


We all enjoyed a loooooonog afternoon nap followed by a long walk around town.

And then a delicious dinner of roasted chicken, sautéed garden greens and roasted potatoes in ketchup.



M lights up in smiles whenever Matt walks in the room. And he says “Da Da Da Da Da” all day long. The best dad any little boy could ask for!


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1 Ali @ Peaches and Football June 19, 2013 at 8:17 am

OMG I can’t get enough of Maze in the sailor suit with the fedora. He is absolutely too adorable. And my heart always melts when I see the cute pics of him with either you or Matt. Just too sweet. I’m thinking Maze is looking a lot more like you every day too. It’s amazing :)


2 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

Super cute outfit! Happy belated Father’s Day to Matt.


3 Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen June 19, 2013 at 8:38 am

omg Mazen in that sailor outfit is just SO ADORABLE!!!


4 sara @ fitcupcaker June 19, 2013 at 9:00 am

I love the hat, its so cute, and get em to eat avocado while they are young!


5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

how precious!! Happy (belated) Father’s Day to Matt!


6 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 19, 2013 at 9:19 am

How cute is that little Mazen?! Love his hat! And just adorable that he loves his daddy so much. :)


7 Lauren @ The Highlands Life June 19, 2013 at 9:19 am

That sailor outfit and fedora cracks me up.


8 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh June 19, 2013 at 9:31 am

I love the little video! So cute and you can tell Matt loves being a dad as much as you love being a mama! :-)


9 Karen June 19, 2013 at 9:44 am

Mazen is going to be responsible for the grin smiled on my face all day long..he looks so ridiculously precious in that sailor outfit and fedora! I just want to reach out and hug him! And, those vine videos are just so entrancing – love this ‘daddy waving to son’ one! :)


10 Lauren June 19, 2013 at 10:09 am

Will you have to retrain Mazen or did he get back to normal on his sleep on his own?


11 KathEats June 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

I think it was just because we were all in one room. He always does fine when we return from vacation and he is back in his own crib


12 Tara June 19, 2013 at 10:48 am

Why does everything look so cute on babies?! Happy Father’s Day to your husband!


13 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run June 19, 2013 at 11:10 am

maze looks just like his mama :)


14 Mom June 19, 2013 at 11:14 am

Such great father/son pics. Adorable!


15 Emily @ Tips on Healthy Living June 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

Happy Father’s Day! What a cute little boy–love his outfit!


16 Tracy June 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Happy Father’s Day to Matt!

Mazen is looking so much like you! Especially in the last photo.


17 Kelley June 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Oh my goodness, where did you find the sailor outfit? It is the cutest thing! My son is 8 months, and we will be taking him to a seaside wedding in August. This would be perfect for the occasion!


18 KathEats June 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Karen got it from Amazon – I think this is it!


19 Kelley June 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Ordered! Thanks so much! Love your blog by the way. I’ve been following for many years, and have found your posts so helpful as I made the decision to eat real food, walk everywhere, become a registered nurse, and then found out I was pregnant just a month and a half after you! Your pumpkin, kale, and goat cheese lasagna was the first thing I cooked after having the baby. I tell myself that if y’all can cook with an infant, so can I!


20 KathEats June 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm
21 Ingrid June 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I said it before and I’ll say it again, Mazen is the cutest baby ever!! I am loving the videos, I want to see one of Mazen eating his meal, pretty please (in case you are taking requests ;))


22 KathEats June 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm

There are some on vine and twitter!


23 Tara@mainelyrunningmama June 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

You have the cutest family ever!!! I absolutely love the baby fedora. Mazen is so so adorable!!!


24 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles June 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

What did you do when Mazen awoke? Nurse, comfort with no using, for let him cry? We are on week 2.5 of sleep training. Half the time, baby falls asleep right away. The other half the time, he will still cry hard for 15-20 minutes. Brutal.


25 KathEats June 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I end up nursing him a little bit at 1230 because he was wide awake but the other times he only cried for a few minutes so I just let him cry it out in his crib and he fell right back asleep


26 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Love the fedora and sailor suit combo…classic! :)


27 char eats greens June 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm

That vine video is so cute. I seriously need to get on vine!!!


28 Jenn June 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Random question; have you ever used Alba night cream? Or do you use a night cream? Would love to know your regular skin care routine!


29 KathEats June 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I haven’t and don’t but I probably should!


30 Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile June 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Mazen is ADORABLE and Matt seems like a great father! You are very blessed :)


31 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner June 20, 2013 at 4:20 am

Awww, I love the video of Matt waving to Mazen. So sweet.


32 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 20, 2013 at 6:15 am

Aw! I love the fedora hat and the video of Matt waving is too cute!! :)


33 Shelly June 20, 2013 at 7:28 am

Hi kath! What a cute idea to get a hat so that Mazen and Matt can match! What other gifts ‘for himself’ has Mazen given? I love this idea!


34 KathEats June 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

He also love to buy himself books : )


35 Gery June 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

Looks like a fun weekend! I love that Safeways have Starbucks in them. What did Mazen give himself for Mother’s Day? I can’t remember, but I bet it was cute :)


36 KathEats June 20, 2013 at 9:23 am



37 Tina B June 20, 2013 at 8:18 am

You have two adorable men in your life! Love all of the Daddy and Baby pics; you capture the best expressions.


38 Jessica @ Chocolate Covered Chickpeas   June 20, 2013 at 9:34 am

Mazen’s outfit is too cute!


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